Regional Industrialisation and Regional Integration
Johannesburg, South Africa 14-15 July 2015

Forum Papers 2015

Opening session

Keynote address - Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies

Session:   1   |   2   |   3   |   4   |   5   |   6   |   7   |   8   |   9   |   10   |


Session 1: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 1

The last frontier: Prospects and policies for the automotive industry in Africa - Professsor Anthony Black, Tom McLennan (School of Ecoomics, University of Cape Town)
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The evolution of manufacturing in the Gauteng City Region - Professor Samantha Ashman (University of Johannesburg) and Dr Susan Newman (International Institute of Social Studies
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Strategic issues for Zambia's industrial development: Regional integration, competition and linkage development - Judith Fessehale, Reena das Nair and Phumzile Ncube (Centre for Competition, Regulation and Economic Development, CCRED, University of Johannesburg)
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Session 2: Regional integration and SADC

Trade integration and global value chains in Sub-Saharan Africa: In pursuit of the missing link - Celine Allard, Wenjie Chen and Emmanouil Kitsios (IMF)
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Bilateral foreign direct investment from South Africa and income convergence in SADC - Paul J Dunne (SALDRU, University of Cape Town) and Nicholas Masiyandima (University of Cape Town)
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Session 3: Regional manufacturing and industrial policy 2

The potential for border development zones (BDZs) on South Africa's Northern border - Christopher Wood (SAIIA), Clarence Siziba (WTI)
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Exploring innovation in industrial development for inclusive and transformative development in Africa - Dr Moses Obinyeluaka (ITAC)
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Evaluating local and regional supplier inputs to mega-infrastructure projects: Lessons from the Moatize railway, Mozambique - Tatenda Zengeni, Basani Baloyi and Simon Roberts (CCRED, University of Johannesburg)
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Session 4: Market integration and trade

Review of SADC's market integration agenda: Opportunities and challenges for regional industrial development - Trudi Hartzenberg and William Mwanza (Trade Law Centre, tralac)
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What is the impact of regional trade agreements on economic growth in Sub-Saharan Africa? Case study on the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) - Benjamin Eveslage (SOAS)
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Regional integration through seamless trade facilitation - Brian Glancy (Director, Trade Facilitation - USAID/Southern Africa Trade Hub)
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Session 5: International lessons

Regional integration: Lessons from Asia and Europe - Nancy Mashodo (Independent researcher)
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China's engagement in Africa: What are the potential impacts on Africa's regional integration? - Dr Daouda Cisse (China Institute)
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Session 6: A regional approach to energy resources

An integrated approach to modelling energy policy in Africa

Evaluating carbon taxes and electricity import restrictions - Channing Arndt, Rob Davies, Sherwin Gabriel, Konstantin Makrelov, Bruno Merven, Faaiqa Salie and James Thurlow (UNU-Wider)
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The Case for Imported Hydro Bruno Merven - (Energy Research Centre/UNU-Wider)
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The role of power pools in regional energy integration - Amy Rose (UNU-Wider)
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Optimised reservoir operation model of regional wind and hydropower integration: Case study Zambezi basin and South Africa - Yohannes Gebretsadik, Charles Fant, Kenneth Strzepek
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Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation

The scope for domestic value addition in a mining economy: The South African case - Professor Ben Turok
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Regional mineral value chains: Implications for Zambia's copper sector industrialisation-oriented beneficiation - Godfrey Hampwaya, Wisdom C. Kaleng'a and Gilbert Siame (University of Zambia)
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The regional value chain for mining capital equipment: Linkages and firm upgrading in South Africa and Zambia - Judith Fessehale (CCRED, University of Johannesburg)
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Session 8: Agricultural value chains in the region

Exploring regional industrial development through agro-processing: Case of the soy value chain across Zambia, Zimbabwe and South Africa - Lotta Takala-Greenish (University of the Witwatersrand) 
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Regulation and rIvalry in transport and fertiliser supply in Malawi, Tanzania and Zambia - Professor Simon Roberts and Thando Vilakazi (CCRED, University of Johannesburg)
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Towards a SADC fuel-ethanol market from sugarcane: Regulatory constraints and a model for regional sectoral integration - Wolfe Braude (Emet Consulting/ACCORD Development Consulting)
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Session 9: A regional collaboration: Different approaches

Contribution of cooperative management of water resources to regional integration in SADC - Professor Mike Muller (University of the Witwatersrand School of Governance)
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Political drivers of Africa's regional economic integration: Lessons from Maputo and North-South corridors - Bruce Byiers and Jan Vanheukelom (European Centre for Development Policy Management)
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Session 10: Agricultural value chains in the region

The Malawi poultry industry and regional integration: A case of local policy support and value chain growth - Clement Phangaphanga (Malawi's Deputy Director of Industry)
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Supporting regional food security through enhanced agricultural supply chains - USAID/Southern Africa Trade Hub
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