What you need to know about the Delta Industrial Services’ decision to close its facility
A Delta industrial services facility in South Africa has closed after a two-year investigation.
The South African Department of Industrial Affairs (DIA) said in a statement on Thursday that the facility was closed due to “ongoing operational concerns”.
DIA said it had asked the Department of Economic Development and Innovation (DEI) for advice on the closure of the facility.
It said that the decision to shut down the facility had been taken on 28 March 2017.
The DIA said that it will provide further details in the near future.
The DIA has already been criticised for not providing adequate guidance to the private sector on when they can operate a private-sector facility.
The decision to lay off workers is seen as a blow to the country’s already precarious manufacturing sector.
In April 2016, the South African government announced that it would close down the Delta-based industrial services company DIA to make way for a new facility.
South Africa has a large industrial sector that employs thousands of workers, most of whom are migrant workers.
The country has long faced a shortage of skilled workers, who often work long hours at high risk of exploitation and have few rights.
But South Africa’s government has been criticized for not prioritising the countrys labour needs in recent years, leading to the closure in April of Delta.
“The Dias decision to continue with its operations and to layoff workers in an attempt to save money was not taken with the utmost consideration of the safety and security of our workers,” said SA Chief Minister Cyril Ramaphosa.
Delta has been operating its DIA operations in Johannesburg since 2017, but South Africa is facing a growing shortage of workers.
According to the DIA, South Africa was the second largest exporter of the country, behind the United States, in terms of jobs in 2016, with about 15,000 jobs created.