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Seminar on Online Gambling in South Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the National Gambling Board (NGB) is pleased to invite you to a Seminar on Online Gambling in South Africa. The harmful social and economic effects of gambling in our communities remain a concern for the government. Kindly confirm attendance before 10 July 2015. Read More

EIP Claim Procedures

EIP Claims Procedures for the handling of late submission of claims, the non-submission of claims and requests for extension to submit claims for the Enterprise Investment Program (EIP): Manufacturing Investment Program (MIP) and Tourism Support Program (TSP) effective from 6 July 2015 Read more

Invitation to Participate in Outward Selling and Investment Missions

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in Outward Selling and Investment Missions to

Invitation to the Public to Comment on the Draft Amended B-BBEE Tourism Sector Codes

The Minister of Trade and Industry gazetted the Draft Amended B-BBEE Tourism Sector Codes. The public is invited to comment by 30 August 2015 - Gazette No. 38915. Read more

the dti cares: Minister Rob Davies' keynote address at Kya Sands informal settlement

Minister Rob Davies joined the NCC and NRCS at Kya Sands Informal Settlement, north of Jo'burg, to exchange unsafe paraffin stoves with compliant versions on 26 June 2015 as part of the winter awareness campaign. Read more


Invitation to the Public to Comment on the Review of Limitations of Fees and Interest Rates

The Minister of Trade and Industry published a General Notice relating to the draft regulations on review of limitations on fees and interest rates on 25 June 2015. The public is invited to comment by 5 August 2015 - Gazette No. 38911

Market Your Products at the Gulfood 2016 in Dubai, UAE

the dti invites your firm and other exporters of Agro-Processing products to apply to take part in the Gulfood 2016, to take place from 21-25 February 2016 in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE). The deadline to submit complete National Pavilion application forms is 20 October 2015. Read More

New Hunting PLC facility launched in Brackenfell

Hunting PLC, the energy services provider, is pleased to announce the opening of its brand new manufacturing, repair and service centre on the Brackengate Business Park, Brackenfell in the Western Cape. Read more

Small Business Connect

The June 2015 edition of Small Business Connect is now available and includes articles such as:
  • SBC to launch new ePaper
  • More ED support from banks; and
  • Small biz maiden budget vote
To read these and more, click here.


Minister Rob Davies Keynote Address: Unilever Khanyisa Liquids Factory Launch

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), launched Unilever South Africa's multimillion-rand Khanyisa Liquids Factory in Boksburg on 2 June 2015. The R1.4 billion factory is one of Unilever SA's largest investments in the world, and boasts world-class technology with a special focus on green technology to reduce, reuse and recycle water, energy and waste. Read more


Call for Evidence - Proposed National Export Development and Promotion Bill

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has identified the need for export promotion and development legislation in South Africa. Therefore, the dti is preparing a White Paper and drafting a Bill on Export Development and Promotion. This is in line with government policies including the National Development Plan (NDP) and the New Growth Path. Read more

Investor cash is streaming into SA

Many economists, businesspeople and political commentators state as an empirical fact that investment in the South African economy is plummeting, and that this is because of “bad” economic policy or a lack of coordination among the economic departments such as trade and industry, economic development, National Treasury and others. Read more

Invitation for the Public to Comment on the National Liquor Policy

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, having obtained cabinet approval and after consulting the National Liquor Policy Council, published the National Liquor Policy for broader public comment. Interested persons may submit written comments on the proposed National Liquor Policy, closing date for comments: 13 August 2015. Read More.

Invitation for the Public to Comment on the National Gambling Policy

In terms of the National Gambling Act, 2004 (Act No. 07 of 2004), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies after obtaining cabinet approval and consultation with the National Gambling Policy Council signed and published the National Gambling Policy for broader public comment. Closing date: 5 July 2015 Read More.

The South Africa Business Incubator Establishment Handbook Launched

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies launched the South Africa Business Incubator Establishment Handbook that will help introduce the basic concepts and issues involved in business incubation for all stakeholders that wish to establish incubators in their communities. Read More.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (53/2013): Revised notice of clarification

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP), published a Revised Notice of Clarification - Gazette no 38799.

