Impact of China on South Africa Workshop

  • Date: Friday, 27 July 2012
  • Venue: TIPS Offices, 826 Government Avenue, Corner of Percy, Pretoria
  • Main Speakers: Professor Rhys Jenkins; Lawrence Edwards
  • For enquiries or to register please contact: RSVP by email: to confirm attendance

TIPS has the pleasure to invite you to a follow-up workshop discussing the impact of China on South Africa. The main objective of the workshop is to engage in a discussion on the impacts of bilateral trade with China on the domestic economy (in terms of employment, wages, output and productivity) and the impact of Chinese competition in third markets on South African exports of manufactures.

About the Project Leaders
Professor Rhys Jenkins is Professor of Development Studies at the University of East Anglia. Rhys is an economist interested in international development issues, but particularly those related to trade, foreign investment and industrialization. Rhys has worked closely with UNCTAD, UNIDO and with the United Nations Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD) as well as for the Department of International Development. Rhys' current research focuses on the impact of the growth of China on other developing countries, especially Latin America. Rhys has published extensively. Some of his published books include Transnational Corporations and Uneven Development (Methuen), Environmental Regulation in the New Global Economy (Edward Elgar), Industry and Environment in Latin America (Routledge) and Corporate Responsibility and Labour Rights (Earthscan). Amongst his long list of journal article publications is a recent piece for Revista CEPAL on “'The Chinese Effect' on the Price of Basic Goods and on the Value of Exports from Latin America” (2011), “Measuring the Competitive Threat from China for other Southern Exporters” in World Economy (2008), "The Impact of China on Latin America and the Caribbean" (with others) for World Development (2008).

Lawrence Edwards is an Associate Professor in the School of Economics, University of Cape Town. Lawrence's research falls within the field of international trade with a specific focus on international trade and labour, the determinants of trade flows and economic adjustments to trade liberalisation. He has published in a number of international and local journals including World Development, Journal of International Development, South African Journal of Economics and Journal of Studies in Economics and Econometrics. He has also consulted widely with the World Bank, the National Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry and was recently a member of the South African Growth Project managed by the Centre of International Development at
Harvard University.