KZN manufacturing sector generates 20% of province’s employment

Workers on scaffolds at the Hammarsdale project.
DURBAN – KwaZulu-Natal’s manufacturing sector generated more than 20 percent  of the province’s employment and contributed 25 percent of the province’s GDP, the second largest in the country.
The province’s leader of Government Business Nomusa Dube- Ncube said this was sparked by investment incentives the provincial government offered to investors and companies that locate their manufacturing base in KZN specifically in the Richards Bay IDZ and the Dube Trade Port.
One such partnership, she said was that the province had with heavy equipment manufacturer, Bell Equipment whose plant she visited this week as a token of the government’s commitment to work with big business to grow the economy.