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US, South Africa in flap over chicken trade

2014-12-12 19:33

Two US senators have threatened to try to block South Africa from a lucrative trade agreement if Pretoria doesn't lift import duties on cheaper chicken cuts.

Davies: SA to spend R24bn on HIV drugs

2014-11-18 08:45

SA plans to spend R24bn over two years to buy HIV/Aids drugs for public hospitals as the prevalence of the virus is rising, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Mthethwa: At R5.2m SA's best paid official?

2014-11-13 12:44
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National Empowerment Fund head Philisiwe Mthethwa may well be the highest-paid public official, taking home more than R5.2m last year, claims the DA.

New wind turbine factory opens in tech hub

2014-11-05 18:15

A breath of fresh air swept through the Green Technology Industrial Park in Atlantis as a R300m wind turbine tower production facility was launched amid a panic over electricity.

Credit amnesty: Millions of consumers score

2014-11-03 21:00

The slate has been wiped clean for around 3.1 million South Africans with adverse consumer credit information, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Gambling board blew R4m on trips

2014-10-24 14:14

The suspended National Gambling Board has spent R4.1m on foreign travel in the past three years, almost a quarter of it on a trip to Las Vegas.

Davies explains gambling board suspensions

2014-10-17 20:06

Allegations of maladministration, wasteful spending and corruption have prompted Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to suspend members of the gambling board.

SA signs R350m Cuba deal

2014-09-26 17:05
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South Africa has signed an agreement to provide Cuba with R350m in economic assistance, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says.

Lottery will not tolerate fraud, warns Davies

2014-09-24 08:30

Those who seek to defraud the National Lotteries Board will be dealt with without fear or favour, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

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
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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
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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.

 

Ithuba prepares to operate lottery

2014-12-10 15:25

Ithuba is preparing to run a world-class lottery network, says chairperson Seth Phalatse after the court dismissed Gidani's challenge.

Mthethwa not highest paid official - NEF

2014-11-14 07:00

The National Empowerment Fund has rejected allegations from the DA that its CEO Philisiwe Mthethwa is probably the highest paid public official in the country.

Davies scraps National Gambling Board

2014-11-12 06:00

The National Gambling Board, which was suspended after spending millions on travel, will be replaced with a CEO, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

New wind turbine factory opens in tech hub

2014-11-05 18:14

A breath of fresh air swept through the Green Technology Industrial Park in Atlantis as a R300m wind turbine tower production facility was launched amid a panic over electricity.

DTI invites SA companies to India

2014-10-27 17:00

The department of trade and industry invites SA companies to apply to participate in trade events in the Indian cities of Kolkata and Hyderabad.

Davies explains Gambling Board's suspension

2014-10-18 08:42

Allegations of corrupt activities have prompted Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies to suspend members of the Gambling Board.

SA challenges EU over citrus block

2014-10-16 17:34

South Africa has turned to the World Trade Organisation over European Union threats to ban citrus because of a disease, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Davies announces special platinum belt zone

2014-09-24 16:00

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the special economic zone established in Rustenburg is aimed at developing industries that use platinum as an input.

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.

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