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Are services the new manufacturers?

11 April 2019
12:30 - 14:00

Evidence on the performance of services trade in Southern Africa

Presenters: Dr Justin Visagie and Professor Ivan Turok, Economic Performance and Development Research (EPD) department, HSRC

Date: Thursday, 11 April 2019                                                                         
Time:  12:30 – 14:00
Venues: Video conference in Pretoria, Cape Town and KwaZulu-Natal  Livestream by Vidyo

Service exports are the fastest growing portion of world trade and now account for nearly a quarter of global exports. This presents opportunities for many emerging economies to adapt and enter new markets. Many African countries are struggling to industrialise and create formal jobs in the face of intensified international competition and with weak domestic capabilities. Perhaps there is a pathway to economic development that includes a role for tradable services? We discuss evidence for SADC countries using a new international service trade database.

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Pretoria: HSRC Video Conference Room, 1st  floor HSRC Library, 134 Pretorius Street, Pretoria. Contact Arlene Grossberg  | T: (012) 302 2811  | E:
Cape Town: HSRC Video Conference Room, Merchant House 116-118 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town. Contact Shouneez Khan| T: (021) 466 7948 | E:
Durban: HSRC Video Conference Room, The Atrium, 5th Floor, 430 Peter Mokaba Ridge, Berea, 4001. Contact Ridhwaan Khan  | T: (031) 242 5400  | C: 083 788 2786  | E:  / Wiseman Mbambo | E:

The HSRC seminar series is funded by the Department of Science and Technology (DST). The views and opinions expressed therein as well as findings and statements of the seminar series do not necessarily represent the views of the DST

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