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Constructing Future Growth Opportunities: The Potential to develop an Intensive Civil Engineering and Construction Works Exports Strategy

Lowitt assesses the economic contribution of South Africa’s civil engineering and construction works sector through both domestic and export activity. She then compares the domestic sector and government’s approach to export activity with those of other developing countries. The idea of using external demand to grow a domestic construction sector is not new, and international…


Employment Creation through Preferential Procurement and Enterprise Development

Initiated in 2008, the Human Sciences Research Council’s Employment through Procurement Project developed a knowledge base of procurement and enterprise development strategies to achieve socio-economic objectives, with an emphasis on employment creation. It focused on whether programmes contributed to: The creation of enterprises that supply previously imported goods and services  – Increased competitiveness of existing…