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Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, delivers his Budget Vote Speech to the National Assembly, Parliament, Cape Town, on 10 May 2018.  See the side bar "Budget Vote 2018" for the full speech.

 


 

CALL FOR NOMINATIONS: THE COMMISSION OF THE INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA (ITAC)

The Minister of Economic Development calls for nominations from the public for candidates to serve as members of the International Trade Administration Commission of South Africa (ITAC).

ITAC’s aim is to foster economic growth and development in order to raise incomes and promote investment and employment in South Africa and within the Common Customs Union Area by establishing an efficient and effective system for the administration of international trade. It is subject to the International Trade Administration Act, 2002 (Act No. 71 of 2002) and the Southern African Customs Union Agreement. Its core functions are tariff investigations, trade remedies and import and export control.

Qualifications of Nominees: To be eligible for appointment and to continue to hold office as a member of the Commission, a person must:-

  1. a)be ordinarily resident in the Republic; and
  2. b)have suitable qualifications and experience in economics, accounting, law, commerce, agriculture, industry or public affairs.

A person may not be a member of the Commission if that person:-

  1. a)is an office-bearer of any party, movement, organisation or body of a partisan political nature;
  2. b)is an un-rehabilitated insolvent;
  3. c)has been found mentally unfit by an order of a competent court; or
  4. d)has been convicted of an offence committed after the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1993 (Act No. 200 of 1993) took effect, and sentenced to imprisonment without the option of a fine.

Nomination and applications procedure: Nominations must be accompanied by: ▪ a detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV) ▪ a shares and other financial interest form ▪ the register of interest information form ▪ a written motivation setting out the nominees’ suitability for appointment ▪ a signed letter of acceptance from the candidate ▪ a written disclosure of business interests and membership of other boards.

All forms can be obtained from the Economic Development Department’s website at www.economic.gov.za by clicking on the “Home” link.

Note: The members of the Commission must, when viewed collectively, be representative of a broad cross-section of the population of the Republic, including women, and the President must endeavor to ensure participation by significant economic sectors ▪ Short-listed candidates will be subjected to necessary security clearance ▪ Any correspondence will be limited to short-listed candidates only

Applications and nominations should be submitted to the Minister of Economic Development for the attention of the Chief of Staff, Dr. MI Pule, E-mail: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it , Economic Development Department, Private Bag X149, Pretoria, 0001 or hand delivered at 77 Meintjies Street, Block A, Utangamari Building, 3rd Floor, Sunnyside, 0132.

Enquiries: Dr Molefe Pule, Tel (012) 394 3161

Closing date: 17 August 2018

 

Click the following links to open documents:

1. EDD Register of Interest Information

2. Nomination Form 1 A_1_1

3. Nomination Form 1 B

 

Minister Patel signs a memorandum of understanding with the government of Flanders and the International Labour Organizationon for the development of a social economy policy in South Africa | 30 Jan. 2017

Minister Patel signs a memorandum of understanding with the government of Flanders and the International Labour Organizationon for the development of a social economy policy in South Africa.

Economic Development Minister, Ebrahim Patel, today signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Flanders and the International Labour Organization (ILO) to help boost job creation in the social economy in South Africa.

The Government of Flanders committed Euros 1 324 367 (around R19 million) towards the initiative which is aimed at creating and supporting decent jobs in a sustainable and inclusive social economy. EDD’s in-kind contribution is R4.8 million, bringing the total project cost to around R23.7 million. The International Labour Organization will give technical support to the Economic Development Department in the implementation of this project.

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Minister Patel brings smiles to faces of children in Soshanguve

Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, is surrounded by the delighted children of Luvuyo Youth Care Centre in Soshanguve, where he donated T-shirts and blankets to the institution to mark Mandela Day, on 18 July 2016.
Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, is surrounded by the delighted children of Luvuyo Youth Care Centre in Soshanguve, where he donated T-shirts and blankets to the institution to mark Mandela Day, on 18 July 2016.

Minister of Economic Development, Mr Ebrahim Patel, provided the much needed hope to the children of an orphanage in Soshanguve during a visit to the institution to mark Mandela Day on Monday, 18 July 2016.

The Luvuyo Youth Care Centre is a home to 33 homeless children, aged between eight months and 22 years old, who have either suffered domestic abuse or are living with the HIV virus.

Since the centre started operating in 2003, it had managed to accommodate 352 children, of which 22 are permanently residing there.

Speaking individually to the children and asking them simple questions about their current studies and envisaged future careers, after a walk-about around the institution, Minister Patel motivated them to acquire as much knowledge as possible so that they could make informed decisions about their future careers.

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Scam Alert
All Service Providers and Businesses

The Economic Development Department wishes to advise members of the public, particularly those in business, to be alert to a scam utilizing the logo of the Economic Development Department. The fraudsters involved send unsuspecting business operators a Request for Quotations for the provision of Solar Panels.

As the Economic Development Department, we wish to state that we do not have such a project, and therefore beware that the Request for Quotation is not from the Economic Development Department.

Please confirm any request you receive with our Supply Chain Management division on these details 012 394 3579. Report these fraudulent activities to the SAPS or call the Anti Corruption hotline 0800 701 701 or SMS to 39772 or send an email to fraud@economic.gov.za.


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