Chairperson, I move without notice:
That the Council -
1) notes the initiative driven by national government and the provincial government of the Western Cape to establish a medical technology park, which promises to make medicines cheaper for local residents and position South Africa as a leading medications manufacturer;
2) further notes that the park will be known as the Cape Health Technology Hub and is set to be built in Ndabeni, and apart from manufacturing medicines it will accommodate academics and promote medical research;
3) acknowledges that the park will help position the country as a leading provider of medications, instead of being heavily reliant on imports, especially in the manufacturing of vaccines; and
4) takes this opportunity to welcome this initiative to provide cheaper medicines and improved research capacity through sound intergovernmental co-operation.
Motion agreed to in accordance with section 65 of the Constitution