State logistics company Transnet officially opened a R30-million wagon refurbishment facility in De Aar in South Africa's Northern Cape province on Monday, bringing new jobs and training opportunities to the small rural town.
For born-and-bred Port Elizabeth woman Thembisa Ngxale, working at First Automotive Works's new truck manufacturing plant in the Coega industrial development zone is a dream come true.
South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry has approved a R200-million grant and a five-year plan for the establishment of the Southern African Sustainable Textile and Apparel Cluster, in a bid to improve the industry's competitiveness while uniting it under an umbrella body.
The government has set itself the target of procuring 75% of goods and services from South African producers as part of its drive to create a new class of black industrialists and entrepreneurs, says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa.
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