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

Minister Rob Davies to Serve 67 Minutes of Mandela Day in Vosloorus

The Nelson Mandela International Day is a call to action for individual people across the globe to take responsibility for changing the world into a better place

The Minister of Trade and Industry (the dti), Dr Rob Davies will serve his 67 minutes of community service for the Nelson Mandela International Day, with leaners of Vosloorus in Ekurhuleni, Gauteng. Dr Davies will be handing out groceries, toiletries and blankets. Members of the media are invited to cover…

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

The dti to Spend R100 Million to Support Emerging Black Filmmakers

This was announced by the Director of Film Production at the dti, Ms Nelly Molokoane at the Emerging Black Filmmakers Workshop at the Durban International Film Festival (DIFF)

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will have spent R100 million to support emerging black filmmakers through the South Africa Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive by the end of March 2018. This was announced by the Director of Film Production at the dti, Ms Nelly Molokoane at the Emerging…

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

The DTI and FNB to Sign a Pledge of Cooperation on the Black Industrialists Programme

The dti and FNB are working together to improve access to finance for manufacturers, particularly the previously disadvantaged and/or predominately black owned businesses

You are invited to attend a Media Briefing for the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with First National Bank (FNB) and a signing ceremony presided by the Honourable Minister, Dr Rob Davies.  The dti and FNB are working together to improve access to finance for manufacturers,…

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

Minister Davies to Attend the Tripartite Committee of Sectoral Ministers Meeting Uganda

The meeting will give the Ministers from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will today for Kampala, Uganda to attend the Tripartite Committee of Sectoral Ministers meeting to be held tomorrow. The meeting will give the Ministers from the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa. (COMESA), East African Community (EAC), and Southern African…

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

Minister Davies Gazettes the Amended B-BBEE Property Sector Codes in Terms of Section 9(1) of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Amendment Act

Recent reviews estimate that the South African property sector market size is about R5.8 Trillion made up of 4 industries namely: Commercial; Residential; Public Sector; and Zoned land

The Amended Property Sector Code which was gazetted for public commentary towards the end of 2015 is now legally binding to entities and oragnisations operating in the property sector. This is according to the Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies, who has approved the gazette of the Amended…

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

Preparing our Children for 4th Industrial Revolution Requires Collaboration Between Government and Business – Deputy Minister Magwanishe

He added that the R400 million project which will result in ten brick and mortar ECD centres being built in every province, will go a long way in breaking down the divide between rural and urban

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe says government and the private sector need to work together in order to prepare the country’s children for the Fourth Industrial Revolution.  Deputy Minister Magwanishe was delivering a keynote speech at the launch of three Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres…

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

South African Companies Identify Trade Opportunities in Kenya

The delegation visited PG Bison Kenya in Nairobi, which specialises in the supply of decorative wood-based panel products such as particle boards, flooring and door skins to the construction and furniture sector

South African companies taking part in the Outward Selling Mission (OSM) in Kenya have identified several business opportunities in different sectors. The companies have been in Kenya since Sunday and have participated in business seminars, business- to-business meetings, as well as a site visit to a company with South African…

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

Nkandla Residents Warned About Illegal Credit Providers

The warning came from the Director of Consumer Law and Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Mr Andisa Potwana

The community of Nkandla in KwaZulu-Natal were told to be vigilant and report any credit providers especially loan sharks and abomashonisa who take advantage of their credit loan facilities and prejudice them. The warning came from the Director of Consumer Law and Policy at the Department of Trade and Industry…

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

SA and Kenya Commit to Building Mutually Sustainable Relations in Pursuit of Africa Agenda 2063

The Director of Export Promotion at the dti, Ms Seema Sardha said that both Kenyan and South African business communities needed to work together towards promoting economic growth of both countries

The Acting High Commissioner of South Africa in Kenya, Mr Sarel van Zyl says South African businesses have a crucial role to play in growing the Kenyan economy following from the commitments made during the State Visit by President Jacob Zuma in October last year. Van Zyl was addressing businesspeople…

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

Launch of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems Programme Marks Major Milestone

The hosting of the 1st Global Conference of the 10YFP Sustainable Food Systems is a major milestone in the implementation of the multi-stakeholder partnership for the promotion of the more sustainable food systems. This was said by Switzerland’s Director-General for the Federal Office of Agriculture and Co-chair of the United…