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Jul 02, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the Eastern Cape provincial government and dairy products manufacturer Nestlé South Africa on Thursday would create 800 permanent...
Jul 02, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has approved the draft Tourism Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes, allowing members of the public 60 days to make inputs and comments before the codes are gazetted and become legally binding. The Department...
Jun 29, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies signalled on Monday that government would be demanding higher levels of compliance with local-content requirements, arguing that once “designation notes” had been issued by the National Treasury it was no longer a choice, but...
Jun 26, 2015
The US House of Representatives this week passed a ten-year extension to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which was due to expire at the end of September. The legislation was approved along with other trade-preference packages and the Trade Promotion...
Jun 25, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies reports that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is consulting with the National Treasury regarding additional funding of the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) beyond the 2017/18 financial...
Jun 25, 2015
Dr Rob Davies
In what it describes as a show of support for the National Development Plan’s objective of promoting investment and export growth, Cabinet has approved the introduction of the revised Promotion and Protection of Investment Bill into Parliament. “The Bill reaffirms...
Jun 25, 2015
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe
Cabinet has ratified a decision by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to designate the Maluti-A-Phofung (MAP) logistics hub, in Harrismith, in the Free State, an industrial development zone (IDZ), further approving the granting of operator permit for this...
Jun 25, 2015
Ekurhuleni - Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Mzwandile Masina will address the second annual Manufacturing Indaba Conference and Director General Lionel October will moderate a session with international speakers on 29th and 30th...
Jun 22, 2015
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Jun 17, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry’s investment promotion unit overshot its investment target of R40-billion in 2014/15, achieving an investment pipeline of R43.8-billion for the year, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies revealed in a written Parliamentary...
Jun 12, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last year has resulted in questions being raised about the wisdom of South Africa’s aspiration to pursue an aggressive roll-out of an oil services hub in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape. Prior to the decline, there was...
Jun 12, 2015
The sharp decline in oil prices over the last year has resulted questions being raised about the wisdom of South Africa’s aspiration to pursue an aggressive roll-out of an oil services hub in Saldanha Bay, in the Western Cape. Prior to the decline, there was...
Jun 10, 2015
Company Announcement - While South Africa awaits the recommendations of the technical task team our Minister of Trade and Industry set up a month ago to look into the ownership pillar of the revised codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment the onus on big...
Jun 10, 2015
While South Africa awaits the recommendations of the technical task team our Minister of Trade and Industry set up a month ago to look into the ownership pillar of the revised codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment the onus on big business to transform its...
Jun 08, 2015
The legal instrument governing the creation of the so-called Tripartite Free Trade Area (T-FTA) – encompassing 26 mostly Southern and East African countries – would be formally launched at the third Tripartite Summit being held in Sharm el-Sheikh, Egypt, this week....
Jun 08, 2015
Company Announcement - Earlier today, Paul Polman, CEO of Unilever and the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies officially opened Unilever’s brand new Khanyisa Home Care Factory in Boksburg. This plant forms a massive part of Unilever’s R3 billion ‘Capacity...
Jun 08, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says South Africa’s concession to improve market access for US bone-in chicken cuts would “consolidate” the country’s participation under the reauthorised African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), which was due to be...
Jun 08, 2015
South Africa will end punitive duties on US chicken and renew imports, initially 65 000 t/y, under an agreement reached by the two countries, South Africa's trade and industry minister said on Saturday. South Africa imposes "antidumping" duties of above 100% on...
Jun 03, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
The last minute deal expected to be reached in respect of the new African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) must not undermine economic development and employment sustainability, directly or indirectly, in South Africa’s poultry sector, the Food and Allied Workers...
 
