Sustainable Growth

Governance for South Africa’s sustainability transition: A critical review

  • Year: 2017
  • Organisation: TIPS and GEC
  • Publication Author(s): Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa

This paper assesses the state of play in South Africa at each level of policymaking, relying on a policy pyramid approach. The policy pyramid framework aims to merge both top-down and bottom-up approaches of policymaking in a dynamic and iterative fashion. At all levels, this method suggests a cooperative governance framework, gathering government and other social partners (business, labour and civil society), based on constant policy dialogue, engagement and co-development. Each level then plays a complementary role in the design and implementation of evidence-based, effective and ambitious policies.

Based on this approach, the paper conducts a diagnostic of the situation in South Africa and formulates targeted recommendations.