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Bulelani Magwanishe, South African Deputy Trade and Industry Minister, Thomas Schaefer, Volkswagen Group South Africa Chairman and MD and Phumulo Masualle, Eastern Cape Premier

South Africa’s government is committed to supporting the local production of vehicles in order to boost the economy and exports as well as create jobs, deputy trade and industry minister Bulelani Magwanishe, Deputy Trade and Industry Minister.

“Our commitment to local vehicle production is marked in our Industrial Policy Action Plan with a prime focus towards adding value in the manufacturing and industrial sector,”  Magwanishe said at the launch of the new Polo by Volkswagen South Africa in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape province. The project has an investment value of  ZAR6.1 billion.

“Export promotion, job creation and inclusive growth remain as the fundamentals to this policy,” said Magwanishe.

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