 
 
 
Jun 02, 2015
May 29, 2015
There are growing indications that the South Africa government is seeking to change gears in the area of black economic empowerment (BEE), with the departments of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Economic Development planning to leverage public procurement, incentive...
May 29, 2015
There are growing indications that the South Africa government is seeking to change gears in the area of black economic empowerment (BEE) , with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and the Economic Development Department planning to leverage public...
May 28, 2015
DTI deputy director-general Garth Strachan
A senior Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) official has admitted that the roll-out of South Africa’s industrial policy has, to date, been “suboptimal”, partly owing to a lack of coordination within government on key elements of the policy, including local...
May 25, 2015
South Africa and the US have agreed to facilitate deliberations between the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) and the US Poultry and Egg Export Council towards finalising discussions on market access for US chicken bone-in cuts into South Africa. The meeting,...
May 22, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies
The US Act that creates economic growth opportunities in Africa was diminishing in value for South Africa, according to Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking ahead of his Budget speech in Parliament, on Thursday, Davies told media that the costs of Agoa...
May 21, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Africa’s Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) which embraces 26 countries, a combined population of up to 600-million people and a total gross domestic product (GDP) of $1-trillion will be officially launched in Egypt on June 10, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob...
May 20, 2015
Weeks after launching the seventh iteration of government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) on Wednesday that his department would continue to progressively scale-up interventions...
May 11, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has announced a further set of product designations for local procurement by the public sector and has indicated that efforts will be stepped up during 2015 to improve compliance across all government departments and...
May 08, 2015
Trade and industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Friday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Mauritania Commerce, Industry and Tourism Minister Naha Mint Hamdi Ould Mouknass to enhance bilateral economic relations between the two countries. Signed in Pretoria,...
 
 
 
 
May 08, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has defended the new codes for Broad-based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEEE), but has also moved swiftly to deal with the fallout arising from the controversial last-minute decision to downgrade recognition for broad-based...
May 07, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
The development of a specific support framework for black industrialists has been flagged for the first time in the latest version of the South African government’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (Ipap). The 2015 document – the seventh iteration of the yearly plan –...
May 07, 2015
Saudi Arabia continues to enjoy a trade surplus of R72.6-billion against South Africa, says Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies. The Minister was speaking at the sixth session of the South Africa-Saudi Arabia Joint Economic Commission (JEC) held in Riyadh in...
May 06, 2015
Minister Rob Davies
The Department of Trade and Industry (the DTI) on Tuesday said 80% of the broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice had been implemented on May 1. In a statement, the DTI said it wanted to “set the record straight” regarding the...
May 04, 2015
Preparatory site work at the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) continues to advance in preparation for the start of construction of the pivotal oil and gas hub in August, the Western Cape government advanced in a project update on Monday. Western Cape...
Apr 20, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) is in "deep trouble" and possibly on the "verge of collapse", according to the Democratic Alliance (DA). This follows the shock resignation on Monday of CIPC commissioner Astrid Ludin, who told staff that she...
Apr 20, 2015
During the Trade and Investment Framework Agreement (TIFA) Council meeting in Washington, in the US, last week, South Africa and the US strengthened and deepened their bilateral trade and investment relations. The meeting was co-chaired by Trade and Industry Minister...
Apr 17, 2015
Two influential US senators, central to the so-called ‘chicken war’, have announced their intention to pursue amendments to the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) to secure greater access for US poultry into the SA market. “We believe passionately in Agoa’s...
Apr 17, 2015
President Jacob Zuma says government has received a political commitment from the United States government that the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) would be signed with the inclusion of South Africa. The President said this when he responded to questions...
Apr 17, 2015
South Africa is fast becoming the new call centre destination of choice for large international firms, instead of countries like India and the Philippines, where the industry is well developed and thriving. Workforce solutions provider Manpower South Africa MD Lyndy...
 
 
 
 
Apr 17, 2015
South Africa’s electricity problems are offering platinum mining companies a major opportunity to stimulate the offtake of platinum. State power utility Eskom’s loadshedding programme and the global trend towards decentralised power generation are elevating...
Apr 17, 2015
South Africa is fast becoming the preferred new call centre destination of choice for large international firms, instead of countries like India and the Philippines, where the industry is well developed and thriving. Workforce solutions provider Manpower South Africa...
Apr 14, 2015
Safmarine MD Dirk Hoffmann
International shipping business Safmarine, a member of the Maersk group, has come out in support of ceasing citrus exports to Spain, with MD Dirk Hoffmann noting that it was a sign of solidarity and that the decision would, in the long term, benefit the company as it...
Apr 10, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies expressed optimism on Friday that the South African and American poultry industries would find a “sweet spot” settlement at meetings early next week that should address anxieties of those US Senators warning that the impasse...
Apr 10, 2015
 
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