Digital Transformation Programme to Unlock Black Industrialists Potential
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Namalungelo Gina says Digital Transformation Programme for Black Industrialists will help a great
deal in supporting Industrialists under the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) programme to unlock their potential through digital
transformation within their business in South Africa. Gina was speaking at the launch of the programme hosted in Mandeni, KwaZulu-Natal.
Gina said Microsoft South Africa has entered into partnership with the dti to help Black Industrialists into bridging this gap in running
Invitation to Participate in an Outward Selling Mission to Brazil from 23-27 March 2020
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) invites you to apply to participate in an Outward Selling Mission (OSM) to Brazil,
which is scheduled to take place from 23-27 March 2020. The objective of this mission is to facilitate access for South African value-added
products and services into Brazil. The deadline for submission of applications forms is 6 December 2019
Minister Patel's first 100 days in office
Minister Ebrahim Patel takes a look back at his first 100 days in office. Patel was appointed on the 29th of May. Courtesy #DStv403
Minister Patel Launches Half a Billion Rand Toyota Hiace Ses’filikile Plant Expansion
The Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti) Ebrahim Patel, has launched a taxi manufacturing expansion plant worth almost half a billion rands in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. The expansion is part of the Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) Hiace Ses’filikile Plant.
Minister Patel said the investment is another vote of confidence in the capability of the South African automotive industry and the KwaZulu-Natal economy. Manufacturing is the largest contributor to economic output in the province, supporting more than 350 000 direct jobs
The National Liquor Authority (NLA) calls upon all registered liquor distributors and macromanufacturers
to comply with annual returns to avoid cancellation of their registration.
Deputy Minister Fikile Majola officially opens Ola Fresh Market in Bophelong
Ola Fresh Market has joined the Pick n Pay family and has evolved into Pick n Pay-Ola’s Market which boasts a new look and has created a greater shopping experience.
Standard required by the National Liquor Authority for submission of supporting documents when lodging a new application
This practice note, is issued to provide clarity on the standard required by the NLA, when applicants file supporting documents when lodging a new application as a requirement in terms of the
Liquor Amendment Regulations, 2013.
View practice note
Aberdere Cables launches R135 million plant in Port Elizabeth
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel launched the
Abedare Cables' High Voltage Power Cables Plant in Port Elizabeth on Thursday, 25 July 2019.
The Companies Tribunal to launch Case Management System (CMS)
The Tribunal will launch a CMS on the 1st August 2019 to ensure better management of cases and allow clients to file applications online. This system will provide a platform to track cases,
provide alerts and will also assist the Tribunal to ensure compliance with minimum time delays.
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 links 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.
Cabinet approves South African Automotive Masterplan (2035) and its post-2020 Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP)
The masterplan presents the aspirational vision, objectives and strategic framework agreed upon by industry stakeholders to optimally develop the South African automotive industry through
to 2035. South African Automotive Masterplan (2035)
Minister Davies Launches the Global Business Process Services Incentive to Prospective Investors in London, United Kingdom
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has launched the Global Business Services (GBS) Incentive at SA House in London, United Kingdom. Davies said that the Business Process
Services (BPS) industry offers South Africa the largest job creation potential across all service sectors. The Global Business Services incentive is effective from 1 January 2019.
The 3rd Industrial Parks Symposium
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) hosted the 3rd National Industrial Parks Symposium, under the theme, Industrial Parks as Catalysts for the Rural and Township Industrial Economy.
The two-day event provided a platform for engagement with key stakeholders and experts on the acceleration of the industrial parks as catalysts for developing the rural and township industrial economy.
The Symposium offered expert knowledge and experience from speakers and thought leaders on key topics affecting the industrial parks. Delegates had an opportunity to participate in plenary sessions.
Click here to access the presentations presented at the symposium.
Defence B-BBEE Sector Code of Good Practice
Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP), has gazetted the Defence Sector Code in terms of section 9 (1) of the Broad -Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, (Act No. 53 of 2003) as
amended by B -BBEE Act 46 of 2013; and Determine that these Codes come into effect on the date of this publication. Gazette No 42021
the dti 2018 National Natural Ingredients Conference
the dti, in partnership with the Centre for the Promotion of Imports (an agency of the Netherlands Ministry of Foreign Affairs), hosted the National Natural Ingredients Conference at the
Industrial Development Corporation from 15 to 16 October 2018. The conference reviewed the Natural Ingredients and Cosmetics Products Export Strategy, which was implemented in 2015.
Click here to access the presentations from the conference.
Notice in Government Gazette to Publish Amended Changes to the South African Sugar Association's Constitution and Sugar Industry Agreement
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) is reviewing the regulation of the sugar industry to address the recognition of alternative associations such as the South African Farmers
Development Association (SAFDA). The aim is to ensure broad-based representation in the industry, improved competitiveness, and to promote transformation and inclusive growth. The Act being
amended is that of the Sugar Act, 1978 (Act No. 9 of 1978) and the Sugar Industry Agreement, 2000. Gazette No 41967
Amendment to Regulation 2 and 8(4) of the National Gambling Regulations of 2004
The Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti) has published amendments to Regulations 2 and 8(4) of the National Gambling Regulations of 2004 under Government Gazette No 41913,
Notice No. 972 dated 21 September 2018.
Regulations 2, 8(4) and Form NGB 1/1 and Form NGB 1/2 amends the said sections and Forms to provide for, Inter alia acceptance of digital photos; Capturing of the exclusions forms by the
National Gambling Board; The need to provide for internal control measures by Provincial Licensing Authorities to enforce exclusions measures; The time period within which gambling machines
must be re-certified; To provide for the correct address of the NGB on the NGB 1/1 and NGB 1/2 forms; Provide for the correct address of the NGB on the NGB 1/1 and NGB 1/2 forms; Regulation 2
deals with excluded persons and Regulation 8(4) deals with re-certification of gambling machines and devices. Gazette No 41913
Youth Employment Service (Y.E.S) Initiative
Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies (MP), has published the Youth Employment Service Initiative for implementation with immediate effect.
Gazette No. 41866
Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa Phase I
Following the publication of the Intellectual Property (IP) Consultative Framework in 2016, the Draft IP Policy – Phase I was developed by the dti in partnership with the inter-Ministerial
Committee on Intellectual Property (IMCIP) and published for comment in August 2017. The IMCIP considered stakeholder submissions and amended the policy document accordingly. The approved
Intellectual Property Policy of the Republic of South Africa Phase I will be published in the Government Gazette.
The IMCIP will now initiate Phase II by developing a Consultative Framework addressing issues identified in the in-built agenda and deliberate upon the most efficient means of
implementing the policy proposals discussed.
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