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Will China's Reforms Impact FOCAC?

The year of 2014 is viewed as China’s year of reforms in many respects. During the year 2015, the country’s top leaders stressed their determination to remodel China’s development from a development model that values quantity and speed to one that...

Trade and Foreign Direct Investment Nexus in West Africa: Does Export Category Matter?

The effect of inward FDI is examined in this paper - specifically within West Africa on exports to EU countries. The impact of FDI on different export categories is investigated from a host country perspective: primary, intermediate and final good...

China-Africa Relations Governance, Peace and Security

"Relations between China and Africa have been gathering pace and getting depth since a couple of decades ago. In the wake of the 21st century, China-Africa ties have been further cemented in both the political and economic spheres. Both Africa and...

Preliminary Observations Of The Impact Of The Global Financial Crisis On The Ghanaian Economy

"The global financial crisis that emanated from the United States is the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. This crisis started in late 2007 and intensified throughout 2008. From early 2008 onwards, the value of shares...

African Countries Should Control Their Economic Destiny And Not Mortgage It To Washington

"This Legislative Alert argues that neo-liberal “Washington Consensus (WC)” policies prescribed by the Bretton Woods Institutions (BWIs) to African countries receiving their financial assistance that favor free markets and private enterprise over ...

The European Union After Enlargement

This briefing discusses the challenges of the European Union enlargement. In turn, this increase in membership caused challenges. The EU is not only larger; it is more cumbersome, more diverse and more expensive. How the EU adapts to these challen...

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 ...

Leveraging Services: Trade Liberalisation for Enhanced Food Security in SADC

"The global food crisis of 2008 threw into sharp relief the problem of food security in many developing countries. In the case of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the food crisis served to highlight the decline in agricultural p...

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...

Fascilitating Trade in a Security Conscious World

"This briefing explores how the new security measures adopted by Africa’s key trading partners after the September 2001 terrorist attacks in the United States could adversely affect our export competitiveness and economic growth. More importantly,...

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 ...

North-South: Issues : the Cancun Summit and other 1981 Negotiations

“The troublesome question of North –South negotiations has been the focus for much attention and speculation in the recent past. Much of this was the direct result of the meeting between representatives of the developed (North) and the developing ...

Chinese Economic and Trade Co-operation Zones in Africa: Facing the Challenges

"The idea of exporting Chinese special economic zones to Africa was adopted as an official policy within the Forum on China–Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) framework at the third meeting held in Beijing in 2006, when President Hu Jintao formally announ...

SAIIA Southern Africa Record no 31

This issue is on the United States policy on trade with South Africa, a statement on the Reagan Administration’s Southern Africa Policy and an address entitled “Constructive Engagement at Mid-Term.” It includes three extracts and a speech by the Z...

The Zambia–China Cooperation Zone at a Crossroads: What Now?

"The Zambia–China Cooperation Zone (ZCCZ) was the first Chinese economic and trade co-operation zone to be established in Africa. The project emerged from converging interests on both sides: China’s interest in Zambia’s copper reservoirs and Lusa...

Chinese Banking Interests in Mozambique

"Unlike in most other African countries, Chinese financial involvement in Mozambique includes state-owned banks (Export–Import Bank of China – Exim Bank, and the China Development Bank – CDB) and private commercial interests, in the form of Geoca...

Indian Mining Companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo

"The main mining companies in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) are listed in Canada, Australia and the US. These companies are being joined steadily by Chinese state-owned operators. Although Indian mining companies have a growing presence i...

Israel's Relations with South Africa: 1948-1973

“Since the early 1970s the Israeli-South African connection has become a focus of international attention and criticism. This article tries from an Israeli viewpoint, briefly to trace the Israeli-South African connection from the late 1940s until ...

SAIIA International Affairs Bulletin, vol. 4, no. 1, 1980

The Smuts House Notes aim to provide a regular forum for brief expressions of opinion on topical aspects of contemporary international life. This is followed by articles of a symposium considering three views on the relations between the Republic...

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