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Rob Davies unveils regulations on governance of special economic zones

JOHANNESBURG, August 8 – South Africa’s trade and industry minister Rob Davies is inviting public comment on draft regulations on the governance and composition of special economic zones (SEZs), his department said on Wednesday. The South African government implemented a new SEZ policy after identifying weaknesses in its Industrial Development Zones (IDZ) programme whose main […]

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South African ministers in Argentina for WTO conference

PRETORIA, December 9 – Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies and Agriculture, Forestry, and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana, together with Deputy Trade and Industry Minister Bulelani Magwanishe have arrived in Buenos Aires in Argentina for the 11th World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial conference (MC11), the trade and industry department (dti) said on Saturday. The ministerial […]

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SA leads AU trade ministers in discussions on WTO issues

PRETORIA, September 19 – South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe have returned from Ethiopia where they attended the Informal Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade on World Trade Organisation (WTO). The meeting took place at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa, on Monday. The meeting, […]

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Infrastructure a catalyst for increasing inter-regional trade in Africa, says Davies

JOHANNESBURG, August 21 – The development of infrastructure was an essential and absolutely fundamental catalyst for regional integration for increasing inter-regional trade and for industrialisation in Africa, Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said on Monday. “As the government of South Africa we categorically stated that the development of infrastructure is an essential and absolutely […]

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Minister Davies arrives in China for BRICS Trade and Industry meetings

CAPE TOWN, July 28 – South African Trade and Industry Minister, Dr Rob Davies, has arrived in China for the BRICS Industry Ministers Meeting and Trade Ministers Meeting. The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) said on Friday that the two meetings would be preceded by officials’ meetings from the BRICS countries, namely Brazil, Russia, India, China […]