Notice to MCEP Applicants

Please note that with effect from 11 May 2015, all new applications with an investment value of R50 million and above, will no longer be considered under the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) Incentive. Applicants with an investment value of R50 million and above are encouraged to apply for the 12I Tax Allowance Incentive.

Statement on the Recognition of Broad-Based Schemes

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has noted the questions relating to paragraph 1 (d) of the General Notice issued in Gazette Number 38764 on 5 May 2015, dealing with recognition of the Broad-Based Recognition Schemes: Read More.

B-BBEE Amended Codes of Good Practice

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP) hereby:

Affidavit for B-BBEE exempted micro enterprises

Launch of the Industrial Policy Action Plan IPAP 2015/16 - 2017/18 - 7 May 2015

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), launched the annual iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2015/16 - 2017/18) on Thursday 7 May 2015 at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Minister said "the IPAP's business is to tackle 'the devil in the detail' head on - and get results. It therefore combines comprehensive policy research, institutional co-ordination and consensus-building with a problem-solving, bottleneck-busting approach to South Africa's industrial development challenges - never losing sight of the wider goal of a stable, secure and prosperous South Africa, more at ease with itself, the African continent and the wider world." Read More.


Commencement of the Lotteries Amendment Act, 2013

The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Notice relating to the commencement of the Lotteries Amendment Act, 2013 and Lotteries Amendment Regulations relating to Allocation of Money in National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund and Amendment of the Direction for Distribution Agencies in determining the distribution of funds from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund on 14 April 2015. The Lotteries Amendment Act, 2013 and Lotteries Amendment Regulations are effective on the date of publication - Gazette No. 38687.

National Liquor Norms and Standards

In terms of the National Liquor Act, 2003 (Act No. 59 of 2003), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies after consultation with the National Liquor Policy Council signed and published the National Liquor Norms and Standards, which came into effect on the 13th February 2015. Read More

National Credit Amendment Act and Affordability Assessment Regulations

The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Notice relating to the commencement of the National Credit Amendment Act, Affordability Assessment Regulations and the Notice relating to the Amendment of the National Consumer Tribunal Rules on 13 March 2015. The Amendment Act and Regulations are effective on the date of publication - Gazette No. 38557.

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Solid Works and the SABS Design Institute, invites design students and established designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition. Entries close on 31 August 2015. Read More


Would you like to subscribe to the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin?

the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin is a weekly roundup of international business opportunities received from the dti's network of foreign economic representatives and other reliable sources for distribution and matching to South African small and medium-sized export-ready firms.

If you would like to subscribe to the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin mailing list, please complete the subscription form and e-mail to tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za

For enquiries, contact +27 (12) 394 5792 or tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za


Notice to Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) Applicants

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in 2013 started a process for the administration and management of the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) to be transferred from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to the Incentive Development and Administration Division (IDAD) within the dti. Read More

An Opportunity to Increase your Company's Exports and Turnover!

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be participating in various exhibitions, trade shows and National Pavilions to promote locally manufactured products in international markets. The department invites manufacturers and registered exporters to participate in the international trade shows listed in the link below. If your company is competitive in the South African market, has been in business for at least two years and is export ready, it stands to benefit from the dti's Export Marketing and Investment Assistance scheme.

Click here for the 2015/16 National Pavilion List.


Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS)

the dti has initiated the Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS), a sub-component of the Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS), an incentive designed to grow and develop the automotive sector through investment in new and/or replacement models and components that will increase plant production volumes, sustain employment and/or strengthen the automotive value chain. Read more

FAQs: Removal of Adverse Consumer Credit Information


Call for Entities Registered with the National Liquor Authority to Renew Licences

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) would like to urge all National Liquor Authority (NLA) Macro Manufacturers and Distributors of Liquor due for renewal to submit their annual information returns and pay the prescribed fees. Every entity registered with the NLA is required in terms of the National Liquor Act, No. 59 of 2003 to renew its registration on an annual basis by filing the NLA 28 Form and paying the prescribed fee at least one month before the expiry date of their registration certificate. Renewals should be accompanied by the requisite supporting documents and proof of payment. Read more

Public Tenders: Non-compliance with Local Content Requirements

Section 9(1) of the Preferential Procurement Regulation, 2011 enables the dti to designate sectors for local production.

