CITIES, SPACE and DEVELOPMENT
Improving Linkages between Transnational Corporations and local Small and Medium Enterprises
Brief Description: This is a report commissioned by UNCTAD, looking at South African programmes to improve linkages between transnational corporations and local small and medium enterprises, to inform their policy support activities in Latin America.
May 2005-July 2005
Mr Glen Robbins
Employment Creation in Slum Upgrading and Housing Projects
Brief Description: Working with a team of built environment professionals a report was prepared for the ILO on South Africa’s experience in employment creation in slum upgrading and housing projects.
Duration: January 2006-June 2006
Additional Participants: Anton Aiello, Neil Klug, Tim Hadingham, Claire Goodenough
Mr Glen Robbins
Multi-city Study into Competitiveness and Cities
Brief description: Glen Robbins is working as part of a team coordinated at the London School of Economics on cities’ approaches to measuring their competitiveness. The report has been commissioned by the Cities Alliance.
Mr Glen Robbins
Study into Local Economic Considerations in Various Expansion Scenarios for the Port of Durban
Commissioned jointly by eThekwini Muncipality and Transnet, this project was undertaken by Glen Robbins, Trevor Jones (Economics), Myriam Velia, Likani Libani and Urban Econ (KZN) Pty Ltd (represented by former SDS student, Talia Arkin).
The purpose of this project was to provide the economic analysis necessary to inform the eThekwini Municipality and Transnet in their decision making around the expansion of the Port of Durban. Durban handles the bulk of South Africa's high value cargo and is second in volume terms to Richards Bay (the world's largest coal port). Durban has been under much pressure from fast growth in containers (8-10% annual growth for the past decade) and needs to develop substantial new facilities to handle expected demand. Container growth has been driven by a range of factors such as rising volumes of world trade and reduced trading barriers, the migration of cargo to containers from other handling systems, South Africa's improved economic performance and rising per capita incomes. At present Durban handles about 2 million TEUs (twenty foot equivalent containers) - on a par with Melbourne and Santos as the largest in the Southern hemisphere, but much smaller than the 10 million plus TEU ports that dominante maritime trade such as Hong Kong, Rotterdam, Singapore and Shanghai.
As the Port of Durban has been starved of investment (possibly due to competing investments such as Coega) Transnet has, as part of ASGISA commitments, identified major expansions for the port to meet projected demand for the next 15 years (possibly around 6-8 million TEUs). Choices about where such capacity is located and the related costs and benefits to the city (employment, investment, pollution etc) were all examined in this process and supported by economic information generated by the project team.
The project report remains confidential at this stage but will become available once public engangement processes are initiated by Transnet and eThekwini in the next few months.
Mr Glen Robbins
Dr Myriam Velia
DEMOGRAPHY AND POPULATION DYNAMICS
Demographics of Fatherhood
This research is concerned with definition and measurement of fathers and policy relating to fathers in South Africa. The research attempts to answer questions such as how many and which men in South Africa are fathers and what proportion of children aged 15 or younger do not live with their fathers or have fathers who are deceased.
Progress to date:Two stages of analysis have been completed. The first stage included a review of historical, legal and social aspects of the father in society in an international and South African context. This stage also included a preliminary analysis of selected household surveys to provide an estimate of the number of fathers in South Africa. The second stage of analysis focused on changes in number of fathers over time and on what proportion of children aged 15 and younger do not live with their father.
Collaborators: Professor Robert Morrell (School of Education, UKZN); Professor Dori Posel (School of Economics, UKZN)
Research Findings: From the first stage we concluded that while the role of the father in society is changing and of interest for various reasons it was not possible to obtain an accurate measure of fathers using the available datasets. In the second stage we demonstrated that the proportion of children living without a father appears to be increasing. Compared with other African countries South Africa has a high proportion of absent fathers.
Associated Conferences: DEMSA Conference, October 2004
Posel, D. and Devey, R. (2006) The Demographics of fatherhood in South Africa: an analysis of survey data, 1993-2002. In: Baba: men and fatherhood in South Africa, Cape Town: HSRC Press.
