1. About Department of Trade and Industry

    The Department of Trade and Industry (also known as the dti) is the department of the South African government with responsibility for commercial policy and industrial policy. the dti and its subsidiary agencies are involved in promoting economic development, Black Economic Empowerment, implementing commercial law (including companies law and intellectual property law), promoting and regulating international trade, and consumer protection.

    The political head of the department is the Minister of Trade and Industry, who is assisted by two Deputy Ministers. 2009, the minister is Rob Davies and his deputies are Thandi Tobias-Pokolo and Elizabeth Thabethe. The executive head of the department is the Director-General of Trade and Industry; as of 21 April 2011 this is Lionel October.

    In the 2010 national budget, the department received an appropriation of 6,150.1 million rand, and had 1,140 employees.

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    1. Lewis Group's transformation strategy focuses on all elements of the Department of Trade and Industry's broad-based BEE scorecard.
      In Top retailers avoid equity BEE partners
    2. Lonmin, Eskom and Transnet have agreed in principle to partner with the Department of Trade and Industry to sponsor a number of incubators and the memoranda of understanding have already been drafted.
      Rob Davies in Trade and industry incubation programme yielding success, says minister
    3. We are merely a phone call away, so there's no longer any excuse to import goods which South Africa can produce locally especially in terms of products and sectors designated for local procurement by the Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry.
      In Proudly SA welcomes local procurement commitment
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    2. SA, Angola boost trade ties

      Explore SA News (Jul 27 2014)

      ...at FILDA on Sunday. The delegation of 27 representatives is participating in FILDA with the assistance of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti). The dti has organised a national pavilion at the exhibition, while it... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brazil   China   Angola

    3. Mining project studies on the up

      Explore MiningWeekly.com (Jul 24 2014)

      ...at South African project houses, such as DRA, are able to secure part funding for studies from South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry, using Export Credit Insurance Corporation protocols. There is no commodity ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Australia   Africa   Canada

    4. Davies pushes for more local procurement

      Explore Engineering News (Jul 23 2014)

      Davies pushes for more local procurement ...rs-person|r6|transformers|south-africa-region Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has assured that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) would be “playing its part” in ensuring that government procured 75% of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Asian   India   Brazil

    5. Davies approves amended auto investment schemes guidelines

      Explore Polity.org.za (Jul 2 2014)

      Davies approves amended auto investment schemes guidelines ...increasing to between 25% and 35% of the value of qualifying investment in productive assets approved by the [Department of Trade and Industry (DTI)],” said Davies. The amended guidelines also provided “relaxed and more... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   Rob Davies

    6. Local economy ‘will recover from platinum strike’, says Davies

      Explore BDlive (Jun 24 2014)

      Local economy ‘will recover from platinum strike’, says Davies ...eneficiation strategy, Mr Davies said: "We are not imposing a complete ban on the export of minerals. We (the Department of Trade and Industry) are looking very carefully into those rules and our strategy will be located... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Jacob Zuma

    7. Proudly SA welcomes local procurement commitment

      Explore SA News (Jun 18 2014)

      ...e locally especially in terms of products and sectors designated for local procurement by the Minister of the Department of Trade and Industry," added Sedibe. Over the years, the dti has made designations for local proc... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Transnet

    8. South Africa's Green Rush

      Explore PR Newswire (Jun 6 2014)

      South Africa's Green Rush ...pulation and fraud." Three rounds have been held so far, resulting in 54 deals with an investment value the Department of Trade and Industry's green economy director Cobs Pillay put at around $10 billion (ZAR 108 b... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Washington   Africa   South Africa

    9. Rob Davies puts teeth in pact to buy local goods

      Explore iol.co.za (Jun 6 2014)

      Rob Davies puts teeth in pact to buy local goods ...lations. “We can only incentivise, support, encourage and cajole.” He said in the automotive industry the Department of Trade and Industry could apply an incentive and encourage players to see the advantages of local... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Department of Trade and Industry

    10. First lady of small business with a big load of work

      Explore BDlive (Jun 4 2014)

      First lady of small business with a big load of work ... She should also make sure that the highly contested Licensing of Businesses Bill — which was proposed by the Department of Trade and Industry but withdrawn after howls of protest over its adverse implications for small ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Brazil   South Africa   Angola

    11. SA manufacturers sitting on a gold mine

      Explore iol.co.za (May 18 2014)

      SA manufacturers sitting on a gold mine ... and industrial financing and special economic zones (SEZs). In terms of public procurement, it is clear the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is trying to link the promotion of manufacturing with the larger aim of... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry

    12. SA moves on solar atlas as project momentum builds

      Explore Engineering News (May 16 2014)

      SA moves on solar atlas as project momentum builds ...g exercise, the Department of Science and Technology had also collaborated with the Department of Energy, the Department of Trade and Industry and the International Energy Agency on a solar technology roadmap process, wh... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry

    13. Transition period for BEE compliance extended

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 19 2014)

      Transition period for BEE compliance extended ...s a longer period to adjust to the new regime, which many believe will be far more difficult to comply with. Department of Trade and Industry spokesperson Sidwell Medupe confirmed the extension, noting that the departme... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   Rob Davies

    14. SA manufacturing ambitions boosted by new R150m cable facility

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 18 2014)

      SA manufacturing ambitions boosted by new R150m cable facility ...nch of the facility that the plant and machinery had been funded by shareholders and further supported by the Department of Trade and Industry’s (DTI’s) Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP), which c... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   CBI

    15. Transnet splits R50bn, 1 064 locomotives contract between four global rail groups

      Explore Engineering News (Mar 17 2014)

      Transnet splits R50bn, 1 064 locomotives contract between four global rail groups ... and technology-transfer commitments, the successful original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) had also met the Department of Trade and Industry's 55% local-content stipulation for the diesel vehicles and the 60% threshold... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   Canada   South Africa

    16. Hope returns to clothing, textiles sector

      Explore iol.co.za (Mar 10 2014)

      Hope returns to clothing, textiles sector ...ts of R2.2bn to 93 companies in the industry, saving 12 000 jobs in the process. A major beneficiary of the Department of Trade and Industry’s incentive has been Seardel, a major clothing and textile manufacturer. In... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Department of Trade and Industry

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