Dec 6, 2023 | business and economy

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South Africa’s post-apartheid foreign policy has largely emphasised state-led continental political and economic integration. However, little attention has been paid to the influence of the country’s multinational corporations – or ‘MNCs’ – in this process. MNCs have indeed made an important contribution to increased integration across Africa, due to expansion strategies and the desire to increase market share. Dr Mpumelelo Mkhabela and Professor Christopher Changwe Nshimbi from the Centre for the Study of Governance Innovation at the University of Pretoria argue that we should do more to acknowledge this. More

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This Audio is a summary of the article ‘Post-Apartheid South Africa and African Continental Integration: The Contribution of South African Multinational Corporations to Integration’ published in the Journal of African Business. You can find the link on

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