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Incentives for clothing and textile sector

South Africa must up competitiveness

Manufacturers need to work with the state - which has several incentive and support strategies - to raise South Africa's competitiveness, says the trade and industry minister. The clothing and textile sector, for example, has several clusters and programmes to help manufacturers.

Businesses urged to team up for innovation

Innovation is critical to manufacturing success, but equally, you cannot innovate in a box. Business leaders and professionals at the second Manufacturing Indaba heard how collaboration was key.

Agoa benefits both South Africa and US: Davies

The African Growth and Opportunity Act has been positive for both South Africa and the US - and the case for continuing to include South Africa is "pretty compelling", says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.
Volkswagen SA opens R500m press shop

SA commits R1bn to supporting black industrialists

A R1-billion government incentive scheme aimed at developing black industrialists will help South Africa achieve radical transformation of its economy, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said at the Black Industrialists Indaba held in Midrand this week.

Mining’s contribution to South Africa’s global competitiveness

At the 2015 Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town from 9 to 12 February, the Department of Trade and Industry will emphasise the government's strategic focus on industrialisation and improving connections between mining and the rest of the economy, writes DTI Minister Rob Davies.

international call centre durban

International call centre opens in Durban

CCI Call Centres has opened a R200-million call centre in Umhlanga. The company now has three facilities in South Africa, employing more than 4 000 people, from where it services some of the UK's leading brands in the mobile, technology, telecommunications and financial sectors.

Rob Davies: South Africa is open for business

"Government and society need to work in genuine partnership to pursue the country's current economic vision with conviction and vigour," writes trade and industry minister Rob Davies on the eve of the World Economic Forum in Davos. "In the meantime, South Africa needs to continue to send a message to the world that it is still very much open for business."

Black filmmakers get boost for big productions

Black filmmakers get boost for big productions

South Africa has launched a three-year incentive scheme to help black filmmakers develop their businesses to the point they can take on big productions - and create more jobs in the country's growing movie industry.
Future of South African film: 'brilliant'

South African film industry eyes closer ties with Hollywood

Following Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies' visit to Hollywood last week, the government will be leading a delegation of South African film makers to Los Angeles to engage with the major studios, the minister announced on Tuesday.
Bill provides 'robust protection' for investors

US-Africa summit hugely positive: Davies

South Africa, and the continent as a whole, benefited immensely from last week's US-Africa Leaders' Summit, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Tuesday - the major win being US President Barack Obama's support for a renewal of the African Growth and Opportunities Act.
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