“We support the Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan’s focus on local procurement as key to rebuilding the national economy and enabling further development,” says Memsa vice chairperson Christina Zondi. She adds that such policies need efficient implementation mechanisms to bolster a re-ignition of the sector and, subsequently, the broader South African economy. Additionally, Zondi stresses that for South African manufacturers to sustain and expand production while keeping pace with the rapid digital transition in mining and its associated supply chains, it is essential that suppliers have quality and relevant skills on hand.

From L to R, Fabchem Mining CEO: Mr Freddy Mugeri, Numsa General Secretary: Mr Irvin Jim, Minister of the dtic: Mr Ebrahim Patel, AMSA CEO:Kobus Verster and Solidarity Deputy General Secretary: Marius Croukamp during the signing of the Steel Master Plan.

The Master Plan is available on the dtic website at: http://www.thedtic.gov.za/wp-content/uploads/Steel_Industry_Master_Plan.pdf

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