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Leveraging Services for Employment, Growth and Equity: Policy Scan and Gap Analysis: Government Initiatives to Promote Trade in Services

Services account for more than 70% of output and employment in the South African economy. Strategies are needed to ensure services contribute to dynamism in the economy. Stimulating trade in services is one means to enhance service industry contribution to growth. In this paper, Mayer reviews the South African policy environment for services trade and…


Liberalisation of Trade in Services in South Africa: The Multilateral Dimension

The services sector is an increasingly important dimension of South Africa’s economic development, in terms of both its contribution to growth and its export potential. While exposing the services sector to international competition has the potential to unleash significant gains, deep and justified concerns regarding unemployment, poverty alleviation and universal access to basic services have…