A halaal park could be a hit



October 21, 2016
A halaal park could be a hit

PROPOSED: Halaal industrial park

Proposed talks suggest that the initiative could create over 5 000 jobs.

Government has identified three sites to house the proposed Western Cape halaal industrial park, which could potentially generate 5 000 jobs over the next five years.

Western Cape authorities are currently locked into talks with the owners of three sites for the hub, the Cape Argus reports.

Following an open tender process, the Western Cape Fine Foods Initiative was last month appointed to conduct the pre-feasibility study expected to be completed next month.

The proposed park will be a cluster of manufacturing and service firms in the halaal industry.

The three sites identified are one at the Cape Town International Airport, one in Stellenbosch and a third in Klapmuts.

But the idea for the park is not set in stone, and relies on sufficient interest from the private sector.

The global halaal market is worth R32 trillion.

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