SEE: These are the economic ministers who got the axe

2019-05-30 05:00

Apart from combining departments within the economic cluster, President Cyril Ramaphosa also made new ministerial appointments. Here are the ministers Ramaphosa dropped.

WATCH: Africa's car industry needs more investment

2019-04-18 14:14

Nissan plans to boost the African automobile industry by manufacturing the full model line-up of the next generation Navara on South African soil

Davies: Many times, I thought I would be shuffled out

2019-03-26 21:00

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says any scent of corruption in his department was fought, and even though he considered resigning, he stayed on to leave the department in a better position.

#Brexit: UK plays hardball on trade negotiations, even though no one knows what's happening next

2019-03-19 20:37

Trade ministers of the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique have gone back to the drawing board to determine a way forward for trade arrangements with the UK, once it leaves the EU. But matters can’t be settled until it is known if the UK is leaving the EU with a deal or not.

3 ways #Brexit will play out and how it will affect SA

2019-03-18 17:15

Efforts to resolve outstanding issues in a trade arrangement with the UK following Brexit have not been concluded, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said.

Post-Brexit: What's holding up a trade arrangement between SA and the UK?

2019-03-13 21:04

Two key issues must still be ironed out relating to the existing trade agreement, the portfolio committee on trade and industry heard on Wednesday.

SA to iron out post-Brexit trade arrangements with UK by Friday - MPs hear

2019-03-13 10:36

The portfolio committee on trade and industry heard more details on the proposed trade agreement between SA and the UK, which will take effect following Brexit.

Davies: Without a steel industry, SA would regress

2019-02-27 21:05

Hard decisions had to be taken to stabilise SA's steel industry, as without it there would be 'massive deindistrialisation' in SA, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

Davies wants to finalise post-Brexit trade deals within next few days

2019-02-26 12:02

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says SA is not waiting untill March 29, when Britain is set to officially leave the EU, to finalise post-Brexit trade agreements.

African mining ministers to show up in their numbers for Mining Indaba 2019

2019-02-01 09:27

The Cape Town event brings together investors, mining groups, government officials and labour to discuss the latest developments in the sector and clinch deals.


SA's sugar crisis: Fears import threat could crush sugar value chain

2019-04-28 17:36

There is a need for the SA sugar industry to consider diversifying its product offerings amid fears that increasing imported sugar could cripple the domestic sugar value chain, says the Department of Trade and Industry.

Davies: I hope Moody's will cut us some slack

2019-03-27 06:02

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies says he hopes Moody's will consider recent improvements when it makes its decision on the country's credit rating.

Davies on Eskom: Smoke out anyone guilty of corruption

2019-03-26 14:30

Trade and industry Minister Rob Davies says President Cyril Ramaphosa's plan to restore technical capacity at the power utility is the "only way" forward for Eskom.

Davies warned that 'devastating' Copyright Amendment Bill could cost SA jobs

2019-03-18 22:30

The Copyright Amendment Bill can have a devastating impact on the creative industry, impacting jobs and revenue, a coalition of artists, writers and publishers has said.

Risk of UK dumping its chicken on SA in no-deal Brexit – trade movement

2019-03-17 10:33

The FairPlay Movement has warned that a no-deal Brexit could possibly lead to increased chicken exports from the UK to SA.

Davies: SA has a few 'fallbacks' in the event of a no-deal Brexit

2019-03-13 14:21

The UK on Wednesday published a schedule of tariffs it would charge its trading partners for the next 12 months, in the event of a no-deal Brexit.

IDC chair Busi Mabuza named new Brics Business Council head

2019-03-05 14:54

Minister of Trade and Industry Rob Davies announced on Tuesday that the chair of the Industrial Development Corporation would head up the new Brics Business Council.

Davies: Corruption has disadvantaged local suppliers

2019-02-27 20:41

Corruption, fraud and state capture have disadvantaged local suppliers, supply chains and black-owned companies which could not do business as a result, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

We need a stronger Eskom if we want to save mining, says Mantashe

2019-02-04 17:49

Mineral Resources Minister Gwede Mantashe says mining companies were right to demand energy security, with an embattled Eskom struggling to get back to an optimal state.

Black industrialists - key players in government’s commitment to grow SA

2019-01-19 07:30

B-BBEE has produced patchy outcomes, at best. Enter the Black Industrialist Policy, writes Soria Hay.

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