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The aim of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is to lead and facilitate access to sustainable economic activity and employment for all South Africans. In order to achieve this aim, the dti requires a thorough understanding of the economy, an ability to identify economic opportunities and potential, and monitor and evaluate the status quo in the country on an ongoing basis. The Department makes optimal use of its accessibility to the people of the country via the South African Parliament. Issues of economic transformation and development, and the establishment of an environment conducive to increasing investment potential, enterprise and trade opportunities for economic citizens, are ongoing topics of discussion in Parliamentary Portfolio and Select Committees.

Regular deliberations and consultation with the South African public contribute to the dti achieving government's vision of an adaptive and restructured economy, characterised by accelerated and shared economic growth (via AsgiSA), employment creation and greater equity by 2014.