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As part of the national effort to develop national infrastructure, State Owned Companies (SOCs) have embarked on large capital expansion programmes. These large programmes are most often procured from overseas Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs).
Whilst these infrastructures are essential, it has become a global practice to link such procurement programmes with some offset commitments to use local suppliers/equipment and ensure some level of technology transfer to the recipient.
The DST realised that technological upgrading or support is most often the key intervention required to improve the competitiveness of a firm, or to enable the firm to achieve the levels of quality, time and cost required by the OEM, or by the SOC.
The DST, therefore, developed the Technology Localisation Plan (TLP) to support technology localisation and the support mechanism to deliver technological support is the Technology Assistance Packages (TAPs). The TLP presents an overarching and generic framework for DST’s engagement in technology localisation initiatives, including the CSDP.
Localisation aims at increasing the local industrial activity – manufacturing or services. Successful localisation is viewed as increased local content in capital programmes and operations. Bold intervention is required to raise the capabilities of local manufacturing companies so that they can earn a share of the recapitalisation investments, and ultimately enter export markets as competitive suppliers into the OEM’s global supply chains.
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The Engineering and Technology Grouping of Export Councils (ETGEC) comprises the Africa Rail Industry Association (ARIA),International Steel Fabricators (ISF), South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) and the Steel Tube Export Association of Southern Africa (STEASA).
This grouping of export councils, supported by the South African Department of Trade and Industry the dti has a reach of over one thousand South African national and multinational companies, through its membership base and that of its associated industry bodies. It was formed in order to provide a holistic support offering to members companies as they participate in infrastructure projects on the African continent.
A key focus for the group will be the development corridor initiatives in Africa. These corridors such as the North-South Corridor, Lobito Development Corridor, Nacala Development Corridor and the Mtwara Development corridor have become the focal point for regional development initiatives in Africa.
The ETGEC believes in the principal of Africa investing in Africa for Africans by Africans. Our slogan MAXIMIZING AFRICAN CONTENT IN AFRICAN PROJECTS is derived from our collective desire to collaborate with other private sector organisations and industry associations on the African continent to ensure African economies benefit from the significant infrastructure investment anticipated for the continent. To this end the ETGEC have aligned their operations with those of Trade Invest Africa. The Trade Invest Africa Initiative is the arm of the dti that coordinates and implements South Africa’s economic and investment strategy for Africa.
The ETGECs will also collaborate on organizing joint trade missions (Inward and Outward) and represent their members as a unified grouping in both national and international platforms as mandated to do so by our collective membership base.
The grouping advocates on behalf of their members to government, multilateral institutions and other relevant bodies both in Africa and internationally.
ECIC is established by Export Credit and Foreign Investment Re-Insurance Amendment Act, 1957 (Act No. 78 of 1957) as amended.
It promotes trade with countries outside the Republic by providing for the insurance on behalf of the Government of the Republic of contracts in connection with export transactions, investments and loans or similar facilities connected with such transaction, and to provide for matters connected therewith.
Is a self-sustained state-owned national export credit agency;
Is a registered insurer and is subject to the supervision and regulation of the Financial Services Board and other relevant legislation;
Underwrites bank loans, supplier credits and investments outside South Africa in order to enable South African contractors to win capital goods and services contracts in other countries;
Is subject to normal income tax at corporate rates;
Follows normal company policies and procedures in its operations; and
Conducts its business in a transparent manner, with its annual report made freely available to the public.