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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

Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industry
Above-inflation increase to excise tax troubles SA alcohol industryArticle

Excise tax will be increased by 8%, which will exceed the targeted excise duties for wine, beer and spirits set by Treasury itself, at 11%, 23% and 36% respectively...

25 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

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

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

Fisheries sustainability top agenda at WTO meeting
Fisheries sustainability top agenda at WTO meetingArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel, has called for the disciplining of subsidies targeted at large-scale industrial fishing while safeguarding food security and livelihoods for subsistence and artisanal fisheries...

28 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

Poultry industry pushes master plan progress post Covid
Poultry industry pushes master plan progress post CovidArticle

"It has been gratifying to achieve significant progress despite the huge logistical and financial implications of Covid-19, and now that the initial threat has abated somewhat, attention is being refocused very strongly on the Master Plan."

22 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

Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materials
Government should encourage the use of locally produced building materialsArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa's recent announcement of a substantial infrastructure development drive to address the economic impact of Covid-19 will go a long way towards stimulating recovery in the beleaguered construction industry...

Morag Evans 11 Sep 2020

Ebrahim Patel, trade, industry and competition minister. Image: Wikipedia
Locally made ventilators go into productionArticle

In what is a first for the African continent, South African made ventilators have gone into production and will be ready in a few weeks time...

17 Jul 2020

Amazon creates 3,000 new virtual customer service jobs
Amazon creates 3,000 new virtual customer service jobsArticle

Amazon has announced the creation of 3,000 new virtual jobs in customer service in South Africa this year...

18 Jun 2020

Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethink
Covid-19, youth, innovation and the township economy: an opportunity to rethinkArticle

Long before the coronavirus pandemic hit the South African environment, its youth population was already disproportionately affected by economic decline...

Thembela Ntlemeza and Sifiso Mazibuko 18 Jun 2020

Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remains
Level 3: Green light for takeaways and booze, but tobacco ban remainsArticle

The ban on cigarettes and related tobacco products will remain in place, but alcohol will be permitted for sale on certain days of the week...

Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2020

#OrchidsandOnions: Forever blowing bubbles
#OrchidsandOnions: Forever blowing bubblesArticle

Slowly, perhaps, but the marketing and advertising world is starting to heal. And, every now and then, a non-Covid-19 ad pops up which relieves the cliched tedium of promotion spots trading on the virus crisis...

Brendan Seery 27 May 2020

E-commerce surge, contactless deliveries throws lifeline to courier industry
E-commerce surge, contactless deliveries throws lifeline to courier industryArticle

In just over a week, the lift of the e-commerce ban by Minister Patel has delivered a potentially life-saving 'U-turn' to the future of several South African industries, most particularly online retail, and the courier, logistics and freight forwarding industry...

25 May 2020

Pick n Pay Online expands range of non-food items for delivery
Pick n Pay Online expands range of non-food items for deliveryArticle

Pick n Pay has expanded the list of goods available to purchase via its online store to include home entertainment items and white goods, such as fridges, freezers and ovens...

20 May 2020

SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods online
SA govt allows the sale of (almost) all goods onlineArticle

According to new regulations, online retailers in South Africa may sell any product, with the exception of cigarettes and alcoholic beverages...

14 May 2020

Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRF
Winter clothing directives preceded by detailed consultations - NCRFArticle

The announcement regarding the finalisation of the clothing, footwear and bedding that may be sold during Stage 4 of lockdown, was preceded by detailed submissions made by various retailers...

Anthony Thunstrom 14 May 2020

SA's clothing retailers welcome directives from Patel
SA's clothing retailers welcome directives from PatelArticle

Clothing retailers have welcomed the additional directives issued yesterday by Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition Ebrahim Patel, on the type of clothing and bedding which may be sold...

13 May 2020

Expanded list of clothing now allowed for sale under Level 4
Expanded list of clothing now allowed for sale under Level 4Article

The South African government gazetted updated regulations on Tuesday, 12 May, that allows retailers to sell an expanded list of clothing and bedding items under Level 4 lockdown...

13 May 2020

Patel meets with clothing and textile industry
Patel meets with clothing and textile industryArticle

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has met with representatives of the clothing, textile, footwear and leather sector...

6 May 2020

Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettes
Level 4: Hardware, food delivery and winter clothing allowed, but no cigarettesArticle

The sale of cigarettes and alcohol will remain prohibited...

30 Apr 2020

Putting a stop to price gouging during lockdown
Putting a stop to price gouging during lockdownArticle

Several regulations have been gazetted to protect consumers during the State of National Disaster. One such regulation relates to the prohibition of the excessive pricing of essential goods and services. Essential goods include items such as toilet paper, hand sanitiser and disinfectant cleaners, to name a few...

Bobedi Seleke 24 Apr 2020

Ban on the sale of cooked hot meals gazetted
Ban on the sale of cooked hot meals gazettedArticle

Government has gazetted a regulation banning the sale of hot cooked food during the Covid-19 lockdown. This comes after the legality of the prohibition was called into question last week...

21 Apr 2020

Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlash
Lockdown ban on the sale of hot food faces backlashArticle

Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel said that retailers are not supposed to sell hot prepared foods, and that businesses were told this at the start of the national lockdown...

