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Get SEZs right and cash in on Asia’s rising labour costs

08.08.2012 in Jobs and Growth, Jobs and Growth News, OP Eds

TURBULENCE in the global economy has obscured what may be an important development: labour costs in China have begun to rise. Millions of jobs may relocate to other parts of the world. This is an important opportunity for SA. We should compete to host a sizable proportion of these jobs. Special economic zones (SEZs) could be the ideal way for SA to test what is required to attract labour-intensive industries