Rex Trueform in the age of globalization

dc.contributor.advisorSittert, Lance Vanen_ZA
dc.contributor.authorNwati, Munje Paulen_ZA
dc.date.accessioned2014-10-06T11:36:07Z
dc.date.available2014-10-06T11:36:07Z
dc.date.issued2007en_ZA
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 59-72).en_ZA
dc.description.abstractThis thesis focuses on the closure of the Rex Trueform manufacturing plant in Salt River in 2005. Although of a contemporary nature, it draws from the historical experience of the South African economy, the clothing industry in general and Rex Trueform in particular. This thesis argues that the claims made by companies in the clothing sector including Rex Trueform about globalization were disingenuous. It shows that although South Africa's economy had a long history of tariff protection and government incentives; this did not prejudice exports. Despite the lack of an export culture within the national economy, Rex Trueform supplied out an export market even in times of national economic stagnation. The research shows that Rex Trueform's claim that the reason for leasing its Salt River manufacturing plant was its unprofitability due to 'unhealthy competition', caused by globalization should not be accepted at face value. Rather Rex Trueform migrated up the value chain into retailing cheaper imported garments and needed to shed its manufacturing arm. To support this hypothesis, the research examined the company's involvement in the international market up to 1994 when South Africa rejoined the global market economy by way of comparison with its activities between 1994 and 2005 when it finally leased its Salt River manufacturing plant for five years to the House of Monatic. The study shows that although Rex Trueform was forced by changing market conditions to move up the value chain and shed its manufacturing division, many questions remain unanswered.en_ZA
dc.identifier.apacitationNwati, M. P. (2007). <i>Rex Trueform in the age of globalization</i>. (Thesis). University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies. Retrieved from http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8173en_ZA
dc.identifier.chicagocitationNwati, Munje Paul. <i>"Rex Trueform in the age of globalization."</i> Thesis., University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2007. http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8173en_ZA
dc.identifier.citationNwati, M. 2007. Rex Trueform in the age of globalization. University of Cape Town.en_ZA
dc.identifier.ris TY - Thesis / Dissertation AU - Nwati, Munje Paul AB - This thesis focuses on the closure of the Rex Trueform manufacturing plant in Salt River in 2005. Although of a contemporary nature, it draws from the historical experience of the South African economy, the clothing industry in general and Rex Trueform in particular. This thesis argues that the claims made by companies in the clothing sector including Rex Trueform about globalization were disingenuous. It shows that although South Africa's economy had a long history of tariff protection and government incentives; this did not prejudice exports. Despite the lack of an export culture within the national economy, Rex Trueform supplied out an export market even in times of national economic stagnation. The research shows that Rex Trueform's claim that the reason for leasing its Salt River manufacturing plant was its unprofitability due to 'unhealthy competition', caused by globalization should not be accepted at face value. Rather Rex Trueform migrated up the value chain into retailing cheaper imported garments and needed to shed its manufacturing arm. To support this hypothesis, the research examined the company's involvement in the international market up to 1994 when South Africa rejoined the global market economy by way of comparison with its activities between 1994 and 2005 when it finally leased its Salt River manufacturing plant for five years to the House of Monatic. The study shows that although Rex Trueform was forced by changing market conditions to move up the value chain and shed its manufacturing division, many questions remain unanswered. DA - 2007 DB - OpenUCT DP - University of Cape Town LK - https://open.uct.ac.za PB - University of Cape Town PY - 2007 T1 - Rex Trueform in the age of globalization TI - Rex Trueform in the age of globalization UR - http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8173 ER - en_ZA
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/11427/8173
dc.identifier.vancouvercitationNwati MP. Rex Trueform in the age of globalization. [Thesis]. University of Cape Town ,Faculty of Humanities ,Department of Historical Studies, 2007 [cited yyyy month dd]. Available from: http://hdl.handle.net/11427/8173en_ZA
dc.language.isoengen_ZA
dc.publisher.departmentDepartment of Historical Studiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.facultyFaculty of Humanitiesen_ZA
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cape Town
dc.subject.otherHistoryen_ZA
dc.titleRex Trueform in the age of globalizationen_ZA
dc.typeMaster Thesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelMasters
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