The South African innovation policies: potential and constraint

SOURCE: Brics and development alternatives: innovation systems and policies
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2010
TITLE AUTHOR(S): G.Kruss, J.Lorentzen
SOURCE EDITOR(S): J.E.Cassiolato, V.Vitorino
KEYWORDS: INNOVATION, KNOWLEDGE-BASED ECONOMY
DEPARTMENT: Education and Skills Development (ESD)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 6576

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Abstract

South Africa is one of the strongest economies in Africa and key to the economic and political development of Sub-Saharan Africa. But the central thrust is one of considerable economic potential, with significant constraints imposed by the legacy of the past. South Africa has potential to compete in the global economy but socio-economic developmental demands require critical efforts for long-term sustainability and may become a binding constraint.