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Mr Price acquisition of Power Fashion comes into effect
Mr Price acquisition of Power Fashion comes into effectArticle

Deal gets green light on condition the merged entity boosts local procurement through the DTIC's clothing sector masterplan...

1 Apr 2021

How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focus
How to communicate and do business with government: DTIC focusArticle

Before you're able to take the plunge into international markets, you'll need to work with the government to ensure your product is ready and your paperwork is compliant...

Jessie Taylor, Issued by Topco Media 1 Apr 2021

Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justification
Potential 11-day alcohol ban looms, and liquor makers demand justificationArticle

South African Liquor Brandowners Association claims that it received confirmation on 29 March that the National Coronavirus Command Council is intending on banning all sales of alcohol for 11 days...

30 Mar 2021

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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sectorArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sector
Public comment sought on ERP in the waste sectorArticle

Draft amendments to the regulations and notices regarding Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR) in the Waste Sector have been published for public consultation...

29 Mar 2021

Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market access
Agribusiness bodies, dtic engage to discuss agricultural trade market accessArticle

The expected increase in agricultural output will require export markets, as South Africa's agricultural sector is export-orientated...

25 Mar 2021

Heartbeat of the nation: Unpacking the domestic perceptions annual findings
Heartbeat of the nation: Unpacking the domestic perceptions annual findingsArticle

Join Brand South Africa on 17 March at 2pm and see how the South African identity and behavioural profile has changed over time...

Issued by Brand South Africa 17 Mar 2021

7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announced
7th National Furniture Design Competition winners announcedArticle

Ian Perry from Durban-based furniture manufacturer Homewood won in the Established Manufacturers category of the National Furniture Design Competition...

17 Mar 2021

Heartbeat of a nation: South African behaviour and the evolution of national identity in turbulent times
Heartbeat of a nation: South African behaviour and the evolution of national identity in turbulent timesArticle

Brand South Africa in collaboration with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), African Response and Mark Data, will be hosting an exciting webinar on Wednesday, 17 March 2021, under the theme "Heartbeat of a nation: South African behaviour and the evolution of national identity in turbulent times"...

Issued by Brand South Africa 12 Mar 2021

Gold Fields is planning a 40MW plant at South Deep Mine
Self-generated power, less red tape and new tech will drive SA mining forwardArticle

South African mines have been granted state permission to generate energy for their own use without having to rely on Eskom's unstable power supply...

Owen Murphy 3 Mar 2021

NEF launches an Economic Distress Fund
NEF launches an Economic Distress FundArticle

The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has established an Economic Distress Fund to provide concessionary business loans to Black-owned and managed enterprises...

22 Feb 2021

TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturing
TFG presses for cut in yarn import duties to advance SA manufacturingArticle

TFG said this change is essential to enable larger purchases of locally-made fabrics...

22 Feb 2021

The pandemic of the missing middle
The pandemic of the missing middleArticle

One pandemic has been with us for several years, and if we do not make concerted efforts to address it, it will continue to plague us for many years to come. It is the pandemic of the 'missing middle'...

Morné du Toit, Issued by SAICA 16 Feb 2021

Rashmee Ragaven: Advancing manufacturing investment in SA
Rashmee Ragaven: Advancing manufacturing investment in SAArticle

Rashmee Ragaven, senior manager for the DTI (Department of Trade and Industry), is committed to advanced manufacturing in Invest SA...

Charndré Emma Kippie, Issued by Topco Media 12 Feb 2021

Tackling compliance: A key focus area for small businesses
Tackling compliance: A key focus area for small businessesArticle

Which regulatory bodies are small businesses required to be compliant with...

Dhiraj Mathapersadh, Issued by SAICA 12 Feb 2021

Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobs
Acquisition of Pepkor's John Craig saves 400 jobsArticle

The Competition Tribunal has approved the sale of Pepkor menswear chain John Craig to Johannesburg-based Blue Falcon 188 Trading, saving 422 jobs...

12 Feb 2021

CCBSA expands B-BBEE employee share ownership scheme
CCBSA expands B-BBEE employee share ownership schemeArticle

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has increased its B-BBEE ownership to a revised 20% target, with a significant worker ownership component...

