The OECD’s first economic survey of South Africa is to be released on Monday 19 July 2010. lt looks at the reforms needed to boost long-term growth and employment in areas ranging from labour markets to fiscal policy.
The survey will be available to journalists in English on the OECD’s password-protected website at 14.30 Paris time (12.30 GMT) for immediate release.
A news conference will be held at 14.30 the same day at the National Treasury, Pretoria, South Africa, presented by OECD Secretary-General Angel Gurría and South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan. For further information about this event, contact Kershia Singh (tel: 072 623 4608).
A Policy Brief with the main conclusions of the survey will be freely accessible in pdf format (in English and French) on the OECD’s web site at www.oecd.org/eco/surveys/southafrica. You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.
Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the publication, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.
Source: Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)