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Title:'One of a kind' South African craft: the developmental challenges
Authors:Rogerson, Christian M.ISNI
Rogerson, Jayne M.ISNI
Year:2010
Periodical:Africanus (ISSN 0304-615X)
Volume:40
Issue:2
Pages:18-39
Language:English
Geographic term:South Africa
Subjects:crafts
small enterprises
industrial development
industrial policy
Abstract:The craft sector has been prioritized by national government in South Africa for targeted development support. This paper analyses the results of a national survey undertaken with 121 craft enterprises which participate in the Department of Trade and Industry's (DTI) 'One of a Kind' trade show. The results of this investigation serve to confirm the critical role of demand and of markets as core driving forces for craft enterprise development. The markets for craft small and medium enterprises (SMMEs) in South Africa currently are dynamic as a result of an upturn in tourism, growth in domestic demand and the onset of craft production linked to world markets. Maximizing the potential benefits of the craft sector requires that key challenges that face craft SMMEs be addressed. Bibliogr., notes, ref., sum. [Journal abstract]
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