Transnet’s relocation a blow to KZN economy - Premier

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Premier Sihle Zikalala says the KZN governmetn is disappointed by Transnet’s relocation.
Premier Sihle Zikalala says the KZN governmetn is disappointed by Transnet’s relocation.
Moeketsi Mamane

Plans by the KwaZulu-Natal provincial government to use Transnet as a catalyst to grow the economy battered by Covid-19 are in disarray following an announcement that the port authority will move its headquarters to the Eastern Cape.

Delivering his State of the Province Address (Sopa) in Pietermaritzburg on Friday, Premier Sihle Zikalala, said the decision took the provincial government by surprise by the announcement on the relocation of Transnet Headquarters operations to Ngqura (in Eastern Cape)

“We are engaging with the Minister of Public Enterprise and Transnet to unpack the decision’s full implications for our province and country,” he said.

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