Sunday Times Gen Next in partnership with Proudly SA

30 June 2020

The youth on buying local and creating local brands

It is a known fact that buying “Home Grown” products drives economic growth and job creation .
Locally produced and manufactured goods and services offer value for money alternatives to expensive imported items, with shorter delivery times and better and more accessible after sales service.
Imported goods equals exported jobs.
There are lots of good reasons to buy locally, but are the youth of today actually making buy local choices?
With a number of factors involved. Aside from the issue of price versus value, we need to believe in our own worth, and above all, young entrepreneurs need to support each other and buy from each other for their businesses grow and thrive.

Join us as we find out more about how the youth feel about supporting local businesses, the benefits of a locally supported procurement lifecycle, how to create an environment that stimulates job creation and if the youth feel that there are enough local products out there that have been designed with them in mind

Portia Mngomezulu

Managing Director

Portia M Skin Solutions

Refilwe Maluleke

Managing Director


Siyabonga Zungu

Brand Manager

Proudly SA

Maps Maponyane

TV Presenter and Entrepreneur

Wesley Vos


Vosk Shoes

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