The Gauteng government has announced plans to train 150 black industrialists to manufacture and export machinery.

The industrialists will be mentored to have their own factories to produce equipment used in the mining, agriculture and construction industries.

This is part of the Gauteng government’s strategy to create jobs and grow the province’s economy.

Gauteng Economic Development MEC Lebogang Maile addressed the media in Johannesburg.

“What we will do in every sector, in the automotive, in the capital equipment, in beneficiation, in mining there must be industrialists. We are not going to put quotas – 50-years, 20-years or what. In agro-processing there must be industrialists. We must do everything possible to help as many people as possible”.

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