Market Access Still Poses a Challenge for Black Industrialists

Market access and penetration of established sectors of the economy still poses a challenge for most Black Industrialists trying expand their products and services locally and internationally. These were some of the pleads coming from the beneficiaries of the Black Industrialists Scheme (BIS) to government attending the Inaugural Black Industrialists Roundtable Dialogue hosted by the Minister of Trade and Industry, in Pretoria. The purpose of the dialogue was to facilitate and foster open discussion between the government and the private sector, including beneficiaries of the Black Industrialists Scheme (BIS), on…

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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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the dti and the High Commission of India in Pretoria to Host India-South Africa Business Summit

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with the High Commission of India, Ministry of Commerce and Industry of India,  Invest India, the Confederation of Indian Industry, and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry will host the India-South Africa Business Summit under the theme “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity”. The Business Summit will be held on 29-30 April 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg and seeks to maximise the potential of the economic and commercial partnership between South Africa and India leveraging…

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Boksburg Company Scores a Double at National Premier Business Awards

A Boksburg-based Gauteng company scored a double when it scooped two awards at the fifth edition of the South African Premier Business Awards. Winners were announced at the awards ceremony that was hosted by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in partnership with Brand South Africa and Proudly South African at the Sandton Convention Centre tonight under the theme Rewarding Business Excellence. According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies the awards recognise and reward the contribution of the country’s companies in growing and transforming…

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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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Government Wants to Establish Association of Industrial Parks That Will Deliver World Class Regional Centres – October

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The Director-General of the Department of Trade and Industry, Mr Lionel October says government is pulling out all the stops in deploying resources to ensure that world-class industrial parks that will become beehives of economic activity and centres of excellence are established. October speaking during the opening of the two-day Symposium on State–Owned Industrial Parks (SOIPs) that started in Midrand yesterday. “By gathering all valuable thought-leaders for this symposium we aim to ensure that we secure a collective guideline and endorsement from all stakeholders on how we can best take…

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The DTI to Undertake Investment and Trade Mission to Russia

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a business delegation comprising of 20 companies on the 10th Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to Russia to be held in Novosibirsk from 24-26 October 2017. The aim of the mission is to increase the volume of exports of agro-processing and clothing and textile products, as well as built environment and capital equipment goods and services to the Russian market. According to the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, the objective of the ITI to Novosibirsk is to…

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Manufacturing multinational Caterpillar to help empower black-owned companies

Mining and construction equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar,

JOHANNESBURG – Close to 4,000 jobs are being created in the welding and mining equipment manufacturing sectors, thanks to a brand new investment programme. Mining and construction equipment manufacturer, Caterpillar, will launch the project in conjunction with the Department of Trade and Industry. Caterpillar said through the Equity Equivalent Investment Programme it aims to empower local and black-owned companies by developing companies and suppliers. The company was granted exemption from selling equity, instead opting to participate in the investment programme. The investment totals R1.3-billion. “It’s basically the guys who are good…

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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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