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  • Once again the Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs under the leadership of Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu, announced another major investment (R150m) in the Province by the Chinese group Yangtze Optical Fibre and Cable Joint Stock Limited Company (YOCF). These are plans by African governments to close the digital divide have attracted investments in the information and communications technology (ICT). The plant, to be operated under the South African subsidiary Yangtze Optics Africa Cable (YOA), will be built at the Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone. It will be operational in January next year and will create 150 jobs, 98% of which will be local.
  • (L-R) Speaker of Ethekwini Metro; Cllr Loggie Naidoo, Deputy Mayor of Ethekwini Metro; Cllr Nomvuzo Shabalala, MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs; Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu and Vice President at China Telecommunications Corporation; Mr Ping during the announcement of R150m investment at the Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone.
  • The delegation during the sod turning event after the announcement of R150m investment at the Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone.
  • The delegation during the walk-about after the announcement of R150m investment at the Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone.
  • MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environment Affairs; Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu and Mr Hui Guo Wen led by Amabutho at the Dube Trade Port Special Economic Zone
  • The KwaZulu-Natal Economic Council which consist of Public Sector, Labour, Business Sector and Sanco recently met in Coastlands Hotel where the Council reflected on the status of the Province as the level of protest that are extremely high and about the economy of the country in general. Apart from that Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu who represents the Public Sector gave status on developments that are currently taking place across the Province of KwaZulu-Natal.
  • MEC;Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu interacting with the representatives from labour during the proceedings.
  • Deputy Mayor of Ethekwini Metro; Cllr Nomvuzo Shabalala, addressing the representatives of KZN Economic Council.
  • MEC for Agriculture and Rural Development; Mr Cyril Xaba addressing the meeting.
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