Home / Knowledge / News / Textiles / Job losses slow down in textile sector
Job losses slow down in textile sector
Oct '10
According to the South African Clothing and Textile Worker's Union, job losses have slowed down to a great extent during the last three years, in the textile, clothing as well as footwear sectors.

As per the database, about 29,500 job losses have been registered from July, 2007 to June, 2010 due to the closing down of industrial units, retrenchment as well as insolvency. This estimate is 23 percent lower than the prior three-year figure.

Around 45% of the job losses have been recorded in KwaZulu-Natal. It has been followed by the Western Cape region which has recorded about 29% of the total job losses.

The reduction in job losses has been due to the imposition of quotas, on several Chinese clothing material and textile items in 2007 and 2008 as well as the introduction of some measures, which have supported the industrial and trade activity in the country.

According to union reports, an average number of five factories have shut down every month in the period from July, 2007 to June, 2010.

Of the five biggest instances of factory closures during the above mentioned period, three belonged to the clothing sector alone. These units were located in the most lowly paid areas of South Africa.

Fibre2fashion News Desk-India

Must ReadView All

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Zund unveils cradle feeder roll-feed system for fabrics

Zund Systemtechnik AG, Switzerland’s textile machinery firm that...

Textiles | On 22nd Jun 2017

Hpfabrics opening production facility in Forsyth County

Hpfabrics, manufacturer of raw fabrics, is opening a new production...

Courtesy: Napapijri

Apparel/Garments | On 22nd Jun 2017

Napapijri's Superlight Parka is free of fur and down

Napapijri has introduced the new Superlight Parka, a new lightweight...

Interviews View All

Pratik Bachkaniwala
Palod Himson Machines

Fabric processing machines are picking up

Md Hanifur Rahman
Aman Group

The level of understanding the job role and organisational requirements...

Yashiki Gumber
Sahiba Fabrics

Fabric does not restrict us from fashion trends

Iago Castro Asensio
RCfil Distribuciones S.L.

Iago Castro Asensio, International Business Manager of RCfil...

Paolo Ocleppo
Sandvik Hyperion

Paolo Ocleppo, Rotary Cutting Segment manager, Sandvik Hyperion discusses...

Ashok Desai
Bombay Textile Research Association

Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) is a leading name in textile...

Rupa Sood and Sharan Apparao

Nayaab, an exhibition meant to celebrate Indian weaves, is in its second...

Sanjukta Dutta
Sanjukta's Studio

<b>Sanjukta Dutta</b> creates unique garments by clubbing prints of...

Sonam & Paras Modi

Sonam and Paras Modi's Sva Couture is synonymous with head-turning...

Press Release

Press Release

Letter to Editor

Letter to Editor

RSS Feed

RSS Feed

Submit your press release on


Letter To Editor

(Max. 8000 char.)

Search Companies


news category

Related Categories:
June 2017

June 2017

Subscribe today and get the latest update on Textiles, Fashion, Apparel and so on.


Browse Our Archives


E-News Insight
Subscribe Today and Get the
Latest News Update in Your Mail Box.
Advanced Search