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Jul 23, 2015
The trade-off currently being considered in the steel industry is relatively straightforward. The country’s largest steel producer, supported by some smaller companies, is seeking greater protection from steel imports, as well as regulations stipulating that locally...
Jul 23, 2015
ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty
South Africa’s largest steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) gave notice on Thursday that it was weighing the partial or full closure of its Vereeniging Works, in southern Gauteng, and would make a decision of the plant’s future by the end of August. At...
Jul 23, 2015
Platinum investment bars
Platinum marketing money previously devoted largely to discounts and commissions is now being used to boost platinum jewellery, investment and fuel cell promotion, says Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) CEO Chris Griffith. Bridal platinum jewellery demand is growing...
Jul 15, 2015
ArcelorMittal South Africa CEO Paul O’Flaherty
ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) CEO Paul O’Flaherty says he is optimistic that a “holistic” solution will be found by September this year to the sustainability challenges currently being experienced by the domestic steel industry. He confirmed in an interview with...
Jul 13, 2015
The South African government confirmed on Monday that it would support an application by domestic steel companies for across-the-board tariff protection of 10% – South Africa currently had no duties in place on primary steel imports. The International Trade...
Jul 10, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa was looking at upping its game in respect of value added trade with its Brics partners, South African Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Friday. Speaking from Ufa, Russia, following the conclusion of the two day Brics/SCO Summit, Davies said...
Jul 09, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced on June 21 that Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies had inaugurated the National Export Advisory Council (NEAC) at the Team Export South Africa workshop, held in Pretoria from June 19 to 21 under the theme...
Jul 09, 2015
By Duane Newman Somebody was questioning on Twitter recently whether the fax machine is now dead? It probably is, along with the ticker-tape machine, snail mail, CDs and DVDs, video rental stores and bank cheques, which are all heading the same way.
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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
Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) on Monday officially opened its completely knockdown (CKD) Quantum Ses’fikile minibus plant, in Durban, following a R550-million investment in its local taxi assembly operations. Construction on the CKD plant started in January 2014.
Jun 19, 2015
South Africa needs to leap at the emerging opportunity to secure its future as a producer and exporter of value-added goods as Africa industrialises, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Friday. With the continent drawing the “same conclusion” as South...
Jun 19, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
In the hope of creating new food processing plants in South Africa and developing existing ones, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will host an Italian business delegation this month, through which to introduce investors to local firms to encourage...
Jun 19, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade show participation and trade missions across Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe and the Middle East are expected to generate R3.5-billion in trade in the 2015/16 financial year, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) said this week. South Africa’s...
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 11, 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 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 28, 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...
 
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