While Namibians are still being encouraged to buy locally produced goods and services through the ‘Buy Local Grow Local’ campaign, four partners, including Brand Africa yesterday announced the launch of the #BuyAfricaBuildAfrica initiative which aims to promote pride in Africa, enhance awareness of local brands, and encourage patronage of African ideas, goods and services. This as it was revealed in the recent Brand Africa 100: Africa’s Best Brands survey and rankings, that African brands make up only 13% of the Top 100 brands Africans admire even though 63% of African respondents said they prefer to buy African brands whenever possible.