Since the 2012 Marikana killings there has been a boom in scholarship about labour relations in the South African mining sector, focused primarily on the ability of workers to organise and the role of state violence in policing strikes. Quality of life issues in mining communities are usually explored only insofar as they affect these labour relations. This focus is incomplete, because it ignores the way that services and infrastructure in mining communities affect local residents who have no formal links to the mine.
Benchmarking South Africa against international industrial performances and policy experiences offers an opportunity to identify those countries facing similar challenges and assess the extent to which their policy responses are feasible in the South African context, both from an economic and political economy perspectives. In this lecture two leading economists analyse the major global structural transformation underway in the industrial landscape, its impact on middle-income countries and the premature deindustrialisation trap.
Strong growth in global demand for fresh fruit presents opportunities to grow exports, increase participation of emerging black farmers and create employment. However, challenges of market access and readiness, particularly phytosanitary standards, limited technical skills and capabilities, including logistics bottlenecks, limit this potential.
The trajectory of South Africa’s industrial development has centered on the mining, metals and energy value chains, which has historically been characterised by very strong intra-sectoral relationships. The mining and basic metals industries were beneficiaries of favourable electricity tariffs, investment and logistics support aimed at promoting its competitiveness.
Over the past two decades the global industrial landscape has been reshaped by profound structural and technological transformations. The rise of new industrial powers, China in particular, has led to the restructuring of global production systems and the reorganisation of production cycles, as well as changes in global trade patterns.
The Competition amendment Bill has sparked debate on the role of competition in delivering increased participation and economic transformation. This is not surprising given that the nature of competitive rivalry and the identity of market participants are central to the quality of growth that can be achieved.
The accompanying motivation for the Competition Amendment Bill sets out the important rationale for the legislation in terms of the role for competition policy in addressing concentration and exclusion.
Agreeing upon and sustaining cartel outcomes requires some form of communication between competitors. The role of information exchange in dampening competition or facilitating cartel conduct is a contentious topic and one that the Competition Commission continues to face as firms find more creative and sophisticated ways to collude.
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development in partnership with the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) invites you to a public platform on 'Insurance as a means of managing climate variability and volatility.'
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), in partnership with International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on 'Investing in food production and agro-processing - the role of regional value chains'.
You are invited to attend a workshop on Transforming Agricultural Markets that is co-hosted by National Treasury, the Department of Trade and Industry and the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED).
The African Programme on Rethinking Development Economics (APORDE), in association with the Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED) has the pleasure of inviting you to a seminar on ‘International Financial Flows and Financial Crisis Seminar’ .
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development (CCRED), has the pleasure of inviting you to a public briefing on ‘Opening up the economy: An agenda for action to address the barriers to entry’.
The Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development; the South African Research Chair in Industrial Development; and the Government Technical Advisory Centre have the pleasure of inviting you to the following seminar