Department of Trade, Industry and Competition

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Department of Trade, Industry and Competition
  • 10 other official names:
  • Departement van Handel en Nywerheid (Afrikaans)
  • umNyango wezeRhwebo namaBubulo (Southern Ndebele)
  • iSebe lezoRhwebo noShishino (Xhosa)
  • uMnyango Wezohwebo Nezimboni (Zulu)
  • Litiko Letekuhwebelana Netetimboni (Swazi)
  • Kgoro ya Bogwebi le Bohlagiši (Northern Sotho)
  • Lefapha la Kgwebisano le Indasteri (Sotho)
  • Lefapha la Kgwebisano le Madirelo (Tswana)
  • Ndzawulo ya Mabindzu na Vumaki (Tsonga)
  • Muhasho wa Mbambadzo na Nḓowetshumo (Venda)
South Africa Department of Trade and Industry logo.png
Logo of the department
Department overview
JurisdictionGovernment of South Africa
HeadquartersThe dti Campus, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria
25°45′02″S 28°12′00″E / 25.75056°S 28.20000°E / -25.75056; 28.20000
Employees1,140 (2009)
Annual budgetR6,150.1 million (2010/11)
Ministers responsible
Department executive
  • Lionel October, Director-General of Trade and Industry

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (also known as the dtic; before June 2019 the Department of Trade and Industry or 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 a Deputy Minister. As of 2009, the minister is Rob Davies and the deputy minister is Mzwandile Masina. 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.[1]

Subsidiary agencies[edit]

The dti Group includes various subordinate agencies which perform specific functions. These agencies are classified in three "clusters", as follows.[2]

Development Finance and Small Business Development Institutions[edit]

Regulatory Institutions[edit]

Standardisation, Quality Assurance, Accreditation and Metrology Institutions[edit]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "Vote 35: Trade and Industry" (PDF). Estimates of National Expenditure 2010. Pretoria: National Treasury. 17 February 2010. ISBN 978-0-621-39079-7. Retrieved 3 September 2010.
  2. ^ "Overview of the dti Group". Department of Trade and Industry. Retrieved 26 May 2016.

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