8 Feb 2021

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Alcohol industry welcomes easing of ban, pleads for transparencyArticle

The SA alcohol industry welcomes President Ramaphosa's announcement yesterday evening to partially reinstate the sale of alcohol...

2 Feb 2021

Craft brewers battling to survive blanket ban on alcohol
Craft brewers battling to survive blanket ban on alcoholArticle

According to a survey conducted by The Craft Brewers Association of South Africa, the vast majority of local craft brewers don't see themselves surviving the third alcohol ban...

26 Jan 2021

Distell and Invenfin buy 40% stake in cannabis wellness brand Rethink
Distell and Invenfin buy 40% stake in cannabis wellness brand RethinkArticle

Distell and Invenfin have entered into a partnership with Releaf Pharmaceuticals to share ownership in South African cannabis wellness brand Rethink...

20 Jan 2021

Trade and industry minister, Ebrahim Patel
New dawn in African tradeArticle

The transition from 2020 into 2021 was marked by two significant landmarks in global trade...

5 Jan 2021

SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bn
SA exports locally-produced sanitisers for R1.66bnArticle

The local production of hand sanitisers in South Africa has contributed to saving lives and earning export revenues for the country...

9 Dec 2020

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Liquor traders called to adhere to Covid-19 regulationsArticle

Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Nomalungelo Gina has made a clarion call to liquor traders to adhere to Covid-19 regulations in order to arrest the second wave of the pandemic...

8 Dec 2020

Anthony Govender, founder and CEO, ASI Financial Services
SA's financial services sector isn't close to transformation. Here's how to fix itArticle

The South African financial services industry, and in particular the asset management sector, is not even close to being transformed enough to reflect the country's population...

Anthony Govender 8 Dec 2020

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Virtual Manufacturing Indaba to gather experts from across AfricaArticle

Leading figures within sub-Saharan Africa's manufacturing sector will convene virtually at the Manufacturing Indaba 2020 to debate pressing issues impacting the region's industrial landscape...

1 Dec 2020

#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business online
#StartupStory: iTorho Technologies is making it easier to do formal business onlineArticle

iTorho Technologies is a free platform that enables entrepreneurs to list their offerings, manage bookings and client information, as well as receive payments was created with the mission of catalysing broader economic inclusion for SMMEs...

Evan-Lee Courie 27 Nov 2020

We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is widening
We have enough food to feed everyone, yet the food deficit is wideningArticle

South Africa has a net surplus of food as a country - yet food poverty at the household level is widening, and now even more rapidly so because the pandemic is decimating our economy and jobs at an alarming rate..

Andy Du Plessis 17 Nov 2020

Bushbuckridge shopping centre set for R348m redevelopment
Bushbuckridge shopping centre set for R348m redevelopmentArticle

Nthoese Developments late last month hosted a sod-turning ceremony to mark the commencement of the redevelopment and expansion of Bushbuckridge shopping centre in Limpopo...

11 Nov 2020

Partnership launches BPO Academy at College of Cape Town
Partnership launches BPO Academy at College of Cape TownArticle

BPO Academy at the College of Cape Town, Gardens Campus celebrated its official opening on Friday, 6 November 2020...

9 Nov 2020

Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bn
Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bnArticle

Despite the solid growth that the South African cotton industry has experienced in the last seven years, the country still lacks the capacity and skills within the value chain to take full advantage of local beneficiation...

2 Nov 2020

Youth training initiatives position SA as desirable services delivery destination
Youth training initiatives position SA as desirable services delivery destinationArticle

South Africa is currently an attractive destination for outsourced projects. Andy Searle, CEO of BPESA, details how the country has favourably positioned itself...

19 Oct 2020

IOTIC urges government and businesses to support the digital economy
IOTIC urges government and businesses to support the digital economyArticle

The IoT Industry Council of South Africa (IOTIC) is advocating for faster uptake of IoT technology by business and government in small, focused use cases...

14 Oct 2020

Is there a future for electric vehicles in South Africa?
Is there a future for electric vehicles in South Africa?Article

Electric vehicles are poised to capture 32% of global market share of new car sales by 2030. However, according to forecasts, South Africa unfortunately lags behind this global trend...

