Invitation to Participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Novosibirsk, Russia from 25-26 October 2017
the dti invites you to apply to participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Russia scheduled to take place from 25 - 26 October 2017. The objective of this mission is to increase trade
and investment between South Africa and Russia. The closing date for receipt of application forms has been extended to 30 June 2017. Read more
Invitation to Participate in an Outward Selling Mission to United Arab Emirates and Iran From 17-24 November 2017
the dti invites you to apply and participate in an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to the United Arab Emirates and Iran scheduled to take place from 17-24 November 2017. The objective of
this mission is to facilitate access for South African value-added products and services into UAE and Iran. Planned activities include business-to-business meetings and site visits to
companies in UAE and Iran. The deadline for submission of complete applications forms accompanied by all supporting documentation is 31 July 2017.Read more
United Industrial Cables Factory Launch
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP) has reiterated governments commitment to supporting more black industrialists in order to achieve deeper levels of
industrialisation and economic transformation. Minister Davies was speaking during the opening ceremony of the state-of-the-art R100 million manufacturing
facility belonging to the United Industrial Cables (UIC) in Alberton on Monday, 5 June 2017.
Launch of KZN Black Industrialists Programme
Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP) and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development and Environmental Affairs Sihle Zikalala officially
launched the KwaZulu-Natal Black Industrialists Programme on 2 June 2017 in Mayville, Durban. The incentive is geared towards growing black-owned business to become
globally competitive. Minister Davies and MEC Zikalala visited the premises of Mthembu Tissues Converting, a beneficiary of the programme.
Minister Davies launches phase one of Babelegi Industrial Park revitalisation
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), launched the first phase in Hammanskraal, Gauteng, on 30 May 2017. The R42-million project is part of the
Revitalisation of Industrial Parks Programme, which aims to accelerate economic development in lagging regions by attracting business investments to locate in
Agro-Processing Support Scheme
The Agro Processing Support Scheme (APSS) seeks to stimulate investment in the agro-processing sector. The objective is to increase capacity, create employment,
competitiveness and enhance transformation. It is a cost sharing grant to a maximum of R20 million.
Minister Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Gratitude Magwanishe at the opening of the K9 Petfood Factory (a BIS recipient) in Cape Town on 19 May 2017.
Global Exporter Passport Programme
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites both existing and potential exporters to apply for an Exporter Development Training Programme. The purpose of the training is
to prepare small and medium enterprises for the successful expansion of their businesses into international markets. Read more
Revitalisation of the Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park in Mthatha
The first phase of the revitalisation of the Vulindlela Heights Industrial Park in Mthatha was launched on 15 May 2017.
The R20-million upgrade is part of the dti's Revitalisation of Industrial Parks Programme to grow the country's economy and create jobs.
Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2017/18-2019/20)
IPAP 2017/18-19/20 is in its ninth annual iteration based on the National Industry Policy Framework and its objectives. IPAP 2017/18 places emphasis on job creation with a continuously
strengthening focus on labour intensity, especially in labour intensive sectors that link the productive sectors of the economy, across integrated value chains. IPAP 2017/18 seeks to achieve
a higher impact in difficult economic circumstances. It recognises that key domestic constraints constitute a considerable break on industrialisation. IPAP 2017/18 therefore recommends
continued support for a constructive and solutions-based approach to key challenges which has been adopted by the economic cluster.
Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2017/18-2019/20) - Part 1
Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2017/18-2019/20) - Part 2
President Jacob Zuma and Minister Rob Davies officially opened the Invest SA One Stop Shop facility at the dti campus
It Is a project of Invest SA, a division of the dti which provides investment promotion, facilitation and aftercare, which is geared at fast-tracking projects and reducing government red-tape.
President Zuma has indicated that the One Stop Shop will drastically reduce red tape and contribute towards the National Development Plan economic growth objectives of growing the economy and
Furniture Design Competition - Call for Entries
The Department of Trade & Industry and its partners, is calling on South African designers - Design Students and Professionals Furniture Designer and/or manufacturers - to submit design
entries for household furniture under the theme Storage. Furniture must respond to peoples changing space needs and respond to the way people live and use their space. This make
furniture pieces important, and their need to reflect individual lifestyles should be captured in design. Read More
Increase Your Export Opportunities by Showcasing Your Products
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be participating in various exhibitions and trade shows to promote locally-manufactured products in international markets.