Morrell, R.G., Posel, D.R. and Devey, R.M. (2003) Counting Fathers in South Africa: Issues of Definition, Methodology and Policy. Social Dynamics, 29 (2): 73 - 94.
|Fertility and Birth Interval Analysis [Demography and Population Dynamics]
Brief Introduction: This project intends to contribute to the understanding of reproductive change in sub-Saharan Africa. The study of fertility components int his rural South African setting is of interest given the high migration patterns of residents, low uptake of contraception, high HIV prevalence levels and low marriage levels. The project will assess the reproductive history data from the African Centre Demographic Information System, investigate the factors that are associated with birth intervals, including fertility; and establish the effect of migration of women on their fertility.
Work on the project began in February, 2005
Collaborators: Africa Centre for Health and Population Studies.
Gender Differentials in Household Structures: Cases of South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho and Malawi. [Demography and Population Dynamics]
Brief Description: The prevailing changes in household composition and structure in many African families presents one of the formidable challenges of our time. The study is set to investigate the type of households by gender of head. It explores these for South Africa, Tanzania, Lesotho and Malawi using Demographic Health Survey Data (DHS) and General Household Survey Data (GHS) for South Africa.
Co-Participants: Andrew A. Jamali and Pelesana W. Moerane.
Donor: University of Kwazulu-Natal
|Internal Migration and Poverty in KwaZulu-Natal: Findings from censuses. labour force surveys and panel data [completed] [Demography and Population Dynamics]
Internal migration patterns in South Africa have attracted considerable attention in respect of the removal of past policies such as ‘influx control’ and the continued influence of contract labour systems which have contributed to post-apartheid spatial and economic development. While several dedicated migration surveys have begun to uncover the links between migration, poverty, employment, health
outcomes, and urbanization, large nationally representative surveys are now asking fewer questions about migration. This, despite the growing recognition that understanding patterns of internal migration is critical to service delivery, infrastructure planning, the design of effective HIV/AIDS interventions, and government’s overall objective of social and economic development.
In order to investigate provincial trends in migration in KwaZulu-Natal, this project combined census data from three different years (1970, 1996 and 2001) with Labor Force Survey (LFS) data and longitudinal data from the KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Survey (KIDS). Using the censuses and the LFS the study highlighted the impact of migration trends on magisterial districts and identified
the districts with the highest rates of both in-flows and out-flows.
The LFS data further allowed for an examination of labour migration as a sub-set of migration ‘proper’ and highlighted the types of migration that is likely to be occurring. The longitudinal data was then used to analyse how migrant households in KwaZulu-Natal have fared over time. This project was funded by the South African Labor Development Research Unit (SALDRU) of the University of Cape Town through a grant from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Poverty and Inequality Node.
Rogan, M. Lebani, L. and N. Nzimande (2009) Internal Migration and Poverty in KwaZulu-Natal: Findings from Censuses, Labour Force Surveys and Panel Data.
SALDRU working paper No. 30.
|Poverty and Female Migration, A case of Iringa Region, Tanzania. [Demography and Population Dynamics]
Brief Description: The motive behind the decision to move is one important area in the study of migration. Another important aspect is the consequences of migration which can be cultural, social, economic as well as political in nature. Causes and consequences of migration suggest that it is a broad subject and covers a number of issues which take different forms in time and space. Migration studies more often than not focus on male, rather than female migrants. Women are in most cases regarded as accompanying migrants. This is one of the reasons the present study aims at focusing on women only. The study will be conducted in Iringa region, Tanzania, which is well known for women migrants to urban areas.
State of Population in KwaZulu-Natal: Demographic Profile and Development Indicators.
The objectives of this project are to develop a definitive and detailed state of the population of the province report. The report will explore demographic and development profiles for districts of KwaZulu-Natal with a view to providing a resource which can be used to inform development concerns, demographic processes and their implications in the province, including projecting the future composition of the population.
The project will utilize data from the various available national surveys and provincial data collection initiatives. The KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamic Survey (KIDS) and the data from the African Centre for Health and Population Studies will be used to provide localized context, while Census data and the 2007
Community Survey will be utilised to estimate aggregate provincial indicators. The volume will consist of papers on demographic and developmental issues pertinent to the province. This project is funded by the UNFPA and the Department of Social Development KwaZulu-Natal Population Unit.
