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Mar 27, 2015
Government continues to stress the importance of the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving...
Mar 27, 2015
AGROPROCESSING DRIVE The Department of Trade and Industry has invested about R1.2-billion into the agroprocessing industry since 2009
In 2015, government continues to stress the agroprocessing agenda in an attempt to bolster economic growth and job creation, while also securing South Africa’s future food requirements, in an economy that fell short of its growth target in 2014, achieving 1.5%, after...
Mar 24, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has announced the formation of a Ministerial task team – comprising representatives from the community, the business fraternity, labour and government – charged with addressing challenges in the oil and gas industry,...
Mar 03, 2015
President Jacob Zuma
South Africa's economy remains racially structured, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. Welcoming members of the second presidential black economic empowerment council at Tuynhuys, Cape Town, he told them they needed to tackle this historical legacy because it was...
Feb 25, 2015
Incentives and other economic interventions have collectively led to the creation of more than a-million jobs in the past year, the National Treasury said on Wednesday. According to the National Treasury, the Medium-Term Strategic Framework (MTSF) supports a range of...
Feb 17, 2015
Does Manufacturing Have a Future In Southern Africa? That is the topic that will be debated robustly at the first plenary session of the inaugural Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba scheduled to take place on 28 and 29 May. Answering that question and...
Feb 17, 2015
Minister Rob Davies, Arcelormittal Ceo Paul O’Faherty And Business Leadership South Africa Chairman Bobby Godsell Among Speakers At Metals Indaba’s First Plenary Session JOHANNESBURG, 16 FEBRUARY 2015 – Does Manufacturing Have a Future In Southern Africa?
Feb 16, 2015
James Lorimer
Amidst apparent disagreement in his Cabinet about mining policy, President Jacob Zuma needed to step in and provide leadership so that potential mining investors had certainty about South Africa’s mining policy, Shadow Democratic Alliance (DA) Mineral Resources...
Feb 02, 2015
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Jan 16, 2015
I wanted to start this article with a reference to Eskom, but I simply do not have the energy. Electricity is considered a form of energy resulting from the existence of charged particles, either statically as an accumulation of charge or dynamically as a current....
Dec 12, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
In a bid to curb illegal and harmful substandard products imported into the country, government on Friday destroyed products worth R13.2-million that were found to compromise the safety of consumers with defects that could not be corrected.
Dec 05, 2014
CHALLENGING FUTURE The road freight industry will contend with several challenges in 2015, including broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) codes
The road freight industry is finding it difficult to remain sustainable, with road freight demand to remain flat as a “best case scenario”, despite yearly inflationary growth and social growth trends, says industry body the Road Freight Association (RFA).  “Although...
Nov 24, 2014
Much like South Africa was seen as an automotive hub, white appliance manufacturer Defy aimed to establish the country as a hub for the export of white appliances, Koc chairperson Mustafa Koc said on Monday. As Koc subsidiary Arcelik Group leveraged its $324-million...
Nov 24, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the new Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles – Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS) guidelines aimed at stimulating investment into the production of these vehicles in South Africa. The MHCV-AIS, which was a...
Nov 21, 2014
South Africa will become the first African country to host the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD’s) Steel Committee Conference when the committee’s seventy-seventh session takes place in Cape Town between December 11 and 12. The...
Nov 19, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reiterated on Tuesday that the procurement of goods that conform to local content requirements was not just a recommendation for State entities but a legal requirement. During a Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry...
Nov 14, 2014
Government’s review of its automotive sector assistance programme, the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), will be concluded this year, says Roger Pitot. Pitot, who heads up the review, is the Department of Trade and Industry’s adviser on the...
Nov 12, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and Necsa CEO Phumzile Tshelane
The shortage of toolmakers in South Africa posed a serious challenge to the country’s ability to achieve the goals set out in its Industrial Policy Action Plan, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said this week. Speaking at the launch of the Tooling Centre of...
Nov 06, 2014
 
 
 
