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Covid-19 : an opportunity for Ethekwini’s manufacturing sector to stay afloat

vendredi 5 juin 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is having a significant and unprecedented effect that disrupted the manufacturing sector across the globe. These repercussions have resulted in reduced demand, economic uncertainty, increased costs, and is likely to spark a global recession unlike any before.

As part of the City’s response and recovery package for Covid-19, the Municipality has supported local manufacturing through targeted cluster and sector support initiatives, which have yielded positive results. During the last few months the City has seen rapid action taken by government as well as regional authorities to support businesses suffering from high costs without almost any sales under the current crisis.

Takalani Rathiyaya, Deputy Head of the Municipality’s Economic Development Unit said that the Municipality has introduced platforms through cluster and sector support programmes to allow the manufacturing industry to come together and identify critical issues facing the sector and attend to business needs at this difficult time.

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