Annual Forum Papers

TIPS Forum 2008: South Africa’s Economic Miracle – Has the Emperor Lost His Clothes? (36)

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of Pretoria
  • Publication Author(s) Ward Anseeuw;Ntombifuthi Mathebula
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Although the 1994 elections concern redress, social justice and reconciliation, many would consider that these objectives will never be achieved if no economic and social development affects the previously disadvantaged. Development has many dimensions (especially if considered as addressing the injustices of the past) among which the increase of low…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of Pretoria
  • Publication Author(s) James Blignaut;Jan van Heerden
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa is in the grip of an electricity crisis marked by a euphemism known as load shedding. The demand for electricity has grown to the point that the supply reserve margin is often under threat, necessitating the electricity supplier to cut supply to some areas, or to shed load.…

  • Year 2008
  • Publication Author(s) Mompati N. Baiphethi; Siyabulela Manona;M.F. Viljoen;G. Kundhlande
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Most of the communal arable lands in the former homeland areas are currently either underutilized or not utilized at all. Among some of the reasons given is the absence of 'land markets' owing to the communal nature of the rights bestowed on the owners/users of the land. This paper aims…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Development Works and Leap
  • Publication Author(s) Lauren Royston
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The question that concerns this paper is: how can greater security of tenure increase access to economic opportunities for the poor? Because of the relationship of tenure to property, the primary concern of this paper becomes: how secure access to property can increase economic opportunities for the poor. Rephrased, the…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SOAS, University of London
  • Publication Author(s) Lotta Takala
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South African manufacturing has experienced a slow overall decline despite adopting a range of recommended economic policies from protectionism and active state support in the period preceding political change (1994) followed by aggressive liberalisation and more free access to markets thereafter. Alongside interfering industrial policies, the decline has also been…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Lahore University of Management Sciences
  • Publication Author(s) Faheem ul Islam
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The paper presents significant new insights for Policy Makers, Practitioners, Educators, and Researchers into the socio-economy of agglomerated SMEs in developing country context. Using mixed methods of inquiry and concurrent triangulation approach this paper profiles the socio-economy of the internationally competitive textile industry cluster of Faisalabad in Pakistan to establish…
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