Ramaphosa launches automotive hub, which may provide over 5K jobs

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People are willing to pay more even if there aren't any jobs created, I don't think they will mind if jobs are created In the process.
Not willing, they have no choice other than paying the exorbitant prices or not buying at all.

If you give them the choice to get a 20% discount or pay the current price in order to "create" 5000 jobs what will the majority say?
 

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Not willing, they have no choice other than paying the exorbitant prices or not buying at all.

If you give them the choice to get a 20% discount or pay the current price in order to "create" 5000 jobs what will the majority say?
People buy mediocre cars for plenty money all the time, just look at the value offering of the best selling car in SA, the Polo Vivo or Toyota's Etios and compare it to other brands some of which are cheaper than the Polo. I don't know if it's pure ignorance or what but South Africans have proven time and time again that they don't mind paying a premium for mediocrity.

I don't know what the majority would do if given such a choice, but we South Africans are a giving nation, we give our hard earned money to churches, strangers and to good causes, perhaps some would be keen to help with our high unemployment.

If people can pay 20% more to appear woke amongst their buddies then everything is possible.
 
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Almost 500,000 new job-seekers reach employment age each year.
 
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This is nice but he can do so much more by just have the balls to make the structural reforms our economy needs.
 

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People buy mediocre cars for plenty money all the time, just look at the value offering of the best selling car in SA, the Polo Vivo or Toyota's Etios and compare it to other brands some of which are cheaper than the Polo. I don't know if it's pure ignorance or what but South Africans have proven time and time again that they don't mind paying a premium for mediocrity.

I don't know what the majority would do if given such a choice, but we South Africans are a giving nation, we give our hard earned money to churches, strangers and to good causes, perhaps some would be keen to help with our high unemployment.

If people can pay 20% more to appear woke amongst their buddies then everything is possible.
I won't pay 20% extra for "job creation tax" :mad:
Gentlemen, where is this 20% on the article? Am I missing something here?
 

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An automotive hub 600KM inland with our country's transport infrastructure is idiotic. How much capital is pissed away in 1: transport of parts to the factory 2: transportation of finished vehicles back down to ports for export.

You got to blame the morons in KZN and EC for keep on voting for the ANC.
 

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People buy mediocre cars for plenty money all the time, just look at the value offering of the best selling car in SA, the Polo Vivo or Toyota's Etios and compare it to other brands some of which are cheaper than the Polo. I don't know if it's pure ignorance or what but South Africans have proven time and time again that they don't mind paying a premium for mediocrity.

I don't know what the majority would do if given such a choice, but we South Africans are a giving nation, we give our hard earned money to churches, strangers and to good causes, perhaps some would be keen to help with our high unemployment.

If people can pay 20% more to appear woke amongst their buddies then everything is possible.
People will pay anything if they wholly believe their buy is worth that much in value.
 

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An automotive hub 600KM inland with our country's transport infrastructure is idiotic. How much capital is pissed away in 1: transport of parts to the factory 2: transportation of finished vehicles back down to ports for export.

You got to blame the morons in KZN and EC for keep on voting for the ANC.
Come on, who decided to build the assembly plants in Pta?
 

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For them. For a while yes. But we’re pretty much doing everything politically and ideologically that will destroy far more jobs than that monthly. Sorry to be negative, but that’s just the reality of a corrupt socialist state.
Don't be sorry for being negative. This forum is full of bloody optimists and we need some credible opposition here.
 

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Come on, who decided to build the assembly plants in Pta?

Alfa had an assembly plant in Pretoria. Worked out fine for them and vehicles likely were not moved via rail as it was actually more expensive.
 

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He is talking about Rosslyn, Pretoria, right?

So IOW, he is slapping a new price tag on an old item...
 

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He is talking about Rosslyn, Pretoria, right?

So IOW, he is slapping a new price tag on an old item...
It seems people are being willfully ignoring of what is being said or are genuinely confused, I still have not figured out which one it is.

He is talking about the Tshwane Automotive hub, of which Rosslyn and Ford Silverton are part of. All those manufacturers would be part of the massive automotive hub since they are already there. It will also have parts suppliers and other associated companies in there.

Some part suppliers have already confirmed they will be setting up operations there and that's where the promise of 5000 jobs comes from. So no, he is not telling you about Rosslyn, you already know about that. All this is a result of those investment drives he was having and fortunately investors are buying into it.
 

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An automotive hub 600KM inland with our country's transport infrastructure is idiotic. How much capital is pissed away in 1: transport of parts to the factory 2: transportation of finished vehicles back down to ports for export.

You got to blame the morons in KZN and EC for keep on voting for the ANC.
There MUST be some sort of government "subsidy"
or
OTHER "incentive"

The ECONOMICS does NOT compute
 
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