Trouble and chance in the motor industry

SOURCE: HSRC Review
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2009
TITLE AUTHOR(S): M.Gastrow
KEYWORDS: AUTOMOBILE MANUFACTURING INDUSTRY, AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY, ECONOMIC GROWTH
DEPARTMENT: Inclusive Economic Development (IED)
Web link: http://www.hsrc.ac.za/en/review/April-2009/motor-industry
Intranet: HSRC Library: shelf number 5750

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Abstract

The word 'crisis', when written in Chinese, is composed of two characters: one representing danger and the other representing opportunity. Whereas the South African automotive manufacturing industry is staggering under the impact of the global economic crisis that has nearly bankrupted the world's largest automotive companies, there might also be some opportunities.