- Department of Trade and Industry (South Africa)
Department of Trade and Industry Logo of the department Department overview Jurisdiction Government of South Africa Headquarters the dti Campus, 77 Meintjies Street, Pretoria
25°45′02″S 28°12′00″E / 25.75056°S 28.2°E
Employees 1,140 (2009) Annual budget R6,150.1 million (2010/11) Ministers responsible Rob Davies, Minister of Trade and Industry
Elizabeth Thabethe, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry
Thandi Tobias-Pokolo, Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry
Department executive Lionel October, Director-General of Trade and Industry Website www.thedti.gov.za
The Department of Trade and Industry (also known as the dti) is the department of the South African government with responsibility for commercial policy and industrial policy. the dti and its subsidiary agencies are involved in promoting economic development, Black Economic Empowerment, implementing commercial law (including companies law and intellectual property law), promoting and regulating international trade, and consumer protection.
The political head of the department is the Minister of Trade and Industry, who is assisted by two Deputy Ministers. As of 2009[update], the minister is Rob Davies and his deputies are Thandi Tobias-Pokolo and Elizabeth Thabethe. The executive head of the department is the Director-General of Trade and Industry; as of 21 April 2011 this is Lionel October.
In the 2010 national budget, the department received an appropriation of 6,150.1 million rand, and had 1,140 employees.
the dti Group includes various subordinate agencies which perform specific functions. These agencies are classified in three "clusters", as follows.
Finance and small business development agencies
- Export Credit Insurance Corporation (ECIC)
- National Empowerment Fund (NEF)
- Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA)
- Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)
- National Consumer Tribunal (NCT)
- Estate Agency Affairs Board (EAAB)
- National Credit Regulator (NCR)
- National Gambling Board (NGB)
- National Lotteries Board (NLB)
Specialist services agencies
- National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS)
- South African National Accreditation Systems (SANAS)
- South African Bureau of Standards (SABS)
- National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA)
- ^ "Vote 35: Trade and Industry". Estimates of National Expenditure 2010. Pretoria: National Treasury. 17 February 2010. ISBN 9780621390797. http://www.treasury.gov.za/documents/national%20budget/2010/ene/vote35.pdf. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
- ^ "Overview of the dti Group". Department of Trade and Industry. http://www.thedti.gov.za/agencies/agencies.jsp. Retrieved 18 May 2011.
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