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.

dti's absence on steel price committee questioned

2016-08-16 14:23

Most of the steel industry is regulated by the department of trade and industry, yet the dti has no representation on the recently established steel price committee.

UK post-Brexit won't be more restrictive than EU - Davies

2016-07-04 11:34

There’s no reason to believe Britain will be more restrictive than the EU when it comes to trade agreements with South Africa, says trade and industry minister Rob Davies.

SA's Rooibos Tea gains protection under EU deal

2016-06-17 12:56

South Africa's renowned Rooibos Tea has secured geographic indicator status in a pact with the European Union, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Nando's: We serve only South African chicken

2016-05-19 07:47

Fast food chain Nando’s has rejected the government’s assertion that it serves imported American chicken in its restaurants.

How world sees SA: BBC HARDtalk rips into Zuma loyalist Rob Davies

2016-05-06 21:00

In an interview televised locally, BBC HARDtalk anchor Stephen Sackur launched a full-frontal attack on Trade Minister Rob Davies.

Rob Davies declares war on illicit, unsafe goods

2016-03-25 14:30

Those dumping illicit and unsafe products on the South African market will face the full might of the law, warns Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies.

Ministers serve at the pleasure of the president – Davies

2016-03-17 20:39

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says he served at the pleasure of the president, downplaying reports that he stood to be removed from his position in a cabinet shuffle.


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.

dti confident about steel price protection measures

2016-09-15 13:30

The department of trade and industry has done enough to save primary and downstream steel producers in South Africa, says a departmental official.

Zim's economic health impacts SA - Davies

2016-08-04 19:31

Zimbabwe has failed to meet its commitments under the SADC trade protocol, which may impact regional trade deals, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Brexit: British can set up shop in SA, says Davies

2016-06-17 18:03

The British can set up shop in South Africa to access the European market if they exit the European Union, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Prime time ad ban for alcohol could be on the cards

2016-06-06 16:55

Prime time advertising of alcoholic beverages could soon be a thing of the past if cabinet approves a regulation contained in the draft liquor policy paper.

Economy needs urgent structural change, says Davies

2016-05-09 19:28

There is a pressing need for South Africa to break away from a commodity dependent economy, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

SA fights to preserve steel-making capacity

2016-04-20 16:51

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says the country faces huge challenges amid the global gut in steel prices, but intends to preserve its primary steel-making capacity.

Clothing workers rally to face challenges head on

2016-03-23 17:43

There is still much to do in the clothing and textile industry to grow decent work and to ensure an equitable sharing of the benefits of industry growth.

Guptas want to remove Rob Davies - SACP

2016-03-17 15:20

The SA Communist Party claims that another "Gupta-inspired" Cabinet reshuffle is imminent and will see Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies removed from his post.

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