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South Africans nominated for Innovation Prize for Africa

Four South African innovations have made it on to this year's list of 10 nominees for the Innovation Prize for Africa. Its aim is to encourage local solutions to challenges and inspire continued growth on the continent. The winner will be announced in a ceremony in June in Botswana.

A working effort to improve SA’s competitiveness

 Despite the current challenges which are impacting negatively on the country’s economic growth and outlook, Brand South Africa is cognisant that the implementation of the National Development Plan and its supporting plans.

South Africa launches new industrial policy

Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has launched the seventh iteration of the government's Industrial Policy Action Plan. A focus of the annual strategy this year is establishing the Black Industrialists Development Programme over the coming year.

South Africa committed to supporting manufacturing

Over the past three decades, South Africa's tool, die and mould-making sector has been in decline and its qualified toolmakers are ageing. This has a knock-on effect on the entire manufacturing sector, driving the government and the private sector to work together on initiatives to boost skills.

South Africa committed to supporting manufacturing

Over the past three decades, South Africa's tool, die and mould-making sector has been in decline and its qualified toolmakers are ageing. This has a knock-on effect on the entire manufacturing sector, driving the government and the private sector to work together on initiatives to boost skills.

South Africa Expos in China focus on investment projects

Fifty-one South African companies are exhibiting at the South Africa Expos across China to forge and cement trade ties with that country, and focus on diversifying exports between the diplomatic allies.

South Africa Expos in China focus on investment projects

Fifty-one South African companies are exhibiting at the South Africa Expos across China to forge and cement trade ties with that country, and focus on diversifying exports between the diplomatic allies.

SA economy ‘needs structural shift to grow’

South Africa's economy needs to undergo a structural shift, away from exporting mining commodities to producing value-added products, if it is to create jobs and growth, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the unveiling of the latest version of the country's Industrial Policy Action Plan.

DTI revises manufacturing incentives

The Department of Trade and Industry has published revised incentives for manufacturers that aim to offer better support to small- and medium-size enterprises, a spokesman said last week. Changes include lowering the caps on incentives for capital investments, green technology and improved resource efficiency.

Amended legislation to ease doing business in South Africa

Amendments to the National Environmental Management and the Mineral and Petroleum Development Acts will soon see a smoother process to licensing in the mining sector, improving the climate for investment in the country.