The Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation invites you to a conversation with the Ambassador of South Korea to South Africa Dr Jong-Dae Park, on his book Re-Inventing Africa’s Development – Linking Africa to the Korean Development Model.
The book analyses the development problems of sub-Sahara Africa (SSA) from the eyes of a Korean diplomat with knowledge of the economic growth Korea has experienced in recent decades. The author argues that Africa’s development challenges are not due to a lack of resources but a lack of management, presenting an alternative to the traditional view that Africa’s problems are caused by a lack of leadership. In exploring an approach based on mind-set and nation-building, rather than unity – which tends to promote individual or party interests rather than the broader country or national interests – the author suggests new solutions for SSA’s economic growth, inspired by Korea’s successful economic growth model much of which is focused on industrialisation.
The open access book is available here: https://www.palgrave.com/gp/book/9783030039455.
Date: Time: Venue: RSVP:
Wednesday, 21 August 2019
15:00 – 17:00
Seminar Room 1-09, Old College House, University of Pretoria Kirsty Nepomuceno, firstname.lastname@example.org