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Cape Town – The ANC is pinning its hopes on government’s Black Industrialists Programme, launched in 2016, to increase the black majority’s ownership of the economy. 

Delivering the ANC’s January 8 statement at the Orlando Stadium in Soweto on Sunday, President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as party leader, said the Programme, which resorts under the Department of Trade and Industry, must develop township and rural economies and create jobs for South Africans. 

“The manufacturing sector can be a catalyst for transforming the economy and creating jobs,” Zuma said. “This is illustrated by the fact that this sector created more than 7 000 new jobs during the first six months of 2016.” 

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