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Public policy

Public policy


We advise companies across the continent on public and governmental affairs. We help them to understand and navigate the political economy, and to craft positive public policy strategy, supported by strong technical research and positions.

Public policy services include stakeholder mapping, policy and regulatory analysis, position papers, dialogue facilitation, and strategies for the mitigation of political, regulatory and legislative risk.



    Exiting a lockdown: A balancing act of lives and livelihoods

    A public-private convening body asked Genesis for advisory work to support Presidential decision-making in South Africa on how to unlock the economy responsibly – which parts, which sectors, how to balance lives with livelihoods?


    What should be bank's stand on radical land reform?

    Land reform is the most pressing social and political issue in South Africa. Genesis was approached by a Big Four bank to formulate its official position on land reform, especially on the question of land expropriation without compensation.


    Are 'sin taxes' on alcohol appropriate?

    Genesis was approached by a major alcohol manufacturer and distributor to assess the appropriateness of excise tax as a tool to reduce harmful consumption of alcohol and to raise revenue for the state.


    Working on a solution to turn around South Africa’s rust belt

    The CEOs’ Initiative, a grouping of 60 top CEOs, asked Genesis Analytics to diagnose the challenges in the Vaal region and come up with a solution. Our team worked with the government and big businesses in the region to design a rejuvenation plan.


    Public policy advice on government subsidies

    The Shared Value practice was approached by a UK investment bank for public policy advice relating to the international purchase of call-centre business in South Africa.


    Rethinking black ownership models in SA mines

    Genesis was asked by a global mining company to conceptualise a new future for black equity ownership in the South African mining sector.


    Stakeholder engagement strategy for MMI

    Genesis was approached by MMI Holdings, a large financial conglomerate, to research and design a group stakeholder engagement strategy.


    Design of a national economic summit

    The Shared Value team was engaged by a large global mining house to assess the feasibility and design of a national economic summit in South Africa.


    State of political economy in South Africa

    Genesis was engaged by a global mining house, as part of its long-term investment planning process, to provide analysis on the state of the political economy and how the mining industry would be affected by the likely direction of policy and politics.

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