Invitation: IFP President and Dr Greg Mills in Conversation on What Will Take SA Forward

Mar 4, 2024 | Press Releases

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As South Africa moves towards its 7th democratic elections, the IFP is working to shift the national debate towards what can and must be done to solve the many crises created by a failed Government.

The IFP is constantly seeking out the wisdom of experts to determine best international practice, in order to secure the future of our own country. In his many interactions with thought-leaders and specialists, the IFP’s President, the Hon. Mr Velenkosini Hlabisa, has found few so insightful – and eminently relevant to the present South African context – as Dr Greg Mills of The Brenthurst Foundation.

The Brenthurst Foundation is on the frontier of new ideas and innovative actions for strengthening Africa’s economic performance. Its delivers relevant, practical policy advice to governments, opening the way for new solutions to Africa’s development challenges.

After decades of work on the ground in states in Africa, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East, Dr Greg Mills has penned his insights in Rich State, Poor State: Why Some Countries Succeed and Others Fail.

This book contrasts examples of success and failure, and in so doing, determines a path for Africa’s next generation of reformers.

It explains how some states unlock reform and create an environment where agility, dynamic change and a relentless desire for progress overwhelm political obstacles. It also reveals how others are stymied by vested interests and the inability to look beyond short-term gains for an elite.

The key message of this book is that failure to reform, and to make better choices, will inevitably lead to economic, social and political crisis. But there is a better way.

As the government-in-waiting in KwaZulu-Natal, the IFP seeks to bring these insights into the public debate. Mr Hlabisa will thus join Dr Greg Mills in Durban, Empangeni and Pietermaritzburg, to launch the book and to engage a conversation on how South Africa can move from failure to success.

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