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South Africans calling for pledges of greater economic growth

By: Simone Liedtke     30th May 2019 Following the appointment of a new Cabinet by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday night, the country has called for pledges of greater economic growth and commitment to rebuilding the country. The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) welcomed the... 

Davies sees rising unilateralism as trade war escalates 

By: African News Agency      24th May 2019 South Africa, like the rest of the global economy, will continue to be collateral damage in the escalating trade war between China and the US, Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has said, predicting a worrying rise in unilateral actions by individual states. Davies cast doubt on the World... 

DTI to support South African companies participating in Africa Oil Week

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th May 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will, for the first time, showcase 15 to 20 local companies in the South African National Pavilion at the Africa Oil Week, which will be held in Cape Town from November 4 to 8.   With the event focused on Africa’s upstream oil and gas sector, the DTI... 

SA business delegation heads to Uganda to explore trade and investment opportunities

By: African News Agency      17th May 2019 A group of 25 South African business people were in high spirits ahead of their departure to Kampala, Uganda, to explore trade and investment opportunities in the agro-processing, capital equipment, energy and furniture sectors in the East African country. This is according to the Department of... 

Cabinet could be reduced by as many as nine departments and 15 deputy ministries

By: News24Wire      15th May 2019 President Cyril Ramaphosa could reduce his national executive by as many as nine departments and ministries when he announces the reconfiguration of his Cabinet soon. Although there is no official word from the Union Buildings on when Ramaphosa will announce the changes to his executive, furious... 

Davies approves Bojanala SEZ recommendation

By: Simone Liedtke     13th May 2019 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies on Monday notified the public and interested parties of his intention to designate the Bojanala Special Economic Zone. The public and interested parties will have 30 days from the date of the publication of the notice in the Government Gazette to support... 

South African companies to network at US tech conference

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th April 2019 Twenty South African companies from various sectors will showcase their capabilities at the Offshore Technology Conference that will be held in Houston, Texas, from May 6 to 9. Companies from the steel and fabrication, engineering and services, electrotechnical and services, and oil and gas... 

Sugar industry advised to diversify product offering, enter niche product markets 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th April 2019 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and the South African Cane Growers Association have agreed that increases in sugar imports in South Africa have an unavoidable impact on the competitiveness of the local sugar industry and that certain measures were necessary to restore its... 

Davies and Mboweni in Lesotho for SACU meeting

By: African News Agency      25th April 2019 South African Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies and Finance Minister Tito Mboweni are in Maseru, Lesotho, where they will attend the Southern African Customs Union "Council of Ministers" meeting on Thursday.  Lesotho is the current chair of SACU, whose members are Botswana, Eswatini,... 

Defy South Africa celebrates R1.2bn investment milestone 

By: Shirley le Guern     23rd April 2019 A R121-million brownfield development at the Defy plant, in Jacobs, Durban, has seen the addition of an automated plant to manufacture top loader washing machines for both the local and export markets. Defy South Africa CEO Evren Albas, Turkish holding company Arçelik Global chief technology... 

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