June 24, 2017

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Renewed vigour to Industrial Policy

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is beginning his second term in the portfolio with a renewed vigour to continue the implementation of South Africa’s Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) which has helped stabilise the country’s manufacturing sector in recent years. But why is beefing-up IPAP a priority on Davies’s list of things to d…
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SA-UK trade

SA-UK trade – South Africa and the United Kingdom have extensive trade and economic relations, which continue to strengthen despite the global economic challenges. Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) from the United Kingdom stood at R60 billion for the period January 2009 to April 2014 – the highest from Europe in this period and creatin…
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UK delegation to cement ties with SA

A high-level United Kingdom delegation will arrive in the country next week for a visit that will  focus on strengthening commercial opportunities, science and innovation, skills development and education relations with South Africa. The delegation will be led by the Mayor of London, Alderman Fiona Woolf, the Minister for Africa James Duddridge…
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SA’s illiteracy level decreases

The number of young people in South Africa over the age of 15 who suffer from illiteracy has been reduced from 4.7 million in 2001 to 2.7 million in 2011, says Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga. Minister Motshekga made the announcement on Wednesday, in London, at the Education World Forum, which was attended by Education Ministers […]<... InterTrade » News

Poultry sector must unite on imports matter

Cape Town – The poultry sector should come together and approach the Department of Trade and Industry if it wants relief in the form of trade measures or other measures against imports of chicken meat, the Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, said today. In June last year, Brazil filed a dispute at the […]…
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Dti working on expanding abroad

Pretoria – The Department of Trade and Industry is in the process of securing funds to expand its global footprint in the 29 foreign economic offices (FEOs) it has abroad. Earlier this week, DA spokesperson on Trade and Industry, Dr Wilmot James, indicated that he would be submitting parliamentary questions to the Minister of Trade […]…
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SA maritime industry opens for business

Cape Town – The South African maritime industry has opened for business and has encouraged partnerships with those prepared to give local seafarers an opportunity to support international trade. Speaking on board the SA Agulhas 1, which was docked next to HMS Belfast in London, on Tuesday night, Sindiswe Chikunga, Deputy Minister of Transport sai…
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