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SAIIA Occasional Paper No 110, March 2012
SAIIA Policy Briefing 46, March 2012
The SADC Secretariat, the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit – GIZ – and the South African Institute for International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to participate in the launch of a series of business case studies documenting the TOP 10 business constraints in SADC region in a tangible way.Location: Gabarone
How can Africa extract lasting dividends from the growing global commercial engagement in its mineral and oil resources? The marketing pitch of the 2012 "Investing in Africa Mining Indaba" that took place in Cape Town (from 6 to 9 February) is that it is the biggest and most significant annual event on the African mining industry's calendar. This claim seemed compelling judging by the packed programme, thousands of participants, hundreds of exhibitors, and the wide array of ministerial and company presentations that flooded the Cape Town International Convention Centre. But in the aftermath of the Indaba it is useful to…
The 6th Annual Africa Economic Forum to be held from 5 to 7 March 2012 in Cape Town, will bring together Africa's leading industries, companies, state players, senior executives, and African government officials to interface in a content-rich meeting, including those from countries outside Africa, and so connect fast-growth core industries and players driving Africa's economies forward.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 108, February 2012
That the world is in a process of fundamental geopolitical and geo-economic change is obvious. However, the contours of change and what they portend for South Africa are difficult to discern, particularly in our navel-gazing, domestic politics-obsessed environment. So, for this South African, participating in the World Economic Forum's recent summit in Davos (25 - 29 January 2012) was illuminating. The geopolitical-economy discussion running throughout the conference centred on three key themes: the future of US power; China's ascent to power; and the future of the European Union (EU).
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 105, January 2012
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 104, January 2012
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 103, December 2011
21 December 2011: The head of SAIIA's Economic Diplomacy Programme, Catherine Grant-Makokera, looks back at some of the major economic issues in 2011 from a South African and African perspective. She presents her perspective on European debt crisis, it's impact on European Union trade ties with Southern African states and where China fits into all of this. She also looks ahead and explains why regional integration in Africa will be a hot topic in 2012.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 102, November 2011
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 39, November 2011
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 37, November 2011
SAIIA Policy Briefing No 35, October 2011
Fresh from attending the World Economic Forum’s summer Davos in Dalian, China, I feel relatively good to be African. Our traditional European trading partners are undergoing sweeping economic changes and the prospect of sustained declines in standards of living. The US may be on the cusp of a double-dip recession and is mired in a destructive ideological fight over budgets, debt and more. New centres of economic power are engaging with us through trade and investment. Growth in sub-Saharan Africa is rapid in many countries, and likely to be sustained. Yet we cannot be complacent. Two broad, contradictory trends are…
Walmart’s investment in South Africa has accounted for numerous headlines during the past months. However, one of the less reported stories is how the company’s sustainable seafood policies are contributing to employment in South Africa by sustainably exploiting South Africa’s fish resources. In July 2011, Lonrho, announced that its South African headquartered seafood division, Oceanfresh, would be supplying hake fillets to 500 Walmart stores in the United States by October 2011. The agreement is expected to create over 100 direct jobs and many more indirect jobs in South Africa as Oceanfresh expands its production capabilities to meet the new orders.
SAIIA Occasional Paper No 88, August 2011
On Wednesday 20 July 2011, 80 civil society organisations in Malawi held a protest against the government’s handling of the economy. The protests turned violent following efforts by the police to restrain the march. Nineteen people were killed in the three main towns of Mzuzu, Lilongwe and Blantyre. Some shops were looted and cars, including those of privately-owned radio stations, were scorched.
You are cordially invited to the launch of the African Economic Outlook 2011Venue: Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Multipurpose Centre, OR Tambo Building, 460 Soutpansberg Road, Rietondale, PRETORIA
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to a Speaker’s Meeting to be addressed by Ambassador Demetrios  Marantis  Deputy U.S. Trade Representative on “SA and the US: Promoting Regional Competitiveness”.Venue: Jan Smuts House
The South African Institute of International Affairs cordially invites you to a workshop on “Harnessing Regional Integration for Trade, Investment & Growth in Southern Africa”. Thursday, 2 June 2011, 0900 – 13:15 Jan Smuts House, East Campus, Braamfontein, Wits University
In an attempt to assess the realities and challenges in doing business in Zimbabwe, the South African Institute of International Affairs recently brought together government, business and civil society representatives in Johannesburg. South Africa is Zimbabwe’s closest and biggest trading partner and investor. It is also the leading facilitator for the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Zimbabwe. It is thus no surprise that developments in Zimbabwe are of direct interest to the South African business community.
You are cordially invited to a G-20 Study Group Meeting: 'Reviewing the G20’s Development and Financial Inclusion Agendas,' organised by the South African Institute of International Affairs; the International Development Law Unit in the Centre for Human Rights at the University of Pretoria; and Oxfam.
We cordially invite you to the SAIIA Business Associations Breakfast and hope that you or a senior representative will be able to attend. These events are part of the portfolio of services provided by the Institute to its VIP corporate members and offer you insights into current issues.Venue: The Peech Hotel, 61 North Street, Melrose, Johannesburg
Closed Zimbabwe-South Africa Business Roundtable - Johannesburg, 7 April 2011 The South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA) would like to invite you to a closed roundtable event from 08H30 to 13H00 on Thursday, 7 April 2011 at the Winston Hotel, Tottenham Avenue, Rosebank to discuss the impact of the ongoing political stalemate on South African businesses operating in Zimbabwe. This meeting will be based on the observations of business and aims to open up a new avenue for engaging the South African and Zimbabwean governments on the challenges posed to all concerned stakeholders by the continued impasse.
South African Institute of International Affairs Cordially invites you to a Speaker's Meeting to be addressed by the Honourable Minister of Trade and Industry of the Republic of South Africa HE Minister ROB DAVIES on “Trade Policy and Economic Growth.”