ARTICLES RELATING TO ROB DAVIES

Davies wants ArcelorMittal, Sasol to cut prices

2014-09-03 19:03

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the country will put pressure on ArcelorMittal SA and Sasol to reduce prices.

Business rescue!

2014-08-20 08:08

More than 1 000 business need to be rescued to avoid liquidation.

Davies: SA has no business law experts

2014-08-19 16:10

South Africa has no specialised business law practitioners to deal with company law, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Davies to woo film industry

2014-08-07 09:25

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will travel to Hollywood to encourage the US to make films in South Africa.

Rooibos protection could bring economic boost

2014-08-06 06:00

The department of trade and industry’s efforts to protect the name rooibos could provide real impetus for other intrinsically local products.

Davies: SA at root of US, Africa trade

2014-08-01 09:55

South Africa has been at the centre of exploring trade opportunities between the United States and Africa, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

SA to urge US to extend Africa growth act

2014-07-28 16:10

SA will seek a 15-year extension of the African Growth and Opportunity Act at the inaugural US-Africa leaders’ summit in Washington.

Davies vows to fight citrus ban

2014-07-21 17:59

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has vowed to fight tooth and nail to avert a possible European ban on citrus imports from South Africa.

Brics Bank domicile not important - minister

2014-07-08 19:00

Hosting the Brics bank will not be determined by the financial contribution of individual members, says International Relations Minister Maite Nkoana-Mashabane.

Gordhan heads to Nigeria for Africa summit

2014-05-05 20:13

Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, together with two other ministers, will represent South Africa at the World Economic Forum on Africa Summit in Nigeria.

Davies: SA, China trade swells to R270bn

2014-03-12 15:00

South Africa's bilateral trade with China grew by almost 32% between 2012 and last year, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Fresh start for millions of consumers

2014-02-27 20:00

South Africans with paid-up default judgments against their names at credit bureaux are set to have their adverse records cleared in the next few months.

Davies: Support 'champion' SA companies

2014-02-02 17:57

There is a need to increasingly identify and support winning SA companies and strengthen their efforts with policy instruments, says Minister Rob Davies.

Davies: Investment prospects are bright

2014-01-22 15:05

Investment prospects for Africa and South Africa look bright, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies, speaking from the World Economic Forum in Davos.

Mandela: Backbone of business

2013-12-08 16:02

Nelson Mandela turned South Africa from a pariah state to the world’s darling, and in doing so, he brought the country into the global economy, according to a report.

China no more biggest threat to SA clothing

2013-11-27 16:02

The elephant in the room of SA's declining clothing industry is no longer Mainland China, says an expert.

Buy local to create jobs, pleads Davies

2013-11-19 17:06

South Africans must buy local products to stimulate job creation, revenue and service delivery, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Zuma arrives in Namibia

2013-11-06 22:06

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Namibia for a state visit, the presidency says.

Blacklisted consumers set for big relief

2013-11-05 18:46

The government will push for stricter affordability testing, which will see 1.6 million blacklisted consumers get debt rehabilitation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Davies: Foreign investors should not fear

2013-11-04 14:55

Foreign investors are worried about whether they will be adequately protected by a new South African investment law that should come into force next year.

West Coast can get investments of R9.3bn

2013-10-27 12:35

The Saldanha Bay development zone about to be launced by President Jacob Zuma could attract foreign direct investments of about R9.3bn, according to a study.

Davies: BMW not going anywhere

2013-10-09 19:27

German car manufacturer BMW is not ceasing its production in South Africa, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

Technology awards finalists announced

2013-10-07 17:16

The names of the finalists that will vie for top honours in the department of trade and industry's Technology Awards 2013 have been announced.

Zuma: Fronting for BEE is unforgivable

2013-10-03 14:27
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The practice of fronting in black economic empowerment is unforgivable and the government will work hard to prevent and eradicate it, says President Jacob Zuma.

Poultry tariff hike good for jobs - Cosatu

2013-10-02 12:20

The increase in import tariffs for poultry should ensure job security and the long-term survival of the poultry sector, the Congress of SA Trade Unions says.

