What the govt can do to help boost SA trade

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Johannesburg – The Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA) is cautiously optimistic about an improved trading outlook in the consumer goods sector during 2017, despite tight household budgets and muted economic growth prospects.

According to CGCSA CEO Gwarega Mangozhe creating policy certainty is one of the most important things the SA Government could do for trade.

"Policy certainty will encourage companies to invest if policies are consistent, red tape is reduced and there is cooperation between Government, big labour and companies. SA must not forget that there are a number of other territories that have the potential to attract capital away from the country," Mangozhe told Fin24 on Monday.

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