25 April 2018 - NW1146
Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Trade and Industry
(a) What number of industrial parks and/or incubators have been established in (i) Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality and (ii) Thembisile Hani Local Municipality and (b) in each case, (i) where it is located (ii) what is the description of the facility, (iii) on what date was it established, (iv) what amount did it cost to build, (v) what amount did it cost to run the facility in the past three financial years, (vi) what services and support are provided, (vii) what total number of beneficiaries and/or businesses are reached and (viii) what total number of jobs were created?
a) i) the dti is not establishing new industrial parks, however it is revitalising the old state owned industrials parks in the former homeland states. The Siyabuswa Industrial Estate under Mpumalanga Economic Growth Agency (MEGA) in Dr J S Moroka Local Municipality is not yet on the dti list for revitalisation, and there is no dti supported incubator in this Local Municipality.
ii) the dti does not have an industrial park or an incubator at Thembisile Hani Local Municipality, however there was an invitation by the Municipality to do the Incubator Support Programme (ISP) presentation. The presentation was done on the 13th March 2014 but nothing materialised thereafter, the municipality never applied for any support.