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Public policy


Public policy

Overview

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.

Projects

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    Can stronger laws prevent corporate scandals?

    The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) commissioned Genesis Analytics to undertake an independent regulatory impact assessment (RIA) on nine issues relating to the Companies Act, No. 71 of 2008.

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    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?

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    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.

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    Strengthening South Africa’s National Lottery governing act

    Genesis was contracted by the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) to provide a regulatory impact assessment of selected provisions identified in the Lotteries Act.

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    Mapping SA health research to inform global partnerships

    Wellcome contracted Genesis Analytics to provide a landscape mapping and analysis of important South African actors in health research, funding, interventions and advocacy to inform Wellcome’s South African policy strategy.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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