 

SA aims to strengthen competitive edge

2014-08-20 20:45

SA’s ability to compete globally hinged on building regional trade relations with African countries, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

More than 1 000 businesses need rescuing

2014-08-19 19:14

More than 1 000 business need to be rescued to avoid liquidation, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Boats, electric meters for local procurement

2014-08-18 16:44

Treasury has instructed that local procurement requirements are binding regarding boat building and the manufacturing of residential electricity meters.

African growth lacks economic transformation

2014-08-07 07:45

The US has made no commitments at the US-Africa Leaders Summit and there was insufficient use of Agoa, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Agoa could improve product coverage - Davies

2014-08-05 09:45

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies is positive about South Africa's future in the African Growth Opportunity Act following a meeting in Washington.

Millions of illegal products destroyed

2014-07-31 10:02

Illegal products worth R438m have been destroyed, says the department of trade and industry.

Rooibos name protected in EU trade pact

2014-07-22 08:22

SA rooibos tea manufacturers have secured ownership of the name in a long-awaited trade agreement with the EU, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

No decision on Brics bank - Davies

2014-07-11 18:07

South Africa will push for the Brics development bank to be located in Johannesburg, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Calls for laws to penalise 'deadbeat dads'

2014-06-25 19:12
87 comments

A call has been made for new credit laws to crack down on child maintenance defaulters.

Davies: SA keen to reduce huge trade imbalance

2014-03-21 14:39

South Africa wants to step up efforts to reduce its huge trade imbalance, especially in value added exports, says Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.

No more reckless lending to consumers

2014-02-28 05:30

MPs have given the green light to a bill which will see tougher new measures governing credit providers in a bid to address loopholes in the credit act.

Ministers laud Zuma’s speech

2014-02-14 08:39
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President Jacob Zuma's Cabinet members have lauded his "fair" and "balanced" State of the Nation address.

Davies: Strikes not unique to SA

2014-01-23 17:36

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies wants a quick settlement of the platinum strike, which analysts fear may imperil SA's growth and investment targets.

SA to punt NDP to global leaders at Davos

2014-01-19 21:00

South Africa is planning to highlight the National Development Plan when seven ministers attend the World Economic Forum held in Davos, says the National Treasury.

Fracking a game changer for Karoo - Zuma

2013-11-29 22:08
148 comments

President Jacob Zuma says the discovery of shale gas in the Karoo creates possibilities for growth and economic development in the Northern Cape.

Mthethwa: Rob Davies was 'used'

2013-11-24 16:28

Minister of Trade Rob Davies has been too quick to believe false claims of wrongdoing at the National Empowerment Fund, says its CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa.

SA top ‘dumping' spot for fake goods

2013-11-11 12:35

SA is seen as a top "dumping" destination for fake and illegally imported goods due to high demand among local consumers, says Minister of Trade Rob Davies.

Millions claimed from dti’s incentives

2013-11-05 19:25

It is possible to claim back millions from the department of trade and industry's incentives, according to a company specialising in the process.

Davies: No need for investors to worry

2013-11-04 21:44

South Africa will temporarily have a two-tier system of investment protection and investors should not fret, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Zuma arrives in DRC for visit

2013-10-29 15:08

President Jacob Zuma has arrived in Kinshasa in the Democratic Republic of Congo for a two-day visit.

Davies: B-BBEE does not impoverish whites

2013-10-17 13:17

No white South African has been impoverished by broad-based black economic empowerment policies, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Zuma set to launch Saldanha Bay zone

2013-10-08 18:30

After many years of planning and research, President Jacob Zuma will launch the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone soon.

BBBEE summit was a great success - DG

2013-10-04 17:02

Discussions at the BBBEE summit have been fruitful and will assist the government in taking SA forward in terms of transforming the economy, says the dti.

Empowerment fund will not suspend CEO

2013-10-02 18:37

The National Empowerment Fund says it will not suspend its chief executive Philisiwe Mthethwa and two other employees pending an investigation.

Chicken tariff hike ruffles feathers

2013-10-01 07:57
115 comments

A tariff increase on imported chicken has left local producers and importers disappointed, while consumers are set to fork out more amid soaring living costs.

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