ramaphosa2Engineering News reports that President Cyril Ramaphosa will launch the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (SEZ) on Tuesday, the department of trade and industry indicated on Friday.  

The Gauteng provincial government applied to the trade and industry minister through the SEZ advisory board for the expansion of the OR Tambo SEZ to incorporate the Tshwane Automotive Hub, the main purpose of which will be to attract new automotive component manufacturers.  The hub will be developed through a joint partnership between the department of trade and industry, the Gauteng provincial government and the city of Tshwane.  “It is envisaged that this SEZ will drive investment into the city of Tshwane and surrounding communities," the department of trade and industry said on Friday.

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