Posts tagged as DTI

Coordination needed between electro-technical regulation bodies

When the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (ICASA) recently held a hearing on their proposed conformity assessment framework, the National Regulator for Compulsory Specification (NRCS) presented its views and expressed grave concerns over the duplication that exists in government in terms of conformity assessments procedures for the electro-technical sector, basically having three agencies trying […]

PCB industry dwindling, but has major potential

Eighteen years ago, the printed circuit board (PCB) manufacturing industry in South Africa had five large and a dozen or so small PCB manufacturing plants. Today, it has dwindled to two large manufacturers and a hand full of smaller companies. With that reduction, a large number of job opportunities were lost and also the ability for […]

Panel discussion: Are grey products a problem?

  The subject of grey products appears to be low on the media radar. There was a time when newspapers were full of stories about popular bands of illegally-imported HiFi equipment which carried no guarantees. They were the grey imports. In recent times the problem seems to have reared its ugly head in the electronic […]

The electronics industry has a great future in South Africa

  It is often said that the electronics manufacturing industry can play a bigger part in South Africa’s industrial development and grow the country’s exports  – thereby creating more real jobs. We have the technological expertise and skills but it seems that the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is hardly walking the talk. A […]