Manufacturing Strategy Report

Amajuba District Municipality, particularly Newcastle, has been traditionally strong industrially. However, due to changes in the macro-economic environment, there has been stagnation of growth and even decline in some sectors. There are problems such as lack of investment, high levels of unemployment, absence of integrated, focused and pro-active manufacturing strategy, which are all pointers of the fact that the district's comparative advantages with respect to manufacturing development are not optimally utilized, unlocked and capitalized on. The need has arisen to formulate a Manufacturing Strategy, which will serve as a guideline for manufacturing investment and development in Amajuba District Municipality.

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