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The National Assembly Passed the Copyright Amendment Bill, the Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill and the Gambling Amendment Bill

The purpose of the Bill is to protect the economic interests of authors and creators of copyright works against infringement and to promote innovation and creative activities

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the three Amendment Bills that were passed by the National Assembly on Wednesday, 5 November will bring a positive regulatory framework in South Africa.  “The Copyright Amendment Bill will reform the copyright regime in South Africa for rights holders in…

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    • Deputy Minister Magwanishe with the President of the Tunis Chamber of Commerce and Industries, Mr Mournir Mouakhar during their meeting in Tunisia
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SA-Tunisia Business Council mooted to boost trade and investment

Tunisian business associations expressed their desire and keenness to work with the South African business chambers

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has received the assurance of the Tunisian businesspeople that they are keen and committed to the establishment of the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council with the aim of stimulating trade and investment between the two countries. Magwanishe used the second…

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    • The Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Ilse Karg during the BRICS Partnership on the New Industrial Revolution (PartNIR) meeting in Johannesburg
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Skills development should be prioritised to thrive in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

In addition, Karg reiterated that there was also an urgent need for youth development and extensive training to mitigate the risks posed by the Fourth Industrial Revolution in perpetuating the element of unemployment and poverty in developing countries

Provision of skills development must be prioritised in order to succeed in the world of Fourth Industrial Revolution. This was said by the Chief Director of Future Production Technologies at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Ilse Karg during keynote address at the inaugural BRICS Partnership on…

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Parliament approves the agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was launched during an Extra-Ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government on 21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the ratification of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by Parliament. The AfCFTA was launched during an Extra-Ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government on 21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. South…

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    • Deputy Minister Magwanishe urges South Africa and Tunisian businesspeople to increase trade and investment
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Deputy Minister Magwanishe urges South Africa and Tunisian businesspeople to increase trade and investment

Magwanishe was speaking at the South Africa-Tunisia Business Seminar that was hosted by the South African government in Tunis

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe has urged South African and Tunisian businesspeople to work together in order to increase trade and investment between the two countries. Magwanishe was speaking at the South Africa-Tunisia Business Seminar that was hosted by the South African government in Tunis.…

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    • Government welcomes R500 Million investment in the East London Development Zone
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Government welcomes R500 Million investment in the East London Development Zone

Meek, which cuts and polish diamonds mined in Africa for supply to both the domestic and foreign markets, will be investing R423 million

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) in Eastern Cape, Mr Oscar Mabuyane have welcomed the R502 million investment into the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) announced by two local investors, Meek Mines South Africa…

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    • The South African High Commissioner to Mozambique Mr Mandisi Mpahlwa with the Provincial Permanent Secretary of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province, Mr Antonio Domingos Mapure
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Huge potential for South African companies in Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado province

Mapure thanked the businesses for joining the province in writing the new story of oil and gas and showed confidence in the growth of the economy post the trade and investment mission

The Provincial Permanent Secretary of Mozambique’s Cabo Delgado Province, Mr Antonio Domingos Mapure has extended an invite to the South African businesspeople to invest and do business in the province. Mapure was delivering an address at a Trade and Investment Seminar. The seminar was the first leg of the week-long Outward…

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InvestSA and the Word Bank hosting Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) Strategy Consultation and Capacity Building Workshop

The workshop will take advantage of the opportunity of convening national and sub-national Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs), to provide capacity building on best practices in FDI generation and retention

InvestSA, a division of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and the World Bank are hosting a three-day Foreign Direct Investment Strategy consultation and capacity building workshop with sub-national Investment Promotion Agencies (IPAs); Special Economic Zones / Industrial Development Zones and Government stakeholders from 7-9 November 2018 in…

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South Africa Filmmakers arrive in America on Investment Mission

The mission is aimed at opening up markets for the South African film and television productions, securing partnerships for co-productions, and positioning the South African film industry as a filmmaking destination

A group of South African filmmakers has arrived in the United States of America to participate in the American Film Market that opens in Los Angeles today. The group is on an Outward Film and Television Investment Mission t that is organised and funded by the Department of Trade and…

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Team South Africa puts up a good show at Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) Paris

Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) Paris, considered one of the world’s leading food exhibitions, specialises in food processing and is dedicated to the agri-food industry, food retail, and institutional and commercial catering

The South African Marketing Officer responsible for Economic Affairs in France, Mr Mustapha Adams has commended 38 South African companies for putting put up a good show exhibiting and promoting South Africa’s finest products and services at the 27th Salon International de l’alimentation (SIAL) International Food Exhibition in Paris, France. …