oa Africa Insight - Developmental issues Environmental policy

Volume 32, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



One of the most heavily debated areas of environmental policy is the relationship between economic growth and environmental quality. South Africa is no exception in this regard. With its typical Third World problems of poverty, high unemployment, and a low skills base, the emphasis must be placed on the need for economic development Moreover, being a capital-scarce country, South Africa needs to generate a higher return on Investments by focusing on the industrial sector as a source of growth, with the possible trickling down of benefits to other strata in society. Such an outlook will have a greater influence on the both the quality and quantity of natural resources in the country,

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