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The dti and FNB sign pledge to improve access to finance for Black Industrialists

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr. Rob Davies together with First National Bank (FNB) Chief Executive Officer (CEO) for Public Sector Banking, Mr Kgosi Ledimo have today signed a pledge that will improve access to finance for Black Industrialists (BI) to fast-track accelerated economic transformation at a ceremony that was held in Johannesburg on […]

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Amended property sector code is now legally binding

The Amendment Property Sector Code, which was gazetted for public commentary towards the end of 2015, is now legally binding to entities and organisations operating in the property sector, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies. The Amended Property Sector Code is applicable to commercial activities in the residential and commercial industries of the property […]

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KZN black industrialists receive boost

Black industrialists in KwaZulu-Natal have received a boost from the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) between the Department of Trade and Industry and the KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs Department. Through the memorandum, the dti and the KZN department have committed themselves to establish a framework that will promote and ensure […]

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Minister Rob Davies launches Babelegi Industrial Park

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 economic potential in them,” said Minister […]

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Female-owned pet food factory opened

The Department of Trade & Industry (the dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the Western Cape. This opening is testament to the entrepreneurial spirit of a team of black women who put to test the intent of the […]

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Amended B-BBEE Forest Sector Codes gazetted

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 that will accelerate radical transformation.  The […]

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Black Industrials to create jobs, grow EC economy

The black industrialists whose funding has been approved by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) to the tune of R157 million for two manufacturing projects say they will create more than 1 000 sustainable jobs in the Eastern Cape and inject more than R800 million into the province’s economy. The CEO of Kenako […]

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DTI aims to increase trade with Mozambique

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites companies to apply for participation in the Trade and Investment Mission to Mozambique that will take place from 22-26 May 2017. Companies in the sectors of Agriculture, Infrastructure, Electro-technical, Steel fabrication and Mining and Capital Equipment are encouraged to apply to the department by 22 March […]

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Ministers to address SPW conference

The Departments of Trade and Industry & Small Business Development support the empowering of SMEs at the Smart Procurement World Conference and ESD Expo Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies and Minister of Small Business Development Lindiwe Zulu will address the 4th Smart Procurement World (SPW) Western Cape Conference and the co-hosted Enterprise and […]

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Investment opportunities exist in Zimbabwe

Pretoria – Zimbabwe has numerous investment opportunities and it is up to business to turn these opportunities into tangible economic benefits, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Elizabeth Thabethe. Thabethe and a 40 member business delegation from South Africa are on an Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) in Zimbabwe. “The fact that this is the […]

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