GENDER AND HOUSEHOLDS
|Part-time Employment in South Africa [Gender and Households]
In most countries, women are over-represented in part-time employment. Part-time work also is associated with a wage penalty: on average, women working full-time earn more per hour than otherwise “identical” women in part-time employment. This project uses nationally representative household survey data to investigate part-time employment in South Africa. The majority of part-time workers in South Africa are women who are employed in jobs with relatively low levels of security and non-wage benefits. However, in contrast to many countries, there appears to be an hourly wage premium, rather than a wage penalty, to part-time employment. The project also investigates the gender wage gap in part-time employment, and differences between “voluntary” part-time employment and underemployment.
Additional participant: Colette Muller (Economics lecturer UKZN, and PhD student)
POVERTY AND INEQUALITY
Developing Poverty Profiles for the Eastern Cape [Poverty and Inequality]
Using data collected by the Eastern Cape Socio-Economic Consultative Council, an analysis of poverty levels and characteristics was undertaken at district council level in the Eastern Cape. This project includes a training course on poverty diagnostics that was held in Durban for government and community representatives in early 2008.
Professor Julian May ; Nompu Nzimande
Framework for Poverty Monitoring the the Republic of the Maldives [completed]
Brief Description: This study involved preparing guidelines for a poverty monitoring system based on the Maldives Poverty Vulnerability Assessment, the design of new instruments and procedures and the development of a capacity building programme. It was funded by UN-DESA.
Professor Julian May
Legacies of Inequality: Local Communities, Social Capital and the Dynamics of Income Distribution and Poverty.
Brief Description: The study provides new conceptual approaches to understanding socio-economic mobility, the persistence of poverty, and the role of social structure. In South Africa the project undertook a qualitative data gathering exercise referred to as SEPPI. The work builds on KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study (KIDS) and incorporates new qualitative and additional quantitative analysis of the existing data.
Collaborators: Michael Carter, University of Madison Wisconsin (Department of Agricultural and Applied Economics); Michelle Adato, International Food Policy Research Institute Food Consumption and Nutrition Division; Jeanine Anderson, Catholic University of Peru.
Funder: MacArthur Foundation
Progress to date: Fieldwork was completed in 2001. Seven clusters were revisited in this process, eight households were interviewed per cluster. In all 50 households were re-interviewed. Focus groups and key informant interviews were also held.
Participants: Julian May
Poverty and Inequality in Lesotho
This study comprises a situation analysis of poverty monitoring processes and instruments in Lesotho, the preparation of recommendations for an improved system of poverty monitoring, technical assistance on the imporovement of national statistics series on poverty, and a chapter for the Lesotho Human Development Report. It was completed in 2002.
May, J., Roberts, B., Moqasa, G. and Woolard, I (2002) Poverty and Inequality in Lesotho. Working Paper No. 36. More
May, J., Roberts, B., Krige, D., Mochebelele, M. and Mokitimi, N. (2001) Towards a Poverty Monitoring System in Lesotho. Research Report No. 44.More
Professor Julian May
Poverty Reduction, Social Capital and Governance
This is a joint project with the Norwegian Institute for Urban and Regional Research (NIBR) and using qualitative and quantitative research to examine a political economy of social capital in two local government structures in KwaZulu-Natal. The project is funded by the NRF and the Norwegian Research Council , (2002-2006).
Professor Julian May
Quality of Life
Brief Description: The legacy of apartheid has left South Africa with high levels of inequality within the population. A central concern of this project is to monitor the status of, and changes in, quality of life of South Africans within the context of a democratic government attempting to achieve redistribution. The research adopts a quantitative approach to measure objective and subjective socio-economic indicators. The research asks whether strategies implemented by the democratic government have helped close the gap between rich and poor in South Africa.
Collaborators: Professor Valerie Moller (ISER, Rhodes University)
Progress to date: A number of national databases have been analysed to
measure level of social and economic indicators for various South
African households at different periods. An analysis has been
conducted on changes in socio-economic indicators since democracy was
achieved in 1994. The project has also focused on quality of life of
older South Africans, a vulnerable group that is income-poor.
Research Findings: Our analysis demonstrates that the poor have made
some gains between 1995 and 1998, with improved access to electricity
and water and homeownership. The poor show improved levels of
satisfaction with government interventions. Nevertheless, large
disparities persist between rich and poor South Africans and further
initiatives are encouraged to reduce inequalities.
Associated Conferences: Valerie Moller & Richard Devey. 2002. Trends
in living conditions and satisfaction among poorer older South
Africans: Objective and subjective indicators of quality of life in
the October Household Survey. Paper presented at the 17th Congress of
the International Association of Gerontology, Vancouver, Canada.
