JOHANNESBURG – Buying locally manufactured goods is one of the initiatives that will help South Africa stimulate employment.
President Cyril Ramaphosa told the inaugural jobs summit in Midrand Johannesburg that government, labour, communities, and business, boosting local procurement was part of a framework agreement signed today.
Ramaphosa said for the economy to grow and for jobs to be created, it is essential that there is a substantial increase in domestic demand.
This means that South African companies, government and consumers must buy local.
“If we do not buy the food that comes out of South African soil, there will be no farms and no farmworkers. If we do not buy the goods made by South African hands, there will be no factories and no workers,”he said.