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  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Viktor Tokman
  • Countries and Regions Mercosur (Common Market of the South)
This paper deals with informality and its transition to modernity. The transit to formalization will enable those working in the informal economy to improve their chances of being included, become less vulnerable, and ensure a better performance of their activities. But this also requires recognition of the fact that formality…
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  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Daniel Poon
This paper argues that perspectives characterizing the trajectory of China's economic reforms as “reversing course” are misleading by not recognizing the current stage of Chinese industrial development and the policy initiatives adopted to steer the country towards widely-stated national objectives. As such, the paper aims to contribute to the growing…

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Mmatlou Kalaba
The heads of states of the Common Markets for East and Southern Africa (COMESA), the East Africa Community (EAC) and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) met in Uganda in October 2008 to discuss broader objectives of the three regional trading blocs. This was later referred to as the Tripartite…
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  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Ermie Steenkamp;Riaan Rossouw;Wilma Viviers;Ludo Cuyvers
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Market selection methods, of which a vast number exist, are a critical tool in firms' and government's policy, planning and budgeting processes. To this end, the primary aim of this paper is to determine the international market selection method best-suited to the identification of potential export opportunities for South Africa. The…
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  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Daniel Poon
This paper highlights ten key features of the Developmental State (DS) growth model by contrasting trends in economic indicators and institutions between China (and East Asia more generally) and South Africa. In light of the recent (and perhaps politically opportunistic) adoption of DS language into the South African policy discourse,…

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Lauren Royston
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The paper argues for a broad based access to property, broader than access to title allows, with the potential for wider, quicker and more sustained reach. It motivates for a place for tenure security in the second economy strategy as a means for securing access to property, a pre-condition for…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
TIPS was commissioned by FABCOS (The Foundation for African Business and Consumer Services) to undertake a study on the impact of fuel and food price increases on small business. As FABCOS has a large constituency of informal or previously informal businesses, a strong emphasis was placed on the impacts for…
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  • Year 2008
  • Publication Author(s) Chris Williams, Niel van Zyl
The systematic failure of post-settlement support in South African land reform has been identified as a major contributing variable to the approximated 50 percent failure rate  of new land reform projects.  In spite of this dismal record, government increasingly finds itself under immense political pressure to speed up land reform…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
  • Publication Author(s) Michael Wild, Oliver Schwank
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa has a peculiar industrial structure given its factor endowments: production is capital intensive in sectors and concentrated in capital intensive sectors despite an abundance of unskilled labour. Part of the reason for this phenomenon lies in the development process of South African industry: it grew around the mining…

  • Year 2008
  • Publication Author(s) Mmatlou Kalaba
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
The drive towards SADC trade liberalisation is a goal that is emphasised in most documents of the SADC Secretariat, including the protocol on trade and the regional indicative strategic development plan (RISDP). This trade liberalisation aims to deepen regional integration through increased intra-trade between SADC member states, which was to…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Faculty of economic and management sciences, University of the Western Cape
  • Publication Author(s) Douglas Blackmur
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The trend towards the Regulatory State. It has been argued that: 'A fundamental driver of the demand for regulation in recent years has been increasing 'risk aversion' in many spheres of life. Regulation has come to be seen as a panacea for many of society's ills and as a means…
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  • Year 2008
  • Publication Author(s) Cornel Van Basten
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa is in its infancy regarding independent economic regulation of network utilities. Although economic regulation of public utilities have been exercised in South Africa for a number of years (usually by the line Government Department), the establishment of independent economic regulation had only emerged a little more than ten…
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  • Year 2008
  • Publication Author(s) Leroi Raputsoane
  • Countries and Regions Asia, European Union (EU), Mercosur (Common Market of the South)
This paper examines the volatility spillovers between the South African currency and the currencies of selected markets in developed and emerging Europe as well as Asia and Latin America. Additionally, the exchange rate volatility spillovers are examined over one year window samples to determine the evolution of volatility spillovers between…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Publication Author(s) Glen Robbins
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The South Africa that emerged from the 1994 democratic elections was one characterised by widespread poverty and inequality with an economy that was suffering the effects of macro-economic mismanagement.  The root causes of these problems were seen to have originated from within the distorted policies of a highly centralised apartheid…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Urban LandMark
  • Publication Author(s) Doreen Atkinson
The task is to reflect on the building of the second economy in small and medium sized towns. This involves a review of secondary sources, as well as an input on quantitative measures to support the main arguments. The paper should draw on: i) Comparative policies for small and medium-sized…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Second Economy Strategy Project
  • Publication Author(s) Kate Philip;Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
At the July 2007 Cabinet lekgotla, the Presidency was tasked with conducting a review of existing government programmes that target the 'second economy', in order to identify where programmes can be scaled up to achieve greater impacts, and where further innovation may be needed. The Review of Second Economy Programmes…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Glen Robbins For Urban LandMark
South Africa is continuing to urbanise, perhaps not as rapidly as some developing countries but certainly at a rate which has generated a considerable degree of policy anguish over its accompanying rising levels of urban poverty. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa expressed concern that there is an…
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We conducted a partial sectoral analysis of the market for ecosystem goods and services in SouthAfrica by doing the following: We mapped the areas of high eco system productivity and poverty. By overlaying the two datasets, we identified the priority areas for developing markets for ecosystem goods andservices. We estimated…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) CSIR For Urban LandMark
This report provides an analytical reflection on the provision of infrastructure services in urban areas, with the aim of enhancing the access of the poor in urban areas to these services. It commences by considering what is meant by “access” to services, pointing out that much more is involved than…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Urban LandMark
This report is based on work undertaken towards developing the urban component of a second economy strategy, as part of the Second Economy Project, an initiative of the Presidency. Within this project Urban LandMark (ULM) was appointed by Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) to investigate the urban development component…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Lochner Marais
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Conceptualising the second economy No detailed process will be followed in order to define the concept second economy’. The Second Economy Strategy Project (2008:2) probably summarises it best: “In sum, the concept of the ‘second economy’ is being used as a metaphor to focus policy attention on continued inequality, disadvantage…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Nisa Mammon;Kathryn Ewing;Jody Patterson For Urban LandMark
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper unpacks from a spatial perspective, the duality of urban contexts in South Africa that is of unprecedented opulence on the one hand and remarkable deprivation on the other, as stated by Sen (1999: xi). Although focused on the second economy as required by the terms of reference and…