Administered Prices Study on Economic Inputs: Ports

Improvements to the competitiveness of commercial transport systems in South Africa will significantly boost economic and employment growth, given the high concentration of economic activity on the inland plateau, the sensitivity of foreign trade to freight cost, and the distance to market of South Africa’s major trading partners. Transport is largely shaped by government, through…


Where to for the South African Labour Market? Some ‘Big Issues’

The labour market landscape has changed dramatically over the first decade of democratic governance in South Africa. Of course, the most obvious change is extremely high and rising rates of open unemployment. This was partly caused by restructuring and capital intensification in traditional resource-based industries, without a concomitant growth in manufacturing or services. Historically, South…