FACTORS THAT FAVOUR INDUSTRIALIZATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

FACTORS THAT FAVOUR INDUSTRIALIZATION IN SOUTH AFRICA

  • Abundant raw materials ranging from agro-products to minerals
  • The Discovery of gold and diamonds at Kimberly and Witwatersrand necessitated the construction of industries.




  • Cheap skilled labor was provided initially by the Boers and British and later the elite Africans
  • Efficient transport and communication networks linking
  • industries to market centres
  • Large sums of capital to set up industries, buy raw materials, etc
  • Political stability that attracted investors from within and outside
  • Wide/ready market potential for the industrial products in South Africa and Britain.
  • Abundant water supply from rivers like Orange, Vaal, Kei, Limpopo, Fish, etc. that is used as a coolant and raw material.




  • International relations opening up the international market with countries like Japan.

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