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Sunday, July 12, 2020

KwaZulu-Natal Economic Review

Research Report, Employment Growth & Development Initiative, Human Sciences Research Council

In 2002, KwaZulu-Natal’s Department of Economic Development and Tourism appointed the Human Sciences Research Council to undertake an economic review of the province with a view to establishing a provincial industrial strategy. The review encompassed the following key themes: • Growth in traditional and non-traditional primary, secondary and tertiary sectors • Changes in industrial structure, within and between industries • The contribution of nodal developments • Trends in labour absorption in the province • Human resource development and take-up of the Skills Development Strategy • Impact of HIV/Aids on the provincial economy • The contribution of public institutions in promoting economic development. The review comprises six main sections: a background and introduction; a section on the economy; labour markets (including HIV/Aids); the role of provincial government in economic development; and future growth prospects for the province. In order to set the national context for the analysis of the provincial economy, an analysis of industrial policy in the post-1994 period is provided.


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