oa Africa Insight - Bophuthatswana: Economic Development - Problems and Policies

Volume 7, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



The article discusses the principal problems and opportunities facing the authorities of the new state and seeks to indicate the broad direction which Bophuthatswana's development efforts are likely to follow. In the first part, published policy statements by Chief Lucas Mangope are presented. Subsequently, the policy implications of the country's resource endowment and of its economic integration into the South African system are analysed in some detail. Particular attention is drawn to the crucial role played by sound administration in efforts to accelerate development.

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