The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Elizabeth Thabethe
(MP), in conjunction with the Greater Tzaneen Municipality, invites
young people in and around Tzaneen to the Youth Liquor Abuse
Awareness Campaign, which will be held on 21 June. Read more
Workshop to Inform Artists about Government Opportunities
The Department of Trade and Industry invites performing and aspiring artists to a formalisation workshop on 21 June at the Museum Africa, Newtown, Johannesburg, from 9:00 to 16:00.
The purpose of the workshop is to assist artists to formalise themselves into economically viable and sustainable businesses and inform them about Government opportunities and programmes.
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites academics, economists, the media, policy analysts, economic opinion makers, business organisations, organised labour and other interested members
of the public to a Economic Policy Dialogue (EPD) Session titled "Entrepreneurship and High Youth Unemployment in South Africa" on Monday, 24 June 2013. Read more
Tenders at the dti
Bid dti 06/13-14: Appointment of a
service provider to conduct a series of targeted organisational design interventions in the Trade and Investment South Africa (TISA) division.
Closing date: 11:00am on 28 June 2013
Bid dti 07/13-14: Appointment of six
additional service providers to undertake feasibility studies for 10 proposed Special Economic Zones.
Closing date: 11:00am on 21 June 2013
Any enquiries regarding the bidding procedure may be directed to:
Erica Dennis, e-mail: EDennis@thedti.gov.za
Labelling of Meat Products
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, MP, has published a notice in the Government Gazette No. 36285 of 22 March 2013 requesting the public
to submit comments regarding the intention to prescribe certain meat products carry a trade description that includes specific information.
This was prompted by media reports on 27 February 2013 that various meat products available to consumers in retail stores in South Africa indicate the
presence of donkey, water buffalo and goat, which is in contravention of Section 24 of the Consumer Protection Act 68 of 2008.
Publication of the National Credit Act Revised Policy Framework and the National Credit Amendment Bill in the Government Gazette
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will commence with public consultations on the National Credit Act Revised Policy Framework and the National Credit
Amendment Bill. This follows a comprehensive review of the policy framework on Consumer Credit during 2012, with the objective of analysing and amending this policy to effect
the necessary amendments to the National Credit Act 2005 Act No. 34 of 2005.
The two notices (Government Gazette No. 36504 and No. 36505) were published by the Minister on 29 May 2013, requesting the public to submit comments to both the Policy
Framework and the Amendment Bill.
Comments to the proposed notices are expected not later than 11 July 2013.
The Economic Contribution of Copyright-Based Industries in South Africa
The creative industry contributes significantly to the economic, social and cultural development of a country. In light of this, in 2011, the Government of South Africa
commissioned a study to determine the benefits stemming from the local industry. The study was done through the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti),
with financial and technical support from the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO).
Since 1998, the Technology for Women in Business (TWIB), an
initiative of the dti, has given hundreds of women the
opportunity to apply technology to support and grow their
businesses. This has largely contributed towards mainstreaming
women's businesses within the broader SA economy.
TWIB is calling for the 2013/14 Awards nominations.
South Africans are invited to nominate women entrepreneurs
who systematically use technological innovation and creative
know-how for business growth and positive economic impact on
the broader economy.
View YouTube footage of Minister Davies addressing the audience at the launch:
Foreign Film Incentives put SA on the Map
South Africa's film sector received a boost with the recent approval of Fury Road: Mad Max and Black Sails, the largest international productions to be filmed in the country.
Fury Road: Mad Max was intended to be shot in Australia, where the film industry is renowned for its big-budget productions including The Matrix, Star Wars and Mission Impossible,
while Black Sails had been earmarked for Spain. The two productions are a major coup for South Africa and it is envisaged that the international film community will take notice of
the country as a destination capable of undertaking "mega films". 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 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.Read More
The National Export Development Programme (NEDP): Your Passport to Export
The Department of Trade and Industry has taken it upon itself to revisit its tools in a number of areas to advance industrialisation,
market access and broad economic development priorities of the country. Key among them is the NEDP,
designed to enhance our efficiencies and effectiveness in engaging with the ever-changing global economic space. 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.
