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Episode 84: Agency focus - Source

Date: 2 Apr 2014
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Exhibitors to cash in on food export trend at Food Hospitality World

The South African Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has confirmed that it will be bringing a contigent of international buyers, mostly from Africa, to the 2014 Food Hospitality World Africa exhibition, 26-28 May at the CTICC.

Issued by Fiera Milano 10 Apr 2014 13:38

Manufacturing Circle warns against higher port tariffs

Industry body the Manufacturing Circle says Transnet's port terminals tariff increase of 9.25% across the board is "an unwelcome development for manufacturers"‚ as the sector depends on imports and exports for its competitiveness and to grow volumes.

By Mark Allix 4 Apr 2014 08:11

Ports penalised for under-spending

The Ports Regulator of SA has again threatened to claw back funds from Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) in future port tariff decisions if the utility fails to spend its capital expenditure budget and plug its high vacancy rate.

By Razina Munshi 3 Apr 2014 08:25

March new vehicle sales down 0.2% to 55‚363 units

New vehicle sales in South Africa dropped by 0.2% to 55‚363 units in March compared with the same period a year earlier.

2 Apr 2014 08:23

Grindrod moots 'much cheaper' trains

Grindrod's diesel-electric locomotive‚ which the company said was the cheapest in the world‚ could pit the logistics group as a competitor against state rail utility Transnet and global rolling stock manufacturers such as General Electric and Electro-Motive Diesel.

By Razina Munshi 28 Mar 2014 11:25

Manufacturing confidence up 5 points says BER

Manufacturing business confidence improved in the first quarter of 2014‚ as exports benefitted from a weak rand that supported the export earnings of manufacturers.

24 Mar 2014 10:47

SA's vehicle sales down 3.1% y/y

South African vehicle sales declined 3.1% to 51‚814 units in February from the similar period a year earlier‚ according to the latest figures from the National Automobile Association of SA (Naamsa)‚ which warned of tough times for the domestic market this year.

4 Mar 2014 08:22

Grindrod makes progress with its logistics supply chains

Grindrod continued to make "meaningful progress" last year in improving and expanding its integrated logistics supply chains along key commodity corridors.

By Mark Allix 3 Mar 2014 06:50

Drinkers and smokers to cough up more in sin taxes

The cost of drinking and smoking is going up again with excise duties - or so-called "sin taxes" - rising by between 2.5% and 12% on tobacco products and alcoholic beverages.

By Angus Macmillan 27 Feb 2014 16:42

Eliminating red tape to promote local, foreign investment

Government is working towards cutting more red tape to allow small and established businesses to increase their competitiveness and to promote local and foreign investment.

27 Feb 2014 09:34

MOU to boost SA homeware design exports to EU

The Cape Craft & Design Institute (CCDI) and the Centre for the Promotion of Imports from developing countries (CBI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to develop exports of South African home decor and textile products to the European Union (EU).

26 Feb 2014 10:35

China's new trademark laws a boon for SA companies

Presently the Chinese trademark system has a reputation for being slow, expensive and complex. It is therefore anticipated that the third amendment to the trademark law of the People's Republic of China, which introduces significant changes, effective 1 May 2014, will be welcomed.

By Donvay Wegierski 26 Feb 2014 09:29

SA wine heads to Brazil

Job creation enterprise, Bayede, has secured a wine export deal with Walmart Sam's Club in Brazil worth almost half a million rand. The first order for the American retail warehouse chain, one of the largest retailers in the US, will see the wine, each with the signature Bayede beadwork attached, exported to Brazil.

21 Feb 2014 12:12

MBSA's' confidence in SA survives as revenue rises 28%

Mercedes-Benz SA (MBSA) overcame a crippling industry strike and general market slowdown in new vehicle sales to post a 28.7% revenue increase last year.

By David Furlonger 20 Feb 2014 10:35

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