Government has deployed a range of complementary and integrated measures to grow the economy and create jobs. The latest Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2014/15 – 2016/17 is one of the key pillars of this broader approach. It builds on the National Industrial Policy Framework (NIPF) and represents the sixth annual iteration of the first IPAP launched in the 2007/08 financial year.
Each year,the dti launches a revised three-year rolling IPAP with a 10-year outlook in a context of rapid economic change and significant global uncertainty. This has proved to be a robust formula, which allows continual scaling up of interventions and sufficient flexibility to respond to change. Just as many of today’s successful industrial firms have built up their capacities through a process of learning by doing, the latest version of IPAP clearly demonstrates the dti’s commitment to constantly refine and improve on the design and implementation of its industrial policy.
IPAP 2014/15- 2016/17 is the product of careful analysis of the latest trends in the global and regional industrial policy space and a result of the continuous search for optimal policy coherence within Government, between government departments and across a full range of stakeholders and social partners.
The Manufacturing Indaba is in a strategic partnership with the Manufacturing Circle to deliver an event that aims to improve, grow and develop the South African manufacturing industry sector.
The Manufacturing Circle interacts with government and other stakeholders in order to review, debate and help formulate policies, which will have a positive impact on South Africa’s manufacturing base.
The Manufacturing Circle is made up of a number of South Africa’s leading medium to large manufacturing companies from a wide range of industries. Some of the members are leading South African exporters of manufactured goods to markets around the globe, others are locally based and locally focused companies competing with the best in the world. There is one common denominator among them and that is a passion for manufacturing coupled with a fervent belief that for South Africa to be economically strong, its manufacturing sector must be strong. A strong and developing manufacturing sector will drive the creation of skilled and semi-skilled jobs in the South African economy.
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development
The Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism forms part of the provincial government’s intent to spearhead growth and development of the provincial economy. Policy priorities are derived from the Provincial Growth and Development Plan (PGDP) (link to document), Provincial Industrial Development Strategy (link to document) and other high impact policy and linkages to initiatives such as the Provincial Job Strategy.
These policy priorities serve as the drivers for transforming the Eastern Cape’s socio-economic landscape.
The department’s vision is of an Eastern Cape where economic growth and sound environmental management underpin sustainable development.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is named after South Africa’s former President, humanitarian and icon to the world, Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, as Madiba was born and spent his formative years in the Eastern Province.
Nelson Mandela Bay is located on the south-eastern coastline of South Africa.midway between Cape Town and Durban, and 1058 km from Johannesburg.
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality was established in December 2000, from the erstwhile municipalities of the City of Port Elizabeth and the towns of Uitenhage and Despatch, as well as the surrounding areas.
The city has a population of 1.1 million, making it South Africa’s fifth largest city in terms of population and the second largest in terms of area. The predominant languages spoken are English, Afrikaans and IsiXhosa.
The Metro has a vibrant industrial sector, with two ports, namely the Port of Port Elizabeth and the Port of Ngqura, making it essentially a transport nucleus. Nelson Mandela Bay a city where all types of businesses, whether small or large, can prosper and grow. The city is the economic power-house of the Eastern Cape Province, being the automotive manufacturing hub of Africa, and home to Volkswagen, General Motors and Ford.
Our beautiful historic city is also a major tourist destination, boasting 40 km of magnificent golden beaches, warm water, a spectacular coastline and near-perfect weather. It is surrounded by internationally acclaimed game reserves, where large African game roam the magnificent landscape of the malaria-free Eastern Cape.
Nelson Mandela Bay combines the best of all worlds – the economic opportunities and benefits of a large city, combined with the easy access, un-congested traffic and genuine, warm hospitality that are associated with a medium-sized town.
Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality is living up to its vision: A globally competitive city that works together with the people!
The National Cleaner Production Centre of South Africa (NCPC-SA) is a national programme of government that promotes the implementation of resource efficiency and cleaner production (RECP) methodologies to assist industry to lower costs through reduced energy, water and materials usage, and waste management. It is hosted by the CSIR on behalf of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).
The NCPC-SA is a member of UNIDO and UNEP’s global resource efficiency and cleaner production network (RECPnet) and plays a leading role in the African Roundtable on Sustainable Production and Consumption (ARSCP).
The Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber is a Not for Profit Company representative of a broad spectrum of businesses in Nelson Mandela Bay. It is one of the largest voluntary business associations in the Eastern Cape. As a leading catalyst for economic development, it has been the heartbeat of business success in the region for over 150 years. The Business Chamber lobbies on issues affecting the ease of doing business and companies’ sustainability to create an enabling business environment.
The Eastern Cape Tooling Initiative is Public Private Partnership between the Eastern Cape Department of Economic Development Environmental Affairs and Tourism (ECDEDEAT) and the tool making industry in the Eastern Cape represented the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (Eastern Cape) (TASA)
The mission of the ECTI is to represent the best interests of all members of the tooling community in the Eastern Cape including buyers and users of tooling, manufacturers of tooling, suppliers to the tooling industry and personnel involved in the industry.
The ECTI is committed to develop the industry’s skills, capacity, reputation and financial viability and is the independent spokesman for the industry, providing communication and networking opportunities for its membership.
THE AIDC EASTERN CAPE PROVIDES ACCESSIBLE AND AFFORDABLE WORLD-CLASS
SERVICES TO MANUFACTURERS AND THEIR SUPPLY CHAIN, ACROSS ALL SECTORS of the economy IN THE AREAS OF: SUPPLY CHAIN DEVELOPMENT, SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT, SKILLS DEVELOPMENT & TRAINING AND WELLNESS.
A wholly owned subsidiary of the Eastern Cape Development Corporation, the AIDC’s subsidised technical and manufacturing related services and shopfloor improvement programmes include World Class Manufacturing, Total Productive Maintenance, Cleaner Production, Energy Management, Six Sigma, Incubation and highly effective Wellness programmes that boost productivity.
For more info: www.aidcec.co.za
The Eastern Cape Development Corporation (ECDC) and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (NMBM) have jointly established Export Helpdesks within the Eastern Cape in 2015. The Export Helpdesks have a mandate to train, develop and promote aspiring and existing exporters in order to increase the value of trade in the region and grow the number of Eastern Cape Exporters.
ECDC and NMBM remain committed to developing and strengthening a trade and export service delivery network with the aim to:
- Establish and operationalize the Export Helpdesk in order to implement the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the dti) National Exporter Development Programme (NEDP) in the Eastern Cape.
- Provide relevant developmental and promotional products and services in order to increase the contribution made by SMME’s to the Eastern Cape’s economic growth.
The two Export Helpdesks are situated in Buffalo City Municipality (East London and the surrounding area) and in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality (Port Elizabeth, Uitenhage and the surrounding area). The services of the Export Helpdesk are however available to all aspiring and existing Eastern Cape exporters.
Our dedicated coordinators, who have been trained in trade and export development and promotion, are ready and willing to be of service to you by providing any of the listed services.
- Export Information and Advice
- Export Readiness Assessment Tools
- Sector Reports
- Information on HS Codes
- Export Training , Development and Promotion
- How to register as an Exporter
- Information on the dti and other incentives & interventions
- Country profiles and market profiles
- Calendar of Events (Trade Missions, Training Seminars, National Pavilions, Workshops, etc)
And many more specialised services.