Annual Forum Papers

  • Year 2016
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Author(s) Dr Olwaumi D Awolusi
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 5: Mining and Economic Growth"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Trade Law Centre, tralac
  • Author(s) Trudi Hartzenberg; William Mwanza
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
Session 4: Market integration and trade Industrial development concerns have now become a priority focus in Africa. This is, in some measure, prompted by developments in commodities sectors, where the need for beneficiation of minerals and value addition of the continent's natural resources is enjoying priority focus. There is also recognition that a…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation CCRED, University of Johannesburg
  • Author(s) Tatenda Zengeni; Basani Baloyi; Simon Roberts
  • Countries and Regions Mozambique
Session 3: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 2 The paper draws on a longer study which describes the transport infrastructure developments including the lead firms, the state actors, and the policy framework. Interviews were conducted with consulting engineering firms, civil construction firms, raw material providers and institutions in South Africa and Mozambique. The…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) University of Johannesburg
  • Author(s) Judith Fessehale; Reena das Nair; Phumzile Ncube
  • Countries and Regions Zambia
Session 1: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 1 This paper identifies important opportunities linked to growing local and regional demand, and what constraints exist for their exploitation. It identifies several areas of untapped, substantial opportunities for Zambia's manufacturing sector. While Zambia's competitiveness in global markets is challenged by macroeconomic factors (fluctuating exchange rates,…"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation University of the Witswatersrand
  • Author(s) Lotta Takala-Greenish
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe
Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region Paper to follow"

  • Year 2015
  • Organisation University of Zambia
  • Author(s) Godfrey Hampwaya; Wisdom Kaleng'a; Gilbert Siame
  • Countries and Regions South Africa, Zambia
Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation Copper, as Zambia's economic mainstay, is a mineral whose value chain stretches beyond the country's Copperbelt Province and the recently acclaimed “New Copperbelt” Northwestern Province. The Copperbelt Province as the mining hub has several industries benefiting from both upward and downward linkages in the Sub-Saharan…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Author(s) Juan Carlos Neri Guzmán
  • Countries and Regions Mercosur (Common Market of the South)
This document has the objective to determine and to analyze the economic vocation of the ten main cities in Mexico, it with the purpose to identify areas of opportunity for the implementation of policies of industrial clusters as a measure to increase the productivity in the country. From the decade of the years…"

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) Sophie Chauvin; Guillaume Gaulier
In September 2000, the SADC FTA has been launched wherein full liberalization of trade is expected by 2012. The SADC FTA is intended to act as a catalyst for increased regional integration. Nevertheless what are the benefits expected from the SADC FTA given the economic structure disparities existing among its participating members? Is…"