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.


An open opportunity society for all.

The Western Cape Government will promote freedom and opportunity for all the people of the province through:

  • Policies and practices that strengthen the Constitution.
  • Creating the conditions for sustainable economic and employment growth.
  • Alleviating poverty by providing a welfare safety net for those unable to provide for themselves.
  • Ensuring the safety of every person.
  • Capital and skills.
  • Delivering clean, efficient, cost-effective, transparent and responsive public administration.


  • Competence
  • Accountability
  • Integrity
  • Responsiveness
  • Care

MANDATES (Objectives)

  1. Increase economic empowerment for all the people of the Western Cape.
  2. Reduce poverty through promoting opportunities for all.
  3. Promote rural development.
  4. Efficient and effective infrastructure.
  5. Sustainable human settlements.
  6. Improve individual and household capacity to respond to opportunity.
  7. Improve efficiency and effectiveness in health, education, well-being and safety.
  8. Sustainable resource use through greater spatial integration.
  9. Effective public and non-motorised transport.
  10. Responsive and effective governance.


Over the next five years the City of Cape Town has set as one of its strategic priorities the positioning of Cape Town as a forward-looking, globally competitive business city.

In November 2016, the Invest Cape Town initiative was launched. It was the start of a process to develop a business brand narrative that emphasises the unique characteristics of the city-region.

It concerns itself with crafting an authentic narrative about what Cape Town stands for as an investment destination, building on the compelling success stories and competitive advantages of the destination.

The essence of the narrative is that Cape Town is a functional African hub where ideas come to life through the energy and ambition of its people.

Cape Town plays an important role in enabling growth across the continent by linking businesses to new insights, opportunities and unconventional solutions. It is a switched-on, in-tune and globally connected city with a business ecosystem driven by innovation and creativity. It is Africa’s ideas centre.

The narrative will be further developed in 2017. For more information, visit www.investcapetown.com



Wesgro is the official Tourism, Trade and Investment Promotion Agency for Cape Town and the Western Cape. We are the first point of contact for foreign buyers, local exporters and investors wishing to take advantage of the unlimited business potential in the region.

Working closely with key role players including the national, provincial and local government, our mandate is to facilitate foreign and domestic direct investment into the region, exports of products and services through development of export capability, demand and market access and to promote Cape Town and the Western Cape as a viable business, leisure and film destination.



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 Western Cape Tooling Initiative (WCTI)

The Western Cape Tooling Initiative (WCTI) is a joint initiative between Western Cape Government (WCG) and the Toolmaking Association of South Africa (TASA) which was established as a Section 21 Company in 2006. The WCTI has the primary task to REHABILITATE and GROW the Tool, Die and Mouldmaking (TDM) industry in the Western Cape and thus to ultimately grow the Manufacturing Sector.


Plastics SA


Representing the various sectors of the plastics industry, Plastics|SA plays an active role in the growth and development of the South African plastics industry. Over the past year we saw a growth of 6.4% in virgin material consumption and an increase of 3% in recycling tonnages. Employing over 60 000 people, the industry’s combined turnover is some R76 billion per annum, contributing 1.9% to the national GDP. Consumption is approximately 1.783 million tons per annum – 1.490 million tons of which is virgin material and 293 000 tons recycled material.

Plastics|SA prides itself on providing industry training and driving the industry’s environmental initiatives.


South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA)


The South African Oil & Gas Alliance (SAOGA) is dedicated to promoting the upstream and midstream sectors of the oil and gas value chain, primarily in South Africa and regionally in Southern Africa. Our aim is to be the primary facilitator servicing the upstream and mid-stream sectors of the oil and gas value chain across Sub-Saharan Africa, attracting investment and developing capacity within the region to service and supply the oil and gas industry, for the benefit of all stakeholders and valued members. In parallel we aim to provide the Sub-Saharan oil and gas industry and our members with a comprehensive platform, driving growth of the oil and gas industry through skills development, local knowledge, geographic location and maximising government, institutional and private business resources.