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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

Showcase your Products at the South African National Pavilions and Increase your Exports

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) extends an invitation to South African exporters to submit applications to participate and showcase their products at International Pavilions. Read more

Market and Showcase Your Products at the Feira Internacional De Angola 2016

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites your firm and other exporters of multi-sectoral products to apply to take part in the Feira Internacional de Angola (FILDA) 2016, scheduled to take place from 21 - 26 July 2016 in Luanda, Angola. The deadline date for the submission of complete National Pavilion application forms is 22 February 2016. Read more

Companies Tribunal Seminar on Promoting a Culture of Resolving Disputes Through Alternative Dispute Resolution

The Companies Tribunal (the Tribunal) invites you to a seminar on Promoting a Culture of Resolving Disputes Through Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR).

Date: 17 February 2016, RSVP by 10 February 2016. Read more

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.

Black industrialist policy media briefing

Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies addressed the media on 10 December 2015 regarding the Black Industrialists Policy that was approved by Cabinet on 4 November 2015. The policy proposes focused efforts to facilitate inclusion and participation of black industrialists in the manufacturing activities.

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.

General Procurement Notice for the Enterprise Development Pilot Project

The Government of the Republic of South Africa (Department of Trade and Industry and Department of Small Business Development) has received a Grant from the African Development Bank, in the amount of UA 1.2 Million to finance the Enterprise Development Pilot Project. Read more

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

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies briefs media on AGOA

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

Public Statement on the Commencement of Section 3(b) of the B-BBEE Act

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), published a Public Statement on the Commencement of Section 3(b) of the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act, 2013 (Act No. 46 of 2013). Read more

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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.

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 2015/16 National Pavilion List.
  • Click here for the 2016/17 National Pavilion List.

Fluorspar Beneficiation Opportunity to produce Fluorochemicals in South Africa

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with Department of Science and Technology, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and Pelchem are driving a fluorochemical expansion initiative (FEI) programme, that aims to develop the SA fluorochemical industry by leveraging the country's rich fluorspar reserves in line with the government beneficiation strategy and a multipronged approach to mineral beneficiation. the dti invites private industrialists, manufacturers and investors to undertake fluorochemical projects that will support this initiative and in the process apply for the dti incentives and other financial assistance through IDC. Read More

Practice Note - Trading Hours for Distributors and Delivery of Liquor

This practice note is issued to clarify how the National Liquor Authority (NLA) within the Department of Trade and Industry will implement the Norms and Standards and Regulation 21 of Liquor Amendment Regulations of 2013 in relation to the trading hours for distributors. Read more

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.

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

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.

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

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.


Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina on the occasion of the Opening of the 5th China-Africa Business Forum Held During the Johannesburg Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation Sandton International Convention Centre

It gives me great pleasure as the Co-Chair of the Forum on China Africa Cooperation (FOCAC) to open this momentous Business Forum on African soilembracing the theme “China-Africa: Cooperation for Common Development-Catapulting the African Industrialization Renaissance.
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Address by Deputy Minister Masina on the occasion of the Eastern Cape Province Economic Symposium, East London International Convention Centre, East London
On behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry, I wish to communicate our sincere gratitude for having been invited to form part of this important annual symposium.
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Remarks on the occasion of the Progressive Business Forum’s Networking Evening, by Deputy Minister of the dti, Mzwandile Masina, Coastlands Umhlanga Hotel
Comrades, thank you very much for inviting me to be amongst you on this important engagement in your calendar of activities. As an organisation of business leaders, it’s important that you find time to gather and reflect on a number of important national issues, which are part of the national question of building a non-racial, non-sexist and prosperous South Africa.
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Deputy Minister Masina On the occasion of the SA-Netherlands Business Forum, Johannesburg,
It is an honor for me to address you at the South Africa-Netherlands Business Forum on the occasion of the Official Visit of H. E. Mr Mark Rutte, Prime Minister of the Kingdom of The Netherlands to South Africa.
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Address By Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Hon. Mzwandile Masina On the occasion of the SA-Netherlands Business Forum
The Netherlands has a very long and reputable history as a trading nation and the two countries have continued to grow their trade with each other over the years. Total trade between the two countries amounted to more than R48 billion in 2014, an increase of 26% compared to 2013.
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The Crisis in the Domestic Steel Sector
Government is working closely with all the stakeholders in the steel sector to secure agreement on a comprehensive package of measures to support South Africa’s primary steel production capabilities.
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What the dti Scheme Offers to Black Industrialists
The Black Industrialists Scheme, which was launched by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, and Deputy Minister, Mr Mzwandile Masina, in Pretoria provides key measures aimed at supporting majority black-owned manufacturing companies. The measures include as access to finance, access to markets, skills development, and standards, quality and productivity improvement.
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Media Statement on the Review of Trade Agreements
The African National Congress (ANC) had directed its economic transformation subcommittee to review the trade agreements signed by South Africa since 1999. South Africa’s goal in negotiating trade agreements is to support national development objectives, promote intra-Africa trade and South Africa’s integration into global markets.
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Manufacturing and Industrialisation are at the Core of Black Industrialists Programme
The focus for the newly-launched Black Industrialists Programme is mainly geared towards manufacturing, industrialisation and inclusive economic growth. This was the primary message communicated by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina and the Chief Executive Officer of the National Empowerment Fund, Ms Philisiwe Mthethwa during the launch of the Black Industrialists Policy in Pretoria today.
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Business Welcomes Black Industrialists Initiative by Government
The Vice President of Black Business Council, Mr Sandile Zungu says the business fraternity fully supports the Black Industrialists Programme aimed at expanding the industrial base and injecting new dynamism in the economy with the inclusion and participation of black industrialists in the manufacturing activities. Zungu was speaking at the official launch of the Black Industrialists Policy and Incentive Scheme in Pretoria today.
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