Moller V* and Devey R (2003) Trends in living conditions and
satisfaction among poorer older South Africans: objective and
subjective indicators of quality of life in the October Household
Survey. Development Southern Africa, 20(4), p457-476.
Devey, R.M. and Moller, V. (2002) Closing the gap between rich and
poor in South Africa: trends in objective and subjective indicators of
quality of life in the October Household Study, in Glatzer, W (ed),
Rich and Poor: disparities, perceptions, concomitants, Dordrecht:
Kluwer, 2002, p.105-122.
Training on Poverty Diagnostics and Monitoring in Namibia [completed]
Brief Description: This training course (2004-2005) involved intensive workshops that included hands-on use of the recently developed Namibian official poverty line. The training was funded by the National Planning Commission.
Professor Julian May
SEXUAL AND REPRODUCTIVE HEALTH
Family Planning and Sexual Behaviour in the Era of STIs and HIV/AIDS
Brief Description: The recent increases in contraceptive use in east and South Africa are taking place in the context of a high prevalence of STDs/HIV. It is argued that family planning programmes as well as STD/HIV control programmes need to change to effectively address the needs of people for family planning and sexual health. This research is a multi-country study to describe the risk perceptions with regard to prevention of unwanted pregnancy and STDs/HIV infection and related factors. Countries participating in this study include: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The study comprises three phases. In the first phase, focus group discussions were held with three groups: (1) women using a family planning method, (2) women not using a family planning method, and (3) sexually active men. In the second phase, a household survey was conducted to interview 400 men aged 20-49 and 400 women aged 18-39 in each urban and rural area of each country. In the third phase, 30 in-depth interviews were conducted to gain further insights on issues related to sexuality, family planning, HIV/STDs. The project findings will have implications for family planning and STD/HIV control and prevention programmes. It will provide insights into the perspectives and behaviour of sexually active men and women on the intertwined issues of HIV/STD and reproductive intentions. These should help guide policy makers and programme managers in the choice of strategies which best meet the needs and perspectives of people.
Funder: World Health Organisation
Duration of project: 1998
Professor Pranitha Maharaj
Reproductive Health and HIV/AIDS
The recent increases in contraceptive use in east and South Africa are taking place in the context of a high prevalence of STDs/HIV. It is argued that family planning programmes as well as STD/HIV control programmes need to change to effectively address the needs of people for family planning and sexual health. This research is a multi-country study to describe the risk perceptions with regard to prevention of unwanted pregnancy and STDs/HIV infection and related factors. Countries participating in this study include: Kenya, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Zambia, and Zimbabwe. The study comprises three phases. In the first phase, focus group discussions were held with three groups: (1) women using a family planning method, (2) women not using a family planning method, and (3) sexually active men. In the second phase, a household survey was conducted to interview 400 men aged 20-49 and 400 women aged 18-39 in each urban and rural area of each country. In the third phase, 30 in-depth interviews were conducted to gain further insights on issues related to sexuality, family planning, HIV/STDs. The project findings will have implications for family planning and STD/HIV control and prevention programmes. It will provide insights into the perspectives and behaviour of sexually active men and women on the intertwined issues of HIV/STD and reproductive intentions. These should help guide policy makers and programme managers in the choice of strategies which best meet the needs and perspectives of people.
Funder: World Health Organisation
Duration of project: 1998
Professor Pranitha Maharaj
Transitions to Adulthood
Brief Description: This project is designed to provide a multi-dimensional, multi-level approach to understanding the opportunities and risks facing adolescents in the context of the high - and rising - prevalence of AIDS.
Collaborators: Policy Research Division (PRD) of the Population Council, Tulane University, and the USAID funded Horizons and FOCUS Projects.
Progress to date: Data collection, capture and cleaning of the first wave were completed in March 2000, and Wave Two was completed in January 2002.
A linked but separate project has been initiated with the Population Council which is investigating opportunities for an intervention to support livelihood activities for adolescent girls.
Associated Conferences: The first papers using the Transitions data were presented at the Population Association of America’s (PAA) annual conference in 2000 and in South Africa at the AIDS conference held in Durban in July, 2000. Papers have since been presented at the PAA in 2001 and 2002. As with the Kwa-Zulu-Natal Income Dynamics Study (KIDS) data, on completion of the second wave, this database will be distributed at no cost.
