Research Archive (720)

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation PLAAS
  • Publication Author(s) Michael Aliber
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This case study provides a comparative analysis of two different initiatives designed to promote the smallholder sector in metropolitan Cape Town. The City of Cape Town has developed an urban agriculture policy and initiated a joint venture between itself, the Provincial Department of Agriculture and private sector partners to put…

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Kate Philip
  • Countries and Regions India, South Africa
What if unemployed people in South Africa had a right – a real right – to a minimum level of regular work on decent terms? In 2005, India passed a law guaranteeing rural households up to 100 days of work per annum, at minimum wage rates. Over 55 million households…

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation IDC; BSA; TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Jorge Maia; Thierry Giordano
Joint report from Industrial Development Corporation, Development Bank of Southern Africa and TIPS In its recent green economy study, UNEP9 concluded that environmental sustainability and economic progress are not opposing forces and that significant benefits will flow from the greening of the world's economies. Greening generates increases in wealth, measured…

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Stephen Timm
In its efforts to craft a new economic growth path and assist small businesses, South Africa could do well to look to emerging economies such as Brazil and India, which have attracted much attention in their recent efforts to create greater and more equitable economic growth. The aim of this…
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  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Alex McNamara
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The construction sector has a key role to play in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions. Not only can firms in the sector, by using less energy-intensive and polluting strategies and techniques, contribute to this reduction, these firms can also encourage clients to utilize such technologies. The construction sector encompasses a…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Ximena Gonzalez-Nuñez
South Africa's trade policy has undergone much change as the country approaches its second decade of democracy. In particular, of more recent interest on the global sphere, and hence on the domestic front, have been the trade issues du jour, including trade in services and behind-the-border issues such as non-tariff…
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  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Kate Philip
  • Countries and Regions India, South Africa
What if unemployed people in South Africa had a right – a real right – to a minimum level of regular work, on decent terms?   In 2005, India passed a law guaranteeing rural households up to 100 days of work per annum, at minimum wage rates. Over 55 million…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Camco; TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Alex McNamara
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) for electricity generation was released for public comment by the South African Department of Energy (DOE) in October 2010. While the document is therefore still in draft form, and will presumably be refined in the final stage of public engagement, it is worthwhile to…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Anton Cartwright
This paper maps developments in the energy, climate change adaptation and water sectors that have the potential to benefit the South African economic development process. Whilst the risks associated with environmental disasters form part of the analysis, the emphasis is on the concepts and emerging opportunities that could benefit South…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) TIPS
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  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This report takes a closer look at the trade and the trade agreements between South Africa and its free trade agreement (FTA) partners. Although the pace of unilateral trade reform has slowed, trade liberalisation has occurred through the negotiation of a number of bilateral trade agreements.

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation International Labour Office - Geneva
  • Publication Author(s) Maikel Lieuw-Kie-Song; Kate Philip
Description Unemployment and other employment-related problems do not occur only in times of crisis. As observed by the ILO, there was a Jobs Crisis before the financial crisis, a structural unemployment problem as a result of jobless growth in many areas of the world. Investment in infrastructure development can play an…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Kate Philip
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The OECD held a one-day workshop in Paris in May 2010 to present the findings of a series of papers commissioned on this topic from Brazil, India, China and South Africa. Kate Philip was there. For South Africans attending the OECD conference, watching the comparative slides on global trends flashing…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Norma Tregurtha;Nick Vink;Johann Kirsten
This report reviews the performance of the South Africa's agricultural sector over the past 15 years; with special emphasis on the period 2004-2007 and identifies the main agricultural policies and support instruments introduced since 1994. The report also assesses their impact on the structure and performance of the sector.

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University
  • Publication Author(s) Mfundo Mbashe
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Access to adequate water and sanitation services in South Africa still remain a pipe dream for the millions who are trapped at the bottom of the class structures in the country. The poverty stricken communities living in Townships such as Motherwell, everyday long for water services infrastructure to be built…

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Publication Author(s) Sergio Schmukler
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Closing Plenary 

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Tandem Global Partners
  • Publication Author(s) Paulo Viera da Cunha
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Closing Plenary Session

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation International Labour Office
  • Publication Author(s) Sher Verick
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8B the Global Financial Crisis - Micro Impacts

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Pretoria
  • Publication Author(s) Margaret Chitiga et al
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8b: The Global Financial Crisis - Micro Impacts

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Human Sciences Research Council
  • Publication Author(s) Catherine Cross
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8B: The Global Financial Crisis - Marco Impacts

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation DPRU, University of Cape Town; Cornell University; DPRU, University of Cape Town
  • Publication Author(s) Haroon Bhorat; Ravi Kanbur; Natasha Mayet
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8A: Wage Dynamics

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Publication Author(s) Daniela Casale; Dorrit Posel
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8A: Wage Dynamics

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Publication Author(s) Claire Vermaak
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8A: Wage Dynamics

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Cape Town
  • Publication Author(s) Sean Archer
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7B: Regional Issues

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation World Bank
  • Publication Author(s) Nora Dihel; Ana M Fernandes; Aaditya Mattoo
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7B: Regional Issues

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Rhodes University
  • Publication Author(s) Abel E Ezeoha
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 7B: Regional Issues

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Western Cape
  • Publication Author(s) Derek Yu
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7A: Survey Data Quality Assessments

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of the Witswatersrand
  • Publication Author(s) Gareth Roberts; Natasha Suchecki
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7A: Survey Data Quality Assessments

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation Statistics South Africa
  • Publication Author(s) Rashad Cassim
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 7A: Survey Data Quality Assessments

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Publication Author(s) Imraan Valodia
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 6B: Taxation and Trade Quotas
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