Task team appointed to tackle Durban port issues

Task team appointed to tackle Durban port issues

The KwaZulu-Natal government says it's making progress in fighting unemployment and boosting the economy in the province.

Zikalala addressed media in Durban
Sandile Zikhali

Premier Sihle Zikalala says in the last quarter over R5 billion has been invested through different industries like mining, pulp and paper as well as cell phone manufacturing. 

On Wednesday, Zikalala addressed media in Durban following a meeting with his Provincial Executive Council to discuss challenges facing the province. 

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The Premier also highlighted his concerns around the Durban Port Terminal challenges, in the Bayhead area, that have crippled the province's economy in the past few weeks. 

Zikalala says a task team is working hard to try and seek alternatives ways to tackle this problem.

"This task team which will be led by MEC for EDTEA, the leader of government business - MEC Dube Ncube in the next few weeks, will  convene to deal with these issues."

"We want to reiterate our position that an efficient port is a very important asset for any country since it acts as a conduit for global and interregional trade," he said. 

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