The Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU) is calling for industrialisation to tackle inequality, unemployment and poverty in South Africa.
COSATU general-secretary, Zwelinzima Vavi, argues that, “We have to stop the processes of de-industrialisation. We've got to ensure that the trade relations that are mutually beneficial can ensure industrialisation in South Africa."
Vavi, who states that the National Development Plan does not see industrialisation as the core of South Africa's economic programme, adds that every successful industrialised nation in the world started by a painful process of building the manufacturing sector of the economy to be industrialised.
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