the dti 2015/16 Annual Report

the dti’s 2015/16 Annual Report has been presented to its portfolio committee in parliament. Among the highlights is Director-General Mr Lionel October’s announcement that the government has created more than 2.3 million net jobs through different incentives over the past five years. View the Annual Report here: dtiAR_digital_2016  

the dti Export Help Desk

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has established an Export Help Desk at the dti Campus in Pretoria to provide South African firms – small, medium and large enterprises – with export information and advice. The objective of the help desk is to respond to client enquiries within 24 hours. Read more: Export_Help_Desk

Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP)

The Incubation Support Programme (ISP) has been replaced by the Strategic Partnership Programme (SPP) which aims to support partnership between big business and emerging suppliers to develop capacity to supply manufactured goods. Please note: The Incubation Support Programme will no longer accept new applications. Strategic Partnership Programme Guidelines: Strategic_Partnership_Programme_Guidelines  

Rebate offerings to the steel industry

the dti would like to make the downstream steel industry aware and encourage applications of the following ITAC rebate offerings: Rebate item 470.03 provides for a full waiver of customs duty on imported goods for use in the manufacture of goods exclusively for export; and Rebate item 521.00 provides a full refund of customs duty…

The End of Big Philanthropy

Old-guard philanthropic institutions are eager to tell rich kids how to spend their money. They should be looking in the mirror instead. A friend of mine was recently given direction on how best to secure grant money from a foundation: “If you ask for funding, they give you advice. If you ask for advice, they…