The Black Industrialist Programme will be embarking on a Trade Mission to Mozambique from 5 to 9 March 2018. Companies that qualify should complete the form to apply. All applications to be returned to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 19 January 2018. FILL THIS APPLICATION FORM
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti)
Vision of the dti
“A dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens”.
Mission of the dti
the dti ´s mission is to:
• Promote structural transformation, towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy;
• Provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment, conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development;
• Broaden participation in the economy to strengthen economic development; and
• Continually improve the skills and capabilities of the dti to effectively deliver on its mandate and respond to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens.
Strategic Objectives of the dti
the dti´s strategic objectives are to:
1. Facilitate transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation;
2. Build mutually beneficial regional and global relations to advance South Africa´s trade, industrial policy and economic development objectives;
3. Facilitate broad-based economic participation through targeted interventions to achieve more inclusive growth;
4. Create a fair regulatory environment that enables investment, trade and enterprise development in an equitable and socially responsible manner; and
5. Promote a professional, ethical, dynamic, competitive and customer-focused working environment that ensures effective and efficient service delivery.
These five strategic objectives will be achieved through the collective efforts of the dti´s internal divisions and its Council of Trade and Industry Institutions (COTII), which are linked through a value chain to generate public value for the country´s economic citizens and deliver high-quality products and services to the dti´s varied clients and stakeholders. These products and services include policies, legislation and regulations, financial support and investment incentives, information and advisory support, as well as value-added partnerships.
the dti also aims to achieve its objectives through the pursuit of a more targeted investment strategy; improved competitiveness of the economy; broadened economic participation of previously disadvantaged individuals (PDIs) into the mainstream economy; and policy coherence.
Core Themes of the dti
After careful examination of its institutional arrangements and capacity to fulfil its mandate, the dti has clustered its work on the basis of core themes, which collectively seek to promote a more effective and co-ordinated approach to implementation of the dti´s strategic objectives, for an enhanced and long-term impact on the South African economy and its citizenry.
These themes are:
Industrial Development −
focuses on the development and implementation of the upscaled Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP 2), which seeks to promote long-term industrialisation and industrial diversification. It further aims to expand production in value-added sectors, places emphasis on more labour-absorbing production and services sectors and the increased participation of historically disadvantaged individuals in the economy, as well as interventions in three diversified clusters, namely:
• Cluster 1: Metals fabrication, capital and transport equipment, green and energy-saving industries, and agro-processing sectors;
• Cluster 2: Automotives and components, medium and heavy vehicles, plastics, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, clothing, textiles, footwear and leather, bio-fuels, forestry, paper, pulp and furniture, cultural industries and tourism, and Business Process Outsourcing and Offshoring (BPO&O) services; and
• Cluster 3: Nuclear, advanced materials and aerospace sectors, to enable the country´s long-term advanced capabilities.
Trade, Export and Investment −
focuses on increasing levels of international trade, foreign direct investment and economic co-operation on regional, continental and international levels. This thematic area also aims to encourage global competitiveness of exports and beneficiation of products, expand market access and develop programmes to encourage trade and investment activities.
It further seeks to provide strategic direction in terms of South Africa´s trade position in multilateral fora, such as the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), Southern African Development Community (SADC) and World Trade Organisation (WTO).
Broadening Participation −
focuses on developing interventions and strategies that broaden the participation of previously marginalised groups in the mainstream economy.
This thematic area also aims to align the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) policy with the country´s industrial policy and legislative frameworks, upscale and accelerate delivery of programmes to bolster economic empowerment among previously disadvantaged individuals, the women and the youth.
It further seeks to transform the largely informal economy via Small, Medium and Micro−sized Enterprise (SMME) development and the channelling of support measures to the Co-operatives sector.
focuses on the development and implementation of a coherent, predictable and transparent legislative and regulatory framework, which facilitates easy access to redress and creates a fair and competitive business environment in South Africa.
Administration and Co−ordination −
focuses on the effective co-ordination and implementation of the Department and its group of specialised agencies´ programmes, as well as integration of the dti´s work into government´s broader Plan of Action, through the cluster system.
The Black Industrialist Programme will embark on a Trade Mission to Senegal from 27 November to 1 December 2017. Companies that qualify should complete and submit application forms by 31 October 2017. GET THE FORM
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