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Within the landscape of manufacturing, the Sisonke District Municipality does not occupy an important place, and cannot be considered an important manufacturing centre in a provincial context. Moreover, the most important manufacturing industries for the district are mainly value-added agricultural products, such as food , beverages, and tobacco products. One could say the manufacturing industry in Sisonke District is centred to- wards agr-processing. The most significant manufacturing area in the district is the urban area surrounding

In the economic realm, manufacturing contributed no more than 6.3% of the district’s economy on 2010. GVA-R was 6%, and GDP contribution, 7%. Less than 3.000 people were employed in the manufacturing sector in 2010. Barriers to development include the following:

  • Limited transport accessibility

  • Poor infrastructure

  • Inadequate business networks