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Monday, 20 October 2014 14:35

Political and economic relations between South Africa and China

By Chris Alden
Since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties in 1998, relations between South Africa, a leading economy on the African continent, and China, the largest developing country in the world, have grown steadily. Sharing a similar global vision, the two emerging countries are working towards closer strategic co-operation that takes account of the structure of bilateral economic ties, domestic diversity and overlapping interests.

At the same time, there are differences between the two countries that continue to shape ties and distinguish them from China’s relations with other African countries. South Africa is a diversified economy with relatively strong institutional structures and is home to a vibrant civil society; China is seen as a key competitor in sectors South Africa views as strategic, as well as being an investor in resources that enjoy a favourable trade balance.

SAIIA's Professor Chris Alden, a co-author of a new report 'South Africa and China: The Making of a Partnership' spoke to the SABC about the current nature of the relationship between the two countries, and what the future is likely to hold.

Watch the video by clicking on the image above, or click here to view on the SABC YouTube channel.

Monday, 20 October 2014 13:28

Will Rising Democracies Adopt Pro-human Rights Foreign Policies?

By Ted Piccone
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 105, September 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:46

‘Good Citizens’: Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 103, September 2014
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 102, September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:32

Building an African Corporate Governance

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 101, August 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:12

Getting Down to Business: Lessons from the African Peer Review Mechanism

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Report No 17, August 2014

icon Download - English (642.1 kB)

Governance and APRM Programme

The Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an initiative aimed at fostering good governance and development in its participating states. As part of its multi-pronged inquiry, it devotes a great deal of attention to investigating corporate governance on the continent. However, thus far corporate governance has attracted less attention than any other area of the APRM.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 13:32

Identifying major business constraints in the SADC region

By Mark Schoeman
The growth of the private sector is recognised as crucial to unlock economic growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). But there are numerous barriers to trade in the region. Supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), SAIIA has undertaken research to identify the top 10 barriers to doing business in the SADC region.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is looking for a consultant to carry out an analytical review of the NGCs of the APRM. This study is intended to better understand the best practices and challenges of NGCs to inform and support the APRM process.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 16:15

Addressing Vulnerability and Promoting Security: Views from Africa

By Judy Smith-Höhn
Sub-Saharan Africa is decidedly heterogeneous when it comes to the interests and normative underpinnings that frame each country's interpretation of the notion of security, not to mention the capacity and willingness of individual African states to address the myriad forms of insecurity and vulnerability.
Friday, 19 September 2014 11:46

SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project 2014

By SAIIA
High-school learners from across South Africa presented their research and recommendations on topics related to sustainable development and climate change at the 2014 SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project Provincial Presentations in Gauteng (19 September 2014), Durban (26 August 2014) and Cape Town (28 August 2014).
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:35

Political and economic relations between South Africa and China

By Chris Alden
Since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties in 1998, relations between South Africa, a leading economy on the African continent, and China, the largest developing country in the world, have grown steadily. Sharing a similar global vision, the two emerging countries are working towards closer strategic co-operation that takes account of the structure of bilateral economic ties, domestic diversity and overlapping interests.

At the same time, there are differences between the two countries that continue to shape ties and distinguish them from China’s relations with other African countries. South Africa is a diversified economy with relatively strong institutional structures and is home to a vibrant civil society; China is seen as a key competitor in sectors South Africa views as strategic, as well as being an investor in resources that enjoy a favourable trade balance.

SAIIA's Professor Chris Alden, a co-author of a new report 'South Africa and China: The Making of a Partnership' spoke to the SABC about the current nature of the relationship between the two countries, and what the future is likely to hold.

Watch the video by clicking on the image above, or click here to view on the SABC YouTube channel.

Monday, 20 October 2014 13:28

Will Rising Democracies Adopt Pro-human Rights Foreign Policies?

