The Coega Special Economic Zone with a direct employment at firm level which

The coega special economic zone with a direct

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The Coega Special Economic Zone with a direct employment at firm level, which peaked at 8 210 in the 2017-18 financial year with 64% of all employees at the firm level being youth is a shining 1beacon of hope that indeed tomorrow will be better than today.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 262 This is evidence that once the program of special economic zones is implemented in full it will create jobs mainly for the youth. South Africa is a beautiful country, Chair, alive with possibilities. The global community marvels at the beauty of our country. This is a huge economic potential for our country. According to the World Travel and Tourism Council Annual Review, in the year 2018 tourism created 1,5 million jobs, accounting for 9,2% of total employment. The tourism industry contributed R425,8 billion to the economy. Tourism is a high impact growth niche for the country. The implementation of an e-visa regime by the Department of Home Affairs which is currently at functional testing stage expected to be piloted by July 2019 and full production by early November 2019 is a serious enabler of economic growth for the tourism sector. This world-class visa regime will provide for easy, efficient, yet secure access to the country for visitors. This system will enable tourists to apply for their visa’s online resulting to a quicker turnaround time on visa adjudication.
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 263 This will bolster our tourism figures and create new economic and job opportunities for the youth. The expansion of the agricultural sector and agro-processing sector by supporting key value chains will drive our primary agricultural sector and agricultural exports. This will be a huge benefit to our youth who stand to benefit the most. Our government institutions like the land bank must make intentional interventions that target the youth, not as a by the way, but as the primary segment of society that must be supported to work the land. The aspersions that young people are lazy are blatantly untrue and unfounded. The youth of this country is ready to work the land because they know that our land is our wealth. We are inspired by the story of Siphiwo Gift Mafuleka from Bronkhorstpruit who used to work for McCain Foods as a crop manager, but has turned the tide and now runs his own successful diversified farm that also supplies McCain Foods. This was made possible because the government believed in a young man’s dream
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UNREVISED HANSARD JOINT SITTING TUESDAY, 25 JUNE 2019 Page: 264 who in 2009 was 28-years-old. In the year 2009 the government assisted him to acquire land and subsequently the capital required to grow the farm. This government will continue to believe in our youth and expand its programs and as such affirming our conviction that tomorrow will be better than today.
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