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

South Africa Agro-Processing Companies to Showcase Products in Iran

The exhibition is organised collaboratively by the Trade Promotion Organisation of Iran and the Iran International Exhibitions Company

South African companies in the agro-processing sector are showcasing their products at the 24th annual International Agricultural Trade Fair taking place in Tehran, Iran. All participating companies received financial support from the Department of Trade and Industry's (the dti) Export Marketing and Investment Assistance Scheme (EMIA). The exhibition is organised…

Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

New phase for Hub and Spokes trade initiative which aids Africa, Caribbean and Pacific

An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019

An innovative trade initiative which is expanding opportunities for business, employment and prosperity in African, Caribbean and Pacific countries will be extended to February 2019. The Hub and Spokes programme is a joint initiative of the European Union, ACP Group Secretariat, Commonwealth Secretariat and Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie. Through…

Source: United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (UNECA) |

Climate change and trade – impact on food security in Africa

Despite the considerable opportunities trade creates in moving goods from surplus to deficit areas, the trade aspect in addressing food security and climate change in Africa seems to be largely missing

The African Climate Policy Centre (ACPC) and the African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) are jointly organizing a session on “How taking into account climate change can help Africa to pursue better trade policies, with a focus on food security” on the margins of the 20th Annual Conference on Global Economic…

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

Government Officials to Receive Training on Special Economic Zone in China

According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the training forms part of a five-year agreement signed between South Africa and China in 2014

A group of 34 Special Economic Zones (SEZ) practitioners and supporting sector specialists from the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), provincial departments and agencies responsible for the implementation of the SEZ Programme depart for Tianjin, China tomorrow to attend the fourth Capacity Building Programme on the SEZ taking…

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    • L-R: Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo, and Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Company Secretary/Legal Adviser, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mrs Aisha Isa; Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo, and Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo; Managing Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Thabo Mabe, and Executive Director Commercial, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Dangote, at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
    • L-R: Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Olakunle Alake; Director, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Mrs Yabawa Lawan Wabi; Chairman, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Asue Ighodalo; Executive Director Commercial, Dangote Flour Mills Plc, Halima Dangote, at the 11th Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Dangote Flour Mills PLc held in Lagos on Friday, May 19, 2017
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Source: Dangote Group |

Gateway Trade Fair: OGUNCCIMA lauds Dangote Group’s collaboration...As Group’s subsidiaries offer products at subsidised prices

A statement from Corporate Communications Unit of Dangote Group, said the fair has become a veritable venue for introduction of new innovations to Dangote products

The Ogun State Chamber of Commerce, Industry, Mines and Agriculture (OGUNCCIMA) has commended the Pan African Conglomerate, Dangote Group (www.Dangote.com) for its giant strides in economic development of the country through massive investments in several sectors of the economy describing the feat as worthy of emulation by other Nigerians. President…

Source: African Union Commission (AUC) |

Africa Visa Openness Index notes that Africans were able to travel more freely across the continent in 2016 compared to 2015

The African Development Bank in collaboration with the African Union Commission and the World Economic Forum has launched the second edition of the Africa Visa Openness Index. The Index analyses the visa regime in Africa and how open countries are in terms of relaxation or elimination of visa requirements for…

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

A collaboration between the Department of Trade & Industry, Woolworths and the IDC sees doors opening for black women entrepreneurs

Today, the Department of Trade & Industry (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…

Source: Commonwealth Secretariat |

Commonwealth African countries to discuss priorities for reviving world trade

Since 2014, world trade has declined by more than US$3 trillion with Sub-Saharan Africa’s combined exports falling by about 40 per cent - from US$403 billion to less than US$250 billion

Amid an unprecedented global trade slowdown, African policy-makers, negotiators and trade analysts will meet on 25-26 May 2017 in Mauritius to discuss priorities for reviving world trade and strengthening their trading capacity. Since 2014, world trade has declined by more than US$3 trillion with Sub-Saharan Africa’s combined exports falling by…

Source: Republic of South Africa: Department of Government Communication and Information |

Address by Commissioner Ebrahim Mohamed at the Media Briefing to Launch the Public Inquiry Into the Vacation Ownership / Timeshare Industry

ADDRESS BY COMMISSIONER EBRAHIM MOHAMED AT THE MEDIA BRIEFING TO LAUNCH THE PUBLIC INQUIRY INTO THE VACATION OWNERSHIP / TIMESHARE INDUSTRY: Pretoria Moderator, Deputy Commissioner of the National Consumer Commission, Ms Thezi Mabuza Inquiry Panelists, Members of the media, Officials of the NCC present, Ladies and gentleman, Good morning. Thank…