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Deputy President Mashatile to attend and address the Proudly South African Buy Local Summit and Expo 2023 - Localisation Dinner

Deputy President Paul Mashatile will tomorrow, 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 local in order to stimulate growth in our economy and create the 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.

Government, working together with business and labour, is committed to develop and implement plans to attract investment in different sectors of our economy and to drive up productivity and create employment opportunities. 
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. 
The event is scheduled as follows: 
Tuesday, 28 March 2023 
Time: 18:00 
Venue: Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg

Media queries: 
The Presidency – Sam Bopape: / 082 318 5251
ProudlySA - Dambisa Maqoga: 073 666 8270 

Issued by: The Presidency

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