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kznlogo thumb100 Sunday Tribune writes that while the country is shedding jobs, the future looks brighter for KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), which registered the highest increase of employment in the third quarter.  

The Quarterly Labour Force Survey conducted by Statistics SA showed that 98,000 more people got employment in KZN in the third quarter of 2018.  The Western Cape followed with 95,000.  Employment losses were recorded in Free State (48,000), Eastern Cape (31,000) and North West (4,000).  KZN MEC for Economic Development and Environmental Affairs and ANC provincial chairperson Sihle Zikalala lauded the ANC-led government for its initiatives that resulted in the employment figures rising.  He said among their recipes for growth was the assistance they gave to small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs).  “This enables SMMEs to play a role in the provincial economy which then leads to job creation.  We will continue to open doors for small business to play a role in creating more jobs,” said Zikalala.  He also cited the Dube Tradeport and the Richards Bay Industrial Zone as among the reasons for the growth in employment.

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