SA exporters urged to take advantage of German opportunities
South African exporters should take advantage of new initiatives introduced by Germany. South Africa’s Foreign Economic Representative in Germany, Jacob Moatshe, urged local companies to take advantage of new initiatives which the western European country has introduced for Africa. The initiatives are geared towards stimulating business, trade and economic... Read more
Business services industry key to job creation
The Business Process Services (BPS) industry offers South Africa the largest job creation potential across all service sectors, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Launching the revised Global Business Services (GBS) Incentive in London, United Kingdom recently, Davies said the industry has been stimulating economic growth and it... Read more
Trade, Industry Committee adopts copyright bills
Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry has adopted reports on the Copyright Amendment Bill and the Performers Protection Amendment Bill which seek to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners. “The copyright legislation seeks to establish and protect the rights of creators and copyright owners... Read more
SA organisations take part in Chinese import expo
A total of 27 South African organisations are hoping to clinch trade deals at the China International Import Expo (CIIE) this week. The organisations, from agro-processing, footwear and leather, engineering, petrochemicals, railway components, defense, and information and communication technology sectors, will take part in a number of platforms to... Read more
Presidential envoy happy with investment mission to Japan
Presidential investment envoy Phumzile Langeni says she is satisfied with progress in the Department of Trade and Industry’s investment mission to Japan. “We are having fruitful engagements with government and the private sector, and they are both very open to us. The discussions are frank and constructive as we... Read more
Russia a major destination for SA fresh produce exports
Russia continues to be an important market for South African fresh produce, says the Fresh Produce Exporters’ Forum (FPEF). “Russia continues to be an important market for us, as 10% out of 2.7 million tons of fresh fruit exported from South Africa goes to Russia,” said the forum’s CEO,... Read more
SA, Saudi Arabia solidify bilateral relations
International Relations and Cooperation Minister Lindiwe Sisulu and her Saudi Arabia counterpart have reaffirmed the importance of the two states solidifying already strong bilateral relations in all fields. Ahmed bin Abdulaziz Kattan, Saudi Arabia’s Minister of State for African Affairs, and Sisulu reached the agreement during a meeting held... Read more
South Africa, China lift ties to a new level
South Africa and China have entered into several agreements that will enable economic growth and educational opportunities, the Presidency said on Monday. One agreement signed during the state visit by President Cyril Ramaphosa – on investment and trade promotion between the two countries – carries a monetary value of... Read more
FOCAC to set new path for China-Africa cooperation
As African leaders gather in Beijing for a summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), expectations are high for the two countries to strengthen their already solid friendship and further enhance pragmatic cooperation to bring tangible benefits to the Chinese and African people. The summit, scheduled to kick... Read more
Trade and Industry Committee Notes Positive Progress made at South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s)
The committee heard that the forensic investigation is further delayed due to a possible conflict of interest by the appointed forensic auditors  Parliament’s Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry today held a follow-up meeting regarding the South African Bureau of Standards’ (SABS’s) forensic investigation pertaining to alleged irregularities emanating... Read more