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kznlogo thumb100 TimesLive reports that according to KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) premier Sihle Zikalala about, 30,000 employees across the manufacturing industry are out of work because of last month’s floods that killed 448 people.

“This means that employees could be without pay for about three months. If you say jobs we mean that they are people who have not been able to go back to work as their companies have not yet reopened,” Zikalala indicated. He was briefing the media on the latest developments as the province continues with mop-up operations. One of the hardest hit manufacturing plants was car manufacturer Toyota. Zikalala reported that the damage to the Toyota plant in Isipingo, south of Durban, had resulted in operations halting. He said given the severity of the damage at the Toyota plant, they were encouraged by the commitment of the global motoring giant and other business to rebuild. Among government recovery priorities would be working with the private sector. “It’s going to be a long road to full recovery,” Zikalala warned. He advised that the provincial government had opened a dedicated donations account, which had amassed more than R125,000 by 15 May. An amount of R100,000 would be channelled to the health department, while the balance would go towards rebuilding.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Mfundo Mkhize at TimesLive

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