A user-friendly summary of the results of the first wave was presented at a workshop of policy makers and NGO’s and has been widely distributed.
Participants: Julian May; Pranitha Maharaj; Ntsiki Manzini; Thabani Buthelezi
Integrated Health Services in Reproductive Health
Brief Description: The purpose of the study is to provide some insights into the integrated reproductive health approach. It will build on earlier research conducted in the region to determine staff ability and preparedness to prevent the spread of AIDS but look more specifically at the response of service providers to the twin risk of unwanted pregnancy and STI/HIV infection. The specific objectives of the study are as follows:
• To examine current reproductive health polices for dealing with the twin risks of HIV and unwanted pregnancy and the practical implications of the implementation of integrated STI/HIV services at clinic level
• To investigates the extent and adequacy of management of STIs at the local level.
• To ascertain the knowledge, skills of family providers and their attitude to the promotion of sexual health matter in their services
• Through the clients and service provider’s account, analyse the needs, opportunities and constraints for dealing with these twin risks.
Professor Pranitha Maharaj
Investigation into male condom usage by young people
Brief Description: Most research into young people condom use has focused on increasing the incidence and consistency of condom use. The aim of the study is to collect detailed information from condom users as to precisely how condoms are used and the factors and influences affecting use. The focus of the research is on investigating correct and incorrect condom use among young people. By such close examination of condom use, it should be possible to identify ways to reinforce good behaviour and increase the efficacy of condom use. The methodology combines qualitative and quantitative methods and adapts the methods being used in the UK component of the study.
Funder: Mellon Foundation
Duration of project: 2004 -
Professor Pranitha Maharaj
Ms Chantal Munthree
Ms Chantal Munthree
SOCIAL ASPECTS OF HIV/AIDS
1. HIV/AIDS and Child Labour in South Africa
Brief Description: This is a study to investigate the link between HIV/AIDS and child labour. It is part of a regional study that involved four countries (South Africa, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe). The principal investigator for South Africa’s study is Prof. Mturi.
Progress to date: Fieldwork was conducted in 2001 and 2002 in all four countries. A regional dissemination workshop that drew in various local and international stakeholders took place in Zambia in May 2003. Plans are under-way to synthesize the findings and design recommendations for policy purposes.
Additional Participants: Nompumelelo Nzimande
Understanding the Changing Family Composition and Structure in South Africa in the era of HIV/AIDS
Brief Description: The study investigates the type of families existing in South Africa, the pressures that families face in the light of the HIV/AIDS epidemic and what changes have occurred since then. This investigation is conducted keeping in mind the changes that are taking place in marriage patterns and the rise in HIV prevalence rate. The study is conducted in three provinces namely KwaZulu-Natal, Eastern Cape and Limpopo.
Funder: African Social Research Programme of the United Nations Population Fund
Additional Participants: Dr Thokozani Xaba
Mturi, A., Xaba, T. and Sekokotla, D. (2005). Assessment of Circumstances Facing Contemporary Families in South Africa. Research Report, 66.
Mturi, A. et al. (2005) Understanding the changing family composition and structure in South Africa in the era of HIV/AIDS pandemic. Durban: School of Development Studies.
Ms Nompumelelo Nzimande
South African Social Protection Expenditure and Performance Review
Brief Description: To document the extent of coverage of and exclusion from social protection in South Africa and its trend in the decade 1990 to 2001.
Start date and duration of project: The project began in January 2003. The report, with revisions, was submitted to the IInternational Labour Organisation (ILO) on 31 March 2004.
Collaborators:Marius Olivier and Adriette Dekker from the Centre for International and Comparative Labour and Social Security Law, Rand Afrikaans University.
Funders: The International Labour Organisation
The Population and Poverty Studies Programme, School of Development Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal
Description of progress to date:Draft report completed and submitted to the the Financial, Actuarial and Statistical Services Branch of the International Labour Organisation (ILO). Public release of the report to be organised by the ILO in Pretoria.
Research findings:Social protection programmes in South Africa were idenfitied that provide benefits and services in case of old-age, disability, death of the breadwinner, sickness, unemployment, maternity, family, poverty and general neediness.
