3 APRIL 2023 MINISTER PATEL TO ADDRESS THE SA INVESTMENT CONFERENCE BUSINESS BREAKFAST The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr Ebrahim Patel will address a Business Breakfast meeting to provide an update on government’s state of readiness for the South African Investment Conference (SAIC). The breakfast session will also offer an opportunity for the […]

SA is on a cusp of an economic rebound

‘Now isn’t the time for pessimism’ By Jeff Radebe Despite the geo-political tension in Eastern Europe, the global economy appears to be on a firm path to recovery after a period of turmoil caused by the Covid-19 pandemic. While some of the hardest hit economies including ours remain vulnerable, emerging green shoots in our economy […]

SA offers strategic entry point into Africa for investors

Pretoria, 14 March 2022. South Africa’s strategic position within the continental free trade area (AfCTA)adds immense value to investors who want to benefit from improved access to large markets. This will be highlighted at the 4th South African Investment Conference (SAIC) on 24 March. Among other objectives, SAIC brings together private and public sector decision-makers […]

Africa Continental Free trade agreement

The establishment of an African free-trade zone will enable the continent to speak with one voice and potentially boost exports to the US, say SA’s trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel says.   Concerns have been raised about the future of the African Growth and Opportunity Act (Agoa) under President Donald Trump’s administration.   Enacted 19 years […]

R135 million Aberdare Cables launch

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Ebrahim Patel, has launched Aberdare Cables R135 million High Voltage Power Cables Plant in Port Elizabeth. Prior to this, there has only been two high-voltage power plants in the continent: one in Egypt and the other in Gauteng. Minister Patel said the choice of Port Elizabeth underlined the […]

Mining Indaba investment seminar

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies says the South African government has prioritised investment and mineral beneficiation due to its capacity to grow the economy and create jobs. Minister Davies was speaking at the South African Mining Investment Roundtable that took place on the margins of the Mining Indaba in Cape Town. […]

Opening Address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the South Africa Investment Conference

SANDTON CONVENTION CENTRE, JOHANNESBURG – 26 OCTOBER 2018 Distinguished Guests, Ladies and Gentlemen, I am pleased to welcome you all to this inaugural investment conference. We are pleased and humbled that you have responded to the call by the government and the people of South Africa to participate in this conference and thus be part of […]