My kingdom for an Ore: Japanese relations with South Africa

"Japan-South Africa relations have always been dominated by Japan's need for raw materials to supply its huge manufacturing machine, regardless of changing political circumstances in South Africa. The result has been a typical North-South relationship, with Japan importing mostly minerals and South Africa importing mainly manufactured goods. But the African National Congress (ANC) government is trying to change that by persuading Japan to contribute to building South Africa's manufacturing capacity."