Comedian Thenjiwe Moseley gets serious: Stop letting Europeans dump their old clothes in SA

She also mourned the closure of local textile producers.

2020-02-27 02:15:00 PM

She also mourned the closure of local textile producers.

Imbewu actress and comedian Thenjiwe Moseley has lambasted American and European companies that send second-hand clothing to Africa.

Feb 25, 2020 at 11:01am PST"(This is) another reason why we should stop allowing Americans and Europeans to dump their second hand clothes in Africa. Now look what our mothers are wearing,” she wrote.She also mourned the closure of local textile producers.

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“When we had our own textile industry and clothes factory things were a lot better,” she added.According to anreport in 2018, the influx of second-hand clothing led to the collapse of a number of local textile industries across the continent in the 1980s and 90s. 

In a bid to reverse this,Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda and Rwanda, among others, agreed in March 2016 to increase tariffs on imported used clothes, in the hope of phasing them out within two to three years.said the decision sparked a trade war between the US and Rwanda that same year, with

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