We invite manufacturers and registered exporters to participate in the international trade shows. Read more
Electronic registration for the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction
From 1 May 2017, all applications for registration and import and export permits for the South African Council for the Non-Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction will be processed
through a new electronic system. Read more
Final Credit Life Insurance Regulations, 2017
The Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti) published a Government Notice relating to the Final Credit Life Insurance Regulations on 9 February 2017. These regulations will come
into effect on 10 August 2017.
- Gazette No. 40606
Government Initiates a Process to Develop and Implement a Shared Response to the Crisis in the Poultry Industry
A Poultry Sector Task Team established by the South African government to deal with the crisis in the domestic poultry industry has secured significant progress across a number of work-streams,
to develop a common response to the complex challenges facing the domestic industry. 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 links 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 2017/18 National Pavilion List.
Rebate offerings to the steel industry
the dti would like to make the downstream steel industry aware and encourage applications of the
following ITAC rebate offerings:
Rebate item 470.03 provides for a full waiver of customs duty on imported goods for use in the
manufacture of goods exclusively for export; and
Rebate item 521.00 provides a full refund of customs duty on imported goods used in the
manufacture of goods exclusively for export.
The Special Economic Zones Act, No. 16 of 2014 (the Act) commenced by Presidential Proclamation on 9 February 2016. The Act introduces a new regulatory framework for the planning, design,
development, management and operations of Special Economic Zones. This new regulatory framework replaces the old regulatory framework for Industrial Development Zones, which was based on the
Industrial Development Zones Regulations.
Guidelines on Transitional Measures for Industrial Development Zones in terms of Section 39 of the SEZ Act No. 16 of 2014 (the Act) and regulations made in terms of the Act.
Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP)
The Incubation Support Programme (ISP) has been replaced by the Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP) which aims to support partnership between big business
and emerging suppliers to develop capacity to supply manufactured goods.
Please note: The Incubation Support Programme will no longer accept new applications.
Final prohibition on the use of certain EU names of products: SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement
South Africa (SA) and the European Union (EU) has concluded a Protocol on Geographical Indications (GIs) and Trade in Wines and Spirits as part of the Economic Partnership Agreement signed
on 10 June 2016 in Kasane, Botswana. In terms of this Protocol, South Africa agreed to protect EU GIs listed in Annex I to the Protocol. Read more
the dti Export Help Desk
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has established an Export Help Desk at the dti Campus in Pretoria to provide South African firms - small, medium and large enterprises -
with export information and advice. The objective of the help desk is to respond to client enquiries within 24 hours. Read more
Publication of the Draft National Gambling Amendment Bill, 2016
The Department of Trade and Industry will soon commence with public consultations on the draft National Gambling Amendment Bill. This follows a review of the National Gambling Policy which
commenced during 2015 with the intention of reviewing the gambling landscape of South Africa, and thereby effecting amendments to the National Gambling Act, 2004 (Act 7 of 2004).
Publication of the Draft Liquor Amendment Bill, 2016
The Department of Trade and Industry will soon commence with public consultations on the draft Liquor Amendment Bill, 2016. This follows a review of the national liquor policy as government
needed to, amongst others, adopt a comprehensive and coordinated approach to deal with the social harm resulting from alcohol abuse. The Liquor Amendment Bill seeks to effect amendments to the
Liquor Act, 2003 (Act 59 of 2003). Read more
The Final National Liquor Policy is Hereby Published for Public Information
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rod Davies, having obtained approval from Cabinet, has published the final National Liquor Policy, 2016 for public information on the
30th September 2016. The policy document outlines the policy recommendations intended to amend the Liquor Act, 59 of 2003. Read more
the dti Warns About Scam Targeting Liquor Licence Holders
It has come to the attention of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), the South African Police Service (SAPS) and provincial liquor authorities that there is a scam that is currently
operating within the liquor industry. This comes after a series of investigations that were conducted after complaints were received from people who have been defrauded.
