Situated within a Global Value Chain (GVC) analytical framework, this study investigates the regional value chain for mining capital equipment in South Africa and Zambia. In particular, it focuses on what is driving South African Original Equipment Manufacturers’ (OEMs) competitiveness in the Zambian market. It maps regional linkages and evaluates how South African and other foreign OEMs with a regional presence internationalise in Zambia and what drives their strategies. The study further evaluates whether the regional supply chain supports knowledge intensification and local value addition processes in Zambia and finds that there is in fact very little support. Finally, the study identifies opportunities to deepen and expand regional linkages between South Africa and Zambia, and highlights what the role of industrial policy in the respective countries is in actualising these opportunities.
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