By Ted Piccone
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 105, September 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:46

‘Good Citizens’: Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 103, September 2014
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 102, September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:32

Building an African Corporate Governance

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 101, August 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:12

Getting Down to Business: Lessons from the African Peer Review Mechanism

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Report No 17, August 2014

icon Download - English (642.1 kB)

Governance and APRM Programme

The Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an initiative aimed at fostering good governance and development in its participating states. As part of its multi-pronged inquiry, it devotes a great deal of attention to investigating corporate governance on the continent. However, thus far corporate governance has attracted less attention than any other area of the APRM.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 13:32

Identifying major business constraints in the SADC region

By Mark Schoeman
The growth of the private sector is recognised as crucial to unlock economic growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). But there are numerous barriers to trade in the region. Supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), SAIIA has undertaken research to identify the top 10 barriers to doing business in the SADC region.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is looking for a consultant to carry out an analytical review of the NGCs of the APRM. This study is intended to better understand the best practices and challenges of NGCs to inform and support the APRM process.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 16:15

Addressing Vulnerability and Promoting Security: Views from Africa

By Judy Smith-Höhn
Sub-Saharan Africa is decidedly heterogeneous when it comes to the interests and normative underpinnings that frame each country's interpretation of the notion of security, not to mention the capacity and willingness of individual African states to address the myriad forms of insecurity and vulnerability.
Friday, 19 September 2014 11:46

SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project 2014

By SAIIA
High-school learners from across South Africa presented their research and recommendations on topics related to sustainable development and climate change at the 2014 SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project Provincial Presentations in Gauteng (19 September 2014), Durban (26 August 2014) and Cape Town (28 August 2014).
Monday, 20 October 2014 14:35

Political and economic relations between South Africa and China

By Chris Alden
Since the establishment of formal diplomatic ties in 1998, relations between South Africa, a leading economy on the African continent, and China, the largest developing country in the world, have grown steadily. Sharing a similar global vision, the two emerging countries are working towards closer strategic co-operation that takes account of the structure of bilateral economic ties, domestic diversity and overlapping interests.

At the same time, there are differences between the two countries that continue to shape ties and distinguish them from China’s relations with other African countries. South Africa is a diversified economy with relatively strong institutional structures and is home to a vibrant civil society; China is seen as a key competitor in sectors South Africa views as strategic, as well as being an investor in resources that enjoy a favourable trade balance.

SAIIA's Professor Chris Alden, a co-author of a new report 'South Africa and China: The Making of a Partnership' spoke to the SABC about the current nature of the relationship between the two countries, and what the future is likely to hold.

Watch the video by clicking on the image above, or click here to view on the SABC YouTube channel.

Monday, 20 October 2014 13:28

Will Rising Democracies Adopt Pro-human Rights Foreign Policies?

By Ted Piccone
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 105, September 2014
Sunday, 28 September 2014 15:46

‘Good Citizens’: Corporate Social Responsibility in Africa

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 103, September 2014
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 102, September 2014
Tuesday, 16 September 2014 15:32

Building an African Corporate Governance

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 101, August 2014
Thursday, 16 October 2014 15:12

Getting Down to Business: Lessons from the African Peer Review Mechanism

By Terence Corrigan
SAIIA Report No 17, August 2014

icon Download - English (642.1 kB)

Governance and APRM Programme

The Africa Peer Review Mechanism (APRM) is an initiative aimed at fostering good governance and development in its participating states. As part of its multi-pronged inquiry, it devotes a great deal of attention to investigating corporate governance on the continent. However, thus far corporate governance has attracted less attention than any other area of the APRM.
Thursday, 09 October 2014 13:32

Identifying major business constraints in the SADC region

By Mark Schoeman
The growth of the private sector is recognised as crucial to unlock economic growth in the Southern African Development Community (SADC). But there are numerous barriers to trade in the region. Supported by Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ), SAIIA has undertaken research to identify the top 10 barriers to doing business in the SADC region.
The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) is looking for a consultant to carry out an analytical review of the NGCs of the APRM. This study is intended to better understand the best practices and challenges of NGCs to inform and support the APRM process.
Tuesday, 07 October 2014 16:15

Addressing Vulnerability and Promoting Security: Views from Africa

By Judy Smith-Höhn
Sub-Saharan Africa is decidedly heterogeneous when it comes to the interests and normative underpinnings that frame each country's interpretation of the notion of security, not to mention the capacity and willingness of individual African states to address the myriad forms of insecurity and vulnerability.
Friday, 19 September 2014 11:46

SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project 2014

By SAIIA
High-school learners from across South Africa presented their research and recommendations on topics related to sustainable development and climate change at the 2014 SAIIA Sasol Environmental Sustainability Project Provincial Presentations in Gauteng (19 September 2014), Durban (26 August 2014) and Cape Town (28 August 2014).