Fraudulent Requests for Quotations
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) would like members of the public to be aware of fraudulent RFQs
being solicited by individuals identifying themselves as Ms Nomsa Bengu, Ms Khanyie Nkosi, Ms Zinhle Khumalo
or Ms Buhle and claiming to be officials of the dti, employed in Supply Chain Management. These individuals are
not employed by the department. Read more
Special Economic Zones Advisory Board
In terms of section 7(7) (a) of the Special Economic Zones Act, 2014 (Act No.16 of 2014), Special Economic Zones (SEZ) Advisory Board members were appointed by the Minister of Trade and Industry,
Dr Rob Davies (MP), for the period effective from 01 April 2015. Read more
the dti 2015/16 Annual Report
the dti's 2015/16 Annual Report has been presented to its portfolio committee in parliament. Among the highlights is Director-General Mr Lionel October's announcement that the government
has created more than 2.3 million net jobs through different incentives over the past five years. View the Annual Report here.
Notice of B-BBEE compliance requirements for all incentive programmes.
This notice serves to address the introduction of a minimum standard of compliance to the requirements of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Act, 2013 across all of the Incentive
Development and Administration Division (IDAD) programmes. Read more
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Regulations
The Minister of Trade and Industry published the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Regulations relating to the administration and implementation of the Broad-Based Black
Economic Empowerment Act and the functions of the Commission. Gazette No. 40053
Determination of Application, Registration and Renewal Fees Regulations
The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Government Notice relating to the Determination of Application, Registration and Renewal Fees Regulations, on 11 May 2016
- Gazette No. 39981
Determination of a Threshold for Credit Provider Registration
The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Government Notice relating to the Determination of a Threshold for Credit Provider Registration, on the 11 May 2016
- Gazette No. 39981
Publication of National Gambling Policy,2016
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 signed and published the
National Gambling Policy 2016, for implementation. Government Notice 39887
Important Notice for Black Industrialist Programme
This notice serves to inform applicants of the Black Industrialist Scheme (BIS) that, in terms of paragraph 2.2 and 2.3 of the BIS Guidelines, they must first contact
the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to be allocated an enquiry number before submitting an application. Read more
Statement of Clarification - Repeal of Sector Codes
The Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry issued a Government Notice No. 184 in the Government Gazette No.39703 on the 17th February 2016, to repeal the Construction
and Chartered Accountancy (CA) Sector Codes. The repeal in the context of this clarification, implies that the two sector codes stated above; cease to exist from
17 February 2016. Read More.
Protection of Investment Act
The Protection of Investment Act, No. 22 of 2015, assented to by President Jacob Zuma on 13 December 2015, provides protection to foreign investors in a manner that is consistent with
the Constitution and is in accordance with international best practice and international customary law. The Government of South Africa is confident that the Act achieves the appropriate
balance of rights and obligations between investors and the state and will provide adequate protection to investors. Gazette No. 39514
Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Regulations, 2016
(Published in Government Notice 39704 in Government Gazette 17 February of 2016) In terms of section 14 (1) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003),
as amended by the B-BBEE Amendment Act, 2013 (Act No. 46 of 2013), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), has made the following regulations relating to the administration and
implementation of the B-BBEE Act, 2003 as amended and the functions of the B-BBEE Commission.
Repeal of sector codes
In terms of section 9 (7) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, 2003 (Act No. 53 of 2003), as amended by Act No. 46 of 2013, the Minister of Trade and Industry,
Dr Rob Davies (MP), hereby gives notice to repeal the following sector codes, which were not submitted for approval and are not aligned to the amended codes:
Government Gazette number 39703
1.1.1. Construction Sector Code - Government Gazette number 32305
1.1.2. Chartered Accountancy - Government Gazette number 34267
Invitation to Submit Applications for DAFF Quota Import Permit
Invitation to submit applications for DAFF Quota import permit for import of US chicken into the South African market, in terms of the rebate provision as prescribed in the
Government Gazette notice no. 39518 for US chicken. South Africa granted a quota of 65 000 tons for import of US chicken for the period 1 April 2016 to 31 March 2017.
