Workshop on Trade, Development and Global Justice

A workshop of the GLOBUS research area of Trade, Development and Global Justice will be staged in Johannesburg on 30 May to 1 June 2017. 

Wits School of Governance, Johannesburg (Photo: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg)

The papers cover a range of topics relating to three sub-themes of the research area of Trade, Development and Global Justice, namely (a) Trade Relations with African, Caribbean and Pacific (ACP) countries; (b) Trade and Development; and (c) North-South and South-South Cooperation.

The workshop will take place at the Wits Club, West Campus at Wits University Johannesburg.
Out-of–town participants will be accommodated at the Holiday Inn, Rosebank. There will be a shuttle operating between the hotel and the workshop venue. 

Draft programme

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Tuesday 30 May




Session 1: Trade, Development and Global Justice
Panel Chair: 
David Everatt, Head, Wits School of Governance


Zeblon Vilakazi, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Wits’ GLOBUS signatory

Imraan Valodia, Dean, Wits‘ Faculty of Commerce, Law and Management

Helene Sjursen, ARENA, University of Oslo and GLOBUS Scientific Coordinator

Massimo De Luca, First Counselor, Head of Trade and Economics, EU Delegation to South Africa

Trudi Hartzenberg, Executive Director, Trade Law Centre: Implications of Brexit for Trade and Development in South Africa

Pundi Pillay, Wits School of Governance, GLOBUS work package leader




Session 2: EU Trade Relations with the ACP

Mozambique Case Study
Cerina Banu Mussa, Ministry of Trade and Industry, Mozambique

EU Trade with South Africa
Talitha Bertelsmann, South African Institute of International Affairs

Are the EPAs undermining or promoting Africa’s development?
William Gumede, Wits School of Governance

18:00 Reception

Wednesday 31 May


Session 3: EU Trade Relations with the ACP (continued)

South Africa’s trade relationship with the EU – unequal partnership?
William Gumede, Wits School of Governance

Renewable Energy Policy and Local Manufacturing: Can the EU do more?
Ivor Sarakinsky, Wits School of Governance

Comparing East African Community and EU relations in the 1960s and 2000s
Nicolas de Zamaroczy, O.P. Jindal Global University

11:00 Coffee

Session 4: The Trade-Development Nexus

Does the EU’s “Aid for Trade” bring Justice to Trade and Development
Paul Walsh and Krishna Vadlamannati, University College Dublin

Trade and Development in SADC
Odile Mackett, Kholiswa Malindini and Pundy Pillay, Wits School of Governance

Changing Trade Relations – Towards climate justice, soil diversity, and food production in SADC
Michelle Pressend, University of Cape Town

13:30 Lunch

Session 5: Aid Policies – Comparing North-South and South-South Cooperation

ODA for Enhancing North-South Cooperation
Weiping Huang, Renmin University China

North-South vs. South-South Cooperation, Mozambique Case Study
Jorge Tinta, independent consultant, Maputo, Mozambique

16:00 End of session

Thursday 1 June


Panel on Trade, Development and Social Justice in Africa

Blandina Kilama, REPOA Policy Research for Development, Tanzania

Given Mutimyde, Economist, Office of the President, Zimbabwe

Megan Govender, MAST Economics, Pretoria

10:30 Coffee

Session 6: Aid Policies (continued)

Case Study of Donor Coordination in EU Development Policy
Johanne Døhlie Saltnes, ARENA, University of Oslo

African Perspectives on Development Aid
Kholiswa Malindini, Odile Mackett and Pundy Pillay, Wits School of Governance

Perceptions of Brazilian Diplomats regarding the Agenda for International Development Cooperation
Carlos Milani and Magno Klein, State University of Rio de Janeiro

13:00 Lunch and closure

For information, contact workshop organiser Pundy Pillay

Tel. +27-11-717 3808
Cell: +27-83-643 1100

For general queries:


Tags: Trade and development
Published May 9, 2017 10:09 AM - Last modified May 26, 2017 1:26 PM