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Keynote Address Of Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel At The Official Opening Of A Hisense R350 Million Tv And Fridge Factory In Atlantis-Western Cape On 6 June 2013

Today’s opening evokes memories of a walk in Atlantis in 2010 with my colleague,Dr. Rob Davies, the Minister of Trade and Industry,when Tedelex announced the closure of their factory, and the town stared at a bleak future of more joblessness. We committed to work together to reverse that trend, to help Atlantis to become a centre, a hub of manufacturing...

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