KZN Company to Benefit From DTI Programme. – 07 April 2016

A KwaZulu-Natal shoe manufacturer received a R10.3 million boost from the Department of Trade and Industry’s (dti) Competitiveness Improvement Programme that has helped the company increase its production capacity. The company, Labora Shoes, received funding from the programme from 2012 to 2016 that helped it up footwear production, sales revenue and employment substantially. The company…

Automotive Sector must Transform- 6 April 2017

Transformation of the automotive industry, which can lead to inclusive growth, is not negotiable, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.   Speaking at the inaugural National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) Show and Localisation Indaba at the Durban International Convention Centre on Wednesday, the Minister said the industry can advance growth…

South Africa’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ) programme attracting billions in FDI – 4 April 2017

South Africa’s Special Economic Zones (SEZ) programme is attracting billions in foreign direct investment, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.   There are eight designated zones in the country namely Saldanha Bay in the Western Cape, Dube Trade Port and Richards Bay in KwaZulu-Natal, East London and Coega in the Eastern Cape, the soon-to-be…