the dti

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) promotes structural transformation creating a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy. It broadens participation in the economy to strengthen economic development and continually aims to respond effectively to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens. MORE>>


The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) is the national development finance institution promoting economic growth and industrial development. The organisation’s primary objectives are to contribute to the creation of balanced, sustainable economic growth in South Africa and the rest of Africa. MORE>>


Quick Press

Life is much easier at Quick Press Manufacturing since the company upgraded its machinery through the Department of Trade and Industry's Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP).

Success Stories


We are proud of our manufacturing partners who have used the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme to move to the next level.


shave thumbThe printing sector is having a difficult time. Companies are reducing spend on packaging from both a cost and environmental impact point of view. But with some innovative thinking and an eye on expansion, Shave and Gibson is riding the waves.

MCEP -funds bring jobsWith funds sourced through the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme, Electro Systems has opened a sheet metal factory in Johannesburg. It allowed the company to employ 25 people, with more jobs in the pipeline.

fire raiders has a bright fIn little more than a decade, Fire Raiders has built an impressive track record, manufacturing fire-fighting, rescue and disaster management vehicles locally. Funding from the IDC has helped the company get its products to its clients on time and at a good price.