Proudly South African just launched an online store where you can find only locally-made products from charcoal to electric bikes.
The site is still fairly new and the variety of locally made products are sure to grow. The organisation is also looking to grow its members as it takes on e-commerce marketing for the first time.
The online store is campaigning to 'Buy Local' while committing to an uplifting ethos that promotes social and economic change as well as making a contribution to building South Africa's economy, alleviating unemployment and retaining existing employment opportunities.
Proudly South Africa has come to realise they are in the age of the 4th industrial revolution tap of digital shopping and want to ensure locally grown, produced and manufactured goods are easily available to the online shopping public.
The store offers a wide range of goods and, as a South African Company or purely a South African making high-quality goods or services, you are able to sign up as a vendor to sell your product, as long as you adhere to their fair policies.
At least 50% of the cost of production must be incurred in South Africa and there must be a "substantial transformation" of any imported material.
High quality / services
The product or service must be of a proven high quality, for example, it must be ISO accredited or have a certificate of any other accreditation organisation.
Fair labour practice
The company must comply with the current labour legislation and adhere to fair labour practices.
The Business/ enterprise must comply with the environmental legislature and adhere to production processes that are environmentally friendly and acceptable.
WATCH: CEO of #RSAMade Karamba Jabbie demonstrates the ease of use of the online shopping store which include health and beauty products #ProudlySA #BuyLocalOnline @ProudlySA pic.twitter.com/OexBMOG0GE— SA Gov News (@SAgovnews) August 21, 2018