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Sun May 01 19:28:34 SAST 2016

Local not so lekker at Mangaung

TJ Strydom | 18 December, 2012 00:00
South Africa's trade and Industry minister Rob Davies. File photo.
Image by: Sydney Seshibedi

AS THE government gears up to source more and more goods from South African suppliers, the ANC is wearing a different hat.

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Sunday that South Africa's manufacturing sector was "very vulnerable" because of tough global economic conditions.

But the government wants to refocus its procurement to help industrialise the country, said Davies while speaking at a business breakfast in Mangaung.

The ANC is serious about buying local, one of the recommendations that came out of its national policy conference in June.

"Our commitment to localisation extends to the materials used and distributed at ANC conferences," read the recommendations document on the party's website.

"In this regard, the paraphernalia ordered for the 53rd national conference must be made in South Africa," read the document.

A look into a delegate's cap yesterday, however, revealed a "Made in China" label.

The leather jackets, emblazoned with the ANC's logo, are made in India, a vendor said.

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