Annual Forum Papers

The regional value chain for mining capital equipment: Linkages and firm upgrading in South Africa and Zambia

  • Year: 2015
  • Organisation: CCRED, University of Johannesburg
  • Author(s): Judith Fessehale
  • Countries and Regions: South Africa, Zambia

Session 7: Minerals value chains: Upstream and beneficiation

This paper presents key trends in the global value chain for mining capital equipment. It includes a section on the background of the South African and Zambian mining inputs clusters. It maps the regional value chain for mining capital equipment and presents the research findings in terms of firm entry, upgrading processes and regional inter-firm linkages, and looks at policy constraints at national and regional level.