JOHANNESBURG, 6 NOVEMBER 2019: The establishment of a Japan-South African Business Council, announced at the second South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC 2019), will help strengthen trade and investment relations between the two countries. The signing of the agreement follows South African President Cyril Ramaphosa’s discussions with Prime Minister Abe a few months ago. Japanese companies
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Nomalungelo Gina has welcomed Procter & Gamble’s R300 million investment in a new Always sanitary pads manufacturing plant which has created 300 jobs. Gina was speaking at the launch of the plant in Kempton Park on Friday, 1 November. Gina said the launch and commissioning of the
President Cyril Ramaphosa will lead government’s hosting of the second South Africa Investment Conference to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg, from 5 to 7 November 2019. The conference will be held under the theme “Accelerating Growth by Building Partnerships”. The annual conference is a key milestone in the country’s bold ambition to
Cape Town, 22 October 2019: As South Africa aims to re-ignite economic growth and boost confidence in the country’s economy, leaders from local and international business, government, and the investment community will come together to explore exciting investment opportunities at the Second South Africa Investment Conference (SAIC) 2019.   The 2nd SAIC supports the country’s
The establishment of an African free-trade zone will enable the continent to speak with one voice and potentially boost exports to the US, say SA’s trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel says.   Concerns have been raised about the future of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) under President Donald Trump’s administration.   Enacted 19 years
The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Ms Nomalungelo Gina has welcomed the R25 million Japan-South Africa collaboration project aimed at combating plastic pollution in South Africa, hailing it as a “ground-breaking” initiative.   The three-year project, which was launched in Pretoria today, aims to support the South African plastic industry to transition from the
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has launched Aberdare Cables R135 million High Voltage Power Cables Plant in Port Elizabeth. Prior to this, there has only been two high-voltage power plants in the continent: one in Egypt and the other in Gauteng.   Minister Patel said the choice of Port Elizabeth underlined
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel says the South African government is committed to working in close partnership with the private sector to achieve the country’s national goals. Minister Patel was speaking to businesspeople at an interactive sessions hosted by Business Leadership South Africa in Sandton today. The meeting was also attended
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has welcomed the R50 million investment launch by BFG Africa Rail in the Advanced Manufacturing sector in Germiston, Gauteng.   BFG Africa is a subsidiary of a multinational company in Bahrain specialising in manufacturing composite products and one of the top five global suppliers of advanced
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has welcomed the announcement by Ford South Africa that it will be creating 1 200 jobs at its Silverton Plant in Pretoria, Gauteng. The announcement is as a result of a R3bn investment commitment by the company earlier to expand capacity at the Silverton Plant. The