ARTICLES RELATING TO ROB DAVIES

GM exit was fait accompli - Davies

2017-05-24 05:00

General Motors’ decision to exit South Africa was a fait accompli and there was nothing government could do to reverse the decision, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Astral profits dive more than 50%

2017-05-17 21:32

Astral's profits dwindle on the back of imports, drought and lower sales.

Davies: New global deal needed to rid world of social ills

2017-05-03 12:13

There needs to be a 'new global deal' where economies start adopting new technologies which can liberate the world from many of its social ills, says Rob Davies.

Transformation in automotive industry non-negotiable - Davies

2017-04-05 17:44

Trade and industry minister Rob Davies expressed concern over the surge in imports of automotive components and called for urgent transformation of the industry.

Chris Hart: Incentives often a sign of bad policy

2017-03-07 19:52

Government incentives are often there to make up for bad policy, according to economist Chris Hart.

Davies vows to rescue SA's ailing poultry industry

2017-02-15 18:34

South Africa’s poultry industry will be protected against the “surge of imports” otherwise there may be no industry left, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Impose 50% tariff on poultry imports, urges Malema

2017-01-12 19:35

The Economic Freedom Fighters called on Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to impose a 50% tariff on all chicken importers to protect SA poultry farmers and their workers.

SA slaps huge import tax on EU chicken legs

2016-12-15 13:57

The government has slapped a safeguard duty of 13.9% on frozen chicken legs imported from the European Union to help the ailing local industry.

Investors not dwelling on State of Capture report - Davies

2016-11-08 15:14

Foreign direct investors have not bolted due to allegations in the Public Protector's State of Capture report, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

Davies denies interfering at regulatory body

2016-09-19 19:24

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has denied interfering at the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification that allegedly led to its CEO's resignation.

 

Ministers meet S&P as SA seeks to avert downgrade

2017-05-22 23:01

Four South African ministers have met with S&P Global Ratings after discussions with Moody’s Investors Service last week as the nation seeks to avoid another downgrade.

Cape Town's bid for special economic zone has weaknesses - board

2017-05-08 08:51

The Western Cape’s bid to designate Atlantis a Special Economic Zone has not been approved as there are technical weaknesses and legal compliance challenges that need to be addressed.

Brexit won’t interrupt SA-UK trade, says Davies

2017-04-24 11:55

The South African government plans to continue the trade and investment relationship with the United Kingdom, following Brexit.

Davies: We pulled out all stops for R4bn titanium project

2017-03-26 17:30

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies says his department has been hard at work for the upcoming launch of a R4bn titanium beneficiation project.

DTI sweetens procurement transformation pill - Davies

2017-03-07 13:36

A new cost sharing grant relating to procurement and supply has been announced by Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.

DTI responds to Malema's poultry tariff hike demand

2017-01-13 09:09

In response to Julius Malema's urging for a 50% tariff on poultry imports, Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies says a committee is examining the industry's challenges.

ANC is 'hypocritical' as government officials also visited Taiwan - DA

2017-01-03 19:04

It is "laughable" to suggest that Tshwane Mayor Solly Msimanga breached foreign policy by going to Taiwan, while government officials undertook the same trip in 2014, says the DA’s Dean Macpherson.

Retailers could face Christmas 'drought' of imported goods

2016-12-04 10:18

South African retailers could face a shortage of imported goods in their stores over the Christmas shopping period, as the authority that permits these goods to hit the shelves has a backlog of over 5 000 authorisations.

Will 21 be the new legal drinking age in SA?

2016-10-03 19:55

The Department of Trade and Industry has published liquor and gambling amendment bills that aim to limit the social ills associated with drinking and gambling.

'Slow grower SA' still has a chance - report

2016-09-18 13:04

Although South Africa was grouped with Arab Spring countries as a "slow grower" the agri-processing and manufacturing sectors present opportunities for growth.

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