State Ownership of Public Enterprises in South Africa

By Nyawo Gumede.

Published by The Social Sciences Collection

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Government involvement in economic affairs of a country, either through ownership, operation or regulation of the enterprises and services is a historical and economic reality. In South Africa, public enterprises play a crucial role in socio-economic development. Thus they are viewed as vital and strategic pillars of the economy. Most public ownerships came as a result of nationalization policy. Private businesses were converted into public ownerships by governments. Some public enterprises emerged and grew under the government sector naturally because of their core-business and scope of operation. Public enterprise became dominant in transport, communication, natural resources, financial services and agriculture. This paper endeavours to explore public enterprises in South Africa.

Keywords: Public Enterprises, State Ownership, Structural Weaknesses and Problems, South Africa

International Journal of Interdisciplinary Social Sciences, Volume 4, Issue 3, pp.159-168. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.125MB).

Nyawo Gumede

Lecturer A, Economic & Management Science, University of Free State, Bloemfontein, Free State, South Africa

Nyawo is a Lecturer A at the University of Free State in South Africa.Has more than 9 years lecturing experience.Nyawo has presented conference papers and is doing a PhD research as well. Nyawo has worked as Sub-Head of the department of Public Management/Political Science.

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