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Winde visits clothing factories

Western Cape officials visited three clothing factories to check whether the industry was measuring up.

Western Cape Economic Development MEC Alan Winde visited the Prestige Factory in Maitland on 11 June 2012. Picture: Nathan Adams/EWN
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CAPE TOWN - Western Cape officials visited three clothing factories on Monday to check whether the industry was measuring up.

Economic Development MEC Alan Winde was also investigating a local government learnership programme.

The project enables unemployed youths to gain experience while earning money.

Winde chatted to learners at Prestige Factory.

The Maitland facility has 20 learnership positions for people looking to start out in the clothing sector.

Nolizwi Manakela said if it was not for the programme, she would be unemployed.

The 24-year-old was taught various skills at the plant.

Winde said he would like to see this project replicated in other sectors.

(Edited by Lindiwe Mlandu)

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