The pressure up to Port Nolloth takes an sizable amount of effort. Nestled within the north-east of the country, it’s nearer Namibia than it is any diversified major metropolis in Mzansi. On the opposite hand, these chasing the rainbow for a place off the beaten track may soon get a pot of gold at the finish of their wander – as they head into extremes of the Northern Cape.
Welcome to Port Nolloth – SA’s subsequent economic powerhouse!
The isolated town, famous for its fishing and its minerals, is now the topic of a major revitalisation challenge – which is being overseen by the Department of Trade. The plan is to make Port Nolloth ‘a beehive of economic activity’, by reviving its ailing harbour and creating a entire raft of opportunities for these within the hospitality and tourism industries.
The implementation of the plan will take place in various local municipalities by a collaboration of the district leadership as correctly as the provincial and national governments. Nonetheless, according to the Deputy Minister of Trade Nomalungelo Gina, PN is place of dwelling to be the jewel in this newly-polished crown.
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Following a two-day visit to the town, Gina explained that job creation and the betterment of small companies within the region is central to her ministry’s plans, sharing the following statement with us on Tuesday:
“The Northern Cape coastal town of Port Nolloth has the potential to once again become a beehive of economic activities, if all stakeholders work together to put into effect the nine-point socio-economic pattern plan produced for the Namakwa District Municipality. The main purpose is to change the lives of the opposite folks for the simpler.”
“As we revitalise the harbour and launch up extra opportunities for small-scale fisheries, extra jobs will probably be created. The wealth of this area requires to be totally exploited in command make distinct that small enterprises thrive.”
How will Port Nolloth be ‘rebuilt and redeveloped’?
- – Port Nolloth Harbour is place of dwelling to bear a major transformation, creating opportunities for small-scale fisheries.
- – The ‘beneficiation of minerals’ is slated to take place right here – opening up a unusual mining industry for the region.
- – With extra economic opportunities, the door can then be booted launch for tourism and holidaymakers alike.
- – Deputy Minister Gina believes that hospitality industries ‘will probably be allowed to blossom’ in Port Nolloth.
- – The major revitalisation challenge is part of a nine-point plan to stimulate economic increase within the Northern Cape.
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The popular proposals have also long gone down a storm with Mayor of the Richtersveld Local Municipality, Councillor Arthur Jansen. He says the time is factual for Port Nolloth and its surrounding areas to ‘diversify its economic system’.
“Within the province, our District Pattern Mannequin, which is focusing mainly within the Boegoebaai Port and the Port Nolloth Small Harbour, has bought the potential to grow and create an inclusive economic system. We are happy that our economic system will diversify and we can gaze diversified sectors contributing to job creation and economic increase” | Arthur Jansen