Research to take centre stage at agro-processing symposium
Government funded research will come to the forefront at the Technology and Human Research for Industry Programme (THRIP) Agro-processing Symposium that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry this week. The main purpose of the two-day conference, which gets underway on Tuesday, is to create a... Read more
Dti welcomes Caterpillar’s R1.3 billion investment
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has commended Caterpillar for its commitment to source components and related services in South Africa worth a total estimated value of R 1.3 billion. The commitment is for a period of 10 years, in support of local enterprise and supplier development. Caterpillar is a... Read more
SA, Turkey commit to grow trade, investment
South Africa and Turkey have committed to strengthening trade and economic relations to increase two-way bilateral trade and investment. The commitment was made on the last day of the third session of South Africa-Turkey Joint Economic Commission (JSE) that was addressed by Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies... Read more
Atlantis SEZ a step closer to fruition
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has published the intention to designate the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The public has 30 days from 8 September to support or object the designation of Atlantis. On Friday, Minister Davies said the proposed SEZ has already demonstrated its strong economic potential... Read more
TRADE and Industry Minister Rob Davies on Tuesday launched the first phase of the revitalisation of Babelegi Industrial Park, saying the area has potential for economic growth. “We took the decision as the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) to support those operating in industrial parks because there is... Read more
TRADE and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the Black Industrialist Programme has already supported 46 projects ever since it was launched last year. The Minister said this when leading a debate on the department’s 2017 Budget Vote in the National Assembly on Tuesday. The Black Industrialist Programme, founded in... Read more
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has gazetted the Amended Broad-Based Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Forest Sector Codes. Minister Davies also directed the sector codes should be reviewed within two years of gazette. “Two years from the date of gazette the sector code shall be reviewed to set new targets... Read more