Proposed China Agro Product Exporting Initiative 2012/13
Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) is offering Eastern Cape Exporters and Manufacturers of agro products an opportunity to exhibit their products on a permanent exhibition in Ningbo City, Zhejiang Province, China. Read More....
AsgiSA has its origins from the commitment to half unemployment and poverty by 2014. Accelerated and Shared Growth Initiative - South Africa (AsgiSA)
AsgiSA identified six 'binding constraints' preventing the achievement of the desired growth rate:
The relative volatility of the currency
The cost, efficiency and capacity of the national logistics system
Shortages of suitably skilled labour, and the spatial distortions of apartheid affecting low-skilled labour costs
Barriers to entry, limits to competition and limited new investment opportunities
The regulatory environment and the burden on small and medium enterprises (SMEs)
Deficiencies in state organisation, capacity and leadership.
AsgiSA is not a government programme BUT a national initiative supported by key groups in the economy:
Government economic agencies,
And all spheres of government.
IDC is a self-financing, state-owned national development finance institution that provides financing to entrepreneurs and businesses engaged in competitive industries. Its primary objectives are to contribute to the generation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in Africa and to the economic empowerment of the South African population, thereby promoting the economic prosperity of all citizens.
The Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ) is South Africa's premier location for new industrial investments covering 11 000 hectares of land. The Coega IDZ is a phased development around industry clusters with Custom Secure Areas (CSA) dedicated for export oriented manufacturing companies located in the zone. Coega offers a platform for global exports by attracting foreign and local investment in manufacturing industries.
The East London Industrial Development Zone (ELIDZ) is an initiative by the South African government to encourage export oriented growth in the country through the attraction of foreign and local investors. The East London IDZ aims to bring economic growth to the region and beyond by offering investors a globally competitive combination of geographic position, infrastructure, services and labour.
The Department of Trade and Industry's vision is of a South Africa that has a vibrant economy, characterised by growth, employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens. To achieve this, the dti has become an outwardly focused, customer-centric organisation.