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.
Since the SEZ Act was signed into law, there has been considerable interest in SEZ implementation progress as well as performance by the currently operational IDZs.
The SEZ Monitoring and Evaluation has initiated SEZ Quarterly Performance Analysis Bulletin. The purpose of the bulletin is to provide information to the general public and other stakeholders as well as policy makers regarding
the performance progress that has been made with the implementation of the SEZ Act. Read more
FAQs: Removal of Adverse Consumer Credit Information
Public Tenders: Non-compliance with Local Content Requirements
the dti Budget Vote Address delivered by Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry, in the National Assembly
In an input to the Portfolio Committee earlier this year, I argued that the dti’s contribution to the promotion of a higher level of more inclusive economic growth must involve intensifying our efforts to promote Radical Economic Transformation in two inextricably linked dimensions.
Mr President, in the SONA you referred to continued uncertainty in the global economy. Nowhere is that more evident than in the arena of international trade. Not only does global trade growth continue to underperform even the insipid levels of global GDP growth, but a tsunami has struck the dominant paradigm that has shaped international trade negotiations over the past quarter century. In my contribution to this debate, I want to suggest what this might mean in terms of re-aligning our trade policy to the objectives of radical economic transformation.
Deputy Minister of Trade and industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina - Mpact Polymers official opening
The National Development Plan, Green Economy Accord and the Industrial Policy Action Plan are policy documents that build on the successes of past industrial policy interventions and provide clear direction for sustainable, long-term industrialisation and industrial diversification. The key objectives of the IPAP, GEA and the NDP include the promotion of employment, reduction of poverty, investment in the green economy, building of infrastructure and the expansion of the economy.
Sasolburg, Metsimaholo Municiality Sasol Business Incubator Launch - Address by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina
I extend my greetings and on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry. We are deeply honoured for having been invited to this launch here today. We are honoured because this launch is a step towards affirming the principles of our work as a department and government.
PE Company Eager to Expand Footprint to Kenya and Tanzania
Port Elizabeth-based refinishing and resurfacing of sanitary ware business, Mend-A-Bath International is eager to expand its footprint to Kenya and Tanzania and develop new business. The company is participating in the Outward Selling Mission (OSM) taking place in Kenya and Tanzania next week. The mission is organised and led by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).
Cape Town Companies Hopeful to Expand Market to Kenya and Tanzania
The Senior Marketing Manager at Berfin, Ms Portia Schippers says she is looking to expanding her company’s market to Kenya and Tanzania during the Outward Selling Mission taking place in those countries next week. Berfin is based in Cape Town, where they are manufacturing juices, cooking sauces, condiments, spices, sweets, chutneys, salad dressings, stocks, canned items, dried fruit.
Youth Have Critical Role to Play in Radical Economic Transformation
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says the young people of South Africa have a critical role to play in concerted efforts to achieve radical economic transformation in the country. Magwanishe was delivering a speech at the Youth Enterprise Summit that took place in Cape Town under the theme, Youth at the Centre of Radical Economic Transformation.
Consumers Urged to use Legislation to Protect Their Rights
Consumers have rights not to be discriminated against and to receive the highest quality of products and services. This was said by the Director of Consumer Law and Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Andisa Potwana. Potwana was speaking during the education and awareness campaign on the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries Amendment, National Credit, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Performers Protection, and Companies Acts that was held in Ga-Maake Village near Tzaneen in Limpopo today.
