8 November 2017

South Africa: More Than 100 000 Jobs in the DA-Led Western Cape

press release

Despite the drought, more than 100 000 jobs have been added to the Western Cape's agri processing and agriculture sectors since the launch of the province's Project Khulisa growth strategy.

Jobs growth, progress on skills development and transformation were among the key points raised at a recent briefing held on the 17th of October 2017. Project Khulisa was launched in 2014 with the target of adding 100 000 jobs to the agri-processing sector, and growing the Gross Value Add (an indicator of all the goods and services produced by the sector).

Since 2014, we have added 127 497 jobs to the agri-processing and agriculture sectors, and GVA has grown by R179 million. Wesgro's Agri Business unit has secured investment worth in excess of R1.4 billion, exceeding its three-year target of R1.1 billion.

- Minister of Economic Opportunities, the Western Cape Government, Alan Winde

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