SA is working on a plan to keep shopping queues short - Cele

2020-03-27 23:33

South African police service are working with the economic development ministry to find a solution to shopping queues that leave people exposed to the coronavirus.

Govt's registration site for essential businesses experiencing intermittent downtime

2020-03-26 16:25

Some businesses have been struggling to get certification in order to operate during the lockdown period.

Coronavirus: The rules you need to know ahead of nationwide lockdown

2020-03-26 09:36

Ministers have briefed the media – just over 24 hours before nationwide lockdown – to give clarity on what is allowed or not allowed during the lockdown, and to explain how basic services will function.

11 firms being investigated for price gouging in coronavirus crisis

2020-03-24 12:47

Firms found to be abusing the coronavirus crisis by charging consumers excessive prices for products could face penalties of R1 million or up to 10% of their turnover.

Port closures won't impact goods movement - so stop panic buying

2020-03-17 06:02

The 35 land port closures and two seaport closures are strictly to prohibit the movement of people, the movement of cargo will not be affected, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said.

Saldanha Bay industrial hub clinches R300m in new investment deals

2020-03-09 14:33

Three new investment agreements worth R300 million have been signed by the Saldanha Bay Industrial Development Zone .

Mboweni heads to the UK for investment charm offensive

2020-01-20 10:58

The minister will likely face face questions about power cuts, high unemployment, and struggling GDP growth.

Critiques alone won't undo debt relief bill, says Patel

2019-12-21 11:39

It would be unconstitutional to reject a bill "on the basis of a report", Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has told Members of Parliament.

Amazon Web Services to invest R365m in supporting black tech small businesses

2019-11-11 22:17

An Amazon Web Services investment programme will target 100% black-owned small businesses in the information communications technology sector.

Load shedding could trip up investment, warns Ramaphosa's advisor ahead of conference

2019-10-22 15:10

In SA power rationing is a "significant investment constraint," says Trudi Makhaya.


Lockdown | More businesses applying as essential service providers, Patel says

2020-03-27 20:06

The minister said 50 000 companies employing 1.5 million workers applied to register their companies as providers of essential services through an online platform set up by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission, with 40 000 certificates awarded.

Lockdown | Step-by-step guide to registering your business as an essential service

2020-03-26 12:41

During the three week national lockdown only businesses deemed essential by government will be able to continue trading.

Govt sets aside R500m to import medical essentials for coronavirus

2020-03-24 15:45

A special package of R500 million has been set aside for trade finance, to import essential medical products to fight Covid-19, Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel has said.

State of disaster: 5 key points made during ministerial briefing on new regulations

2020-03-19 22:24

Following the gazetted regulations that will govern the national state of disaster in South Africa, an inter-ministerial committee briefing was held on Thursday that was led by Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs Minister Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma.

Too soon to tell coronavirus impact on trade, says commissioner

2020-03-13 11:44

International Trade Administration Commissioner Meluleki Nzimande says ITAC is following government's lead in its response to the pandemic.

Patel on budget cuts: We have to go further on less fuel

2020-03-04 07:43

The department of trade and industry's budget allocation has reduced by R700 million, with further cuts expected in coming years.

EXPLAINED: What happens to SA after Brexit?

2020-01-08 06:01

The UK is set to leave the European Union on January 31, 2020. We take a look at what that means for the SA economy.

Government has every intention of saving Saldanha steel jobs, says Patel

2019-12-13 14:44

Since Arcelor Mittal South Africa announced in November that it would be closing Saldanha Steel, government has urged the company to review this decision, Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel has said.

5 goals of Ramaphosa's second investment conference

2019-10-23 05:00

Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel and the President's Economic Advisor Trudi Makhaya briefed media on plans for the second investment conference set to take place in November.

7 fixes the Health Market Inquiry wants for private healthcare in SA

2019-10-01 05:00

The Health Market Inquiry on Monday released its final findings on a probe that took five years to complete. Fin24 unpacks some of the recommendations of the inquiry to improve competition in the sector.

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