Department of Trade Industry and Competition

About the Department of Trade Industry and Competition

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.

Our Mandate

Vision

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.

Mission

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

Values

the dtic’s Values are:

  • Promotes the Constitution, with special reference to the chapters on human rights, cooperative governance and public administration
  • It promotes decent work outcomes (more jobs as well as better jobs), industrialisation, equitable and inclusive growth and social inclusion
  • Operational excellence – service delivery standards, international best practice, Batho Pele Principles, continuous improvement and ethical conduct
  • Intellectual excellence – continuous shared learning, innovation, relevant knowledge and skills improvement and knowledge management
  • Quality relationships – improved and continuous communication, honesty, respect, integrity, transparency, professionalism, ownership, leadership and teamwork
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