Local South African Economic Conditions

Series: Adverse International and Local Conditions for Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 5) As the world economy spirals into crisis stage, with fully-fledged deglobalisation and a new round of financial turmoil, the South African context is just as foreboding.

Africa’s Renewed Crises of Unbalanced Trade, Disinvestment, Debt

Series: Adverse International and Local Conditions for Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 4) In addition to China, Africa is meant to be one of the most critical markets for South Africa’s SEZs, and attracting other investment, trade and finance to the continent was one justification for entering the BRICS bloc, according to Jacob Zuma and his colleagues.

The China Factor

Series: Adverse International and Local Conditions for Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 3) The most crucial factor in whether South African SEZs succeed may well be the complicated role of China. There are three aspects worth discussing: overall demand; Chinese incoming FDI to South African SEZs (such as is driving Coega and Musina-Makhado); and Chinese-financed and built competition via the Belt & … Read More

Participatory Development Activist Research

WARD PLAN MEETINGKAYAMANDI COMMUNITY HALL 21.10.2019 Official names:Shireen De Visser – Senior Manager Governance and RiskGurswin Cain – Manager IDP and Performance Management The meeting which was held at the Kayamandi Community Hall had in attendance all the Wards representatives within the community. The representatives comprises of Ward Administrators, Ward Committee Members, and Councilors from all the Wards. There are … Read More

Brief Description Of The Kayamandi Project

The Integrated Development Plan (IDP) South Africa and the Community and Social Development Project (CSDP) Nigeria: a case study-based analysis, is a research project being carried out by the African Centre for Citizenship and Democracy (ACCEDE). This project is born out of the rampant issues surrounding development and poverty in most third world countries especially sub-Sahara African countries. Larger population … Read More

South African Special Economic Zones : History of Limited Successes

Series: Adverse International and Local Conditions for Sub-Saharan Africa (Part 1) Given both short- and longer-term trends in the world and South African economies, there is a danger of government and society placing inordinate hopes in what are variously termed Export Processing Zones, Industrial Development Zones and Special Economic Zones (SEZs), as sources of economic vitality and job creation.

Global Economic Volatility and Socio Political Reactions

Trade and currency wars, financial volatility and economic turbulence are now the most important features of the world economy. The elements of a new international financial crisis are in place. Although we do not know when it will break out, it is unavoidable, and its impact on world economy will be as significant as the 1880s-90s, 1930s-40s and more recent … Read More