Working paper 20, "Perspectives on Eastern Cape Industrialisation”, is part of a body of work developed by ECSECC over many years on industrialisation in the Eastern Cape. ECSECC has authored and contributed to the crafting of economic development strategy and policy in the Eastern Cape for over 20 years, and work on re-industrialisation and industrial development has been a key part of this. This Working Paper reviews the provincial and national manufacturing industry and places this in a global context. It focuses on three industrial segments of particular relevance to Eastern Cape: advanced agriculture, transport equipment and non-automotive manufacturing.
The purpose of the paper is to assist thinking
and discussions on industrial policy in relation to the Eastern Cape, and in
particular to identify key issues for Eastern Cape industrialisation that
require further investigation and action.