City supports Proudly South African Expo
By Cindy Witten
16 November 2008
The City of Cape Town has sponsored R200 000 in support of the Proudly African Expo that will take place on the 17 and 18 of November. The conference, organised by COSATU, will be held at the Grand West Arena and Market Hall.
Mayoral Committee Member for Economic, Social Development and Tourism, Councillor Simon Grinrod says that people should buy local products wherever possible in order to support the local economy.
“The expo will profile and market local firms, facilitate business linkages and encourage demand for the products of local industries, all of which will help prevent job losses,” said Grinrod.
He added that the expo is a co-operative venture between the City and its social partners, provincial government, business, labour and civil society.
“We want it to become an important annual event,” he said.