The President of the Republic of South Africa, his excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa during his walkabout at the African Growth and Opportunity Act Forum (AGOA) “Made in Africa” exhibition at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at the SATMC stand. Nduduzo Chala, SATMC (South African Tyre Manufacturers Conference) Managing Executive gave him a brief on the tyre value chain, the #HomegrownDrivingLocal initiative and the investment commitments made by the four members namely: Bridgestone SA, Continental Tyres SA, The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company SA, and Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
Trade in the African continent and America is critical for South Africa and local companies. The “Made in Africa” exhibition showcased deeper trade within and between African countries. This is important for our autos industry as we move forward with the opportunities provided by the AfCTA.