The final session of the conference Strategies to Overcome Poverty and Inequality: Towards Carnegie 3, on at UCT from 3 to 7 September, ended on a high note with Deputy President Kgalema Motlanthe vowing that government would play its part in overcoming the twin challenges. Emeritus Professor Francis Wilson (in picture), appointed as pro vice-chancellor for poverty and inequality, unpacked the challenges and opportunities ahead. He stressed the need to exploit synergies - there are enough organisations in the country, he said, but "we need more and better networking". Among the first tasks ahead, he added, would be to find a way to report to the National Planning Commission on the outcomes from the conference, identifying the major themes that need addressing, and seeing what meetings must be arranged over the next three years as the project moves to a third Carnegie study on poverty (and inequality) in South Africa.
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