NES Commentary No.48

This is a message on the current grand renaissance dam written by theacting director of the Ethiopian Women Association in Southern Africa. Thekey message is that the electricity provision from the completion of theGrand Renaissance Dam(GERD) will liberate all our women who strugglevery hard with wood and fuel to make

Time Now for the Final Resolution of the Nile River Controversy: Lessons Riparian Countries and External Observers Must learn from the Lesotho and South Africa Agreement

Kidane Alemayehu* & Mammo Muchie** *Kidane AlemayehuFounder of Global Alliance for JusticeE-Mail: **Mammo MuchieDSI/NRF SARChI Research ProfessorTshwane University of TechnologyNetwork of Ethiopian Scholars ( &

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-006

South African Competency in High Technology: An exploration of patents granted in USPTO to South African Inventors Swapan Kumar Patra and Mammo Muchie Abstract In the post-apartheid era, new democratically elected South African Government had realized the role of technology and innovation for the national development. The science and technology based industries

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-007

What Can South Africa Learn from High Technology Patents in India: An Analysis of ICT and Biotechnology Industry through USPTO Swapan Kumar Patra and Mammo Muchie Abstract Economic success of a nation is highly related to technological capability building. Therefore, both industrially developed and developing nations follow explicit strategies to increase their

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-003

The viability of African Entrepreneurial activities in the Tourism sector: A case of Tshwane Municipality, Gauteng Province Byamukama John Berchmans, Mammo Muchie & Worku Zeleke ABSTRACT This paper seeks to identify and quantify the socio-economic factors that adversely affect the viability of African entrepreneurial activities in the tourism sector in the Gauteng

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-005

Strategic Management in the Public Service: Reflection of its Effectiveness in Public Organizations Oyekunle, Oluwayemisi Adebola Abstract Strategic management is one of the utmost forms of management activities in the South African government institutions, and is under increasing pressure to improve outcomes and increase the output of their organisations, while simultaneously improving

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-008

Eastern Europe consumer attitude towards Made in China products and China as a country brand: a Romanian perspective Elena Marin Abstract During the past few years China’s economical growth increased and finally took the first place, and left the USA and other countries behind. Having most of the products with the label

SARChI Working Paper Series No. 2015-004

Standard-setting Strategy balancing between ‘De Facto’ and ‘De Jure’ in a Latecomer Country: The case of ICT industry in China Yan Hui, Shamima Nasrin, Angathevar Baskaran and Mammo Muchie Abstract The main objective of this study is to gain insights into the complexities of the standard-setting process involving a latecomer country. Standards