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KwaZulu Natal Economy

Economy of the KwaZulu Natal province brought to you by Conference Venues South Africa including KwaZulu Natal's Sugar Refining Industry, Aluminum-smelting plants, Tourism and Textile industry.

kwazulu natal economy

Durban is a rapidly growing metropolitan and is one of the busiest ports in KwaZulu-Natal. The leading industry is sugar with dairy, corn, sorghum, sheep, cattle, citrus fruits, cotton, pineapples and bananas also being raised. There is also an emerging wine industry in KwaZulu-Natal. In addition to sugar refining, industries include chemicals, paper, textile, clothing,  rubber, fertilizer, oil refineries, tanneries, vehicle assembly and food-processing plants. Richards Bay hosts large aluminum-smelting plants.

Newcastle is the industrial powerhouse with Mittal Steel South Africa situated there. Newcastle has also become the largest producer of chrome chemicals in KwaZulu-Natal. Other large operations include a diamond cutting works, various large engineering concerns, the Natal Portland Cement plant, and the Ingagane Power Station which was recommissioned as Africa's first Gas-fired Power. The textile industry is a significant employer in the Newcastle area, with over a hundred textile factories belonging to Taiwanese and Chinese Industrialists. Livestock, Dairy and Maize farmers operate on the outskirts of the city and coal mining is also done in the Newcastle area.

The KwaZulu-Natal province produces substantial amounts of coal and wood. Wildlife and tourism is increasingly vital to the economy of KwaZulu-Natal with tourists spending up to $10,000 for safaris.


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