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with Development Southern Africa
Deadline: 28 February 2020
The Role of Transnet
in the South African Economy
The transport sector is central to economic growth and sustainable development of any economy. Many countries have state-owned enterprises that are responsible for providing transport infrastructure and services. South Africa is no exception to these countries. In South Africa, Transnet is a state-owned entity providing the key transport infrastructure and services in the country. Transnet plays a vital role in South Africa’s economic transformation through the integration of many economic sectors. Over the last two decades from the 1990’s, the government through Transnet has embarked on the expansion and modernisation of the country’s ports, rail and pipelines infrastructure, having invested billions over the years. The focus of Transnet is on the freight transport sector.
This special issue of Development Southern Africa is edited by Joel Hinaunye Eita and Nicholas Ngepah. It will be devoted to the strategic role that the state-owned enterprises play in the South African logistic value chain and the implication to economic development. We invite scholars to contribute original research articles on the effect of Transnet’s expansion and pricing activities on both local and international competitiveness; employment; export, import, capital formation, economic growth. All submissions must contain papers that are original and are not under consideration for publications elsewhere.
Special Issue Editors
Joel Hinaunye Eita & Nicholas Ngepah, School of Economics, University of Johannesburg, South Africa