South Africa’s government asked antitrust regulators to stop Kansai Paint Co. ’s takeover of Freeworld Coatings Ltd. , the second foreign purchase authorities in Africa’s largest economy have tried to block this year.
South Africa’s Department of Trade and Industry plans to intervene in Kansai Paint Co.’s takeover of Freeworld Coatings Ltd. on grounds of public interest, Business Day reported, citing Kansai’s legal adviser, Jean Meijer.
South Africa’s government will back a request by farmers for preferential access to European markets for its sugar exports, Business Day said, citing Department of Trade and Industry spokesman, Charles Mnisi.
A South African task team established by the Department of Trade and Industry will make policy recommendations on the country’s steel industry after an investigation of a dispute between ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. and Kumba Iron Ltd., Deputy Director-General Nimrod Zalk said.
ArcelorMittal South Africa Ltd. will be excluded from the government’s preferential procurement policy, which is designed to benefit local manufacturers, Business Day reported, citing Nimrod Zalk, deputy director- general of the Department of Trade and Industry.
South Africa, which has a shortage of 50,000 toolmakers, wll partner with 100 groups through the Department of Trade and Industry to provide people with training that meets U.S. and German standards, Business Report said.