Research Archive (746)

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Publication Author(s) Glen Robbins
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The South Africa that emerged from the 1994 democratic elections was one characterised by widespread poverty and inequality with an economy that was suffering the effects of macro-economic mismanagement.  The root causes of these problems were seen to have originated from within the distorted policies of a highly centralised apartheid…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Urban LandMark
  • Publication 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…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Second Economy Strategy Project
  • Publication Author(s) Kate Philip;Ebrahim-Khalil Hassen
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
At the July 2007 Cabinet lekgotla, the Presidency was tasked with conducting a review of existing government programmes that target the 'second economy', in order to identify where programmes can be scaled up to achieve greater impacts, and where further innovation may be needed. The Review of Second Economy Programmes…

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

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation SADC Trade Project
  • Countries and Regions Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication 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…
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We conducted a partial sectoral analysis of the market for ecosystem goods and services in SouthAfrica by doing the following: We mapped the areas of high eco system productivity and poverty. By overlaying the two datasets, we identified the priority areas for developing markets for ecosystem goods andservices. We estimated…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication 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…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication 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…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Lochner Marais
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Conceptualising the second economy No detailed process will be followed in order to define the concept second economy’. The Second Economy Strategy Project (2008:2) probably summarises it best: “In sum, the concept of the ‘second economy’ is being used as a metaphor to focus policy attention on continued inequality, disadvantage…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication 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…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication 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…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Development Bank of Southern Africa
  • Publication 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…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
  • Publication Author(s) Eric Makoni
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The making of a 'new' South Africa has not been without its challenges. After the political miracle of 1994, political actors, policy-makers and academics had to transform repressive and apartheid predatory political machinery into a functional and inclusive and democratised polity. Inebriated by the euphoria of a newly found democracy,…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Vienna University of Economics and Business Administration
  • Publication Author(s) Oliver Schwank;Michael Wild
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa has a peculiar industrial structure given its factor endowments: production is capital intensive in sectors and concentrated in capital intensive sectors despite an abundance of unskilled labour. Part of the reason for this phenomenon lies in the development process of South African industry: it grew around the mining…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of KwaZulu-Natal
  • Publication Author(s) Vanessa Tang
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Industrial Development Zones (IDZs) have been and still are important vehicles used by developing countries to facilitate investments, create jobs and boost exports. The attractiveness of IDZs is characterized primarily by their association with the adjacent location of an airport or port, good basic infrastructure and duty-free imports of production-related…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Development Network Africa
  • Publication Author(s) Frank Flatters;Matthew Stern
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The future direction of South African industrial policy is the subject of vigorous and healthy debate. The outcome is important for the country's economic development. This study is an attempt to contribute to these discussions through an overview of and some questions about the economic impacts of South Africa's post…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Polytechnic University of San Luis Potosi, Mexico
  • Publication 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…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of Kwazulu-Natal
  • Publication Author(s) Marcel Kohler
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
South Africa's energy system has been, and still is, one of the key contributing factors to the social and economic development of the nation. By international standards, the South African economy is very energy-intensive, meaning that the country uses a large amount of energy for every rand of economic output.…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of Johannesburg
  • Publication 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…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Publication Author(s) Kate Philip
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The paper will explore the assumptions and analysis informing the drafting of a second economy strategy, a process that has been underway under the auspices of The Second Economy Strategy Project: an initiative of the Presidency, based at TIPS. The paper will argue that the concept of 'the second economy'…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation University of the Free State
  • Publication Author(s) Antonie Pool
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Democracy opened the door for transformation in South Africa. In the past decade, various laws, policies and programmes have been implemented with the aim of putting into effect the principles of the new South African Constitution and the Bill of Rights, with the aim of improving the lives of the…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation YENEPAD
  • Publication Author(s) Alain Ndedi
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
Colonialism and the deleterious impact of Structural Adjustment Programmes (SAPs) and now globalisation. Some parts of postcolonial Africa have attempted to set up ministries of economic development. Others have concentrated on attracting on Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) whilst some others have early on realised that the state and private capital…
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  • Year 2008
  • Organisation Orkestra, Basque Institute of Competitiveness
  • Publication Author(s) James Wilson
There are fundamental links between academic treatments of 'economic development' and of the popular policy discourse of 'competitiveness'. Productivity-focused analyses of competitiveness are inherently related to market-centric analyses of development that have economic growth as their objective. However, a consensus is emerging on the need for broader conceptions of economic…

  • Year 2008
  • Organisation South African Reserve Bank
  • Publication Author(s) Siobhan Redford
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The purpose of this paper is to investigate whether a relationship between export volumes and exchange rate volatility exists as suggested in the ASGISA document. It goes about this by first investigating the theoretical channels that predict the relationship between export volumes and exchange rate volatility. The theoretical prediction though,…
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