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PROUDLY SA CHALLENGES EASTERN CAPE: BUY LOCAL AND SPREAD UBUNTU

Oct 11, 2012 at 10:04 PM
Issued by: Proudly SA

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PROUDLY SA CHALLENGES EASTERN CAPE: BUY LOCAL & SPREAD UBUNTU

The Proudly South African national "buy local" campaign is calling on consumers in the Eastern Cape to shop with conviction and buy products made in South Africa.

This forms part of Proudly SA's nationwide "Buy Local" roadshow, which runs under the theme "Be Proudly South African - Buy Local to create jobs".
Funded by the Economic Development Department, the roadshow comprises business forums, mall promotions, expo's and school visits.

The Eastern Cape leg of the road show kicks off with a high-level business forum in Port Elizabeth tomorrow morning. The forum will be held in conjunction with the Department of Trade & Industry and the Industrial Development Corporation.

As a service to the community, business owners are invited to attend the forum from 08h30 to 12h00, free of charge, but space is limited. It will be held at: La Colline, Plot151, Montmedy Road, Theescombe, 6070, Port Elizabeth.

"While the forums focus on issues pertaining to how businesses can benefit from the Local Procurement Accord, they are also a golden opportunity for delegates to network and forge partnerships that have the potential to contribute towards sustainable job creation," says Proudly SA's CEO, Adv. Leslie Sedibe.

Meanwhile, entrepreneurs and business owners will showcase their local products and services at the Greenacres Shopping Centre this weekend.
While shoppers will have the opportunity to see what South Africa has to offer, there will also be competitions and giveaways.

Buy Local Campaign activities in the Eastern Cape:
12 October 2012 - Port Elizabeth business forum

13 &14 October 2012 - Expo & entertainment
(Greenacres Shopping Centre, PE)

19 October 2012 - East London business forum
(Regent Premier Hotel)

20-21 October 2012 - Expo & entertainment
(Hemmingways Mall, East London)

Other Eastern Cape "buy local" activities include visits to communities and stokvel groups.
Proudly SA will also visit schools in Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown and East London. The visits will also form part of the Proudly South African "Ubuntu Schools' Campaign Against Sexual Violence and Bullying".

BUY LOCAL TO CREATE JOBS

For further information, contact Gillian de Gouveia, PR Manager: Proudly SA, on 082-410-1195 or gill@proudlysa.co.za

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