Davies to launch new future technologies initiative

Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies. Source: GCIS

Minister of Trade and Industry, Rob Davies, is set to launch a new initiative in Cape Town tomorrow that aims to lessen the disruptive impact of future technologies on industry.

According to the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), the Intsimbi Future Production Technologies Initiative will provide a platform for industry to participate in enterprise competitiveness and technical skills training programmes.

“The industry-government partnership programme, under the custodianship of the dti, will focus on key elements within the manufacturing sector to ensure South Africa’s readiness to compete in global markets with South African-made manufacturing goods,” said Davies.

The programme comprises a technical skills development programme to drive talent-driven innovation for advanced manufacturing supply chain needs and an enterprise competitiveness development programme to facilitate access to competitive supplier networks.


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