Crisis or Opportunity?
Edited by Peter Draper, Philip Alves and Razeen Sally
This book has been two years in the making. The project behind it was made possible by a generous grant from the Regional Trade Facilitation Programme (RTFP), with supplementary funding from Australian Aid. The latter is a core funder of the Development through Trade Programme at the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA), whose team members ran the project. We would like to thank all involved in making this a success, beginning with Mark Pearson, Joan Pilcher and Stella Mushiri at the RTFP. The SAIIA events team, headed by Sarasa Ananmalay, worked tirelessly on two workshops and a major international conference in Johannesburg, and therefore also deserve special mention. Many others deserve thanks for their contributions to the body of work presented in this book, through comments and insights provided at review workshops, the final conference, and in informal discussions. We have enjoyed editing and contributing to this book, primarily because we have learned so much interesting detail. Thus our most heartfelt thanks go to the authors of the individual chapters, who worked diligently to meet deadlines, tolerating all manner of administrative and other frustrations along the way. Peter Draper Philip Alves and Razeen Sally xviii