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Investor cash is streaming into SA

Many economists, businesspeople and political commentators state as an empirical fact that investment in the South African economy is plummeting, and that this is because of “bad” economic policy or a lack of coordination among the economic departments such as trade and industry, economic development, National Treasury and others. Read more

Invitation for the Public to Comment on the National Liquor Policy

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, having obtained cabinet approval and after consulting the National Liquor Policy Council, published the National Liquor Policy for broader public comment. Interested persons may submit written comments on the proposed National Liquor Policy, closing date for comments: 30 June 2015. Read More.

Invitation for the Public to Comment on the National Gambling Policy

In terms of the National Gambling Act, 2004 (Act No. 07 of 2004), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies after obtaining cabinet approval and consultation with the National Gambling Policy Council signed and published the National Gambling Policy for broader public comment. Closing date: 5 July 2015 Read More.

Invitation to Participate in Outward Selling and Investment Missions

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in Outward Selling and Investment Missions to
  • Singapore and Malaysia - 17 to 21 August 2015, Closing date: 19 June 2015
  • Australia - 2 to 4 September 2015, Closing date: 3 July 2015
  • Indonesia - 21 to 25 September 2015, Closing date: 30 June 2015

The South Africa Business Incubator Establishment Handbook Launched

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies launched the South Africa Business Incubator Establishment Handbook that will help introduce the basic concepts and issues involved in business incubation for all stakeholders that wish to establish incubators in their communities. Read More.

Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act (53/2013): Revised notice of clarification

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP), published a Revised Notice of Clarification - Gazette no 38799.

Notice to MCEP Applicants

Please note that with effect from 11 May 2015, all new applications with an investment value of R50 million and above, will no longer be considered under the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) Incentive. Applicants with an investment value of R50 million and above are encouraged to apply for the 12I Tax Allowance Incentive.

Lights, Camera, Action in South Africa!


Statement on the Recognition of Broad-Based Schemes

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has noted the questions relating to paragraph 1 (d) of the General Notice issued in Gazette Number 38764 on 5 May 2015, dealing with recognition of the Broad-Based Recognition Schemes: Read More.

B-BBEE Amended Codes of Good Practice

The Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP) hereby:

Affidavit for B-BBEE exempted micro enterprises

Launch of the Industrial Policy Action Plan IPAP 2015/16 - 2017/18 - 7 May 2015

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies (MP), launched the annual iteration of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2015/16 - 2017/18) on Thursday 7 May 2015 at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton, Johannesburg. The Minister said "the IPAP's business is to tackle 'the devil in the detail' head on - and get results. It therefore combines comprehensive policy research, institutional co-ordination and consensus-building with a problem-solving, bottleneck-busting approach to South Africa's industrial development challenges - never losing sight of the wider goal of a stable, secure and prosperous South Africa, more at ease with itself, the African continent and the wider world." Read More.


Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding on Economic Co-Operation Between the Republic of South Africa and the Islamic Republic of Mauritania

South Africa's Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and Mauritania’s Ministry of Trade, Industry, Handicrafts and Tourism signed the MoU on 08 May 2015.

The MoU will serve as a legal framework and basis of engagement for economic co-operation between the two countries. The objective is to develop and strengthen trade, investment and technical co-operation, generate business opportunities for the respective business communities and address trade barriers.

The MoU will explore trade and investment opportunities in the energy, mining, transport and communication infrastructure, agro-processing and tourism sectors, inter alia.


Small Business Connect

The May 2015 edition of Small Business Connect is now available and includes articles such as:
  • New BEE codes active
  • Informal sector gets help; and
  • Controls to stop fronting
To read these and more, click here.


Commencement of the Lotteries Amendment Act, 2013

The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Notice relating to the commencement of the Lotteries Amendment Act, 2013 and Lotteries Amendment Regulations relating to Allocation of Money in National Lotteries Distribution Trust Fund and Amendment of the Direction for Distribution Agencies in determining the distribution of funds from the National Lottery Distribution Trust Fund on 14 April 2015. The Lotteries Amendment Act, 2013 and Lotteries Amendment Regulations are effective on the date of publication - Gazette No. 38687.

Advanced Composite Global Award for Blackstone Tek

JECeurope awarded Blackstone Tek (BST), a composite manufacturer based in Johannesburg, a global composite award for innovation. BST is constantly pushing the envelope of development in carbon fibre and advanced manufacturing. Read More

National Liquor Norms and Standards

In terms of the National Liquor Act, 2003 (Act No. 59 of 2003), the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies after consultation with the National Liquor Policy Council signed and published the National Liquor Norms and Standards, which came into effect on the 13th February 2015. Read More

National Credit Amendment Act and Affordability Assessment Regulations

The Minister of Trade and Industry has published a Notice relating to the commencement of the National Credit Amendment Act, Affordability Assessment Regulations and the Notice relating to the Amendment of the National Consumer Tribunal Rules on 13 March 2015. The Amendment Act and Regulations are effective on the date of publication - Gazette No. 38557.

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), in partnership with the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Solid Works and the SABS Design Institute, invites design students and established designers to participate in the Furniture Design Competition. Entries close on 31 August 2015. Read More


Would you like to subscribe to the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin?

the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin is a weekly roundup of international business opportunities received from the dti's network of foreign economic representatives and other reliable sources for distribution and matching to South African small and medium-sized export-ready firms.

