• Year 2017
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Struan Robertson
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 8: Financing the sustainability transition"

  • Year 2013
  • Author(s) Wendy Nyakabawo
South Africa has embarked on a drive to attract private investment in ports, with the objective of not only acquiring investments but also as a means to build up local expertise and develop capacity. Due to its strong regulatory and legislative framework, as well solid entrepreneurial culture, South Africa has an advantage compared…"
Published in Policy Briefs

  • Year 2011
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) B Seetanah; K Padachi; R Juwaheer; R V Sannassee; M Lamport; U Subadur; J Matadeen
This paper models tourist arrivals into Mauritius from various parts of the world with a view to understand the contribution of different determinants in explaining the success of the island as an international tourism destination. A dual methodological approach was adopted namely panel date and survey frameworks. Results from the econometric analysis indicate…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation University of Copenhagen; Human Sciences Research Council; Human Sciences Research Council
  • Author(s) Channing Arndt; Andres Garcia; Stewart Nganda
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Session 3A: Social Grants, State Expenditure and Welfare Outcomes"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Pooloo Zainah
  • Countries and Regions Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (Comesa)
This paper employs a reduced form Solow Growth framework to investigate the role of public investment on infrastructure on economic performance for the case of Mauritius over the period 1970-2006. Given the non-stationary characteristics of the data, an error correction model is adopted. Public capital is shown to have significantly contributed to Mauritian…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Services Sector Development Thematic Working Group; TIPS, BIDPA and UoM
  • Author(s) Kwaramba Marko
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Through the analysis of trends in South Africa's higher education enrollment of Southern African Development Community (SADC) citizens over the years, the study investigates the extent to which the country has strategically marketed its educational services and positioned itself as the educational hub of Southern Africa. The analysis reveals that South African universities'…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Lawrence Edwards;Martin Odendaal
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper investigates the impact of the quality of infrastructure on exports, with a specific focus on Sub-Sahara Africa. Improving the quality of infrastructure has a positive effect on exports by lowering the transport costs faced by the exporter. This paper provides a new specification on how to model transport costs in the…"
Published in TIPS Research Grant

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Author(s) Marié Kirsten;Glynn Davies
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The South African government has begun to speed up the delivery of infrastructure. This policy shift is in line with its aim to halve poverty and unemployment by 2014, achievable if the economy grows at an average rate of 6 per cent by 2010. The government was able to demonstrate advances across many…"

  • Year 2006
  • Author(s) J.W. Fedderke and Z. Bogetic
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Empirical explorations of the growth and productivity impacts of infrastructure have been characterized by ambiguous (countervailing signs) results with little robustness. A number of explanations of the contradictory findings have been proposed. These range from the crowd-out of private by public sector investment, non-linearities generating the possibility of infrastructure overprovision, simultaneity between infrastructure…"

  • Year 2005
  • Author(s) Karl Venter; Richard Goode
Improving commuter rail service delivery is a high-priority programme of the Department of Transport (DOT). Faced with a failing business, the DOT has launched a reform programme for commuter rail, foreseeing increased public investment and possibly an extended role for the private sector. The object of this working paper is to contribute to…"

  • Year 2003
  • Author(s) Susan Cleary; Stephen Thomas
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In South Africa, there is an increasing trend towards trading health services, both in the public and in the private health sectors, despite minimal formal liberalisation offered by South Africa under the General Agreement on Trade in Services (GATS). Health services trade has been occurring in at least three of the four modes…"

  • Year 2003
  • Author(s) James Hodge
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
A priority for the post-apartheid government was the extension of basic infrastructure services to the vast majority of citizens that were not serviced under apartheid. The Reconstruction and Development Programme set objectives for each of these utilities that would be achieved in the first decade of democracy, while departmental policy aimed to find…"

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) Susanna Wolf
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
A close look at the specific causes of domestic and foreign private investment in the SADC countries is needed. This paper has the aim to look especially at those factors that are under direct control of governments like infrastructure and regional integration and where decisions have to be made in the coming years.…"

  • Year 2000
  • Author(s) Channing Arndt; Jeff Lewis
In this paper, we report on the preliminary results from an analysis of the macro impact of HIV/AIDS in South Africa. We have constructed an economywide simulation model that embodies the important structural features of the South African economy, into which we have added major impact channels of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. Using available…"

  • Year 2000
  • Author(s) Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
There is a line in the works of an ancient poet that reads ‘The fox knows many little things, but the hedgehog knows one big thing’2. Scholars have differed on the exact meaning of these dark words. Taken figuratively, these words provide a comparison of the deepest differences that divide economists on the…"