Carnegie Conferences

Towards Carnegie III: Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality, 2012

In September 2012, over 500 people gathered at the University of Cape Town for a five-day conference entitled, “Towards Carnegie3: Strategies to Overcome Poverty & Inequality”. The conference launched the Carnegie3 Inquiry, at the request of the National Planning Commission, bringing together academics, government officials and members of civil society organisations to share ideas and models for effective action in keeping with the goals spelt out in the National Development Plan, notably the elimination of poverty and the significant reduction of the current levels of inequality. The conference provided a platform for discussion and debate amongst academic researchers, government and practitioners, with a strong focus on effective, practical strategies to address inequality and poverty and inspire change at a local, regional and national level.

The complete Conference Guide is available here.

Papers can be downloaded here.

See the Mandela Initiative (formerly Carnegie III website) for more information.

Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa, 1984

The Second Carnegie Inquiry into Poverty and Development in Southern Africa was directed by Francis Wilson. 310 papers were presented at the conference held in April 1984 to 450 participants. Some 58 research associates and young interns from previously disadvantaged backgrounds produced 60 of these papers. The conference was accompanied by a film festival depicting work being done around the world in the struggle against poverty where 16 international and 16 South African videos and films were viewed. A photographic exhibition by a collective of South African photographers led by Omar Badsha was also mounted and later toured Europe and America. 21 post-conference papers were also later produced.

All of the papers can be accessed and downloaded here.