South Africa would benefit greatly from the rich beneficiation experience of Brazil, Russia, India and China.
New analysis indicates that a strict beneficiation policy might not lead to optimal developmental outcomes.
African economies could benefit more from backward linkages to the mining industry than from beneficiation.
The devastating impact of mine closures could be avoided with economic and scientific interventions.
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) roadmap towards greater regional trade integration and development is a good start but lacks detail.