Handbook on special economic zones in Africa

 Towards economic diversification across the continent Special economic zones are widespread across the developing world. Policymakers seek to develop special economic zones with the aim of attracting foreign direct investment, achieving higher experts and creating jobs. Indirect economic benefits range from upgrading of the local industrial base to being catalysts for innovation, knowledge and technological spillovers. Against a backdrop of growing global interest in zone-based development strategies, an increasing number of countries are adopting new special economic zone regimes […]

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Ford Invests $1 Billion (R15.8) to Modernize, Expand South African Manufacturing for All-New Ranger

• New advanced technologies and systems will modernize and grow the Ford Silverton Assembly Plant to support expanded production of the all-new Ranger pickup truck, starting in 2022 • Ford will hire an additional 1,200 team members to support expanded production, bringing its workforce in South Africa to 5,500 employees. The investment also will create an estimated 10,000 new jobs across Ford’s local supplier network • A US$686 million (R10.3 billion) investment in technology, upgrades and new facilities at the […]

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