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According toDu Plessis and Smit (2005), South Africa’s economic growth is affected by a lot of factors that include,among others, the role of demand side policy intervention by the government, capital and human accumulation, monetary and fiscal policy and technological chan e
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  • According toDu Plessis and Smit (2005), South Africa’s economic growth is affected by a lot of factors that include,among others, the role of demand side policy intervention by the government, capital and human accumulation, monetary and fiscal policy and technological chan
  • e study suggested that the positive relationship that exists between export diversification and economic growth
  • In thestudy on export diversification and specialisation in South Africa,Matthee and Naudé (2007)
  • The study employed the OLSregression method with economic growth as a dependent variable. I
  • measure of export diversification, the authors used four measures of export diversification which included the HI, the absolute index, the Normalised-Hirschmann Index(NHI)and the index that ranks exports in terms of their implied productivity.

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