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Criminals are targeting Woza Online website owners who sell goods online by copying their sites and duping consumers by making them believe that they are buying from a legitimate business. The Woza Online platform, an initiative of Google South Africa in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Vodacom and the Human Resource… [Continue Reading]

Business owners in the clothing and textile industry are set to benefit from a new R200 million grant fund, launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) last month. The fund forms part of a five-year development plan, also launched last month, aimed at improving competitiveness in the local industry, . Heinrich Schultz, head… [Continue Reading]

About 30 South African business owners received the opportunity to sell their wares and market their services to a global market. This thanks to an annual international trade show in Bulawayo, Zimbabwe, earlier this year. The trip held in April was organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), which helped the group of… [Continue Reading]

The implementation of government’s red tape reduction initiative – aimed at lessening the often devastating challenges small businesses owners face when dealing with municipalities – is well under way across South Africa. The initiative was launched by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), in collaboration with the Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs… [Continue Reading]

The second annual South African Premier Business Awards (Sapba) due to take place in March promises to be one of the highlights of this year’s business calendar. Sapba is a partnership between the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), Proudly South African and Brand South Africa. Following the success of last year’s inaugural event, the… [Continue Reading]