A liquid natural gas plant in Eastern Cape is the next phase of a government project to provide
not only employment opportunities for the area, but also more sustainable energy options for
South Africa. Natural gas is considered the most environmentally friendly fossil fuel.
A recent global Pew Research Center survey has found that consumers in emerging and
developing nations, including South Africa, have the most positive economic outlook, while those
in more advanced economies are more discontent with the present and negative about the
President Jacob Zuma referred to our "collective responsibility" to get the economy to perform at
its full potential. South Africans can support the economy by buying a locally made products –
each purchase stimulates demand and builds our industries and creates jobs.
South African Airways will allocate at least 50% of its procurement budget of R20-billion over the
next three years to black industrialists. The decision has been welcomed by business and
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