Minister Davies and Premier Makhura Launch Gauteng InvestSA One Stop Shop

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Gauteng Premier, Mr David Makhura launched the Gauteng InvestSA One Stop Shop (OSS) in Sandton. The objective of the provincial InvestSA OSS is to provide professional service to all investors through specialist advisory, reduce regulatory inefficiencies, and reduce red tape for investors looking to invest in Gauteng. Speaking at the launch, Minister Davies said InvestSA Gauteng One Stop Shop (OSS) is part of a Presidential priority to improve South Africa’s service delivery to all investors. He said the launch is…

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MINISTER DAVIES TO LAUNCH 20TH ANNIVERSARY CAMPAIGN OF WORKPLACE CHALLENGE PROGRAMME

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, will launch a campaign to commemorate twenty years of successful productivity improvement by the Workplace Challenge Programme in Cape Town on 2 March 2018. Minister Davies will be accompanied by the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Productivity South Africa, Mr Mothunye Mothiba. The launch will take place at the premises of one of the beneficiaries of the programme, Trax Interconnect. The Workplace Challenge Programme (WCP) is a two-year programme implemented amongst South African enterprises to improve their productivity, thereby ensuring sustainability…

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SA Business Delegation Arrives in Lubumbashi to Seek Investment and Export Opportunies

The South African business delegation has arrived in Lubumbashi for the second leg of the Initiative and Trade and Investment (ITI) organised and funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti). The ITI which, started in Kinshasa on Monday will continue today in the mining capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) till Saturday, 11 November 2018. The ITI will assist in building relationships between South Africa and the DRC companies and also increase exports of the South Africa value-added goods to the DRC market. The business…

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MARKET AND SHOWCASE YOUR PRODUCTS AT WIRE AND TUBE 2018 IN DUSSELDORF, GERMANY, 16 TO 20 APRIL 2018

Assistance is provided to qualifying South African exporters to introduce South African products into foreign markets, in a cost effective manner. the dti extends an invitation to your firm and other exporters of wire and tube products to apply to participate on the National Pavilion at the International Wire and Tube Trade Fair 2018 scheduled to take place from 16 to 20 April 2018 in Dusseldorf, Germany. The deadline date for the submission of duly completed National Pavilion application forms is 20 November 2017. This bi-annual trade fair is recognised…

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Atlantis SEZ a step closer to fruition

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has published the intention to designate the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The public has 30 days from 8 September to support or object the designation of Atlantis. On Friday, Minister Davies said the proposed SEZ has already demonstrated its strong economic potential and attractiveness to investors by the fact that it has successfully managed to secure investors even before the designation of the SEZ. There are five investors at the proposed SEZ which is located in the Western Cape that are already operational,…

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Coega SEZ gets international acclaim

Chinese Ambassador to South Africa, Songtian Lin, says the Coega Special Economic Zone is a good case study for the continent and the world on how to develop and operate a SEZ. “The Coega SEZ is by far the most successful SEZ on the African continent. It is a good case study for Africa and the world on how to develop and operate a Special Economic Zone,” said the Ambassador when he visited the SEZ located in the Eastern Cape. Lin was very impressed with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC), which…

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Dti pushes ahead with localisation to boost domestic growth

Government is working towards a more effective monitoring and enforcement of localisation, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday. Briefing reporters after the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) presented its 2016/17 Annual Report to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry, Minister Davies said localisation and incentives are two policy tools that are the most impactful when coming to supporting industrialisation. “[When coming to localisation] we are saying that we are working towards much more effective monitoring and enforcement of localisation because once localisation and designations are…

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Gauteng Company to Jet off to Russia in Search of Export Opportunities

Gauteng-based Continental Biscuits is currently underway with final touches to its marketing strategy as it prepares to jet-off to Russia to showcase its range of biscuits at the 2017 World Food Moscow International Food Exhibition that is scheduled to take place from 11 to 14 September 2017. Continental Biscuits manufacturers, sells and distributes a diverse range of sweet, savoury and wafer biscuits and is part of the 20 South African companies that will showcase their products at World Food Moscow. According to the Managing Director of Continental Biscuits, Mr Luis…

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Mozambique Abound With Business Opportunities – SA Businesspeople

Bert Urban of Kama Industries celebrating the FACIM 2017 Best Exhibitor Award with the SA High Commissioner in Mozambique Mandisi Mpahlwa and translators Isabel Macie and Ana Cumbane.

The South African businesspeople who participated in the Mozambique International Trade Fair, FACIM, are in consensus that the country is replete with opportunities that require determination, time and effort to explore. The participation of the businesspeople in the week-long fair, which ended yesterday, was funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), with the aim of helping them identify trade and investment opportunities in the neighbouring country. The Marketing Manager of the Cape Town-based TruPVC Products, Mr Irenio Bero says most of the potential clients who visited his…

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SA Businesspeople Urged to Partner with Mozambicans

SA Businesspeople Urged to Partner with Mozambicans The South African businesspeople have been urged to reach out to their Mozambican counterparts and establish partnerships that will enable them to access trade and investment opportunities in the neighbouring country. In a speech that he delivered during the official opening of the South African Pavillion at the international exhibition, FACIM in Maputo last night, the Board Advisor of the Mozambique Investment and Export Promotion Agency (APIEX), Dr Gil Bires said partnerships would be a perfect vehicle for exploring opportunities in Mozambique to…

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