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.