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Title:Resource-Based Sustainable Development: An Alternative Approach to Industrialisation in South Africa
Authors:Walker, Marian
Jourdan, Paul
Year:2004
Periodical:Africanus
Volume:34
Issue:1
Pages:64-90
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:industrial policy
mining
mineral exploration
Agriculture, Natural Resources and the Environment
Development and Technology
Economics and Trade
Abstract:This article explores the possibility of a resource-based approach to industrialization in South Africa. While mineral endowments are generally regarded as a 'curse' for long-term growth, the experiences of highly industrialized economies such as Sweden, Finland and the United States suggest that promoting clusters of 'sidestream' and 'downstream' activities can assist in achieving national development goals in terms of economic diversification and increasing the well-being of the population. Given the high-tech nature of mining and minerals processing activities, such a sector offers numerous possibilities for catalyzing sustainable development and facilitating South Africa's gradual transition to a knowledge-based economy. Bibliogr., sum. [Journal abstract]
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