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New Durban LG electronics factory to create jobs
​It was a joyous day for Durbanites as officials from LG Electronics,
alongside KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala and eThekwini
Municipality Chief Whip Councillor Sibongiseni Mkhize opened the
new factory in Cornubia that will boost the local economy and
create job opportunities.
ONE of the world’s top electronics company, LG Electronics, has relocated its plant from Johannesburg to Durban, much to the excitement of job seekers. On 24 January the company unveiled its new home for manufacturing and distribution at Cornubia Industrial Park.

The move was welcomed by local and provincial leadership in attendance who said the relocation would be beneficial to both eThekwini and LG. In his address, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala
said: “This is a progressive decision as this factory has the potential to contribute tremendously in growing the City and province’s economy.

In any industry, once you have a manufacturing facility, it also spins off into other sectors in the value chain.” The factory has a staff compliment of 112 people, including employees from Johannesburg and new local recruits. Steven Bosch, LG Electronics South Africa Brand Marketing Manager said they intend on doubling the number of employees in a few years.

Speaking on behalf of eThekwini Mayor Councillor Mxolisi Kaunda, eThekwini Chief Whip Councillor Sibongiseni Mkhize said LG Electronics is one of the most recognisable brands in the world. “The LG Electronics plant will assist the Municipality intensify its efforts to create a conducive environment for business. “We are privileged in Durban as we are strategically positioned for distribution. Besides being the largest and busiest port in the sub-Saharan region, we also have easy access to neighbouring countries,” he said.
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