This project aims to shed light on the trade-related risks faced by South Africa as a result of the global transition to a low-carbon economy. From a trade and industrial perspective, this transition has implications on the composition and dynamics of entire value chains. This concerns what inputs are accessed, the processes that…"
Published in Projects
Monday, 05 October 2020

Export Tracker - Q2 2020

The second quarter of 2020 saw a strong decline in exports, combined with an even stronger slump in imports as international trade slowed down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Several sectors, however, particularly agriculture and parts of mining, were able to increase exports over the quarter. Stringent COVID-19 containment measures implemented in most…"
Published in TIPS Export Tracker

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Gaylor Montmasson-Clair (TIPS)
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
A global transition to sustainable development is under way and strengthening as a response to multiple socio-environmental crises, including the global impacts of climate change. From a trade and industrial perspective, this transition has implications on the composition and dynamics of entire value chains. This concerns what inputs are accessed, the processes that underlie…"
Published in Climate Change

  • Year 2020
  • Organisation South Centre and Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies
  • Author(s) Faizel Ismail
  WTO reform and the crisis of multilateralism: A Developing Country Perspective By Faizel Ismail The WTO has not been able to recover since the collapse of the Doha Round in July 2008. Several ministerial conferences including the Buenos Aires meeting in December 2017 failed to reach agreement. The US Trump Administration launched…"
Published in Books
Tuesday, 07 July 2020

Export Tracker - Q1 2020

In the first quarter of 2020, which represents the period before widespread global lockdowns were implemented due to the COVID-19 crisis, South Africa continued with a positive trade balance. A trade surplus of R34.7 billion in constant rand was recorded in Q1 2020, up by 42% from the previous quarter. The increase in…"
Published in TIPS Export Tracker
Monday, 04 May 2020

Export Tracker Q4 - 2019

South Africa’s trade balance remained positive for the third consecutive quarter, recording a surplus of R23.2 billion in constant rand in Q4 2019 from R6 billion in the previous quarter. The upswing in the trade balance came about as the value of merchandise imports sharply declined by 5.6% to R319 billion in Q4…"
Published in TIPS Export Tracker

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Neva Makgetla, Nokwanda Maseko, Kudzai Mataba (TIPS)
The South African economy is affected by the COVID-19 pandemic through: The sharp fall in growth initially in China and then in Europe and the US as a result of measures to contain the virus; and The increasing pressure to exercise social distance and lock down households and businesses to slow the spread…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2020
  • Author(s) Nokwanda Maseko, Rhulani Hobyani, Neva Makgetla (TIPS)
This policy brief attempts to identify potential risks for South Africa as a result of the COVID-19 epidemic. To that end, it first provides a brief overview of the developments since the first cases of COVID-19 were reported in China. It then focuses on trade, identifying South Africa’s top exports to and imports…"
Published in Policy Briefs
Main Bulletin: The Real Economy Bulletin - Second Quarter 2019   In this edition GDP growth: Statistics South Africa reported rapid growth in the GDP in the second quarter, at 0.8% in actual terms – that is, 3% at an annualised rate. The data continue the increased volatility in the GDP data over the past…"
Published in Quarterly Bulletin

  • Year 2016
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Dr Faizel Ismail
  • Countries and Regions Africa
This paper reviews the state of play of the African regional integration agenda, inspired by the vision of the Abuja Treaty and Agenda 2063. It argues that the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA) negotiators should adopt a “development integration” approach to ensure that the outcome of the CFTA benefits all its members. Towards…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions Africa
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Published in SADC Trade Development

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
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Published in SADC Trade Development
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Organic Produce

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Sunday, 02 November 2008

Leather

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Sunday, 02 November 2008

Honey

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Sunday, 02 November 2008

Furniture

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
"
Sunday, 02 November 2008

Fibre

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Sunday, 02 November 2008

Essential Oils

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Sunday, 02 November 2008

Acquaculture

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
"
Friday, 02 November 2007

Vegetables

  • Year 2007
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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