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SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 11, no. 3, 1987

In this issue of the bulletin, debate in the Smuts House notes questions the level of violence and disturbances in the country. The first article looks at economic policies pursued by western government towards South Africa that generates strong e...

Engagement in South Africa: International Monetary Fund Involvement 1990-92

“This paper aims to elucidate the goals of the IMF in South Africa and the impact of its engagement in the country. Whilst the main focus of this article is on the Fund, mention will also be made of the activities of the other Bretton Woods instit...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 8, no. 3, 1984

In this issue, Smuts House Notes looks at how South Africa remains embroiled in quarrels with the West. The following four articles are the texts of papers delivered at SAIIA's Third International Conference on Economic interdependence and World ...

South Africa’s Investment Landscape: Mapping Economic Incentives

"This paper considers the effects of the global economic crisis on the South African government’s recent economic policy developments, especially those aimed at job creation. The first section of the paper presents a short review of South Africa’...

Citizen Economic Empowerment in Botswana: Concepts and Principles

"This paper attempts to clarify the concepts and principles of citizen economic empowerment. Empowerment has been at the centre of a shift in thinking about economic development as a response to the failure of modernisation and trickle down econom...

Main Ingredients for a Public Private Sector Strategy for Private Sector Employment Creation in Botswana Prepared for the Fourth Sector Conference on Employment Creation, Francistown

"This paper deals with "a public private sector framework for employment creation". The paper sees a resumption of rapid economic growth through diversification and industrialisation as the most important contribution to the acceleration of employ...

Macroeconomic Policy and Trade Integration in Southern Africa: Industrial Strategy Project of the Development Policy Research Unit University of Cape Town: Regional Research Workshop 30-31 August 1999, Irene Country Lodge, Gauteng

"The underlying question in this paper is whether a SADC free trade area requires convergence in macroeconomic variables and policies in the member countries. This question applies both to the initial conditions for getting the free trade area sta...

BIDPA Annual Report 1999/2000

"The end of the financial year 1999/2000 marks the end of BIDPA's fifth year of operation. There has been an increase in the demand for BIDPA's services regionally, which is an indication that the Institute's reputation and visibility is gaining r...

Performance and Competitiveness of Small and Medium Sized Manufacturing Enterprises in Botswana

"Small and Medium Enterprises play a crucial role in achieving the industrial and economic development objectives of an economy. SME's play an important role in employment creation, especially for the unskilled and semi skilled. They also possess ...

What future for the WTO in a changing International order?

In and around the World Trade Organization (WTO), a pea-soup fog of details and techniques obscures a wider view, a strategic sense of how the international trading system is poised and where it is heading. The cross-border integration of markets ...

More than Just Numbers: The Implications of EU Enlargement from 15-25 for South Africa's Trade Strategy

This briefing offers insight into the strategic implications of European Union enlargement for South Africa’s trade strategy. This briefing focuses on the dynamics most likely to impact on EU trade strategy particularly in the sphere of agricultur...

The Comparative Importance to British Businessmen of Trade with South Africa and Trade with the Rest of Africa

This briefing has as its focus the British trade with South Africa and Africa. British companies are being pushed into choices and the choice posed has to be viewed in the context of sanctions against South Africa. Britain is a trading nation beca...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 46

The first document represents an initial attempt by the SADCC Industry and Trade sector to compile and up–date investment policies and mechanisms of SADCC member states. The second article cover the Preferential Trade Agreement for the purpose of ...

Growth, Employment and Economic Policy in South Africa: A Critical Review

"The paper starts with an overview of South Africa's job crisis. It then moves on to consider whether the country's economic policies are conducive to labour-demanding growth. In so doing, it examines trade policies, labour market policies and mac...

To Liberalise or not to liberalise? A review of the South African Government's trade policy

"Trade policy is a central feature of the South African government's economic policy. In the early years of the transition to democratic rule it was widely debated. This debate receded recently, but is returning to centre stage as government's tra...

Buchizya: The unexpected one and the future of Zambia

This brief report describes the socio-economic malaise in Zambia. The country has no strongly diversified economy. Copper has provided 90% of its foreign exchange earnings, but is declining due to aging mines, reduced copper output and managerial ...

The political economy of trade liberalisation: What lessons for reforms today?

"This paper provides an overview of trade policy reforms in developing countries, especially the acceleration of trade and foreign investment liberalisation since the early 1980s. Its accent is on political economy, drawing on country examples an...

Cumulative Costs of Trade Protection in the South African Economy

"Trade protection appears to be a politically attractive policy tool because of a certain degree of asymmetric information in society: most voters appreciate the immediate gains for the protected industries and underestimate the costs for the econ...

The New Partnership for Four Years of a Promising Attempt or Hollow Optimism?

"This paper provides an overview of development programmes that have been experimented with on the African continent, and aims to identify the differences between such programmes and the New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD). The paper ...

Botswana: Future Prospects and the Need for Broad-based Development

"A closer look at Botswana’s ‘success story’ reveals a number of disturbing trends. Despite an impressive track record, Botswana’s growth has not translated into a significant degree of socio-economic transformation – the benefits of economic gro...

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