For any complaints regarding non-compliance, please forward an e-mail to localcontent@thedti.gov.za. For more information on Industrial Procurement click here.

 

The Launch of the Toyota Quantum Ses’fikle CKD Launch in Prospecton, Durban 
2015-06-22
On behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Government of the Republic of South Africa, I would like to congratulate Toyota South Africa Motors, the management team and the staff on this historical moment of unveiling the Toyota Quantum Ses’fikile Complete Knock Down (CKD) plant.  
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The Paris deal on Poultry: Implications for South Africa’s access to the US under AGOA
2015-06-17
After a two day meeting held in Paris, on the 4th and 5th of June, 2015, South Africa and the US made a breakthrough in the long-standing dispute of the export of bone-in chicken pieces from the US. The deal will go a long way in securing South Africa’s participation in AGOA for the next 10 years!
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The Budget Vote address delivered to the National assembly
2015-05-21
On the occasion of delivering the budget vote in July 2014, I had mentioned that our central task in the coming year would be to give life to the injunction made by the President that we need to foster a radical socio-economic transformation agenda for the benefit of the people as a whole.
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the dti Budget Vote Address
2015-05-21
The fundamental goal of this Administration is to radically transform the South African economy in such a way that it promotes a higher level of more inclusive growth. This is the only sustainable way we will be able to achieve reductions in poverty; unemployment and inequality that we all agree are urgently required.
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The Budget Vote address delivered to the NCOP
2015-05-20
Honorable members, on numerous occasions we have pronounced the intentions of this 5th administration to lead a radical project of socio-economic transformation. This is in line with the principles of the objective of building a democratic society with developmental dividend that is shared amongst all.
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the dti Offers SA Companies Opportunity to Showcase at Angolan International Trade Fair
2015-07-06
Twenty-four South African companies will get an opportunity to showcase their products and services at an international trade exhibition, the Feira Internacional de Angola (FILDA which will take place in Luanda from 21-26 July 2015.
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The Invitation for the Public to Comment on the Review of Limitations of Fees and Interest Rates
2015-07-03
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has published for public comment a Notice regarding limitation on fees and interest rates applicable for borrowings. The Government Gazette Notice No. 38911 proposes changes to maximum rates for Unsecured Credit from 32.65% to 24.78%, Mortgage agreements from 17.65% to 17.75%, Credit Facilities from 22.65% to 19.78%, Developmental Credits from 32.65% to 32.78% and other credit agreements from 22.65% to 22.75%. Incidental credit agreements remain unchanged at 2%. The public is invited to comment in writing on or before 5 August 2015.
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Chicory Agreement to Save and Create Jobs in the Eastern Cape – Minister Rob Davies
2015-07-02
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signed by The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Eastern Cape Provincial government and Nestle South Africa will create 800 permanent and seasonal jobs by 2019. Minister Davies was speaking at the Chicory MoU signing ceremony that took place in Alexandria, Eastern Cape today.
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Minister Davies Gazettes the Draft Amended B-BBEE  Tourism Sector Codes in Terms of Section 9(5) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, 46 of 2013.
2015-07-02
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has approved the Draft Tourism B-BBEE Codes in terms of Section 9 (5) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Amendment Act 46 of 2013. The gazette means that members of the public have sixty days (60) from the date of publication to make inputs and comments before the Draft Tourism B-BBEE Codes is gazetted as a legally binding Sector Code. In addition it is an indication that the sector has complied by aligning with the key principles of the Amended B-BBEE Act and Codes that are compulsory.
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Deputy Minister Masina Urges Multinationals to Participate in Equity Equivalent Investment Programme
2015-07-01
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina has called on multinationals to participate in the Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP) and contribute to the growth of the country’s economy.  He was speaking at the launch of the implementation plan of the IBMSA Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP) in Midrand today.
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