PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN CALLS ON PRIVATE SECTOR TO “BUY LOCAL”
Proudly SA is calling on the private sector to increase its uptake of local goods and services in its procurement strategies, with a view to contributing towards job creation and economic growth.
“The government has already committed itself to stepping up local procurement through various interventions and we’re now encouraging South African businesses to intensify procurement of local goods,” said Proudly SA’s CEO, Adv. Leslie Sedibe.
To highlight the importance of “Buying Local” and its role in job creation and economic growth, Proudly SA will embark on a national road show from 24 May 2016.
“It has been proven worldwide that Buying Local remains a powerful measure to create jobs and eradicate poverty. Therefore it’s important that all stakeholders unite in a collaborative effort to support and promote local procurement,” he said.
The road show, running under the theme “Buy Local Make It Your Business”, is supported by Absa and Transnet and kicks off with a high-level business and networking forum in Polokwane in Limpopo. This will be followed by other business forums across the country.
“As part of our service offering to communities and local enterprises we invite everyone involved in business to attend. We’ll discuss the impact of local procurement on the economy and how purchase behavior impacts on the bottom line of businesses,” said Adv. Sedibe.
Officials from Absa Enterprise Development as well as the dti will present their business offerings, which include information relating to funding and support for businesses.