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Trade and Industry Minister Davies discusses his portfolio, Agoa and BEE

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The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, for his weekly “The Science Of” feature.

Davies spoke about his portfolio in broad terms (including Agoa, China and BEE).

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

Automotive manufacturing is showing us the way to go.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

If you don’t have a motor program you won’t have a motor manufacturing industry.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

South Africa’s trade in value added products have increased.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

Even the clothing and textile industries are growing.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

Industrial policy can have a positive impact in this country.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

Mining is facing enormous challenges.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

We need to beneficiate.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

We will be proclaiming a platinum industry based industrial development zone.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

I’d like to see the rand a bit stronger than it is now. Less volatility would be welcome as well.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

We want to bring the Agoa issue to a close as soon as possible.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

There are signs of things beginning to move. China just made the largest automotive investment in South Africa ever.

Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry

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