NEWSLETTER ISSUE #4/2017       

Recent outputs from TRADE

TRADE is continuously extending the scope of its research activities and outputs, as evidenced in its growing collection of accredited articles, conference papers, project reports, policy briefs and media releases.

A full list of outputs can be found here, while some of the most recent titles appear below.



Breaking the 'big data' barrier when selecting agricultural export markets: an innovative approach by Mr Martin Cameron, Prof Wilma Viviers and Mr Ezra Steenkamp

The contribution of public capital stock and economic growth - a KwaZulu-Natal case study by Dr Clive Coetzee and Prof Ewert Kleynhans

Identifying Thailand's high-potential export opportunities in ASEAN+3 countries by Prof Ludo Cuyvers, Prof Ermie Steenkamp, Prof Wilma Viviers, Prof Riaan Rossouw and Mr Martin Cameron

The impact of basic and social infrastructure investment on South African economic growth and development by Mr Henk Gnade, Prof Derick Blaauw and Dr Talita Greyling

A simulation approach for reconciling customs and trade risk associated with cross-border freight movements by Prof Alwyn Hoffman, Prof Sonja Grater, Ms Anita Schaap, Ms Juanita Maree and Mr Ernest Bhero 

The socioeconomic incorporation of migrant and native-born day labourers in Tshwane, South Africa by Prof Nik Theodore, Prof Derick Blaauw, Prof Anmar Pretorius and Prof Catherina Schenck


Conference papers:

E-commerce and digital economy: Challenges and needs in Southern Africa by Prof Wilma Viviers, Dr Marie-Luce Kühn and Ms Ali Parry (Aid for Digital Trade: Needs and Responses, Geneva, Swizerland)

The need for coordinated renewable energy, trade and industrial policy – avoiding unintended socio-economic consequences by Mr Martin Cameron, Dr Lolette Kritzinger-Van Niekerk and Prof Wilma Viviers (Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) 2017 Annual Forum, Pretoria, South Africa)


Policy briefs:

SA-US trade relations - from chicken wars to Trump and beyond

Export controls and competitiveness in African mining and minerals processing industries

Policy uncertainty index (PUI) 2Q2017


Media releases:

Seeing the value in Global and Regional Value Chains: Lessons for Africa

North-West University awards honorary doctorate to world renowned economist Prof Ludo Cuyvers

Leveraging the power of the digital economy to fast-track development in southern Africa

US trade policy in the Trump era: What's in store for South Africa and the world?

Realising the potential of services SMEs in developing economies



AGOA and the future of SA-US trade and investment relations

NWU awards honorary doctorate to Prof Ludo Cuyvers

Introducing the TRADE-DSM™



Archive newsletters

Issue #3/2017

Issue #2/2016

Issue #1/2015