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Title:Patterns of industrial performance in South Africa in the first decade of democracy: the continued influence of minerals-based activities
Author:Roberts, SimonISNI
Periodical:Transformation: Critical Perspectives on Southern Africa
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:industrial development
industrial policy
industrial production
mining products
External link:http://muse.jhu.edu/journals/transformation/v065/65.1roberts.pdf
Abstract:Despite major restructuring of industry in South Africa under trade liberalization, a review of sectoral patterns of development reveals strong elements of continuity. This article explores these patterns, and focuses on two main themes. The first is whether and what diversification has occurred within manufacturing industry in the context of trade liberalization. The second is the continued significance of minerals-based activities. Against the record in each of these areas it is argued that industrial policy since 1994 has largely failed to come to terms with the key structural challenges of South African manufacturing industry. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]