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Time to end extreme inequality. A Perspective from the BRICS

07 April 2015
12:30 - 14:00

 Mr Pooven Moodley
Associate Country Director for Oxfam in South Africa

Date:  Tuesday, 7 April    

Time: 12:30  – 14:00

Venue:    VCRs, Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban

This year the World Social Science Forum will be taking place in Durban under the theme “Transforming global relations for a just world”. The Forum focus on a range of issues pertaining to global inequalities as they relate to governance, healthcare and education, climate change and adaptation, patterns of production and consumption, and human rights and social justice.

Following on this theme the HSRC’s BRICS Research Centre has invited Oxfam to present the findings of their recently published report entitled ‘Even it up: Time to end extreme inequality’. Drawing on case studies from around the world the report demonstrates the impact that rising inequality is having on rich and poor countries alike and explores the different ways that people and governments are responding to it.

While focusing on inequality trends on a global level the presenter will frame the analysis within a BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) context. The BRICS countries present interesting cases as they continue to have growing influence in the global economy while facing challenges in reducing inequality but have been at the cutting edge of a range of successful and groundbreaking pro poor policies.

The seminar may be attended in Pretoria, Cape Town or Durban

RSVP by 2 April
Cape Town: Ray Adams (021) 466 7936,  12th Floor, Plein Park Building, Plein Street, Cape Town
Durban: Ridhwaan Khan (031) 242 5400,   1st Floor, 750 Francois Road, Ntuthuko Junction, Pods 5 and 6, Cato Manor
Pretoria: Arlene Grossberg (012) 302 2811,  1st  Floor, HSRC Building, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria