Govt must work with businesses to boost SA — Davies

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Officials from the Department of Trade and Industries accompanied Minister Rob Davies (front row, third from left) and Pfisterer CEO Geoff Myburgh (front, second from left) on a tour of the factory recently. Management of other companies PLP, Jenbox, Thesele and TIS are also pictured.
Officials from the Department of Trade and Industries accompanied Minister Rob Davies (front row, third from left) and Pfisterer CEO Geoff Myburgh (front, second from left) on a tour of the factory recently. Management of other companies PLP, Jenbox, Thesele and TIS are also pictured.

Government must work together with private businesses to better South Africa.

That was the message Trade and Industries Minister Dr Rob Davies gave to businesses recently when he visited local manufacturer, Pfisterer.

Pfisterer is a specialist electrical overhead line products manufacturer and exporter, situated in Willowton.

Davies was accompanied by his chief of staff, Moosa Ebrahim, and a delegation from the Department of Trade and Industries (DTI) at a Pietermaritzburg business breakfast in support of local business.

CEO of Pfisterer Geoff Myburgh said speeches ranged from sorting out the crisis with the Pietermaritzburg municipality to the emphasis on government working together with private business for the betterment of the country.

“Dr. Davies in particular touched on the industrial development zones and special economic zones that have been created around the country to assist industry towards exports.

“He also introduced the earmarking of Pietermaritzburg for a government initiative to support growth in leather-based industries with possible import duties and other DTI mechanisms available to encourage the localisation process.”

Myburgh said that Davies also spoke about the supplier and enterprise development programmes driving established businesses to assist start-up businesses to successfully create sustainable employment in efforts to stabilise the country.

“This was followed by a factory tour at Pfisterer where local companies raised challenges in the industry with ongoing contraventions to the designation laws a number of years after implementation,” said Myburgh.

“Dr Davies emphasised the designation laws that have been put in place to support local industries, limit imports and create employment, with a request for local industries to assist in reporting contraventions for improved policy policing into the future.”

Other companies that participated in the breakfast and factory tour were Jenbox SA, Preformed Line Products SA and Tis Invest.

 

 

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