Tshwane clothing and textile hub
Due to the positive trends emerging from the clothing and textile industry, the Tshwane Economic Development Agency (TEDA) proposed to establish Tshwane clothing and textile hub at a the location in Region 3, Waltloo after conducting suitable locality analysis within the borders of the City of Tshwane as shown if figure 1 below. An estimated 12ha portion of the property may be used to host this project.
The Industrial Policy Action Plan IPAP 2016/17-2018/19 highlights the need for
the clothing, textiles, footwear and leather (CTFL) sector to be revived. The
Department of Trade and industry (the dti) established a Clothing and Textiles
Competitiveness Programme, which sets out targets for the sector in terms of job
creation, growth, stability and global competitiveness. The sector has been
adversely affected by cheap and illegal imports. The proposed hub will create
jobs and also increase local production, which could replace imports.
TEDA completed pre-feasibility, market and technical studies on the project. Considering the activities within the ecosystem at the cotton and textile sector, it became pertinent that a phased approach be adopted in the establishment of the hub. An approach to define products with growth potential in the market, facilitated the priority definition of the opportunities identified. The Cut, make and trim (CMT) value chain activity became an ideal platform to rationalise the approach. This led to consultation with key partners in national and provincial government to refine the project concept. The proposed hub will be regarded as a business integration support centre with tentacles which are located in various township across Tshwane as shown in figure 2 below. This hub is seen as contributing and affirming township economy activities in the clothing and textile sector. The proposed hub will incorporate value chain activities from various clothing fibres e.g. cotton, hemp and flax.
The project is at project planning phase as guided by TEDA – PPM Project
Management Framework. The multi-disciplinary stakeholders comprising national,
provincial and local departments is currently underway with the goal to
formulate a delivery strategy.
The project is estimated valued at R1.4 billion. The impact of the project is the gross value add (GVA) R142.1 million, with job creation of 1 363 (permanent).