Canadian Transnational Corporations in Namibia: an Economic and Political Overview

  • Susan Hurlich


Actual Canadian investment in Namibia is small when compared to that of other countries like Britain, the US or South Africa. This is similar to what one finds in an examination of Canadian investment in South Africa itself. In 1979, for instance, total Canadian investment — both Canadian-controlled and foreign-controlled through Canadian-based subsidiaries — in South Africa was US$148 million or just over one-half of one per cent of the total US$22.8 billion investment of foreign transnational corporations (TNCs) in South African at that time. Of special note is that foreign-controlled Canadian companies were responsible for almost 60 per cent (US$88 million) of Canada’s investment in South Africa in 1979.1


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