Clover closes down Lichtenburg plant, cites lack of service delivery

Clover closes down Lichtenburg plant, cites lack of service delivery

Clover South Africa says it is moving its biggest cheese production plant from Lichtenburg in North West due to lack of service delivery. 

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In a statement, the foods and beverages company say cheese production would move to Queensburgh in Durban.

 

"Clover already has operations in Queensburgh and the eThekwini municipality has proven to be supportive.  

 

"For years, the Lichtenburg factory has been experiencing water and power outages and the surrounding infrastructure has not been maintained by the municipality," says the company. 

 

Clover says despite several engagements with the municipality on these matters, the issues have not been resolved.  

 

"This has negatively impacted production which requires a continuous process, and it is no longer feasible for the business to operate in Lichtenburg." 

 

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