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Feb 12, 2016
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation Address would be welcomed by investors, the country’s Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Thursday night. Additionally, Davies predicted that Sona would impact positively on the department’s...
Feb 10, 2016
With confirmation that government and the steel industry are close to finalising a package of measures designed to preserve the future of the embattled primary steel sector, there are concerns that domestic steel consuming industries could be squeezed between...
Feb 09, 2016
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
An extensive feasibility study of fuel cells has been launched in South Africa in a bid to make the most of South Africa’s vast platinum resources. If successful, Isondo Precious Metals (IPM) believes the manufacturing of fuel cell components could be up and running...
Feb 05, 2016
Government is working closely with all stakeholders in the steel sector to secure agreement on a comprehensive package of measures to support South Africa’s primary steel production capabilities, it said on Friday.   The domestic steel sector was struggling amid a...
Feb 04, 2016
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
The focus for the newly-launched Black Industrialists Programme is mainly geared towards manufacturing, industrialisation and inclusive economic growth, the Department of Trade (DTI) and Industry said on Wednesday. This was the primary message communicated by the...
Jan 25, 2016
The overwhelming sentiment emanating from the 2016 World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, is that investors continue to see South Africa as a preferred investment destination, the presidency said on Saturday. President Jacob Zuma led the high-level Team...
Jan 21, 2016
South African Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Wednesday that his ministry hoped to declare a platinum beneficiation special economic zone in the course of this year. In an interview with ANA on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos,...
Jan 21, 2016
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies told ANA on Wednesday that developing countries must be given the policy space to develop their own agenda. In an interview on the sidelines of the World Economic Forum in Davos, Davies warned against having the agenda for...
Jan 20, 2016
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Jan 12, 2016
US President Barack Obama
South Africa has received a March 15 deadline to ensure the entry of US poultry within 60 days or lose some of its duty-free benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa); however, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) on Tuesday assured that the...
Jan 08, 2016
Jan 07, 2016
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
South Africa has secured a trade reprieve with the US as all the conditions of its participation in and enjoyment of the duty-free trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) agreement have been met. Days after missing the US-stipulated...
Jan 07, 2016
The South African government is expected to announce the outcomes of negotiations between itself and US authorities over the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) on Thursday afternoon. The media briefing, to be held in Pretoria at 3pm, is expected to be...
Jan 05, 2016
The Association of Meat Importers and Exporters of SA (AMIE) on Tuesday criticised the SA Poultry Association (Sapa) for its “stubborn protectionism” of the local chicken industry. On Monday, Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) Minister Dr Rob Davies informed...
Jan 04, 2016
Jan 04, 2016
Rob Davies
As the deadline looms for South Africa to remove the barriers preventing imports of US chicken, pork, and beef, or lose the duty-free benefits for its agricultural exports under the US African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa), ministers are set to provide an update...
Dec 22, 2015
South Africa has instituted rates on five categories of steel wire rod and steel reinforcing bar, increasing protection for an industry battered by slower demand and dumping from China. Effective December 18, certain steel products would attract a 10% duty.
Dec 15, 2015
Africa’s integration into international markets has been largely dictated by the continent’s history of colonialism, having been drawn into the world economy as producers and exporters of primary products, mineral commodity or agricultural commodity, Trade and...
Dec 11, 2015
Former Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
Cabinet was in the dark regarding the sacking of former finance minister Nhlanhla Nene, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe said on Friday. “This is a post Cabinet briefing and Cabinet happened on Wednesday. At the conclusion of the Cabinet meeting, there was no...
 
 
 
