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Growing govt procurement, exports can push up local content – truck makers

By: Irma Venter     25th August 2016 Increased parts localisation within the truck assembly industry in South Africa will be difficult, largely because of the relatively low number of trucks sold in the country each year, says Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa executive director Kobus van Zyl. Van Zyl is also vice-chairperson... 

Localisation nets local manufacturers R54bn in tenders

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th March 2016 The Department of Trade and Industry on Wednesday said that over 160 tenders to the value of R54-billion had been awarded to local manufacturers and suppliers over the past year. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, addressing the Buy Local Summit, in Sandton, explained that government’s... 

Local content designation breakthrough for power line association

     20th November 2015 As localisation has become a critical issue in the South African steel industry, government’s recent designation of steel power pylons, monopole pylons, steel substation structures, powerline hardware, street lighting steel poles and steel lattice towers and masts is a major breakthrough. This is... 


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