The Department of Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs on the 02 April 2019 officially opened the Government owned state of the art coffin and furniture manufacturing plant in Cedara, Pietermaritzburg. The programme is under the department's environmental unit that deals with Invasive Alien Species through this initiative 600 jobs created and has provided training to 10 000 emerging furniture builders.
MEC for EDTEA, Mr Sihle Zikalala cutting invasive alien tree and MEC for Agriculture, Mr Themba Mthembu is watching closer.
MEC for EDTEA, Mr Sihle Zikalala operating machine that produces wood.
Some of the Coffins manufactured in plant.