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The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agenda
The AfCFTA must be used in Africa's development agendaArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) must be seen as a pillar of the broader development integration agenda, said deputy minister of trade, industry and competition Fikile Majola...

1 day ago

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

Up Money fined R1 million for conducting pyramid scheme
Up Money fined R1 million for conducting pyramid schemeArticle

The National Consumer Tribunal (NCT) has fined Up Money (PTY) Ltd an administrative fine of R1 million for conducting a pyramid scheme and contravening Section 43 (2) of the Consumer Protection Act (CPA)...

31 Mar 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

Consumer protection bodies reminded of mandate
Consumer protection bodies reminded of mandateArticle

Regulators with consumer protection mandate are being reminded to continue with their efforts to put a spotlight on consumer rights...

17 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

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

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

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

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

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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

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

B-BBEE Commission notes ruling on PPPFA Regulations
B-BBEE Commission notes ruling on PPPFA RegulationsArticle

The B-BBEE Commission has noted the ruling by the Supreme Court of Appeal that declared the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act (PPPFA) Regulations of 2017 invalid and confirms that the ruling has no effect on the B-BBEE Act, as amended, and its requirements...

5 Nov 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

Nomalungelo Gina, deputy trade minister
The economic impact of frontingArticle

Companies that are fronting and misrepresenting their Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) status is harming South Africa's transformation agenda...

21 Oct 2020

Commission hosts B-BBEE webinar
Commission hosts B-BBEE webinarArticle

Fronting - the misrepresentation of black economic empowerment status and the falsification of certificates - will come to the fore at the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Commission webinar today...

20 Oct 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

Nomalungelo Gina, deputy minister, trade, industry and competition
Government pledges support for Mozambique gas projectsArticle

South Africa has reiterated its commitment to support the Mozambique government in developing its emerging gas market...

30 Sep 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

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

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

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

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

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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

Draft regulations place greater responsibility on producers of lighting, electronic, paper and packaging products
Draft regulations place greater responsibility on producers of lighting, electronic, paper and packaging productsArticle

It is estimated that South Africa generates approximately 108 million tonnes of waste per year. As much as 90% of this waste (with an estimated value of more than R25.2 billion) is dumped or disposed of in landfill sites across the country, which are rapidly filling up and approaching closure...

Francois Joubert and Julia Rushton 21 Jul 2020

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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

Global Technology & Business Services Council founded by local body
Global Technology & Business Services Council founded by local bodyArticle

The South African Global Business Services (GBS) sector continues to buck the trend; not only has it pioneered best practice in 'keeping the lights on', but it is a sector that has arguably thrived in a global economic lockdown.

16 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

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Furniture manufacturers urged to explore available funding schemesArticle

While the South African furniture manufacturing sector has endured some tough times in recent years, there are still significant financial incentives for high-quality projects.

24 Jun 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

#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first break
#YouthMonth: YES helps SA's youth catch their first breakArticle

Since inception, YES has generated over R1.4bn in youth salaries across 35,000 jobs...

Sindy Peters 18 Jun 2020

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Webinar: Why food safety is everyone's businessArticle

In collaboration with Business Day Dialogues, South African National Accreditation System (Sanas) recently held a discussion highlighting the critical role accreditation plays in improving food safety...

15 Jun 2020

Call for comments on franchise industry code
Call for comments on franchise industry codeArticle

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) is calling for comments on the discussion document relating to the publication of the Franchise Association of South Africa Industry Code...

11 Jun 2020

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