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Thursday, 30 May 2019 09:16

Date: 30 May 2019


Media Release: Immediate


SACTWU congratulates the new Cabinet


The COSATU-affiliated Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU) welcomes the new Cabinet. We regard it as a monumental step forward, to help grow our country together.


We especially appreciate the appointment of Minister Ebrahim Patel as Trade & Industry Minister. It bodes well for the future of the clothing, textile, leather and footwear sectors, and for the fast-tracked development of the manufacturing industry in general.  We know  Minister Ebrahim Patel as a hard worker, and firmly  committed to the well-being of our nation, in particular workers and the poor in general.


We are firmly of the view that the growth and development of our manufacturing industry remains crucial for South Africa’s future overall  economic well-being. We cannot be a country of raw material exporters and importers of finished goods, if we are to decisively address the triple crises of unemployment, inequality and poverty. The industrialisation and beneficiation of our economy is key.


We wish all the new Ministers and their Deputies well for their new period of office.


Issued By

Andre Kriel


General Secretary


For further comment, please contact SACTWU’s National Industrial Policy Officer, Etienne Vlok, on office number 021 4474570 or cell number 082 448 0506.