Whites, coloureds must benefit from IDZ - FF Plus

2013-10-31 22:23
President Jacob Zuma, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel and Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies during the launch of the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. (GCIS)

President Jacob Zuma, Minister of Economic Development Ebrahim Patel and Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies during the launch of the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone. (GCIS)

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

Johannesburg - Poor coloureds and whites living on the west coast must benefit from the Saldanha Bay industrial development zone, the FF Plus said on Thursday.

"The opening of the Saldanha Bay industrial development zone today [Thursday] is welcomed by the Freedom Front Plus," its Western Cape leader Corné Mulder said in a statement.

"But, it is important that the poor white and traditional coloured communities will also be favoured with regards to the approximate 12 000 job opportunities that the development is expected to create."

President Jacob Zuma opened the zone on Thursday, and said the project would create about 20 000 jobs over 20 years, and was expected to generate about R62bn in foreign exchange.

Saldanha Bay is a natural harbour about 130km north of Cape Town.

The industrial zone is aimed at boosting economic activity in Saldanha Bay and the surrounding areas, mainly in the oil and gas industries.

It is one of 18 projects the presidential infrastructure co-ordinating commission has identified across the country.

Mulder said the development could bring good news to traditional west coast fishing communities, as thousands of people were struggling to make a living due to the area's poor economic development.

"The situation can drastically change now with the investment of billions of rand from government as well as local and international investors," he said.

"It is, however, very important that the white and traditional coloured people from the area form part of the economic recovery."

Read more on:    ff plus  |  corne mulder  |  jacob zuma  |  cape town

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

24.com publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
90 comments
Comments have been closed for this article.

Inside News24

 
ADVERTORIAL
Competition regulation for a growing and inclusive economy

ADVERTORIAL: The Competition Commission of South Africa is conducting advocacy work in the South African automotive aftermarket industry and has gazetted a Draft Code of Conduct for public comment.

/Sport
 

WATCH: Man films himself going down water slide upside down as things go very wrong…

What is at first an exciting tummy-turning adventure stunt, quickly turns into a scarily bad idea caught on camera. Take a look:

 
 

You won't want to miss...

Best date night restaurants in South Africa
WATCH: Ryan Reynolds offers fans a free tattoo in new Deadpool 2 teaser
Should you date your co-worker?
Hip Cape Town bars to discover this summer
Traffic Alerts
Traffic
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.