 
Dec 10, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
The only future for South Africa’s economy lay in manufacturing and the new Black Industrialists Policy is the game changer that is needed to revive industrialisation – and in an inclusive way. Equipped with Cabinet’s stamp of approval, the policy was expected to...
Nov 27, 2015
The BMW Group will invest R6-billion at BMW Group South Africa’s (BMW SA’s) Rosslyn plant to produce the next-generation X3 sports-activity vehicle (SAV) for the local and export markets. Rosslyn will continue production of the current 3 Series through its lifecycle,...
Nov 23, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies expects the growth potential of the local business process outsourcing (BPO) industry to continue increasing over the next five years, particularly in contact centre, shared services centre and legal process outsourcing. He...
Nov 23, 2015
Members of the public and interested parties have until January 20 next year to comment on the draft AgriBEE Sector Code, the trade and industry department (dti) said on Sunday. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies gazetted the draft code in terms of section 9(5)...
Nov 20, 2015
KOBUS DE BEER Local content designation indicates government’s commitment to protect the jobs and capabilities in the steel industry
As localisation has become a critical issue in the South African steel industry, government’s recent designation of steel power pylons, monopole pylons, steel substation structures, powerline hardware, street lighting steel poles and steel lattice towers and masts is...
Nov 20, 2015
A shift in government policy has opened the door to vehicle manufacturers selling smaller volumes in the local market to set up assembly plants in South Africa. The current incentive scheme favours volume manufacturers, such as Ford, BMW, Toyota and Volkswagen,...
Nov 17, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
Amid criticism from opposition parties, the Promotion and Protection of Investments Bill was tabled in the National Assembly in Cape Town on Tuesday. The Bill that clarifies the protection an investor may expect in South Africa will not chase away foreign investors,...
Nov 16, 2015
The Rosslyn plant
The BMW Group on Monday announced that it would invest R6-billion at BMW Group South Africa’s (BMW SA’s) Rosslyn plant to produce the next-generation X3 sports-activity vehicle (SAV) for the local and export markets. Rosslyn would continue production of the current 3...
Nov 10, 2015
President Barack Obama has placed South Africa on Agoa notice
A senior US Embassy official said on Tuesday that “significant” progress had been made in narrowing the differences between South Africa and the US on the so-called “three meats” issue and that he was optimistic the outstanding differences would be resolved before...
Nov 10, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry has invited the public to submit comments on the draft Amended Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) Property Sector Code, aimed at reversing the legacy of the Native Land Act, 27 of 1913, and subsequent discriminatory...
 
 
 
 
Nov 10, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has started the consultation process to engage critical stakeholders on the mandate of a Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Commission, which would “open its doors soon”. At a media breakfast in Sandton, BBBEE Commission...
Nov 10, 2015
A shift in government policy has opened the door to vehicle manufacturers selling smaller volumes in the local market to set up assembly plants in South Africa. The current incentive scheme favours volume manufacturers, such as Ford, BMW, Toyota and Volkswagen,...
Nov 09, 2015
The trade and industry department (DTI) is to implement a number of steps in an effort to sustain and grow the automotive industry while steering it towards the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) vision of high volume vehicle production. The APDP...
Nov 06, 2015
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says South Africa needs to “raise its game” in the manufacturing and industrial sector and has outlined various steps in a bid to boost the embattled sector. “The real challenge is we need to raise our game. We have...
Nov 06, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is confident the US will reverse its decision to suspend some of South Africa’s African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) benefits before the restrictions are implemented by the end of the year. Trade and Industry Minister...
Nov 06, 2015
Stationary fuel cell technology could be the key that unlocks primary platinum demand and reinvigorates South Africa’s ailing platinum mining industry. Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies concurs with this view, and has stated that the country needs to commit...
Nov 05, 2015
Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe
Cabinet approved the long awaited Black Industrialists Policy, Minister in the Presidency Jeff Radebe announced on Thursday. Briefing journalists at Parliament on the fortnightly post cabinet meeting, Radebe said the policy would form part of government’s plans to...
Nov 04, 2015
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is on standby to deal with any final technical adjustments the US requires for South Africa to remain a beneficiary of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) for the next ten years. However, Trade and Industry...
Nov 02, 2015
Minister Rob Davies
Sector Charter Councils have been given until November 15 to submit aligned sector codes to Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies for approval, the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) warned on Monday. It added that all existing codes submitted for approval...
Oct 30, 2015
The new Damen Shoalbuster 3009S offshore supply vessel Aukwatowa after being named, with, in the foreground (left to right) Damen Chairman Sam Montsi, Minister Rob Davies, ship’s sponsor (Mrs) Jenny Coltman and De Beers Group Services Chairman Craig Coltman
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has highlighted the job creation and investment benefits to the country from a R1.4-billion contract to build two offshore supply vessels in Cape Town. He was speaking on Thursday at the naming of the first of the two craft....
 
 
 
 
Oct 29, 2015
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Oct 13, 2015
Bruno Witvoet, Dr Rob Davies, Judith Macgregor, Himesh Singh and Sandeep Desai
The launch of Unilever’s Lords View ice-cream factory, in Midrand, complemented South Africa’s goal of moving up the value chain and was a vote of confidence in the country’s economy on a continent that was going to be industrialised, Trade and Industry Minister Dr...
Oct 12, 2015
The dti Minister, Dr Rob Davies, will address the upcoming Western Cape Manufacturing Indaba on Friday 6th November in Cape Town. In what will be a not-to-be-missed opportunity, manufacturing role players and interest groups can also look forward to hearing from the...
Oct 07, 2015
Mininster Dr Rob Davies
The global slowdown in trade has a disproportional impact on developing countries, given the relative size of their economies and consequent heavy reliance on international trade, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies said on Wednesday. This was in light of the...
 
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