Education and Awareness on Key Legislation Critical to Empowering Communities
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has come to the realisation that it is through national education and awareness campaigns that it will not only be able to serve a critical empowerment role in the lives of the South African communities, but will also be encouraging that they exercise their rights and responsibilities in instances where they are required to. This was said by the Director of Liquor Law and Policy at the dti, Ms Clementine Makaepea during the education and awareness campaign on the Liquor, National Gambling, Lotteries Amendment, National Credit, Consumer Protection, Copyright, Performers Protection, and Companies Acts that kicked off in Tshakuma, Limpopo today.
the dti Hosted Liquor Amendment Bill Indaba in Kempton Park
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted the Liquor Amendment Bill Indaba in Kempton Park, east of Johannesburg. The Indaba is part of the process of
consultations around the amendments proposed to the National Liquor Act.Read more
the dti does SA proud again
South Africa won the Offshoring Destination of the Year Award from the Global Sourcing Association in London on 10 November 2016
Safe Paraffin Appliance Campaign
Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies delivering a keynote address. Introduced by Asogan Moodley, CEO - NRCF, held in Theunissen, Free State, 27 July 2016.
Minister launches initiative to boost African trade
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies launched Trade Invest Africa on Friday 15 July 2016.
The unit will promote South Africa's trade relations with the African continent and was launched together with
the Guidelines for Good Business Practice by South African Companies
operating in the rest of Africa, at a Roundtable Discussion on Intra-Africa Trade.
Minister Rob Davies' (MP) keynote address at the launch of the Botshabelo Industrial Park
Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti) Dr Rob Davies officially launched the completed first phase of the revitilised Botshabelo Industrial Park which cost R 24 million in Bosthabelo,
Free State on 14 June 2016.
The revitilisation of the industrial park includes the security infrastructure upgrade, fencing, street lighting and critical electricity requirement. The Botshabelo Industrial Park is the first
of the 10 State-Owned Industrial Parks to reach completion with 141 other factories operating in the Industrial Park.
Revitalisation of Industrial Parks Programme is targeted at providing a platform for industrialisation in targeted regions thereby promoting growth and sustainability as well as job-creation.
Director-General Lionel October on the winning track!
Director-General Lionel October picked up his prize during a glittering ceremony held by the Department of Public Service and Administration to honour public servants. DG October
thanked the hardworking officials of the dti for their commitment in delivering on the mandate of full-scale industrialisation and inclusive growth.
The Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) was designed as an instrument to support enterprises in the production sectors of the economy soon after the onset of the
global economic recession to weather very adverse market conditions, secure higher levels of investment, raise competitiveness and retain employment. It consisted of the Production Incentive
which is administered by IDAD and the Industrial Financing loan facility administered by the IDC. The Production Incentive was temporarily suspended in October 2015.
Revitalisation to provide business-friendly environment
The revitalisation of Seshego Industrial Park is part of the R189 million invested in covering six prioritised parks under the dti Industrial Parks Revitalisation Programme, to promote
industrialisation and increase the contribution of the parks to job creation and the country's economic growth.
InvestSA wins the Global Investment Promotion Award for Excellence in Partnering for Investment Promotion at the UNCTAD Investment Promotion Awards 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya.
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says investors recognise South Africa as a regional hub and gateway into the African Continent and government is strengthening its
Investment strategy to provide a one stop service to all investors. The Minister said this when he was receiving the Global Investment Promotion Agency (IPA) Award at the World Investment
Forum and the UNCTAD 14 Conference on behalf of InvestSA. The award seeks to recognise best practice in IPAs or association of IPAs in forging partnerships to promote FDI that contributes
to sustainable development. Read more
Economic Partnership Agreement between the SADC EPA states, of the one part, and the European Union and its Member states, of the other part
The SADC EPA Member states and the European Union signed the Economic Partnership Agreement on 10 June 2016 in Kasane, Botswana. South Africa participated in the SADC-EU EPA configuration
negotiations since 2007. SA's core interest has been to harmonise the trading regime between SACU and the EU; to secure further market access in agriculture (beyond the SA-EU Trade Development and
Cooperation Agreement (TDCA) provisions) and claw back on some policy space lost under the TDCA. South Africa's objectives have been achieved. After entry into force, the agreement will replace the
Trade chapter of the (TDCA). Read more
Revitalisation of Industrial Parks Programme Creating More Jobs
Minister Rob Davies says the Revitalisation of Industrial Parks Programme is creating jobs in and around townships and rural communities. He was speaking during the launch of the Komani
Industrial Park Revitalisation Project that was held by the Department of Trade and Industry in collaboration with the provincial and local government of the Chris Hani District Municipality
as well as the Chris Hani Development Agency in Komani, Eastern Cape, on 7 November 2016.
