SA and France discuss key factors for bilateral trade

South Africa and France have discussed cooperation in different sectors with localisation and investment opportunities as cross-cutting themes as Dr Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry met with French Minister of State for Foreign Trade, Matthias Fekl. Sectors identified by South Africa and France included engineering and industrial sub-contracting, energy and green energy, transport and agribusiness.


The DTI’s R1bn black industrialist grant

Lionel October, director general of the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) announced that his department will enable black industrialists to access a R1bn grant, on top of a syndicated pool of funds to be created by funding institutions, including the National Empowerment Fund, the Public Investment Corporation and the Industrial Development Corporation. This was at the inaugural Black Industrialists Indaba, in Midrand, Gauteng, on Wednesday.


DTI strengthens trade with Russia

The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is leading a delegation of 25 South African businesspeople to participate in the sixth Investment and Trade Initiative (ITI) to Moscow and Novosibirsk, Russia, from March 23 to 27.


Atlantis’ commences application for designation as Special Economic Zone (SEZ)

The South African National Government has identified industrial development as the key to developing a successful and prosperous nation. With this in mind, the Department of Trade & Industry (DTI) is following an industrial development strategy that, among other levers, uses Special Economic Zones (SEZ’s) to encourage industrial development.

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