Research Archive (720)

  • Year 1999
  • Publication Author(s) Haroon Bhorat

  • Year 1999
  • Publication Author(s) Kennedy Mbekeani

  • Year 1999
  • Publication Author(s) O'mano Emma Edigheji
This paper seeks to provide a coherent definition of BEE, which has the empowerment of the people as its prime objective. In the first section, I examine how the concept of empowerment has been used in the field of development. In section two, I introduce and critique the minimalist approach…

  • Year 1998
  • Organisation University of London
  • Publication Author(s) Simon Roberts
This study undertakes a preliminary analysis of changes in manufacturing in light of the ongoing trade liberalisation measures introduced in the 1990s. The case for trade liberalisation rests on firms responding to the increased incentive to export, leading to more efficient use of resources, with increased productivity, competition and investment.…
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  • Year 1998
  • Organisation UNCTAD; TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Ethel Teljeur
  • Countries and Regions European Union (EU), South Africa
This study projects the impact of the proposed free trade area (FTA) between South Africa and the European Union on the bilateral trade flows between the two. The South African and European respective proposals, as formulated in 1996, served as a basis. The results are evaluated both at an aggregate…
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  • Year 1998
  • Publication Author(s) James Hodge
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The production of and trade in high technology products has always been seen to be important for both developed and developing countries. For developed nations these products are a source of significant exports, off-setting their loss of competitiveness in traditional low technology products. For developing nations, mastery of these products…
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  • Year 1998
  • Publication Author(s) Stephen Hanival; Alan Hirsch
The Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) is tasked with ensuring that the broad objectives of the RDP and GEAR, in terms of industrial restructuring, export and investment facilitation, as well as job creation and redistribution, are met. The Department has thus put in place a set of programmes and…
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  • Year 1998
  • Publication Author(s) Rakesh Mohan
Following the debt crisis of the 1980s a large number of developing countries, particularly in Latin America and Africa, and to a lesser extent in Asia, have undergone what have been termed as ‘Structural Adjustment Programmes’. A certain degree of orthodoxy has developed around these programmes although clear evidence on…
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  • Year 1998
This paper is concerned with informal clothing in the inner city of Johannesburg. This is done in the context of both the changing racial complexion of small enterprise development and of South Africa's economic heartland inner-city as an important incubator for emerging black manufacturers. This study builds on local research…
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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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