Ellies Electronics, the maker of electrical cables and plugs, is considering cutting a fifth of its workforce, it says, citing financial losses that underline a slump in the manufacturing sector.

Ellies, which has 872 people on its payroll as of the last financial year and is a division of JSE-listed group Ellies Holdings, is the latest manufacturer to feel the pinch of an economy that has hardly grown over the past 10 years.  ..

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