If you would like to subscribe to the dti's Trade Lead Bulletin mailing list, please complete the subscription form and e-mail to tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za

For enquiries, contact +27 (12) 394 5792 or tradeleadbulletin@thedti.gov.za


Notice to Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) Applicants

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in 2013 started a process for the administration and management of the Support Programme for Industrial Innovation (SPII) to be transferred from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to the Incentive Development and Administration Division (IDAD) within the dti. Read More

An Opportunity to Increase your Company's Exports and Turnover!

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will be participating in various exhibitions, trade shows and National Pavilions to promote locally manufactured products in international markets. The department invites manufacturers and registered exporters to participate in the international trade shows listed in the link below. If your company is competitive in the South African market, has been in business for at least two years and is export ready, it stands to benefit from the dti's Export Marketing and Investment Assistance scheme.

Click here for the 2015/16 National Pavilion List.


Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS)

the dti has initiated the Medium and Heavy Commercial Vehicles Automotive Investment Scheme (MHCV-AIS), a sub-component of the Automotive Investment Scheme (AIS), an incentive designed to grow and develop the automotive sector through investment in new and/or replacement models and components that will increase plant production volumes, sustain employment and/or strengthen the automotive value chain. Read more

Special Economic Zones: Monitoring and Evaluation

Since the SEZ Act was signed into law, there has been considerable interest in SEZ implementation progress as well as performance by the currently operational IDZs.

The SEZ M&E has initiated SEZ Quarterly Performance Analysis Bulletin. The purpose of the bulletin is to provide information to the general public and other stakeholders as well as policy makers regarding the performance progress that has been made with the implementation of the SEZ Act. Read more


FAQs: Removal of Adverse Consumer Credit Information


Call for Entities Registered with the National Liquor Authority to Renew Licences

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) would like to urge all National Liquor Authority (NLA) Macro Manufacturers and Distributors of Liquor due for renewal to submit their annual information returns and pay the prescribed fees. Every entity registered with the NLA is required in terms of the National Liquor Act, No. 59 of 2003 to renew its registration on an annual basis by filing the NLA 28 Form and paying the prescribed fee at least one month before the expiry date of their registration certificate. Renewals should be accompanied by the requisite supporting documents and proof of payment. Read more

Public Tenders: Non-compliance with Local Content Requirements

Section 9(1) of the Preferential Procurement Regulation, 2011 enables the dti to designate sectors for local production.

For any complaints regarding non-compliance, please forward an e-mail to localcontent@thedti.gov.za. For more information on Industrial Procurement click here.

 

The Budget Vote address delivered to the National assembly
2015-05-21
On the occasion of delivering the budget vote in July 2014, I had mentioned that our central task in the coming year would be to give life to the injunction made by the President that we need to foster a radical socio-economic transformation agenda for the benefit of the people as a whole.
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the dti Budget Vote Address
2015-05-21
The fundamental goal of this Administration is to radically transform the South African economy in such a way that it promotes a higher level of more inclusive growth. This is the only sustainable way we will be able to achieve reductions in poverty; unemployment and inequality that we all agree are urgently required.
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The Budget Vote address delivered to the NCOP
2015-05-20
Honorable members, on numerous occasions we have pronounced the intentions of this 5th administration to lead a radical project of socio-economic transformation. This is in line with the principles of the objective of building a democratic society with developmental dividend that is shared amongst all.
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the dti Budget Vote Address delivered to the National Council of Provinces (NCOP)
2015-05-20
As has been the case with previous Budget vote addresses to this Council, I intend today to concentrate on those aspects of the dti’s work which impact most directly on our interactions with provinces.
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Minister Davies Launches Seven Hundred Million IBM Equity Equivalent Investment Programme
2015-02-20
The launch of this Equity Equivalent Investment Programme is in line with the 2007 Codes of Good Practice that require that all entities operating in the South African economy to make a contribution towards the objectives of Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE).
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Peru Becoming Increasingly Important for South Africa – Ambassador
2015-05-26
The South Africa ambassador to Peru, Ms Elsa Dry says the low volumes of bilateral trade between South Africa and the South American country means that opportunities are unlimited for businesspeople from both countries to explore in order to change the status quo.
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SA Business People to Attend a Business Seminar in Lima, Peru
2015-05-24
The South African business people who arrived in Lima today as part of the Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM) will attend the Peru-South Africa Business Seminar that will be hosted by the Lima Chamber of Commerce (CCL) in the capital city, Lima tomorrow.
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SA Business People Arrive in Peru to Seek Export Market AND Investment Opportunities
2015-05-24
South African business people have arrived in Peru to scour for trade and investment opportunities with the aim of finding export market for their manufactured goods and services. The visit of the group, which will be based in Lima, the capital city of Peru until Friday, 29 May 2015, has been made possible by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) through its Export and Marketing Assistance Scheme (EMIA). The purpose of the scheme is to develop new export markets and to grow existing export markets for South African products and services.
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South Africa and the United States Push for Resolution of the Chicken Issue
2015-05-24
South Africa and the United States have agreed to facilitate deliberations between the South Africa Poultry Association (SAPA) and the US Poultry and Egg Export Council towards finalisation of discussions on market access for US chicken bone-in cuts into South Africa. The meeting will take place on 4-5 June 2015 in Paris, France, on the margins on the OECD Ministerial Council Meeting to be attended by Minister Davies and Ambassador Froman.  Both governments’ remain committed to work with their respective poultry industry to find an amicable solution. A bilateral engagement between Minister Davies and Ambassador Froman is scheduled for 5 June 2015 to brief them on developments.
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the dti to Lead an Outward Selling Mission to Vietnam and Philippines
2015-05-22
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a delegation of business people on an Outward Selling and Investment Mission (OSIM) to Vietnam and Philippines from 23-30 May 2015.
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