Industry Adds Value

Below find Prof. Ben Turok's letter to Business Day on 17 June 2015. ALLOW me to comment on Songezo Zibi’s latest column (Unembargoed, June 15). He takes a rather pessimistic view on the prospects of industrialisation in SA through building a "bigger heavy industrial sector … to fuel infrastructure". The obstacles he cites are high... Continue Reading →

Report on Expert Meeting on Mineral Value Chains

NATIONAL RESEARCH FOUNDATION (NRF) PRETORIA TUESDAY 14 APRIL 2015 ABSTRACT There is evidence that there is inadequate cooperation and coordination between government departments in the same sector. The silo culture is supreme. Input costs for manufacturing are high for raw materials, government services, compliance with regulations, labour etc. There is inadequate mutual support within the... Continue Reading →

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