The centre draws on the academic resources of Rhodes and its own capacity and networks to initiate and produce research on the coverage of economics, finance and business in all their aspects, including issues of development and economic transformation.
Education and training
The centre imparts to working journalists and journalism students the knowledge and skills to report effectively on economics, business and development. It taps the resources of the university as well as mobilise external resources to build a sustainable centre of excellence in economics journalism education.
It strengthens existing networks of business, economics and development journalists in Africa and creates new ones where none exist. It provides resources to help working journalists improve their coverage of issues that involve economics, business or development. It builds on existing partnerships and seeks new ones to ensure sustainability of the centre into the future. It engages in partnerships with other institutions and initiates specific projects to achieve its vision.