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NDP a vision to boost growth

National Development Plan

National Development Plan

Johannesburg – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has singled out the National Development Plan (NDP) as a vision for his department to boost economic growth and to eliminate poverty through creating jobs. [Read more…]

Dti, DAFF finalise aquaculture programme

Aquaculture Ventures

Aquaculture Ventures

Pretoria – The Departments of Trade and Industry (dti) and Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (DAFF) have finalised the Aquaculture Development and Enhancement Programme (ADEP) which will assist new entrants and existing aquaculture ventures. [Read more…]

TFR to transport hematite

Hematite

Hematite

Pretoria – The first train service to transport hematite products from Swaziland to South Africa’s Richards Bay will begin in November and is also expected to stimulate job creation, said Transnet Freight Rail (TFR). [Read more…]

Metal coating plant opened

Metal Coating Plant

Metal Coating Plant

Pretoria – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies opened the R1 billion metal coating facility operated by Safal Steel in Cato Ridge, KwaZulu-Natal on Monday. [Read more…]

Green Accord to create 300 000 jobs

Renewable Energy

Renewable Energy

Cape Town – Government and its key partners, such as labour and business, have signed an all-comprehensive Accord geared to create 300 000 jobs in the next 10 years.

The Accord, signed by various ministers on Thursday in both Cape Town and Pretoria, is said to be one of the “most comprehensive social partnerships on the green economy anywhere in the world”. [Read more…]

SA encouraged by French commitment to improve trade

Pretoria – Despite a drop in total trade between France and South Africa from R32 billion in 2008 to R23 billion in 2009, Pretoria says it is encouraged by French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s commitment to strengthen economic relations, which are viewed as vital by President Jacob Zuma’s administration to create much needed jobs. [Read more…]