OECD Economic Survey of South Africa launches Monday 4 March 2013 in Pretoria


25/02/2013 - The OECD’s latest Economic Survey of South Africa, to be published on Monday 4 March 2013, discusses advances in recent years toward a range of economic and social objectives, as well as further actions needed to achieve the country’s full potential. The study assesses whether today’s economic policies are sufficient to improve the pace of recovery while providing for stronger growth  and employment over the long term. It proposes structural reforms in education, labour markets and other areas and makes recommendations on how to reap the benefits of green growth.

OECD Secretary General Angel Gurría will present the Survey during a news conference with South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan at 15:30 p.m. on 4 March, at the Development Bank of Southern Africa, Vulindlela Academy Auditorium, 1258 Lever Road, Midrand, Gauteng.

The Survey will be available to journalists on the OECD's password-protected website at 14:30 p.m. Paris time for immediate release.


An Overview with the main conclusions will be freely accessible in pdf format on the OECD’s web site at You are invited to include this internet link in reports on the survey.


For further information, contact Jabulani Sikhakhane at the National Treasury media office (+27 12 315 5944;, Phumza Macanda, at the National Treasury media office  (+27 12 315 5944; or the OECD’s Media Division (+33 1 4524 9700,


Journalists will be allowed advance access to the electronic version of the OECD Economic Survey of South Africa, by e-mail and under embargo, the day before release.


The study will be sent by e-mail on request only. In asking to receive the Survey under embargo, journalists undertake to respect the OECD’s embargo procedures. Requests to receive the Survey by e-mail under embargo or to obtain a password to access the website should be sent by e-mail to


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