The South Africans have arrived: post-apartheid corporate expansion into Africa

SOURCE: State of the nation: South Africa 2003-2004
OUTPUT TYPE: Chapter in Monograph
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): J.Daniel, V.Naidoo, S.Naidu
SOURCE EDITOR(S): J.Daniel, A.Habib, R.Southall
KEYWORDS: ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE, INVESTMENT, POST APARTHEID SOUTH AFRICA, SOUTH AFRICAN ECONOMY, TRADE
DEPARTMENT: Democracy, Governance and Service Delivery (DGSD)
Web link: http://www.hsrcpublishers.ac.za/full_title_info.asp?id=2055
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2493

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Abstract

Shaking off decades of apartheid-era isolation, South African executives, both black and white, are moving north to buy struggling banks, rebuild rundown railways, and bring first-world technology to an impoverished continent. This explosion of trade and investment is one of the most vivid illustrations of South Africa's metamorphosis since apartheid ended in 1994. Once a pariah state, South Africa now seems poised to dominate the continent that once shunned its products and leaders.