Building halted at Coega car plant

Discrimination and late payments cited as major reasons for protest

Small business owners on Monday brought work to a standstill at a new R11bn Chinese car manufacturing plant being built at the Coega special economic zone, protesting bad treatment, discrimination and late payment. This comes barely a week after economic development & environmental affairs MEC Oscar Mabuyane lead a delegation to a national investment conference hoping to attract investors to Coega.

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