Green Economy

  • Year 2010
  • Organisation TIPS
  • Author(s) Anton Cartwright
This paper maps developments in the energy, climate change adaptation and water sectors that have the potential to benefit the South African economic development process. Whilst the risks associated with environmental disasters form part of the analysis, the emphasis is on the concepts and emerging opportunities that could benefit South Africa's development cause."
Published in Green Economy

  • Year 2009
  • Organisation Trade and Pro-Poor Growth Thematic Working Group
  • Author(s) Thomas Funke
  • Countries and Regions Southern Africa Customs Union (SACU)
A number of research organisations around the world have recently attempted to capture and explain the impacts that biofuel policies have on agricultural commodity markets. Previously, food price inflation has gone along with the general inflation trend but this has changed. On the supply side the international market has experienced a slightly shorter…"

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) J.N. Blignaut; T Demana
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
High expectations exist about the possible contribution of SMMEs to economic growth and development in South Africa. It is recognized, however, that SMMEs are seriously constrained in many regards, amongst others, legal and institutional requirements, whereas the authorities do not have adequate capacity for enforcement. Non-compliance cannot therefore be effectively sanctioned. The same…"
Saturday, 15 June 2002

Trade and the Environment

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) Dockel Max; Roland Mirrilees
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
The paper discusses the current developments concerning the environment and trade, as well as its implications for South Africa. This is followed by a brief outline of the threats and opportunities that are created for the economy by this renewed emphasis on sustainable development"

  • Year 2002
  • Author(s) O.A. Akinboade; E.W. Niedermeier
  • Countries and Regions South Africa
In the early 1990s, about two-thirds of South Africans were without electricity, relying on dirtier and less convenient fuel such as coal. As a result, urban air is severely degraded, with health guidelines for concentration of particulate materials being exceeded. Eskom dominates the electricity market of sub-Saharan Africa generates about 95% of South…"
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