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Mar 27, 2020

Essential service providers panic as COVID-19 portal goes offline

The site, which allows companies to apply for exemption to operate during the lockdown, was inaccessible on Thursday due to high volumes of traffic.

Mar 26, 2020

Govt portal allows firms to seek trading approval during lockdown

In order for businesses to trade during the lockdown, they have to apply via a government portal, in terms of the regulations.


SA ICT firm accused of BEE fronting

Risc Technology Integration is accused of deliberately circumventing black economic empowerment codes to secure lucrative government contracts.


SA’s R1bn Yekani smart factory faces liquidation

The electronics factory, which many believed would compete with international giants such as Apple, Huawei and Samsung, faces bankruptcy.


AWS pledges R365m towards SME empowerment

Trade and industry department and AWS agree to help bring black-owned small ICT businesses into the mainstream economy.


Ramaphosa unveils R3.6bn Automotive Hub in Tshwane

The hub is expected to create opportunities for vehicle component manufacturers as well as 6 700 jobs.

Nov 5, 2019

Govt intros new digital portal for company registration

The Department of Trade and Industry launches an online portal  which allows entrepreneurs to register a company within a day.


Govt, Microsoft launch digital lab for black industrialists

The project will help create value for black-owned businesses and assist them to maintain a competitive advantage in a digital-first world.

Oct 15, 2019

Payday loan apps face the chop from Google store

The Internet giant clamps down on unscrupulous loan providers that charge exorbitant interests on their products.


Govt commits to supporting local electric vehicle market

The Department of Trade and Industry engages the automobile sector on a framework focusing on setting up manufacturing plants for electric vehicles.

Dec 3, 2018

Greentech hub on the cards in Western Cape

The Atlantis area looks to capitalise on renewables and green technology sectors, as it becomes a greentech economic zone.


DTI to support firms participating in Industry 4.0

The Department of Trade and Industry will focus on aiding companies that are actively involved in the fourth industrial revolution.

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