Vanessa Tang is a lecturer in International Economics and policy development consultant at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. She holds a PhD in Economics from the University of Johannesburg, RSA. She has consulted for various organizations including most recently the African Development Bank, African Union and African Capacity Building Foundation. She has published numerous papers in books, journals and government reports on issues related to international trade, welfare, tourism, special economic zones and regional economic integration. Her most recent co-edited book is titled Development and Sustainable Growth of Mauritius.