DAFF and the dti Finalise Incentive Programme to Support Aquaculture Sector
Challenges experienced by the aquaculture industry in relation to access to finance and competitiveness
will soon be a thing of the past as the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with the
Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have finalised the Aquaculture Development and
Enhancement Programme(ADEP). Read More
Public Tenders: Non-compliance with Local Content Requirements
For any complaints regarding non-compliance, please forward an e-mail to email@example.com. For more information on Industrial Procurement
the dti Warns the Public of Incentive Scam
the dti is warning the public, investors, and potential and emerging businesses as well as business organisations of a bogus incentive
scheme that is doing the rounds. Read more
Co-operatives Incentive Scheme (CIS) Application System
The CIS application system is now functional and all CIS applications will, with immediate effect, be submitted either
electronically through completing the online application form or through submitting a physical completed application to
the dti registry office.
The CIS online application form can be accessed by the public directly from the dti website. This therefore, means that
clients are in a position to complete and submit applications online and can alternatively physically submit a printed application to the dti registry office.
The Copyright Review Commission is now accessible on facebook and twitter. To post questions or comments join us on Facebook and search for "Copyright Review Commission"
and "CopyrightCR" on twitter. Interested parties can still contact us on our toll free number: 08000 7702.
NCOP Budget Vote Debate for the Department of Trade and Industry by Minister Rob Davies (MP), in NCOP Chamber, Parliament on 16 May 2013
Addressing this Council in the past, we noted that a historical feature of the South African economy most of the national gross value-add (GVA) is concentrated in a few regions of the country. The latest data confirms continuation of historical trends with three regions, Gauteng, eThekwini-Pietermaritzburg and the Cape Peninsula, generating almost 70% of the national GVA. Economic opportunities become concentrated in these regions, perpetuating spatial inequalities.
Budget Vote 36 for the Department of Trade and Industry by Deputy Minister, Ms Elizabeth Thabethe, at the Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament on 15 May 2013
The current administration’s central focus has been on creation of decent jobs, economic transformation and creating an inclusive economic growth. These are some of the key strategic priorities identified in the 2009-2014 medium-term strategic framework that was later translated into government outcomes. the dti further articulated these key priorities in its 2010-2013 Medium Term Strategic Framework. Therefore, it is imperative that we reflect on the achievements that have been recorded in these areas.
Budget Vote 36 for the Department of Trade and Industry by Minister Rob Davies (MP), at the Old Assembly Chamber, Parliament on 15 May 2013
It is common knowledge that the term of this administration has coincided with the most severe global economic crisis since the 1930s. When we took office in 2009, the SA economy moved into recession which cost us close to one million jobs. 200 000 of these or 20% were in manufacturing, a sector which contributes only 14% to the GDP, meaning that the impact of the recession was disproportionately severe in manufacturing.
Speaking Notes of The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies at the Launch of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2013/14-15/16 held at IDC Sandton on 4 April 2013
The Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2013/14 – 15/16 is the 5th iteration of the three year rolling action plan and covers the last full financial year in the term of the present administration. It is located in the vision of the National Development Plan and forms one of the principal pillars of the New Growth Path.
the dti and Ekurhuleni West College Launch the Centre for Entrpreneurship in Katlehong
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with the Ekurhuleni West College launched the Centre for Entrepreneurship (CfE) at the Ekurhuleni West College (EWC) campus in Katlehong today. The Centre forms part of the dti’s initiative to primarily target Further Education and Training (FET) institutions to promote entrepreneurship education, training and development.
Third Lotto Licence Operator Would Focus on Localisation, Economic Empowerment and Infrastructure Development - Minister Davies
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the third Lotto Licence operator would focus on localisation, Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and Infrastructure Development when it begins its operations on 1 June 2015. Dr Davies was addressing a media briefing in Parliament today.
South Africa has the Capacity to Address the Challenges that Young People Face – Minister Davies
Unemployment among the youth is a big challenge for the country. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies when he addressed the youth of Mankweng outside Polokwane in Limpopo today.
Minister Davies to Speak to the Young People of Mankweng on Youth Day
The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies will address the young people of Mankweng, outside Polokwane, Limpopo, at the Mankweng Community Hall, on the National Youth Day, 16 June 2013 as part of “Taking the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to the People” campaign. The programme will commence at 09:00.
Provinces to be Consulted on Intellectual Property Amendment Bill
The Select Committee on Trade and International Relations met today to be briefed by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) on the Intellectual Property Laws Amendment Bill, which was referred to them for concurrence in terms of section 76 of the Constitution.