InvestSA features in the latest UNCTAD Investment Advisory Series publication. The Investment Advisory Series provides case study examples on best policy practice in attracting FDI that contributes to Sustainable development. InvestSA is recognised as having developed “strong networks of stakeholders across government departments, regulatory agencies, and the private sector to ensure seemless investor experience and to fast-track investments with complicated environmental requirements (UNCTAD,  Investment Advisory Series, Series A, number 8, page 40).” Download

Thursday, 22 November 2018 – The Minister of Trade and industry, Dr Rob Davies officially opened the new R985 million Komatsu campus in Germiston, Gauteng. This is one of the first realisation of the commitments announced at the recent Presidential Investment Conference last month.
The new Komatsu campus is one of the largest single owner industrial complexes in South Africa. The 300,000 m2 facility incorporates Komatsu head office operations, the Isando branch, parts distribution centre, equipment workshop and technical training centre… more

Friday, 30 November 2018 – President Cyril Ramaphosa will officially launch the Atlantis Special Economic Zone (SEZ) at a ceremony to be hosted on Thursday, 6 December in Atlantis, Western Cape Province. The launch of the 124.5-hectare area is designated for the establishment of a green technologies hub in the Western Cape, this follows the confirmed designation of the Atlantis SEZ status which was approved by cabinet on 8 June 2018… more

The Chief Executive Officer of South African Electrotechnical Export Council, Ms Chibone Evans

Friday, 30 November 2018 – The South African businesspeople are not going to other African countries to look for export opportunities only, but rather to look at how to invest in projects and participate on a partnership bases. This was said by the Chief Executive Officer of the South African Electrotechnical Export Council, Ms Chibone Evans. Evans was speaking at a business forum that was part of the second leg of the Trade and Investment mission led by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) in Maputo, Mozambique… more

South Africa remains the top FDI destination on the African Continent

Johannesburg, Tuesday 27 November 2018 – Brand South Africa welcomes the release of the 2018 Ernst & Young (EY) Africa Attractiveness Survey which sees South Africa retain its position as the top foreign direct investment (FDI) destination on the African continent, a top rank position which the country now shares with Morocco. Read more from the BrandSA

The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe speaking at the announcement of the R500 million investment at the East London Industrial Development Zone.

Friday, 30 November 2018 – The Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and the MEC for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT) in Eastern Cape, Mr Oscar Mabuyane have welcomed the R502 million investment into the East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) announced by two local investors, Meek Mines South Africa and Nulatex Condoms South Africa, which the Chief Executive Officer of the ELIDZ, Mr Simphiwe Kondlo said it would create 450 jobs for the locals… more

Monday, 03 December 2018 – The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies has welcomed the ratification of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) by Parliament. The AfCFTA was launched during an Extra-Ordinary Summit of African Union Heads of State and Government on 21 March 2018 in Kigali, Rwanda. South Africa signed the Agreement during the 31st Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union on 1 July 2018 in Nouakchott, Mauritania. Thus far, 49 countries have signed the Agreement and Kenya, Ghana, Rwanda, Eswatini, Chad, Niger, Sierra Leone, Uganda and Guinea Conakry have deposited their instruments of Ratification… more

Questions & answers about the National Minimum Wage

On 27 November, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the National Minimum Wage Act. This was a significant moment for workers, because while certain vulnerable employees in, for example, the farming, hospitality and domestic work sectors have had sector-specific minimum wage standards, this is the first time that a universal minimum wage is a reality in South Africa… Read more

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Wednesday, 03 October 2018 – South Africa has been named the “Global Destination of the Year” at the 2018 Global Sourcing Association (GSA) awards ceremony, which took place in Cape Town alongside the Global Sourcing Association’s Global Sourcing Summit. more