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Trade and Industry

31 August 1999
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TRADE & INDUSTRY PORTFOLIO COMMITTEE
1 September 1999
INTRODUCTION TO THE DEPARTMENT OF TRADE & INDUSTRY (DTI)

SUMMARY
The objective was to inform the Committee on new developments, policy issues and target legislation for the next five years. Restructuring and re-allocation of resources was a key component highlighted during the session.

MINUTES
Directorates in the Department of Trade and Industry
Each of the eleven Chief Directors gave an outline of their Directorate as well as defining areas of responsibility, development and growth. Budgets were highlighted as well as personnel employed under each directorate. [Note: Visit the DTI website:
http://wwwdti.pwv.gov.za/dtiwww for information on each directorate.]

Legislation
Key legislation that the DTI would introduce this session and would be:
Liqour Bill
Trade Bill
National Gambling Bill [Note: a suitable person had not been found to chair the Board and this was becoming urgent. Submissions need to be heard and finalized.]

With regard to all three Bills it was anticipated that fast tracking would be used if the bills were to pass through Parliament this session. This was applicable to the National Gambling Bill specifically and the NCOP cycle where it was currently held up.

Draft Programme of Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry
September 1999:
this program is subject to change
Wednesday 8/9/99 at 11.00 Gambling Matters Second Amendment Bill (provisional)

Tuesday 14/8/99 Possible continuation of work on Gambling Matters Bill

Wednesday 15/9/99 Briefing on Work on Chief Directorate of Small Business Promotion (requested)

Wednesday 22/9/99 Briefing on SADC Trade Protocol (requested)

Proposed Working Groups
Trade Policy
Industrial Policy
Small Medium and Micro Enterprise Development
Regulation of Financial Institutions (jointly with Finance Portfolio Committee)

Meeting Schedule: It was proposed that working groups meet on alternative Mondays during time allocated to Study Groups.

Representatives from the Department present at this meeting:
DR ZAVARETH RUSTOMJEE: Director General (via teleconference link-up)
MR BAHLE SIBISI: Chief Director - Foreign Trade Relations
MR MFUNDO NKUHLU: Chief Director - Africa Trade Relations
MR FIAZEL ISMAIL Chief Director Export and Investment Promotions
DR THEMBA MHLONGO Chief Director - Industrial Promotion (I) (Acting) and Industrial Promotion (I)
MR ALWYN KRAAMWINKEL: Chief Director- Industrial Promotion (I) and Industrial Promotion (II)
MR JAN DE LA REY: Chief Director (Acting) - Manufacturing Development Program
MR BRENDON ROBERTS: Chief Director - Corporate Services
DR PAT OHLO: Chief Director - Centre for Small Business Promotion
The Chief Directorate Business Regulation and Consumer Services was represented by the following senior officials as MR ALLAN HIRSCH - Chief Director (acting) was unable to attend:
MR FELIX MALUNGA - New Registrar of Companies
Mr AJAY SOOKLAL - Director - Gambling, Lotteries and Liquor Regulator Office
MS LANA VAN ZYL: Director - National Inspectorate
MS AGNES TSELE: Deputy Director - National Consumer Affairs Office.

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