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Industrial Development

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the dti's IPAP 2014/15-2016/17 seeks to support and further develop the following sectors through carefully designed Key Action Plans:
  • Clothing, textiles, footwear and leather;
  • Automotive products, components, medium/heavy commercial vehicles;
  • Plastics and pharmaceuticals;
  • Metals fabrication, capital and rail transport equipment;
  • Agro-processing;
  • Forestry, timber, paper, pulp and furniture;
  • Business process services;
  • Creative industries: Crafts, music and film;
  • Green & energy-saving industries;
  • Downstream mineral beneficiation;
  • Upstream oil & gas services and equipment;
  • Boatbuilding;
  • Nuclear;
  • Advanced Materials;
  • Aerospace and Defence; and
  • Electrotechnical

IPAP is fundamentally a policy and action plan designed to help build South Africa's industrial base in critical sectors of production and value-added manufacturing. It is therefore designed to address the decline in South Africa's industrial and manufacturing capacity and contribute to the reduction of chronic unemployment.