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Noting nothing was previously posted on this, I suppose it makes sense to do so. It seems like a project muted earlier, but the article copied is dated January 2014 and I do not find anything further in terms of progress.

As quoted: "A MAJOR new residential and commercial development in Empangeni aimed at attracting middle class professionals, is set to increase the population of the town by 50 000 within a five-year period.

Mooted by the KZN Department of Human Settlements in conjunction with the City of uMhlathuze, the urban greenfield project entailing 10 000 housing units has received the buy-in from the private sector..................."

Am just wondering:
- Exactly what will the 50 000 middle class professionals be doing in the area, because I am not so sure there's industry growing to absorb that many people, nor does it seem like KZN has much interest employing those of us who having been trying to get back there forever

Personally, I did my best to stay in Empangeni/Richards Bay, a place I used to visit almost every December before my brother-in-law passed away in 2003. All connections I had there couldn't help get me jobs, nor many applications to Alusaf, RBM, etc. So how do they plan bringing in the middle class really? Transnet and them have sent me endless regrets from 2014-2015 and I have huge files of regrets by many companies. So what will these professionals be doing in Empangeni? Just like Durban, it doesn't look like they like importing our type much. I'd like to believe NUF and NRB have sufficient locals for all the jobs and doubt this project will fly.................. Otherwise I wud have happily bought in. All the best though.

http://zululandobserver.co.za/22206/development-explosion-for-empangeni/
http://myenigroup.co.za/project/project-9/
 

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The Waterstone Country Estate has finally begun... I was there yesterday and LEOMAT Construction has started Phase 1. It's really good news for Empangeni and supports the idea that future development can only occur with residential properties being made available.


http://myenigroup.co.za/project/project-9/
Eish, but right next to the prison and the Tronox CPC smelter?....I can think of better places than this for a "country estate"
 
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