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Title:Indigenisation of the Zimbabwean Economy and the Emerging Economic and Socio-Spatial Impacts
Author:Tevera, Daniel S.
Periodical:Eastern Africa Social Science Research Review (ISSN 1027-1775)
Notes:biblio. refs.
Geographic terms:Zimbabwe
Southern Africa
Ethnic and Race Relations
Politics and Government
Economics and Trade
Economics, Commerce
economic policy
race relations
Economic and social development
Abstract:Postcolonial African governments have initiated indigenization policies that differ from country to country. The present paper outlines the indigenization policy adopted in Zimbabwe, referring to the lessons which may be learned from the experiences of other African countries. From 1980 to 1990 public policy in Zimbabwe was mainly concerned with addressing the issue of localization of the economy in order to dilute the dominant influence of foreign capital and transnational corporations. Despite the official rhetoric, relatively little was done to increase the involvement of the indigenous population in the formal economy, especially in the fields of light industry, public transport and food distribution. Between 1991 and 1995 several new initiatives were pursued, including the enactment of the Mining (Alluvial Gold) (Public Streams) Regulations legitimizing the operations of indigenous gold panners and the formation of a Task Force on the indigenization of the economy. The paper also examines the factors that have slowed down the indigenization process in Zimbabwe and assesses the economic and sociospatial impacts to date. Bibliogr.