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Invitation to Participate in the Outward Selling and Investment Mission to Singapore and Malaysia

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in the Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSIM) to Singapore and Malaysia. The Mission forms part of the dti's objective to create and identify export markets and investment partners for South African value-added products and services in Southeast Asia. The closing date for receipt of application forms is 25 May 2016. Read more

Invitation to Participate in an Outward Selling Mission to United Arab Emirates and Iran

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 28 August to 2 September 2016. The objective of this mission is to facilitate access for South African value-added products and services into UAE and Iran. The deadline for submission of complete applications forms accompanied by all supporting documentation is 27 May 2016. Read more

Invitation to Take Part in a Trade and Investment Mission to Moscow, Russia

the dti invites you to apply to participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Russia scheduled to take place from 20-22 June 2016. The objective of this mission is to increase trade and investment between South Africa and Russia. The closing date for receipt of application forms is 6 May 2016. Read more

Arms Procurement Commission Report

President Jacob Zuma has released the Report of the Commission of Inquiry Into Allegations of Fraud, Corruption, Impropriety or Irregularity in the Strategic Defence Procurement Package (Arms Procurement Commission)

Invitation to participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Ghana and Nigeria from 8-12 August 2016

the dti invites you to apply to participate in a Trade and Investment Mission to Ghana and Nigeria scheduled to take place from 8-12 August 2016. The objective of this mission is to increase trade and investment between South Africa, Ghana and Nigeria. The closing date for receipt of application forms is 8 June 2016. Read more

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


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

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.


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. Read More

Black Industrialists Scheme

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, has launched the Black Industrialists Scheme. Trade and Industry panel opening comments

'We are looking for dedicated manufacturers': Rob Davies

Launch of the Black Industrialists Policy discussion


Regulations on Review of Limitations on Fees and Interest Rates Regulations

The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Government Notice on the Review of Limitations on Fees and Interest Rates Regulations, 2015 on 6 November 2015. The Regulations will come into effect on 6 May 2016 - Gazette No. 39379

Foreign direct investment: All present and direct

Foreign direct investment (FDI) flows into SA are expected to gain momentum in the coming year after declining over the past 12 months. Read more

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. 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


Special Economic Zones: Monitoring and Evaluation

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


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 2016/17 National Pavilion List.

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.

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

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 localcontent@thedti.gov.za. For more information on Industrial Procurement click here.

 

The Budget Vote Address Delivered to the National assembly by Mr. Mzwandile Masina, Deputy Minister Trade and Industry, 20 April 2016
2016-04-20
Honourable Chairperson and the entire Presidium of the National Assembly, I stand here today to discharge my obligation of accountability as a member of the National Executive. I also stand here as a child of the people of Ekurhuleni struck by grief at the tragic loss of the lives of our brothers, sisters and comrades over the weekend.
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Keynote Address by Dr Rob Davies Minister of Trade and Industry of South Africa World Intellectual Property Organization International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development

2016-04-07
It is an honour to address this WIPO International Conference on Intellectual Property and Development. This gathering takes place during a period when many developing countries are formulating or reviewing their intellectual property (IP) policies, and therefore it offers a timely and important opportunity to reflect on how the IP system can best assist developing countries including least developed countries to achieve their wider development objectives.
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Keynote Address for the 2016 ICC Banking Commission Annual Meeting for Mr. Mzwandile Masina, MP Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry
2016-04-04
It gives me great pleasure to address you this morning. The global economic crisis has triggered a slowdown in global economic growth that is manifesting itself in a demand-driven fall in international trade exacerbated by the deficit of credit and trade finance.
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Speech By Deputy Minister of Trade And Industry, Honorable Mzwandile Masina, on the Occasion of the Awarding of Certificates to Fashion Designers that Received Technical Training at the Fashion Design Innovation Centre, Hosted by Eastern Cape Provincial Arts & Culture Council.
2016-03-24
During the 2016 Budget Speech, Minister Pravin Gordhan made the summation about socio-economic challenges faced by our country – i.e. South Africa is faced by “low growth, high unemployment, extreme inequality and hurtful fractures in our society”.
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Speech by Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies during the launch of R5 billion Solar Power Plant in the Northern Cape
2016-03-14
We are here today to witness the significant moment of the inauguration of the ACWA Power Solafrica Bokpoort Concentrated Solar Power Plant. This investment is welcomed by South Africa. The R 5 billion, 50 MW Concentrated Solar Power plant forms part of South Africa’s Renewable Energy Independent Power Producers Procurement Program (REIPPP) and this project marks a key milestone in South Africa’s electricity supply security and CO2 reduction. With its record 9.3 hours thermal energy storage capacity the Bokpoort CSP Project will provide electricity to approximately 21,000 households during day as well as night time and save approximately 230,000 tons of CO2 equivalent emissions during every year of operation.
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Companies Invited to Participate in the Trade and Investment Mission to Ghana and Nigeria
2016-04-29
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites companies to participate in the Trade and Investment mission to Ghana and Nigeria. The mission will take place on 8-12 August 2016.
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the dti to Launch Botshabelo and Seshego Industrial Parks
2016-04-28
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will launch the Botshabelo and Seshego Industrial Parks next month, marking the completion of the first phase of their revitalisation. This was announced by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies in Parliament last week. Minister Davies was delivering his Budget Vote Speech in the National Assembly.
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the dti Leads Efforts to Make Industrial Parks Hubs Hives of Economic Development 
2016-04-22
The Department of Trade and industry (the dti) is working closely with other national and provincial government departments to make the country’s townships and industrial parks hives of economic development. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies in Parliament this week. Minister Davies was delivering the dti’s Budget Vote speech in the National Assembly.
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Black Industrialists Programme Will Benefit Small Businesses – Deputy Minister Masina
2016-04-21
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Mzwandile Masina has dismissed the perception that the Black Industrialists Programme will not benefit small businesses as a misconception. In a Budget Vote speech that he delivered in Parliament yesterday, Masina was earnest in restating that the Black Industrialists Policy which was approved by cabinet in November last year, clearly identifies its intended beneficiaries to include, in particular, entities owned by small business, co-operatives, youth, people with disabilities, amongst others. 
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