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
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel says that the signing of 93 ninety-three economic and trade cooperation agreements between South African and Chinese entrepreneurs signifies a deepening of the economic relationship between their respective countries. Patel said this during a signing ceremony that took place in Cape Town yesterday.   Patel said
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa, 7 May 2019 – At a function, held in Johannesburg today, Samsung announced its R280 million Equity Equivalent Investment Programme (EEIP), projected to have a measurable impact on job creation and a contribution of nearly R1 billion to the South African economy at large. EEIP is an initiative of the Department of
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The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says that he is thrilled that Defy’s multi-million-rand investment in South Africa will lead to the creation of additional needed job opportunities and further boost the country’s position as an investment ready destination of choice for multinational corporations. Davies said this during the launch of Defy’s
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the launch of the R49 million Ekandustria Industrial Park is recognised as a potential catalyst for broader economic and industrial development that will play a key role in linking different markets in the region. Davies was addressing stakeholders who attended the launch outside Bronkhorspruit today.