Economic Affairs

Government, parliamentary and legislative information on Economic Development, Trade and Industry and Tourism.

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Move to Increase Steel Scrap Metal Discount

Department of Economic Development

The economic development department is looking to increase the price preference rate for steel scrap metal from 20% to 30% below the international benchmark price.

The price preference system was introduced in 2013 as a means to promote the domestic beneficiation of scrap metal.

Rate on Government Loans Raised

National Treasury

National treasury has set a new interest rate on government loans.

Published in Government Gazette 37999, the adjusted rate stands at 9.25% per annum.

Incentive Scheme for Emerging Black Filmmakers

Department of Trade and Industry

The South African Emerging Black Filmmakers Incentive Scheme has been launched.

According to the trade and industry department, the scheme is designed to foster and grow emerging black filmmakers to take on big productions and create jobs.

Mr Ebrahim Patel

Mr Ebrahim Patel
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Economic Development (2009-)

Mr Rob Davies

Mr Rob Davies
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Trade and Industry (2009-)

Mr Derek Andre Hanekom

Mr Derek Hanekom
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Toruism (2014-)

Ms Lindiwe Zulu

Ms Lindiwe Zulu
Current Portfolio: 

Minister of Small Business Development (2014-)