This covered social insurance type programmes (mandatory), state programmes, voluntary protection substituting mandatory social insurance, mutual and community-based activities, and other relevant programmes. Specifically this included the different social grant schemes, benefits under the Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act (COIDA), the Unemployment Insurance Fund, the Road Accident Fund, as well as the pension and provident funds. Relevant indicators on the health care system (public and private) were also included. Reference was also made to the following as far as relevant to social protection: local government programmes, charity type activities (domestic and foreign), foreign aid. For each of the programmes time series data and information was collected over time where applicable. Indicators were developed where these were not publicly or otherwise available, measuring coverage in its three dimensions: extent, scope and depth. It was concluded that the most serious and severe shortcoming in the South African social security system has to do with the way in which the combination of social insurance arrangements and the social assistance framework effectively excludes millions of the poor, the vulnerable and the destitute in South Africa, despite a liberal constitutional dispensation and a strong international law framework.
Public release of the report is still to be determined by the ILO.
Additional Participants: Isaivani Hyman, Dulcie Krige, Masingita Khandhlela
The Reach of the Child Support Grant in the Umkhanyakude District, KwaZulu-Natal
Following the recommendations of the Lund Committee for Child and Family Support (chaired by Francie Lund), the Child Support Grant was introduced in South Africa in 1998. This is a means-tested monthly amount payable to the primary care giver of children in poor households. It was introduced for children to their seventh birthdays, and this is presently being extended to children up to the age of fifteen.
The Child Support Grant is increasingly being used internationally as evidence of the effectiveness of unconditional cash transfers as a means of addressing poverty.
A book on the reach of the Child Support Grant is forthcoming in 2008.
Another project of the School, The KwaZulu-Natal Income Dynamics Survey (KIDS) in its third wave, collected data on the impact of social security grants, particularly the Child Support Grant (CSG).
Professor Francie Lund
TRADE AND INDUSTRY
|Key Features of post-1994 Patterns of International Trade in KwaZulu-Natal[completed] [Trade and Industry]
Brief Description: Using a unique dataset, this project explores the patterns of international trade in KwaZulu-Natal and its impact on the industrial structure of the province. Investigating trade patterns over the period 1994-2001 this research highlights that although KZN exports have grown, these have largely been in areas of industry showing low levels of technological development. On a more positive note, the research finds that there is evidence of export specialisation, and that exports have grown in non-traditional markets.
Robbins, G. Valodia, I. Velia, M. and Lebani, L. (2006). An Assessment of the Opportunities to Increase the Value-add in KwaZulu-Natal's Dominant Export Industries. Research Report 68.
Valodia I. and Velia, M. Key features of the post-1994 pattern of trade of KwaZulu-Natal with the rest of the world: emerging trends and issues. Trade and Industry Monitor, 28. More
Velia, M. and Valodia, I. (2003) Where are the Opportunities for the Dube TradePort? An Assessment of the Potential Demand from Some Time-sensitive and Time- critical Sectors. Research Report No. 56.More
Velia, M. and Valodia, I. (2003) Key Features of the Post-1994 Pattern of Trade of the KwaZulu-Natal Province with the Rest of the World: Emerging Trends and Issues. Research Report No. 57.More
Professor Imraan Valodia
Mr Glen Robbins
Dr Myriam Velia
Services and Trade Policy
Brief Description: The project is looking at South Africa's offensive interests across 5 services sectors (out of 12 GATS - General Agreement on Trade in Services) in view of South Africa's offer and request within the multilateral context of negotiations - as specified at Doha.
The project is being undertaken for the DTI, with TIPS (Trade & industry Policy Strategies). TIPS will focus on three sectors, with the School focusing on two: transport (maritime & land - e.g. road & freight) and distribution (commercial agent services, retail, wholesale and franchise).
We are establishing those interests on the basis of face to face interviews with large to very large key players - South African firms.
Funding: This is a short-term project for the DTI, with funding for the International Trade and Economic Development Division.
SMEs and Global Value Chains in the Automotive Sector
Brief Description: Glen Robbins and Professor Mike Morris have been undertaking research to feed into a global study into SMEs and Global Value Chains co-ordinated by University of Fribourg in Switzerland. The project is sponsored by UNCTAD and the OECD. The South African research has as its focus SMEs supplying transnational auto firms.
Duration: February 2006 – July 2006
Mr Glen Robbins