The Old Mutual Corporate Wisdom Forum took place in Sandton this week where some of South Africa’s greatest minds gathered to discuss global challenges. Now in it’s 6th year, the thought-provoking theme to tackle in this edition was populism and economic reform.
Stephan Grootes caught up with one of the panelists, Professor Sharlene Swartz, an author and Harvard and Cambridge alumni, who currently sits as the Deputy Executive Director in the Human and Social Development research programme at the HSRC.
While many believe that populism is a threat to established order, Swartz expressed how important it is in a democracy and how students are the ones taking the lead in the charge against inequality.
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