Zikalala bids to attract investment following unrest

Zikalala bids to attract investment following unrest

KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala will have his work cut out for him on Thursday when he tries to convince an international delegation that KZN is still a desirable investment destination.

Sihle Zikalala
KZN Provincial Government

Last month's looting and unrest set the province's economic plans back.

Some companies raised concerns, including car manufacturer Toyota, which questioned whether it was worth investing further in eThekwini.

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Zikalala says Thursday night's virtual engagement will be a crucial one if KZN is to continue enjoying the economic injections it has been over the years.

"The unrest that we have seen in the past three weeks left a very impression about KwaZulu-Natal.

"It is therefore important that we correct that impression because KwaZulu-Natal has always welcome investors.

"It will be remembered that we are the only province that managed to develop and present the investment book in the first investment conference that was hosted by the president his excellency Cyril Ramaphosa."    

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