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  • Year 1998
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  • Year 1997
  • Organisation University of Cambridge
  • Publication Author(s) Ha-Joon Chang
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper looks at some of the relevant and critical issues facing the South African government in devising an industrial policy. It provides an overview of some of the key theoretical issues in industrial policy and looks at some of the critical choices facing South Africa with reference to the…
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  • Year 1997
  • Organisation DPRU
  • Publication Author(s) James Hodge
The Services sector has become one of the most important sectors in the South African economy as it has grown double the rate of manufacturing over the last three decades. There is a noticeable absence of serious economic analysis on the importance of the South African Services sector both to…
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This paper reviews several studies of the determinants of exports in South Africa in the light of the policy directions, which have emphasised the importance of an export led growth path for the economy. Major trading partners and the composition of trade are examined as are the role of the real exchange rate, capital intensity, research and development, export incentives and the vent for surplus theories of export behaviour.

  • Year 1997
  • Organisation Overseas Development Institute
  • Publication Author(s) S Page
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
As South Africa commits itself to entering a free-trade agreement with the SADC community a number of important issues arise. These range from the likely economic impact of a FTA on member countries, the legal political and regulatory problems and others. This paper represents the first attempt to explain these…
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  • Year 1997
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) CAPAS Regional Meetings
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
A regional meeting to launch the work programme of CAPAS Phase III was held at Helderfontein Estate in Johannesburg on 27-29 November 1997. The meeting was organised jointly by the Trade and Industrial Policy Secretariat (TIPS) and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) of South Africa with support from…
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