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.
Host City and Strategic Partner
The City of Ekurhuleni is found in the heart of the Gauteng Province in South Africa, and will become the country’s first Aerotropolis – an airport city where the layout, infrastructure, and economy is centered around an airport. Known as the ‘place of peace’ in Tsonga, Ekurhuleni is spread over 15.6% of Gauteng’s land, housing 5.4% of the country’s population and 29% of Gauteng’s population. Ekurhuleni is often referred to as ‘Africa’s workshop’ because it has the largest concentration in Africa of industry for the production of goods and commodities. Manufacturing in the City accounts for 32% of its total production output, and 26% of the GDP of Gauteng. Additionally, its well-developed network of roads, airports, rail lines, telephones, electricity grids and telecommunications support an established industrial and commercial complex. The City is home to the busiest international airport in Africa, OR Tambo International Airport which has more than 14 million passengers passing through its doors annually. All of this makes the City a magnet for businesses, trade, information exchanges and leisure activities.
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).
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To provide leadership, an enabling environment, and resources for science, technology and innovation in support of South Africa’s development.