Video credit: SABC
Minister Davies launches the Industrial Policy Action Plan 2016/17-2018/19
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says there is now an even more pressing need for structural change in the economy, to break out of commodity dependence and
move to a more diversified base in which increasing manufacturing-based value addition, employment creation and export-intensity come to define South Africas growth trajectory.
Minister Davies launches R49m revitalised Isithebe Park in KZN
Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies and KwaZulu-Natal MEC for Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Mr Sihle Zikalala have launched the first phase of the revitalised
Isithebe Industrial Park in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal. The R49-million project is part of the Revitalisation of Industrial Parks Programme of the dti and is one of the 10 industrial parks that the
department has prioritised for revitalisation.
Invest SA scoops another international prize!
Invest SA has been recognised for its work in attracting investments to South Africa with the CFI.co Best Investment Promotion Agency Africa 2016 award. CFI.co, a renowned journal and
online resource reporting on business, economics and finance, annually seeks out individuals and organisations that contribute significantly to the convergence of economies.
the dti family supports Nelson Mandela International Day
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina led the dti family in celebrating Nelson Mandela International Day at the Katha Day Care Centre in Katlehong on Gauteng's
East Rand on Monday, 18 July 2016.
The centre is a drop-in facility for orphans and vulnerable children, children affected by HIV/Aids, youth-headed households and supports elderly community members. The centre provides hot
meals, psycho-social support, and early childhood development.
To mark Nelson Mandela International Day the dti family visited the centre to spend time with the children and donated much-needed mattresses and food items.
Minister Rob Davies (MP) at the launch of the Toyota Hilux and Fortuner
At the launch of the new Toyota Hilux and Fortuner in Durban on 24 May 2016, the Minister of Trade and Industry said the automotive sector is of considerable importance to South Africa and is
exporting significantly more vehicles than in the past.
Minister Rob Davies' (MP) keynote address at the launch of the R100-million Dursots-All Joy tomato-processing plant in Tzaneen
Minister Rob Davies (MP) launched the R100-million Dursots-All Joy tomato-processing plant in Tzaneen on 23 May 2016. He reiterated the importance of the agro-processing sector in the South African
economy, particularly for job creation. The Minister said the plant is a good example of the industrialisation objectives of building manufacturing capacity, job creation, local procurement and
support to SMMEs.
'South Africa is open for business'
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina delivered the keynote address at the launch of the Black Industrialists roadshow at the BMW plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria. The deputy minister
said the BMW investment of R6 billion is a one-of-a-kind from the automotive sector and will expand the industrial base of South Africa. He said he had no doubt that the new generation of BMW X3
will bring a lot of innovation, which will in turn lead to skills development.
South Africa Trade Minister IP and Development Keynote
South African Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP) addresses the International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development,
which took place on 7 and 8 April 2016 at the WIPO Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. Stakeholders from a wide range of sectors discussed the role of intellectual property in
economic, social and cultural development. Conference website
Launch of Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Plant
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), officially launched the R5-billion Bokpoort concentrated solar plant in Groblershoop, Northern Cape, on 14 March 2016.
Minister Davies was joined by Saudi Arabia Trade and Commerce Minister Dr Tawfiq Al Rabiah and the Premier of the Northern Cape, Ms Sylvia Lucas.
Speaking at the launch, Minister Davies said the Bokpoort project is the largest investment by a Saudi company, ACWA Power, and needs to be celebrated as it instils confidence in South
Africa's long-term infrastructure rollout and strengthens relations between the two countries.
Deputy Minister addresses first annual ERAN conference
Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry Mzwandile Masina presented the keynote address at the first annual Economic Research Advisory Network (ERAN) conference at the East London International
Convention Centre in the Eastern Cape. Masina urged researchers and academics to partner with Government in the development of South Africa.
