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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 and additional claim procedures effective from 3 August 2015. Read more

Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill

The promotion and protection of Investment Bill has been tabled in Parliament on 28 July 2015 following an extensive public consultation process. The Bill seeks to promote investments and clarify the level of protection that an investor may expect in the Republic of South Africa and ensure that South Africa remains open to foreign investment. The Bill also aims to confirm Government's right to pursue constitutionally-driven national development objectives and recognises the right of governments to regulate in the public interest. In addition, it promotes a balance between the rights and obligations of investors, and provides clarity for the standards of protection applied to investment.

Call for Comments on the Copyright Amendment Bill

The current policy revision is based on the need to bring the copyright legislation in line with the digital era and developments at a multilateral level. The universal purpose of copyright is to reward and incentivise creators of knowledge and art. The purpose of the Bill is to increase access to knowledge, access to education, learning materials for nationals and persons with disabilities. The creative industry particularly musicians, are vulnerable to abuses by users of their Intellectual Property and the Bill seeks to redress this matter. The closing date for comments is 26 August 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

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

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.

DM Masina takes the dti to the factories

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina, recently visited Gauteng-based factories Naledi Inhlanganiso and Plasma Cut as part of the “Taking the dti to the Factories” campaign. The campaign offers the principals of the dti an opportunity to visit companies to assess the impact of the funding they have received from the department as well as those that have shown the potential for growth and would qualify for such support.

the dti, Eastern Cape provincial government and Nestlé SA sign MoU on economic co-operation

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), the MoU will create 800 permanent and seasonal jobs by 2019. Minister Davies was speaking at the signing ceremony, which took place in Alexandria on Thursday, 2nd of July 2015. The MoU is part of a public-private sector collaboration that encourages local farmers to grow Chicory to supply Nestlé for use in the manufacturing of Ricoffy, in turn contributing to the revitalisation of rural economies.

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.

Keynote Address IBMSA equity equivalent investment implementation programme Launch

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina recently launched the IBM Equity Equivalent Investment Programme Implementation. With R 700 million over a period of 10 years the programme compromises of three integrated and independent components namely; Enterprise development, Academic programme and research programme.

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

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

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.

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

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

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FAQs: Removal of Adverse Consumer Credit Information

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 For more information on Industrial Procurement click here.


The Launch of the Toyota Quantum Ses’fikle CKD Launch in Prospecton, Durban 
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
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
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
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
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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Parents Need to Take the Responsibility for Consumption of Alcohol Relating to Children
Parents need to take responsibility for the consumption of alcohol in relation to their children. This was said by the former Bafana Bafana player Jabu Mahlangu, formerly known as Jabu Pule. Mahlangu was giving a testimony about his life at the seminar on curbing alcohol abuse in South Africa, which took place at Diep in die Berg in Pretoria East today.
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SA Company Scores Big in Angolan Trade Fair
Weatherhaven Africa, a South African business that participated at the Feira Internacional de Angola, a week-long trade fair that ended on Sunday, was excited to share that they have received orders amounting to more than R150 million. Weatherhaven is one of the 24 South African companies that showcased their products and services at the fair.
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The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill Protects Investors- Minister Davies
The Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill has been tabled in Parliament on following an extensive public consultation process.
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SA Should Maintain Momentum to Increase Trade and Investment with Angola
The South African Foreign Economic Representative in Angola, Mr Madileke Ramushu says SA needs to maintain the momentum in deepening the bilateral trade and investment relations with Angola.
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