Overview of Industrial Policy

Year Published 2003
Business unit: Special Projects
Resource type: Research reports
Research report: HSRC
File type: PDF
Theme(s): Economic Development, Policy analysis, Trade & Industry


This chapter analyses the impact of industrial policy on the demand for labour. It shows that South Africa’s industrial development has been historically been driven by minerals extraction and import-substitution industrialisation, overlaid by apartheid policies aimed at excluding the majority of the population from the economy.

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