Ntshavheni: 150 000 jobs at risk in KZN in wake of riots, looting

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Article highlights:

  • As many as 150 000 jobs in KwaZulu-Natal could be on the line in the wake of the recent civil unrest;
  • Acting Minister in the Presidency Khumbudzo Ntshavheni said that it was estimated that the province’s gross domestic product (GDP) had suffered a R20 billion setback;
  • While police and defence force members remained on high alert, calm had largely been restored but the full cost of the mayhem of the past two weeks had yet to be fully tallied;
  • One hundred and sixty-one malls, 11 warehouses, eight factories, 161 liquor outlets and distributors were extensively damaged.