South Africa's economic reforms of the 1990s were overdone, destroying some industries and thus impacting economic growth and job creation. A re-balancing of industrial policy is called for.
Properly executed, government intervention can provide a real economic boost.
If the US were to stop dumping these valuable metals in landfills and to cease exporting them as cheap scrap, its imports could fall, and there would be less of these metals being made from scratch.
The need to connect African markets to aid development will once again be discussed at the World Economic Forum. The debate needs to move beyond the usual rhetoric.
The industry itself is a big polluter, but lots of environmentally important technologies depend on steel.
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Efforts to address Africa's developmental challenges are hampered by features of the global governance architecture that undermine national policy and international cooperation.