Tebogo Msimanga |
Deputy President Paul Mashatile will on Tuesday, 28 March 2023, attend and deliver the keynote address at the Proudly South African Buy Local Summit and Expo – Localisation Dinner, scheduled to take place at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg.
The Localisation Dinner is organised by Proudly South African, an organisation that drives creative strategies to influence local procurement in the public and private sectors, to increase local production and to influence consumers to buy locally to stimulate growth in our economy and create much-needed jobs.
This engagement is preceded by Proudly South African Buy Local Summit and Expo which commenced on Monday, March 27, and Tuesday, March 28, at the Sandton Convention Centre and offering an informative, jam-packed programme under the theme “Growing the Economy and Creating Jobs through Localisation”.
The event brings together captains of the industry in various economic sectors and also features more than 200 high-quality home-grown goods and service providers who are showcasing various products including, amongst others, pharmaceutical and health products; furniture and electronics; food and drink products; as well as jewellery and textiles.
Deputy President Mashatile will highlight the critical importance of stimulating our local procurement for growth in our economy, creating jobs, broadening markets and creating numerous opportunities for business expansion.The Deputy President will be accompanied by the Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel, Gauteng Premier Panyaza Lesufi and senior government officials.