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Agricultural reform has made a major contribution to the social and economic changes in South Africa over the past decade. But what are the challenges facing the government as it attempts to broaden participation of black farmers in commercial agriculture and boost the sector’s competitiveness ?
Case studies include: motor vehicle sector in Japan, Poland, South Africa and Australia; health services in the USA and Mexico, Japan, Philippines and Thailand; international IT sourcing in the United States, India and Europe plus IBM and Infosys.
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Lowering interest rates and, thus, the cost of borrowing in the rand zone (Lesotho, Namibia, Swaziland and South Africa) is a priority to promote investment and economic growth.
This paper represents a first attempt to assess the role of the private sector in supplying protected land or 'land under wildlife' in southern Africa. Although limited information exists on private conservation initiatives, it is possible to con...
Johannesburg, South Africa, 23-24 November 2001 Part of the The OECD-Southern Africa Dialogue, the forum discussed different national approaches to strengthening the triangulation of good public governance, economic growth and social equity.
Vocational education and training (VET) programmes are facing rapid change and intensifying challenges. How can employers and unions be engaged? How can workbased learning be used? How can teachers and trainers be effectively prepared? How should postsecondary programmes be structured? This country report on South Africa looks at these and other questions.