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392 Refugees Give Work to 2,950 in South Africa

Three hundred and ninety-two refugees are giving employment to 2,950 persons, including 936 South African Europeans, 1,675 non-Europeans and 339 refugees, according to a survey of economic activities of refugees in South Africa submitted to the Jewish Board of Deputies. The report reveals that the refugees have founded several new industries previously unknown in Africa, such as chemicals, tube mills and road materials, and have also introduced new smelting and refining processes.

The survey covered 2,373 refugees chiefly resident in suburban areas. About 35 percent of this number do not compete economically, since they comprise children and aged. Of a total of 1,541 who are gainfully employed, 557 work for themselves and 984 are employes.