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16 Oct 2013
Daily podcast – October 16, 2013.
The row between Public Protector Thuli Madonsela and MPs about the extent of her investigative powers intensified on Tuesday against the backdrop of her adverse findings against Independent...
DA: Statement by the Department of Trade and Industry, South African economy not open for invasion by sub-standard products (15/10/2013)
South Africa will fight against the importation of illegal goods and the economy is not open to be invaded by sub-standard products. This was said by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob...
15 Oct 2013
Davies pledges to contest import of illegal goods
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies says South Africa will proactively contest the importation and sale of illegal goods in South Africa, assuring delegates attending a destruction of...
Manufacturing critical to SA growth
Consumers and retailers stood to benefit from a strong and growing manufacturing sector, Manufacturing Circle executive director Coenraad Bezuidenhout stressed on Tuesday, noting that this was...
France recognises SA as major economic player, trusts in SA economy – Hollande
France sees South Africa as a major economic player, in Africa and beyond, and trusts in the South African economy, French President François Hollande said on Monday. Speaking at the South...
FEDUSA: Statement by the Federation of Unions of South Africa, on meeting with Minister Rob Davies over trade and industry (15/10/2013)
The Federation of Unions of South Africa (FEDUSA) on Friday met with Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies at his offices in Pretoria. The meeting was very successful and positive outcomes were...
14 Oct 2013
Amended BEE Codes of Good Practice gazetted
Companies would be granted a one-year transitional period to align with and prepare for the implementation of the revised broad-based black economic-empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice...
SA: Statement by the Department of Trade and Industry, South African and French companies encouraged to cooperate to industrialise Africa (14/10/2013)
South African companies where encouraged to work together with their French counterparts in order to ensure the industrialisation not only of South Africa, but the African continent in general. The...
South Africa-France Business Forum to be held in Sandton
Members of the media are invited to the South Africa-France Business Forum that will be addressed by South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, and his French counterpart HE,...
11 Oct 2013
SA: Statement by the Department of Trade and Industry, on interventions in the manufacturing sector and B-BBEE making business easier in South Africa (11/10/2013)
South Africa has been experiencing severe decline in the manufacturing sector and in its employment levels. This can be attributed to the importation of high value added products into the country...
BMW reiterates it is not disinvesting from SA
BMW South Africa is not considering disinvestment from South Africa, the vehicle manufacturer and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) reiterated in a joint statement. This followed a...
SA: Statement by the Department of Trade and industry, on the amnded codes of good practice on BBBEE 2013 (11/10/2013)
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, hereby announces the release of the revised BBBEE Codes of Good Practice. The Minister says the refined Codes symbolise a new beginning in the...
10 Oct 2013
SA: Statement by Alan Winde, Western Cape Minister of Finance, Economic Development and Tourism, on plans for President Jacob Zuma's designation of the Saldanha Bay IDZ (10/10/2013)
We welcome the news that President Jacob Zuma will officially hand over the operator permit for the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone in the next two weeks. The Port of Saldanha Bay has...
09 Oct 2013
BMW in SA for the long haul – Davies
Vehicle manufacturer BMW South Africa has assured government that it has no intention of discontinuing its operations in South Africa, despite having decided not to expand its local operations...
SA–France trade not yet back to 2008 levels, exports still lagging
South Africa’s trade relationship with France continued to reflect the impacts of the global economic crisis, with the two countries’ total trade for 2012 having remained below 2008 levels,...
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