Mining, manufacturing sectors urged to focus on local content

There is a close relationship between mining and manufacturing, especially in terms of the equipment that is manufactured and supplied to the mining industry, Manufacturing Circle executive director Phillipa Rodseth said at the Manufacturing Indaba, on Tuesday. Speaking during a panel session on mining and manufacturing in South Africa, she noted that  areas that have negatively impacted on the manufacturing sector have been unattractive commodity prices and challenges within the mining sector.