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President Zuma to launch the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone

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President Jacob Zuma will on Tuesday, 25 April 2017, launch the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone in Harrismith, in the Free State province.

The Maluti-A-Phofung Economic Zone is 1038-hectares land envisaged to accelerate economic growth and development in the region, as part of the Government’s programme of radical socio-economic change.

The Industrial Policy Action driven by the Department of Trade and Industry has identified strategic special economic zones across the country to enhance industrialisation, attract foreign direct investment as well as create employment.

The details of the launch are as follows:

Date: Tuesday, 25 April 2017
Time: 10:00
Venue: Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone, Tshiame, Harrismith, along the N3 Highway, Free State Province.

Members of the media should please send their names and ID/passport numbers to Khutjo Sebata on or Pulane Tsupane on, preferably not later than tomorrow, Friday 21 April 2017. Members of the media are also requested to present their valid press cards at the point of entry to access the venue.

Enquiries: Dr Bongani Ngqulunga on 082 308 9373 or

Issued by: The Presidency