20 Apr 2020

Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-aways
Franchise Association calls for financial aid and resumption of take-awaysArticle

Warning that job losses could total 75,000 as a result of the Covid-19 lockdown, the Franchise Association of South Africa (Fasa) has appealed to the government to provide urgent intervention...

17 Apr 2020

Business as usual for banks during lockdown
Business as usual for banks during lockdownArticle

Banks will be open and your money will be accessible during the countrywide lockdown...

Issued by Private Property South Africa 3 Apr 2020

Cargo ships, airfreight, port regulations relaxed
Cargo ships, airfreight, port regulations relaxedArticle

Cargo ships and air freight companies will be able to dock and land on South African shores to deliver essential services, Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel said on Thursday...

3 Apr 2020

Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and more
Covid-19 and competition law: clothes, coffee shops, care services and moreArticle

What businesses in the retail sector need to know about competition law in the time of Covid-19...

Cara du Plessis and Tenisha Burslem-Rotheroe 31 Mar 2020

Crowds to be managed better at shops
Crowds to be managed better at shopsArticle

As the national lockdown takes a firm hold over the nation, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has urged retailers to manage crowds and queues at their establishments, so as to slow the spread of coronavirus (Covid-19).

30 Mar 2020

30 companies investigated for excessive price hikes
30 companies investigated for excessive price hikesArticle

The National Consumer Commission, working jointly with the Competition Commission, has launched an investigation into allegations of excessive price hikes by 30 retailers from various provinces in the country...

27 Mar 2020

Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate prices
Covid-19: Commission to deal with suppliers who inflate pricesArticle

The Competition Commission says it has received several complaints from the public about rising prices for essentials such as some food, healthcare and hygiene products...

23 Mar 2020

Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19
Agbiz participates in initiatives to best manage Covid-19Article

Covid-19 is an unprecedented viral disease that is and will in future have a massive impact on society and the global economy.

20 Mar 2020

New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes released
New regulations to curb stockpiling, price hikes releasedArticle

Government has imposed regulations that will limit unjustified price hikes and product stockpiling, to protect consumers, as the number of Covid-19 pandemic cases rise to 150...

20 Mar 2020

SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart stores
SA's Rhodes Foods Group to supply Walmart storesArticle

Rhodes Food Group has landed an export deal with Walmart US to supply its stores with an initial order of three canned pear variations...

18 Mar 2020

SA family-owned Xmas cracker business inks Walmart export deal
SA family-owned Xmas cracker business inks Walmart export dealArticle

Glenart, a South African Christmas cracker manufacturing company, has secured an export deal with American retail giant Walmart...

30 Jan 2020

Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creation
Poultry sector masterplan launch promises increased production, job creationArticle

"The masterplan is an industry framework that will ensure that chicken, which has become a staple protein in millions of local homes, will retain its place as South Africa's favourite food."

7 Nov 2019

New company registration platform 'Biz Portal' launches
New company registration platform 'Biz Portal' launchesArticle

Government has launched the pilot phase of a new business portal, led by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)...

5 Nov 2019

Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factory
Ramaphosa opens South Africa's first smartphone factoryArticle

President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened South Africa's first smartphone factory at the Dube TradePort in Durban...

21 Oct 2019

Massmart procures R1bn in goods through supplier development programme
Massmart procures R1bn in goods through supplier development programmeArticle

The Massmart group has procured R1 billion worth of products from the small, local manufacturers on its Supplier Development Programme...

2 Oct 2019

Trade minister, Ebrahim Patel
Sacum signs Brexit trade deal with UKArticle

South Africa, together with other Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) member countries and Mozambique, has concluded a new trade agreement that will govern bilateral trade with the United Kingdom...

13 Sep 2019

Some Massmart suppliers could gain access to global Walmart markets
Some Massmart suppliers could gain access to global Walmart marketsArticle

Walmart's global sourcing team visited Johannesburg recently to meet with 18 of Massmart's South African suppliers who are interested in exploring opportunities to export their products to Walmart markets...

10 Sep 2019

Ministers, local industry bodies meet to get SA's poultry industry on track
Ministers, local industry bodies meet to get SA's poultry industry on trackArticle

The brewing confrontation between local chicken producers and importers of frozen chicken cuts about proposed punitive import tariffs has now been replaced with cooperation and a search for a definitive 'Chicken Master Plan' for the local market...

22 Aug 2019

New minister to address NAAMSA Conference
New minister to address NAAMSA ConferenceArticle

The Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel is expected to head a list of very well qualified speakers at the NAAMSA Automotive Conference which takes place on Thursday, 22 August...

Issued by Festival of Motoring 14 Aug 2019

Patel, auto industry talk job creation
Patel, auto industry talk job creationArticle

New technologies and the impact of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement on the auto sector formed part of discussions...

13 Aug 2019

Minister of Trade and Industry, Ebrahim Patel
Trade partnerships must be aligned to the AfCFTAArticle

Trade partnerships should be aligned to the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said...

6 Aug 2019

Minister of Trade & Industry, Ebrahim Patel. Credit: World Economic Forum via Wikimedia
Fasa welcomes private sector support from governmentArticle

The Franchise Association of South Africa says it's encouraged by the positive and committed attitude and concrete steps taken by the government to partner with the private sector...

24 Jul 2019

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