13 Oct 2020

ITAC introduces changes to steel industry prices
ITAC introduces changes to steel industry pricesArticle

In an effort to improve access to affordable scrap metal for the domestic steel and other metal producing industry, the International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has introduced changes to the Price Preference System (PPS)...

6 Oct 2020

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South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement launchesArticle

The CGCSA has launched the South African Food Loss and Waste Voluntary Agreement, which commits food manufacturers and retailers to reducing food waste...

29 Sep 2020

Local poultry production shows moderate growth
Local poultry production shows moderate growthArticle

The production of South African poultry increased by 5% in the first eight months of 2020 when compared to the same period last year...

15 Sep 2020

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Experts dissect SA's Covid-19 responseArticle

The Covid-19 pandemic caught the country unaware, but several lessons can be drawn from the crisis as we look ahead into implementing the National Health Insurance (NHI)...

14 Sep 2020

The Africa nexus - intra-trade and investment as drivers of African development
The Africa nexus - intra-trade and investment as drivers of African developmentArticle

Brand South Africa hosted an Africa nexus research reference group webinar with key objectives to determine insights and perspectives on how the African Continental Free Trade (AcFTA) could enable economic recovery and development in the context of the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic...

Issued by Brand South Africa 10 Sep 2020

Techpreneurs - the face of the future
Techpreneurs - the face of the futureArticle

The University of the Western Cape's Centre for Entrepreneurship and Innovation (CEI) hosted a webinar entitled Techpreneurship: Is this a viable option for your future?

Charleen Duncan 10 Sep 2020

Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SA
Policy dialogue on local green SMME recovery supported by EU Delegation in SAArticle

Earlier this month the EU Delegation in South Africa engaged with national, provincial and local South African government stakeholders on the theme of green SMME recovery...

9 Sep 2020

Government to launch export barriers monitoring mechanism
Government to launch export barriers monitoring mechanismArticle

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition will launch the Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism, which will help companies experiencing export challenges...

28 Aug 2020

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Enter the micro-budget film: lockdown amplifies South African cinema trendsArticle

Making and distributing films in new ways, that are also cognisant of the global climate emergency, is going to become a growing trend not just in South Africa, but around the world...

Liani Maasdorp 28 Aug 2020

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The cotton sector: A myriad of challenges, a world of opportunitiesArticle

While considerable effort has already been made, massive growth in the local market is needed to diversify South African cotton into new markets...

Cobus de Bruyn 11 Aug 2020

Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trends
Commission releases annual report on BBBEE trendsArticle

The Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission has released its annual report on the national status and trends on B-BBEE...

29 Jul 2020

Africa's 1st Virtual Empowerment Awards brings new meaning to transformation after 20 years
Africa's 1st Virtual Empowerment Awards brings new meaning to transformation after 20 yearsArticle

Topco Media is excited to be bringing you Africa's first Virtual Empowerment Awards - a celebration of the country's leaders in transformation and empowerment...

Issued by Topco Media 22 Jul 2020

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Recovery plan proposed for mining and energyArticle

The economic backlash of Covid-19 has prompted the government to come up with a recovery plan intended to restore business confidence, stimulating investments as well as safeguarding and creating jobs in the mining and energy sector.

22 Jul 2020

Top Empowerment business leaders open for business
Top Empowerment business leaders open for businessArticle

Top Empowerment, South Africa's premier transformation platform, will host its annual Virtual Conference & Awards on 22 and 23 July 2020...

Issued by Topco Media 17 Jul 2020

#BizUnity: Pro bono behind the scenes on the National Ventilator Project
#BizUnity: Pro bono behind the scenes on the National Ventilator ProjectArticle

As doctors, nurses and other hospital staff work tirelessly on the frontlines of the war against Covid-19, R&D teams and legal experts band together to aid the fight in their own way as they offer their skills on the National Ventilator Project...

Shan Radcliffe 14 Jul 2020

Alcohol ban may spell disaster for industry as job losses loom
Alcohol ban may spell disaster for industry as job losses loomArticle

South Africa's alcohol industry has expressed its disappointment with the government's decision to reinstate the ban on the sale and distribution of alcohol...

13 Jul 2020

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