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Cape textile cluster receives R220mn funding
Mar '11
Patricia de Lille, MEC for Social Development in the Western Cape, recently announced that, the government would be investing R220 million in the textile cluster of the region in the next one year.

The amount would be utilized for incentives and the Clothing and Textile Competitiveness Improvement Programme, which aids the partaking companies to boost their competitiveness levels by means of training and benchmarking.

Lille said that, there are brighter prospects for sustainable growth of the sector and they intend to persuade more and more firms to join the cluster programme.

Speaking at the annual general meeting of the Cape Clothing and Textile Cluster (CCTC) she stated that, there are around 14,000 workers who find direct employment in the province's textile and clothing industry.

She said that, industry participants should endeavour to improve the quality of the produce.

Lille further said that, the basis of sustainability should necessarily be rooted in competitiveness of one's righteousness, and added that, as far as the international trade is concerned, the nation's clothing sector probably is the most aggressive and competitive one.

Also she stated that, the province would persistently keep funding the sector massively to keep it operational.

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