Government intervention and the resultant sector performance South Africa's diamond industry

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dc.contributor.author Axsel, Kenneth
dc.date.accessioned 2016-11-01T09:17:58Z
dc.date.available 2016-11-01T09:17:58Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10539/21328
dc.description A dissertation submitted to the Faculty of Engineering, University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, in fulfilment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science in Engineering. Johannesburg, 1993.
dc.description.abstract Since the discovery of diamonds in South Africa, Government has played an active role in the establishment of a local processing industry, aimed at the adding of value to locally mined rough diamonds. This study evaluates the influence of Government support and regulation in the performance of South Africa's diamond industry. Statistics were supplied mainly by the South African Diamond Board, the Minerals Bureau and the departments of Finance, and Trade and Industry. Discussions with prominent diamantaires were also undertaken to contrast statutory reporting with informally sourced facis. South Africa's diamond industry undetperforms, particularly the processing industry which benefits from State support at the expense of the other diamond sectors. Government's indirect support of the processing sector cannot be justified in view of its dismal performance. The entire diamond industry should be deregulaled, and State involvement in the processing sector (with special emphasis on the taxation structure) re-evaluated.
dc.language.iso en en_ZA
dc.subject.lcsh Diamond industry and trade--South Africa.
dc.subject.lcsh Diamond mines and mining--South Africa.
dc.title Government intervention and the resultant sector performance South Africa's diamond industry en_ZA
dc.type Thesis en_ZA
dc.description.librarian GR 2016 en_ZA


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