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Employment Costs

The province of KwaZulu-Natal provides significant lifestyle benefits, such as easy access to beach as well as mountains, little traffic and short commutes. As a result, employees are generally happy to work at an average 30% discount on the normal rates applicable in other cities in South Africa.

There is a plentiful supply of both skilled and trainable labour, as well as proven entrepreneurial abilities, with the dedicated workforce recording minimal loss of working days due to strikes (the lowest of all the provinces). Labour costs are low and productivity superior, with high standards of local management. Wide-ranging legislation is aimed at promoting training and skills development in order to fast-track the improvement of world-class competence.