Overview of Investor

The Department of Trade Industry and Competition (the dtic) was established after the merger of the Department of Trade and Industry and the Economic Development Department.


A dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by meaningful economic transformation, inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens.

the dtic’s Mission is to:

  • Promote structural transformation, towards a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy
  • Provide a predictable, competitive, equitable and socially responsible environment, conducive to investment, trade and enterprise development
  • Broaden participation in the economy to strengthen economic development
  • Continually improve the skills and capabilities of the dtic to effectively deliver on its mandate and respond to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens
  • Co-ordinate the contributions of government departments, state entities and civil society to effect economic development
  • Improve alignment between economic policies, plans of the state, its agencies, government’s political and economic objectives and mandate
    Sector/s of Interest
    Agriculture, forestry and fishing
    ​Mining and quarrying
    ​Electricity, gas, steam and air conditioning supply
    Water supply; sewerage, waste management and remediation activities
    ​Wholesale and retail trade; repair of motor vehicles and motorcycles
    ​Transportation and storage
    Accommodation and food service activities
    ​Information and communication
    Financial and insurance activities
    ​Real estate activities
    Professional, scientific and technical activities
    Administrative and support service activities
    Public administration and defence; compulsory social security
    Human health and social work activities