Inequality and Economic Inclusion

  • 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 Urban LandMark
  • Author(s) Monty Narsoo
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In discussing the relationship between governance and inclusivity this paper’s central argument is that unless there is an ability to build a responsive government at all spheres than there is no connection between the two. The ability of the state to respond to the citizenry requires that it can match the supply of…"

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Daniel Poon
This paper highlights ten key features of the Developmental State (DS) growth model by contrasting trends in economic indicators and institutions between China (and East Asia more generally) and South Africa. In light of the recent (and perhaps politically opportunistic) adoption of DS language into the South African policy discourse, the comparative analysis…"
Published in Trade and Industry

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Lauren Royston
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The paper argues for a broad based access to property, broader than access to title allows, with the potential for wider, quicker and more sustained reach. It motivates for a place for tenure security in the second economy strategy as a means for securing access to property, a pre-condition for actualizing the potential…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Urban LandMark
  • Author(s) Doreen Atkinson
The task is to reflect on the building of the second economy in small and medium sized towns. This involves a review of secondary sources, as well as an input on quantitative measures to support the main arguments. The paper should draw on: i) Comparative policies for small and medium-sized towns elsewhere in…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Glen Robbins For Urban LandMark
South Africa is continuing to urbanise, perhaps not as rapidly as some developing countries but certainly at a rate which has generated a considerable degree of policy anguish over its accompanying rising levels of urban poverty. The Presidency of the Republic of South Africa expressed concern that there is an apparent and emerging…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) CSIR For Urban LandMark
This report provides an analytical reflection on the provision of infrastructure services in urban areas, with the aim of enhancing the access of the poor in urban areas to these services. It commences by considering what is meant by “access” to services, pointing out that much more is involved than simply providing services…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Urban LandMark
This report is based on work undertaken towards developing the urban component of a second economy strategy, as part of the Second Economy Project, an initiative of the Presidency. Within this project Urban LandMark (ULM) was appointed by Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) to investigate the urban development component of a second…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Nisa Mammon;Kathryn Ewing;Jody Patterson For Urban LandMark
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper unpacks from a spatial perspective, the duality of urban contexts in South Africa that is of unprecedented opulence on the one hand and remarkable deprivation on the other, as stated by Sen (1999: xi). Although focused on the second economy as required by the terms of reference and the targeted sector…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of Johannesburg
  • Author(s) Talita Dalton-Greyling
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The world's interest in forced displacement, including refugees and forced migrants has increased considerably during the last decades as the number of people displaced became a global concern. At the end of 2005, the global figure of "persons of concern" to the United Nations Higher Commission on Refugees (UNHCR) stood at 21 million.…"
Wednesday, 01 October 2008

Transport and the Urban Poor

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Mathetha Mokonyama For Urban LandMark
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The aim of the paper is to articulate necessary state interventions to improve transport services for the urban poor in South Africa. The paper forms part of a larger study intended to inform a strategic response to the challenges of the “second economy” in the South African urban areas. The definition of the…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Mark Misselhorn and Tanya Zack For Urban LandMark
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
CONTEXT This document is a response to the aspiration of National Treasury to define practical mechanisms which will enable emergency relief for informal settlements and associated urban economy interventions to rapidly occur on a national basis. This aspiration flows largely from a draft urban strategy for the second economy formulated for the Office…"

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Sarah Charlton For Urban LandMark
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
This paper contributes to the urban component of the forthcoming ‘second economy’1 strategy. The brief called for a reflection on the issue of urban land use management (LUM), and extraction of the implications for the urban poor. For the most part the task involved a secondary analysis of work undertaken for the CUBES/Planact-managed…"

  • 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 2004
  • Author(s) Farah Pirouz
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Recent studies using South African household survey data have questioned the exogeneity of household size and composition from income flows and labour market outcomes. (Maitra and Ray, 2001, and Klasen and Woolard, 2000). Research on unemployment in South Africa has occasionally viewed the household as either an important source of labour market information,…"

  • Year 2003
  • Author(s) James Hodge
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The reform of the telecommunications sector in the mid-1990s had as one of its areas of focus an expansion of access to telecommunications - both at the household ownership and the broader access levels. This paper examines the performance of policies around ownership and suggests alternative options for the future. It finds that…"

  • Year 2001
  • Organisation ERSA, University of the Witwatersrand
  • Author(s) Johannes Fedderke
Explaining the Growth Absence: reviewing the evidence that can account for the poor growth performance of the South African economy South Africa's democratic transition now lies close to a decade in the past. The transition carried with it much by way of hopes in terms of a greater access by its population not…"
This paper examines whether endogenous growth processes can be found in middle income country contexts. Estimation proceeds by means of dynamic heterogeneous panel analysis. Empirical evidence finds in favour of both knowledge spill-over effects, and of positive impacts on total factor productivty growth by Schumpeterian innovative activity. A crucial finding is that spill-over…"