n IMIESA - Saving jobs and water : editorial comment

Volume 41, Issue 5
  • ISSN : 0257-1978



A focus of this issue of IMIESA is cement and concrete, an industry with a long history, of which South Africa can be proud. However, this industry is threatened. When considering this threat and government's role in creating an environment conducive to supporting a healthy industry, two very important lessons come to mind. The first is to never procrastinate, the second is always to be proactive. South Africa has at least 8.2 million unemployed adults, likely more, of which two-thirds are poorly educated. Most of these people, 5.3 million, are black Africans between the ages of 15 and 34.

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