2019 STRATEGIC PARTNERS

STRATEGIC PARTNER

The Department Trade and Industry

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.

STRATEGIC PARTNER

The Manufacturing Circle

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.

PROVINCIAL PARTNERS

The City of Cape Town

A GLOBALLY COMPETITIVE BUSINESS CITY

Cape Town is a high-performance, African business hub that supports big ideas and innovation. The city ranks among the world’s top destinations to visit and has all the attributes that appeal to people looking for a great city in which to live, work, play and invest. We are national leaders in business and have a thriving knowledge economy; our skills market is growing and the city offers numerous opportunities for work and investment. We are also a proudly inclusive city, welcoming all who can join us in our vision to create a safe, sustainable, vibrant urban environment for generations to come.

The Invest Cape Town initiative is a demonstration of the City’s commitment to creating a platform that contributes to the increased awareness, attractiveness and competitiveness of the city as a place to do business. Our mission is to attract and retain foreign direct investment which is of strategic importance to the economic development of Cape Town. We work with international and local entrepreneurs, SMEs and multinationals that wish to set up a business in Cape Town. On the ground we collaborate with partners from business formations, investment promotion agencies and sector support entities, and all spheres of government.

The Invest Cape Town team offers a wide range of customized services, free of charge, for any business stage you are in. Explore our website www.investcapetown.com to learn more about what we do.

Cape Town’s dams recover, water restrictions amended

The City of Cape Town has amended water restrictions to Level 5 from Level 6B, effective from 1 October 2018 after dams feeding the city reached 70% capacity following good rain in August and September. Visitors are however encouraged to continue to ‘save like a local’ and keep water usage to under 70 litres per person, per day.

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PROVINCIAL PARTNER

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.