The bulletin is a review of quarterly trends, developments and data in the real economy, together with analysis of the main manufacturing industries. Briefing notes in this issue are on The 2019 budget and industrialisation; and Unlocking the potential of renewable energy for public sector and communities. See The Real Economy Bulletin - Fourth Quarter 2018.
The Import Tracker is a quarterly analysis of import trends. It provides an overview of import patterns and look at the causes of surges in manufacturing imports, and their likely impact on industry. Quarter 4, 2018 is now available. Import Tracker Q4 2018
TIPS training programme for 2019 includes Trade Policy and Practice; Value Chain Strategies; Industrial Policy for South Africa; Macroeconomics for Policymakers; and the Green Economy and Industrial Policy. For more go to Training Workshops.
The second edition of the State of Small Business published by TIPS includes a review of trends in small business according to national data, and two briefing notes look at learnings from efforts to support small business in South Africa from Kate Philip’s new book, Markets on the Margins, and a summary of the main initiatives for small business in the Job Summit Framework Agreement. Read here.