SA 'must strengthen industrial base'
Tuesday, June 19, 2012
South Africa must strengthen the industrial arm of its economy if it is to successfully weather the fallout from the Eurozone crisis, Trade and Industry Director-General Lionel October said at the first in a series of dialogues on the economy to be held around the country.
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