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Title:The structure of the South African economy and its military implications
Authors:Ncube, P.D.
Mlonyeni, M.
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:political economy
Abstract:An outline of the history of the structural features of the South African economy indicates that the latter depends on the exploitation of the working class and the peasantry. The structure of the working class is fragmented and distorted by the racial question, and it is divided into white and black. The South African bourgeoisie (which is white) and its international allies (including western multinational corporations) stand to gain from this system of economic exploitation. At the same time South Africa's dependence on importation of capital and technology has turned it into a satellite of imperialism. South Africa has become an important export market and the western governments, keen on exports, have assisted South Africa with building a rather impressive military machinery, to protect their own interests as well as those of the South African bourgeoisie. Diagr., notes, tab.