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25 May 2017
                       
 
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23 May 2017
 
 
 
 
DTI refuses to release list of black industrialist scheme beneficiaries for fear they will be ‘harassed’
INDUSTRIAL SUPPORT
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies showcased four recipients of government’s flagship Black Industrialist programme (BIP) during his Budget Vote on Tuesday, but astonishingly refused to...
 
 
19 May 2017
 
 
 
Woolworths: A collaboration between the Department of Trade and Industry, Woolworths and the IDC sees doors opening for black women entrepreneurs
STATEMENT
Today, the Department of Trade & Industry (dti), Woolworths and the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) officially opened the doors of K9 Pet Foods’ new 3 600 m² factory premises in the...
 
 
18 May 2017
 
New cost-slashing platinum technology gaining impressive momentum
PLATINUM
The new cost-slashing, time-saving, capital-unlocking, mine-broadening and cobalt-saving platinum technology, driven by diversified mining company Pallinghurst and South Africa’s State-owned...
 
 
08 May 2017
 
 
 
 
 
Davies promises support for downstream firms as he confirms steel safeguard duty
STEEL PROTECTION
Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies confirmed on Monday that he had signed off on a hot-rolled coil (HRC) safeguard duty, but refused to be drawn on the duty level proposed until the Word...
 
 
02 May 2017
 
MINISTER DAVIES TO LAUNCH THE 8TH ITERATION OF THE INDUSTRIAL POLICY ACTION PLAN
What's On
Members of the media are invited to the launch of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2017/18 - 2019/20 by the Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies: DATE             :  Monday, 8 May...
 
 
28 Apr 2017
 
Platinum's process leap given Parliamentary pep
ELECTRICITY REDUCTION
A significantly improved platinum group metals (PGMs) processing method has been developed with the assistance of South Africa's State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), Economic...
 
 
19 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Innovative joint ventures can boost agricultural production and promote agrarian transformation
ECON 3X3
Growing agriculture can reduce poverty, create economic opportunities in rural and peri-urban areas, and boost employment, particularly for semi- and unskilled workers. We review several successful...
 
 
18 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
11 Apr 2017
 
 
 
Zille's tweets and mining's legacy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might well have been. Zille, it will be recalled, was...
 
 
10 Mar 2017
 
dti: Minister Davies confident funded Black Industrialists will grow and transform economy
STATEMENT
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies is confident that the group of 27 black industrialists whose projects have been approved for funding under the Black Industrialists Incentive...
 
 
08 Mar 2017
 
Strong outlook for recovering ferrochrome industry – Merafe
FERROCHROME
Ferrochrome and chrome ore prices recovered from rock bottom in the first quarter of last year to levels twice and four times higher respectively in 2017, a year in which a shortage of electricity...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Watching brief
REAL ECONOMY: GREEN MANUFACTURING
The closure and possible liquidation of an Eastern Cape wind-tower manufacturing facility only four years after it opened raises serious questions about whether business can truly rely on...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
 
 
NEF merges with IDC to advance development of black industrialists
ECONOMY
The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) will become a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in a move designed to better meet the considerable demand for funding by...
 
 
10 Feb 2017
 
SA: Jacob Zuma: Address by South African President, on the occasion of the Joint Sitting Of Parliament, Cape Town (09/02/2017)
Topics
An illustrious son of our country, President Oliver Reginald Tambo, would have turned 100 years old this year, had he lived.
 
 
25 Jan 2017
 
Kumba earnings soaring on higher iron-ore prices
IRON-ORE
The earnings of Kumba Iron Ore, the Anglo American iron-ore mining company up for sale, are soaring on higher export prices – but whether or not its rocketing performance will dissuade Anglo from...
 
 
 
                       
 
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