Structural transformation along the metals, machinery and equipment value chain – building capabilities in the metals and machinery segments

28 March 2018, 16:00-17:00

The trajectory of South Africa’s industrial development has centered on the mining, metals and energy value chains, which has historically been characterised by very strong intra-sectoral relationships. The mining and basic metals industries were beneficiaries of favourable electricity tariffs, investment and logistics support aimed at promoting its competitiveness. Subsequently, the post-apartheid state has grappled with how to engage with the main companies (such as ArcelorMittal), including in responding to global developments. At the same time, there have been confusing signals and measures from different departments and public institutions. While the upstream industries received substantial subsidisation, there has been limited assistance for the downstream industries despite their importance for industrialization in South Africa.

  • How has post-apartheid government policy influenced structural change across the value chains?
  • What will it take to build capabilities in the downstream industries?  

Join CCRED as we unpack the challenges to structural transformation and propose priorities for building capabilities along metals, machinery and equipment value chain.

Presentation by Dr Zavareh Rustomjee (Rustomjee and Associates and CCRED Senior Research Fellow) and Lauralyn Kaziboni (CCRED)

The presentation is based on a forthcoming research report with the same title. See policy brief 1 of 2 from the report here.  

Venue: CCRED Seminar Room, 1st Floor, 6 Sturdee Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Click here for map

Date: 28 March 2018

Time: 16:00-17:00

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