Industry From The Bottom Up

Saturday, August 23, 2008  

By Bright B. Simons 

Bright SimonsMost of Africa is in a deepening state of de-industrialisation.  Even mighty South Africa, once a contender in the same leagues as Brazil and Israel, with its nuclear bomb-making antics and machine fabrication edge, is today in a subtle retreat from manufacturing into the comforting arms of financial services and tourism (upswings this year are from a historical low base).  What is to account for the rapid shrinking of industrial capacity in sub-Saharan Africa?….

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