industrial development

Leveraging Services for Employment, Growth and Equity: Employment Through Government Procurement

Government expenditure is a key lever for influencing the nature and pace of employment creation, especially in sectors where it is a provider or procurer of services. Therefore, the Leveraging Services Project for Employment, Growth and Equity reviewed the possibilities for creating jobs indirectly through procurement by government and state-owned enterprises, and directly through meeting…


Manufacturing Employment and Import Dependence

Prof Rob Davies assesses the potential of promoting South Africa’s manufacturing sector through reduced import dependence. He explores two versions of the argument. The first suggests that it would be beneficial to reduce the imported component of inputs into manufacturing production. Imported inputs into manufacturing rose from 13.0% of gross output in 1993 to 15.9%…