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Automobile, Engineering and steel, Furniture manufacturing, Paper, Packaging and Pulp, Textile and Leather. An Omnibus guide to wage bargaining from the Labour Research Service.  (December 2001)


Article Summary
The South African broader automotive industry represents the third largest sector in the South African economy, after mining and agriculture, and accounts for approximately 28.5% of the country’s manufacturing output1. The automobile manufacturing industry is classified in four different segments: cars; light commercial vehicles (including bakkies and minibuses); medium commercial vehicles; and trucks and buses. The sector contributes about 5.5% to South Africa’s gross domestic product, and in 2000 had a sales turnover of 32.6 billion.

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