The South African manufacturing sector has shown a lot of resilience over the past 2 years.

This, according to President Cyril Ramaphosa, when he delivered the key-note address at the launch of the 2022 Buy Local Summit & Expo.

Rampahosa says local producers were able to, at the height of the pandemic, not only produce and provide PPE to the local market but also to overseas countries.

Ramaphosa says even though the Covid-19 pandemic has exposed the fragility of global supply chains it helped highlight the capacity and adaptability of the local manufacturing sector.

Access Ramaphosa’s full address here.

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President Cyril Ramaphosa says buying local is now more important than ever.

He was addressing delegates at the opening of the 2022 Buy Local Summit & Expo this week.

This annual summit is aimed at informing, educating, and equipping local entrepreneurs to create more employment opportunities using local procurement as a lever for growth.

Ramaphosa says the economic damage, caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, has placed even greater demands on businesses to provide employment and livelihood opportunities.

Ramaphosa says the government is reducing red tape and removing the barriers to entry for emerging companies.

Access Ramaphosa’s full address here.

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