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Deepening South Africa-India private-sector relations
7 October 2015

South Africa and India share a solid bilateral relationship, and aim to expand and diversify their trade and economic relations. To help achieve this, the private sector is a critical partner and there is an increasing role for civil society to play. This paper examines ways of enhancing private-sector relations between India and South Africa, and makes suggestions for government, business and civil society in this area.

About the authors

Amanda Lucey is a senior researcher in the Conflict Management and Peacebuilding Division of the ISS. She works on the ‘Enhancing South African Post-Conflict Development and Peacebuilding Capacity in Africa’ project. Amanda worked with MONUSCO as a political affairs officer in the DRC, and has previously worked with the UNDP in South Sudan as a rule of law officer. She holds an MPhil in Justice and Transformation from the University of Cape Town.

Catherine Grant Makokera is a research associate at the Trade Law Centre for Southern Africa. She served as a diplomat for New Zealand and has worked for organised business in southern Africa. She has conducted research on global economic governance, regional integration, trade and state–business relations in Africa.

This paper was made possible with support from the Fahamu Emerging Powers Project. The ISS is grateful for support from the following members of the ISS Partnership Forum: the governments of Australia, Canada, Denmark, Finland, Japan, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden and the US.