Feasibility Study Launch for the Development of Components for Fuel Cell Units
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies launched the R15-million Isondo Precious Minerals (IPM) feasibility study project in Cape Town on 9 February 2016. The project will identify
particular components that can be manufactured and assembled locally for fuel cell units. The feasibility study is intended to accelerate mineral beneficiation and localisation of fuel cell
manufacturing in South Africa.
South African Investment Seminar at Mining Indaba 2016
The Minster of Mineral Resources, Joseph Zwane, joins the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, and the Minister of Corporate Governance and Traditional Affairs, Des Van Rooyen, in a
panel discussion to encourage investment in the South African mining sector at the Investment Seminar held at the 2016 Mining Indaba in Cape Town on 8 February 2016. The panel also comprised heads
of mining unions and the head of the Chamber of Mines.
Invest SA One Stop shop
On Tuesday 9 February, President Jacob Zuma, accompanied by Cabinet ministers, had talks with more than 150 CEOs of major companies and captains of industry in South Africa at the Cape Sun
Hotel in Cape Town.
The meeting aimed to find ways to improve investor confidence and stimulate economic growth in the country.
During the luncheon, President Zuma announced the launch of the Department of Trade and Industry's Investment Division, which will offer investors a one-stop shop service and actively promote and
facilitate investment in key high-yield growth sectors.
Black Industrialists Scheme
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has launched the Black Industrialists Scheme.
'We are looking for dedicated manufacturers': Rob Davies
Launch of the Black Industrialists Policy discussion
Minister Davies opens Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical plant
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies officially opened the newly refurbished R300 million Johnson & Johnson pharmaceutical manufacturing plant in Cape Town on 12 January 2016.
Minister Davies said Johnson & Johnson has showed significant confidence in the country by increasing their investment for the next three years and therefore made South Africa and the rest of
the continent an attractive base for other multinationals to follow suit.
Vusumuzi Safer stoves campaign
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies distributed three-thousand (3000) safe and approved paraffin stoves at the Vusimuzi informal settlement in Tembisa on 8 December 2015.
This initiative is part of a multi-departmental 'Safer Stoves Campaign' comprising of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs,
the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS), the National Consumer Commission (NCC) and Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality.
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs media on AGOA
Shipbuilding tender to create oceans economy jobs
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the R1.4 billion tender awarded to a local shipbuilding company will assist to create sustainable jobs in the Ocean Economy.
Minister Davies, speaking at the naming ceremony of the offshore supply vessels Aukwatowa in Cape Town said the tender will lead to an investment of R 1.2 billion creating more than 500 jobs
in order to boost the local shipbuilding industry.
Davies said government is committed to growing and supporting local manufacturers in the marine industry in order to stay competitive and sustain jobs. He said more focus will be given to the
industry standard and accreditation, skills programme and strategic marketing campaign as the private sector has followed through with the decision to support localisation.
Notice on the Suspension of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP)
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is temporarily suspending new applications for the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) with immediate effect.
Owners of Stores Where Counterfeits Goods are Sold Must Face Full Might of the Law Deputy Minster Masina
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina, says landlords and owners of flea markets and business centres where counterfeits goods are sold must face the full
might of the law as they contribute to the proliferation of illegal goods in the country. Masina was speaking after he led a raid on shops selling counterfeit CDs and DVDs at the
Bright Water Commons Flea Market in Randburg, on 15 October 2015.
Multinational shows confidence in SA economy
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies opened a R600 million Unilever ice cream factory in Midrand, Gauteng on 13 October 2015. The factory was supported by the dti's 12i Tax Allowance
Incentive Scheme. Davies commended Unilever for investments in Africa, saying it's an indication of recognising the significance of contributing in growing the African economy.
the dti Showcased on CNBC Africa
Yunus Hoosen, the Head of Investment Promotion and Inter-Departmental Clearing House at the dti, joined CNBC Africa to discuss how South Africa is fairing against
emerging economies. He explained the global economy is constrained due to volatile market conditions.