Government rebukes BEE non-compliance
Government will crack down on those who circumvent black economic empowerment legislation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. Speaking at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s conference in Midrand, Minister Davies said government is aware of the complicated practices companies engaged in to avoid complying with the... Read more
B-BBEE conference to talk state procurement
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is expected to address the upcoming Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission’s annual conference that will place the spotlight on improving state procurement. Joined by his Deputy Bulelani Magwanishe and the Chairperson of the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Joan Fubbs, Minister... Read more
Government committed to support SMMEs
Government remains committed to providing support to the country’s small and medium enterprises (SMMEs) as they are an important component to South Africa’s industrialisation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. “We cannot achieve the goals and objectives of our Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) and radical economic transformation... Read more
Dti leads delegation on mining trade mission
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is leading a delegation of companies on an Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSIM) to Canada, which gets underway today. The investment mission is undertaken in collaboration with the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) and Investment South Africa (ISA), a division of... Read more
Government welcomes Whirlpool investment
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has welcomed Whirlpool South Africa’s R100 million investment that is expected to create 100 jobs. The multinational, which manufactures a comprehensive range of KIC brand refrigerators and freezers among others, this week launched a new range of 14 upgraded bottom mount fridges... Read more
SA companies to show off wares at Ghana Trade Fair
Local companies are set to partake in the Ghana International Trade Fair that gets underway later this week. A group of 20 South African companies specialising in agro-processing, chemicals, clothing and textiles, forestry furniture, creative industries, built environment and capital equipment will exhibit their products and services at the... Read more
Dti puts the work in workplace with epic enterprise challenge
Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, is expected to launch the 20th anniversary of the Workplace Challenge (WPC) next week. The WPC is a two-year programme implemented amongst South African enterprises to improve their productivity and ensure sustainability of jobs. Accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of... Read more
Black industrialists to participate in trade mission to Mozambique
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has invited black industrialists to apply for participation in the trade mission to Mozambique. The trade mission, which will take place from 5 – 9 March 2018, is part of the implementation of the Black Industrialists Programme (BIP). The programme is... Read more
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