Question NW2715 to the Minister of Trade and IndustryQuestion

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12 September 2018 - NW2715

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Ntlangwini, Ms EN to ask the Minister of Trade and IndustryQuestion

What number of South Africans are employed in each Special Economic Zone as at the latest specified date for which information is available?


The reported employment data provided for the 6 (six) SEZs (Coega, East London, Dube Trade Port, Richards Bay, Maluti-A-Phofung and Atlantis) that have operational investments, indicates an aggregate cumulative number of direct jobs created by investors to be at 13 722, as of the end of Q1 of the 2018/19FY. The employment contribution per zone is as follows:

  1. Coega – 7243
  2. East London – 3435
  3. Dube Trade Port - 2655
  4. Atlantis – 312
  5. Richards Bay – 63
  6. Maluti-A-Phofung – 14

The available employment data that is currently provided by the companies located in each operational SEZs does not classify employees along countries of origin or nationalities.

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