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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    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
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    2. 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

    3. 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

    4. 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

    5. 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

    6. Job losses slowing down in clothing and textile industry

      Explore iol.co.za (Feb 25 2014)

      ...had pinned its hopes on government initiatives, including the Competitiveness Improvement Programme of the Department of Trade and Industry. The union has also just wrapped up a local procurement agreement with the ... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Pakistan   Department of Trade and Industry

    7. Dti promotes SA at investment initiative in India

      Explore SA News (Feb 24 2014)

      ...ss delegation to India for the fifth annual Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI). The ITI forms part of the Department of Trade and Industry’s export and investment promotion strategy to focus on India as a high growth... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   India   South Africa   Mozambique

    8. Special economic zones a refinement of strategy

      Explore iol.co.za (Feb 20 2014)

      ...stems that are often different from those that apply in the rest of the country. Preceding the SEZ Bill, the Department of Trade and Industry (dti) initiated the industrial development zone (IDZ) programme under the Man... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry   KwaZulu-Natal

    9. Sasol inaugurates R1.9bn polyethylene plant

      Explore Engineering News (Jan 14 2014)

      Sasol inaugurates R1.9bn polyethylene plant ...s a positive indicator of confidence in the South African economy by the multinational group, adding that the Department of Trade and Industry was particularly encouraged by the investment made in the local manufacturing... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Botswana

    10. Local purchasing campaign launched in South Africa

      Explore supplymanagement.com (Dec 4 2013)

      ...s and firms to buy locally produced goods and services. Buy Back SA, backed by the South African government’s Department of Trade and Industry and including a TV ad fronted by the actor John Kani (see below), calls on pu... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry

    11. Buy local to help create jobs: Davies

      Explore SA News (Nov 20 2013)

      ...ing locally manufactured goods will go a long way towards job creation. The campaign is an initiative of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Manufacturing Circle and Proudly South African and includes an adverti... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   South Africa   Johannesburg   Department of Trade and Industry

    12. South Africa: R3 Billion in Manufacturing Incentives Approved

      Explore allAfrica.com (Nov 17 2013)

      South Africa: R3 Billion in Manufacturing Incentives Approved ...turing enterprises since the inception of its Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP). The Department of Trade and Industry has approved more than R3-billion in incentives for 436 manufacturing enterpr... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Nigeria

    13. Hard targets eyed for black procurement

      Explore BDlive (Nov 12 2013)

      Hard targets eyed for black procurement ...has resisted the idea of set asides on the grounds that this would raise the cost of government procurement. Department of Trade and Industry director-general Lionel October said last week that an added difficulty of in... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Parliament   Department of Trade and Industry   Transnet

    14. R817m invested through DTI incubation support programme

      Explore Engineering News (Oct 25 2013)

      R817m invested through DTI incubation support programme ...ion-communication-technology Following the introduction of an enterprise incubation support programme by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) in September last year, the department has approved 30 applications, wi... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Africa   South Africa   Department of Trade and Industry

    15. Trade and industry incubation programme yielding success, says minister

      Explore BDlive (Oct 25 2013)

      Trade and industry incubation programme yielding success, says minister ... expand this initiative to Secunda. "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 alr... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   Department of Trade and Industry   KwaZulu-Natal   North West

    16. Davies announces competitiveness initiative

      Explore Polity.org.za (Oct 18 2013)

      Davies announces competitiveness initiative ...63-million Automotive Supply Chain Competitiveness Initiative, set to run to 2017, would be 50% funded by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), and 50% by other stakeholders in the automotive industry. Davies said... (Read Full Article)

      Mentions:   London   Africa   South Africa

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