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SECTOR FOREWORD Chemical, Pharmaceutical and Petrochemical The African chemical sector is of considerable economic significance to the continent. It contributes about 25% to the manufacturing sector and 4% to GDP and impacts on the development of other industrial sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, clothing and textile. It is also a source of employment for many people. The South African Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has classified the sector into 11 sub-sectors, namely: liquid fuels; commodity inorganic chemicals; commodity organic chemicals; fine chemicals; pure functional and speciality chemicals; bulk formulated chemicals; pharmaceuticals; consumer formulated chemicals; rubber products; plastics products; and primary polymers and rubbers. This is the most appropriate classification of the sector in terms of strategic and business perspectives. Shell SA is extremely grateful for the efforts of the women in this sector. It is due to their tireless efforts that Africa is becoming the giant that it is today and cementing its place in the future.

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