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Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa Government Committed To Supporting Players in Fuel Cell Industry

Fuel cell buses present an opportunity for South Africa to play a role in reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving quality of life

The South African government is committed to supporting efforts of all stakeholders in opening the fuel cells market for the benefit of the country. This was said by the Chief Director of Primary Mineral Processing at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Tapiwa Samanga. He was speaking…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Exporters of Fresh Produce Invited to Participate in the Fruit Logistica Asia 2017 Exhibition in Hong Kong, China

The trade fair, which will be attended by exhibitors from over 120 countries around the world, is targeting producers of fresh fruit and vegetables, fresh-cut and convenience items, exotic products, organic produce, potatoes, dried fruit or nuts, herbs and spices as well as flowers or plants for self-service outlets, among others

Exporters of fresh fruits and vegetables are invited to apply for assistance to participate in the upcoming Fruit Logistica Asia 2017 trade exhibition, which will take place in Hong Kong from 6-8 September 2017. Companies which are interested in participating in this exhibition are encouraged to submit application forms to…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The dti To Host Fuel Cell Bus Workshop in Cape Town

The purpose of the workshop is to provide a platform where South Africa can learn from the German experience with the successful roll-out of fuel cell bus pilots in various cities

Members of the media are invited to attended a fuel cell bus workshop that will be hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the German government in Cape Town. The workshop will be held under the theme Fuel Cell Bus – Unleashing Industrial Opportunities…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

NEF to be incorporated into IDC to guarantee funding for black entrepreneurs

This decision is in line with government policy to consolidate South Africa’s development finance institutions to provide effective support to emerging and existing black entrepreneurs, and thereby enhancing efficient service delivery

In a landmark breakthrough for South Africa’s quest for inclusive growth and radical economic transformation, the Ministers of Trade and Industry and of Economic Development announced in Cape Town today that the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in order to…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Launch of Isondo Precious Metals’ (IPM) Fuel Cell Plant

Phase I of the IPM project which focused on a pre-feasibility study was launched by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies in February last year

The Fuel Cell is a strategic sector for South Africa, a sector that the government wants to play in. This was said by the Deputy Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry, Ms Malebo Mabitje-Thompson. She was speaking at the launch of Isondo Precious Metals’ (IPM) Fuel Cell…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa - European Union Trade Talks

The meeting took place in the context of the entry into force of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the EU and the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA group in October 2016

The Minister of Trade and Industry (Dr Rob Davies) and the; Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (Mr Senzeni Zokwana) met today with the Ambassador of the European Union (EU) in South Africa (Dr. Marcus Cornaro) to discuss bilateral trade relations between SA and the EU. The meeting took place in the…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Africa Needs to Refocus Its Attention on the Urgency of Economic Diversification - Davies

Davies further pronounced that the “Fourth Industrial Revolution” will offer new opportunities to achieving inclusive and sustainable growth by fast tracking market integration in Africa through industrial corridors and regional integration

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says that the current economic climate has forced South Africa and majority African countries that are commodity dependent to refocus their attention on the urgency of economic diversification, revitalisation of manufacturing and innovation. Davies was speaking during the ‘Investment Dialogue’ session…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

The DTI Seeks to Advance the Role of Social and Ethics Committees within South African Companies

The purpose of the seminar is to discuss how SECs can be made more effective in such a manner that creates value not only for the company but also its stakeholders, employees, consumers, communities and investors amongst others

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the Companies Tribunal will host a seminar with the aim of advancing the role of Social and Ethics Committees (SECs) in South African companies. The seminar will take place in Midrand on Thursday, 9 February 2017. The purpose of…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Government Committed to Resolve the Poultry Crises

The poultry industry employs 48 000 and 63 000 direct and indirect jobs respectively and is therefore important to ensure the sustainability of the industry

A number of interventions are being identified which include measures to boost competitiveness, value-addition and technology upgrading; trade measures; export support to assist the domestic industry to access foreign markets; industrial finance and incentives with conditions for improving competitiveness; and measures to promote growth and transformation of the poultry industry…