 
Nov 04, 2014
Danish companies are keen to set up a green hub on renewable energy in South Africa, with an eye on developing markets in Southern Africa, Danish Minister of Trade and Development Cooperation Morgens Jensen has told Engineering News Online. He said he saw tremendous...
Nov 04, 2014
South Africa was one of ten countries with which Denmark was aiming to improve trade by 50%, Denmark Trade and Development Cooperation Minister Morgens Jensen said on Tuesday. During a bilateral meeting with Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, Jensen said that...
Nov 03, 2014
INITIATIVE SUCCESS The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa had processed about 35 489 t of waste tyres as at the end of September
The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) reports that the concept of its effective waste tyre project could be implemented in other waste streams, Redisa director Stacey Davidson tells Engineering News. “Redisa’s waste tyre project...
Oct 31, 2014
Oct 31, 2014
Over the past 20 years, there has been persistent concern about deindustrialisation in South Africa, as well as locally produced manufactured products having been increasingly displaced by imports. The very future of manufacturing has been called into question,...
Oct 31, 2014
Over the past 20 years there has been persistent concern about deindustrialisation in South Africa, as well as the fact that locally produced manufactured products have been increasingly displaced by imports.
Oct 27, 2014
Government’s review of its automotive sector assistance programme, the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP), will be concluded this year, says Roger Pitot. Pitot, who heads up the review, is the Department of Trade and Industry’s adviser on the...
Oct 27, 2014
Following assent by President Jacob Zuma and its release in the government gazette, the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Amendment Act No. 46 of 2013 is now enforced as law, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said on Monday. Trade and Industry...
Oct 24, 2014
SLURRY BED REACTOR Commissioning of Phase 2 of the Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project is on track to take place during the second half of 2016
South African energy and chemicals group Sasol continues to diversify its local business portfolio by driving several local chemical projects, including the 334.5 t Fischer-Tropsch wax expansion project (FTWEP) and the new Ethylene Purification Unit 5 (EPU5) that are...
Oct 23, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday revealed the composition of the new team of Ministers and business proponents set to lead the Presidential Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies, Minister in the Presidency responsible...
 
 
 
 
Oct 21, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has reiterated his department’s support for agroprocessing, saying on Monday that it had injected some R1.2-billion into the industry since 2009. Government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan had identified the agroprocessing...
Oct 17, 2014
In the context of a chronically weak manufacturing environment, news that Nampak Glass had invested R1.2-billion in a third furnace at its Germiston facility was quite uplifting. Pictured above are Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and Nampak CEO André de...
Oct 17, 2014
US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard expressed concern last week about alleged irregularities in the recent Eskom tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. The R4.3-billion contract was awarded to...
Oct 16, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Thursday took a hardline stance against the European Union’s (EU’s) threat of a ban on South African citrus fruit by tabling the issue with the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The EU had been threatening to refuse entry to...
Oct 15, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
The revised Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Business Process Services (BPS) incentive launched on Tuesday, has taken into account South Africa’s increased maturity in terms of the services being offered, as the country is increasingly being asked to provide...
Oct 13, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies would on Tuesday launch the revised Business Process Services (BPS) incentive, aimed at attracting investment and creating employment in South Africa through offshoring activities, at South Africa House, in London. Davies...
Oct 13, 2014
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has gazetted the second phase of the amended broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBEEE) Codes of Good Practice for public comment. The Department of Trade and Industry had previously committed to reviewing and gazetting...
Oct 10, 2014
The 50 MW Bokpoort concentrated solar power (CSP) plant, in the Northern Cape, which is being built as part of the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, was over 50% complete and was expected to be completed by December 2015, project...
Oct 10, 2014
If South Africa is going to attain the twin goals of reindustrialising while transforming the racially skewed composition of its economy, it is common cause that black economic-empowerment policy will need to be more closely aligned with industrial policy. This means...
Oct 10, 2014
Nampak Glass has increased its manufacturing capacity by 56% through the addition of a new R1.2-billion third furnace at its Germiston-based manufacturing facility.
 
 
 
 
Oct 09, 2014
Coenraad Bezuidenhout
Government departments and State-owned companies (SoCs) needed to “drastically” improve their strategic procurement capacity, as well as their localisation compliance levels if local-procurement initiatives were to have any chance of stemming further...
Oct 08, 2014
President Jacob Zuma
KwaZulu-Natal’s Dube TradePort would contribute R5.6-billion to South Africa’s gross domestic product and create about 150 225 jobs by 2060, President Jacob Zuma told a gathering of public and private sector stakeholders and investors at the formal opening of the...
Oct 07, 2014
Koeberg
US Ambassador to South Africa Patrick Gaspard expressed concern on Tuesday about alleged irregularities in the recent Eskom tender for the replacement of steam generators at the Koeberg nuclear power station in Cape Town. The R4.3-billion contract was awarded to...
Oct 03, 2014
Nampak Glass CEO André de Ruyter
Glass manufacturer Nampak Glass has increased its manufacturing capacity by 56% through the addition of a new R1.2-billion third furnace at its Germiston-based manufacturing facility. Nampak Glass CEO Andre de Ruyter said on Friday that the addition of the new...
Sep 30, 2014
 
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