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Private-sector companies and unemployed graduates from the North West Province are called to apply to participate in the Itukise Internship for Unemployed Graduates Programme, funded by the dti.

The Itukise programme was conceptualised by the Special Economic Zones and Economic Transformation Division (SEZ & ET) of the dti (Department of Trade and Industry).

Ditsebi Solutions (Pty) Ltd is appointed by the dti to manage the project and place unemployed graduates between 18 and 35 years of age.

  • The Itukise Internship for Unemployed Graduates Programme provides relevant work experience to unemployed graduates and in-service trainees through a period of 12 months internship in private-sector enterprises.
  • The hosting company won’t have to pay a stipend to the participating interns, because the dti will be sourcing internship placements for unemployed graduates in enterprises and pay the stipend of placed graduates.

Itukise interns will earn a stipend depending on the category of their internship.

Below is a summary of stipend according to the dti

  • In-service Trainees                                 R 3,500
  • Interns                                                      R 5,000
  • Professional Engineering Trainees     R 7,000


Companies and graduates, please click on the relevant links below for the full information and the on-line application forms:


For more information, direct your enquiries to:

Krishanta Masher at Ditsebi Consulting

Tel: 011 486 0736
Cell: 084 777 8408


 The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies will launch the revitalised Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park on Thursday, 28 March 2019. Minister Davies is expected to be joined by the Premier of Gauteng, Mr David Makhura, North West Premier Professor Job Tebogo Mokgoro and the Chief Executive Officer of North West Development Corporation, Mr Tshepo Phetla.

The R28-million project is part of the Revitalisation of Industrial Parks Programme of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

According to Minister Davies, the main objective of the programme is to accelerate economic growth, diversification of economic activity, attracting investments, job creation and addressing inequality. The programme is also aimed at supporting job creation in manufacturing and related sectors.

“The industrial parks are recognised as catalysts for broader economic and industrial development in their host regions. To date, seven Industrial parks have already been launched, These include Babelegi in Gauteng, Isithebe in KwaZulu-Natal, Phuthaditjhaba and Botshabelo in the Free State, Vulindlela and Komani in the Eastern Cape,  and Seshego in Limpopo. Work on first phase of the revitalisation programme has been completed for the Ga-Rankuwa Industrial park,” says Minister Davies.

He adds that the dti has forged strategic partnerships for the implementation of the programme on a national scale working with the provinces, their agencies as well as municipalities.

“In the case of Ga-Rankuwa, the dti is working with the North West Development Corporation who are also the owners of the park. The City of Tshwane has also played a vital role in ensuring the smooth implementation of the programme,” says Davies.

Davies says the launch will afford an opportunity to the three spheres of government to engage with the community members around the industrial park including business and other stakeholders and announce the improved industrial park. He adds that it will further be used as a platform to market the industrial park to other prospective investors.

The Ga-Rankuwa Industrial Park has approximately 283 developed units.  210 of them are fully occupied by manufacturing and commercial businesses and 73 units are still available for leasing. The services of sseventeen SMMEs and five women-owned companies were utilised during the refurbishment of the park.

The first phase of revitalisation of the park included installations of 8.5km of fencing boom gates, swing gates, pedestrian gates, installation of guardhouses including services, toilets and electrical works, closed-circuit television, refurbishment of high mast lights and paving around guard houses.



Sidwell Medupe-Departmental Spokesperson

Tel: (012) 394 1650

Mobile: 079 492 1774



NW-GAP closing date extended to Friday, 12 April 2019

The application period for the North West Growth Accelerator Programme (NW-GAP) has been extended. The new closing date is on Friday 12 April 2019.

If you are a North West based company, with an annual turnover of between R250k and R1 million, don’t miss out on this opportunity!


Provincial SMEs with a high potential for growth are encouraged to apply for participation in the North West Growth Accelerator Programme (NW-GAP)

The NW-GAP programme aims to identify and support up to 60 SMEs. Qualifying participants will benefit from a powerful blend of specialist advice, business opportunities, technology support, networking and business skills training.

Qualifying companies will be those with a turnover of between R250 000 and R1 million.

Priority (40 SMEs) will be given to SMEs operating in the key sectors prioritised by the province, those of  Agriculture, Manufacturing, Culture and Tourism. The remaining 20 SMEs could be from any sector of the economy.

Completed application forms with an:
1. Attached business registration certificate and
2. Business profile

Must be returned to municipal LED offices or emailed to on or before 12 April 2019.

The NW-GAP is a project by FEED, the Provincial Department for Finance, Economy and Enterprise Development.


Downloadable documents:


All enquiries can be directed to :

Ms Nonhlanhla Nkabinde or Ms Andiswa Gora

011 234 2751/ 2584





Calling all registered exporters  – Do you manufacture, grow, produce or export:

  • Meat (cattle & sheep);
  • Animal feed;
  • Fruit & Vegetables (includes frozen);
  • Sweets;
  • Confectionary;
  • Juices;
  • Popcorn;
  • Raisins;
  • Grains;
  • Spices.

These requests are contained in the latest trade leads received internationally, and released by the dti.

Registered exporters who are able to supply the products listed above are encouraged to contact the NWDC’s trade office for assistance with their application.

Contact 017 422 0067/68  and ask to speak to Poloko, Rego or Lovemore

To access the detailed Trade Lead Bulletin documentclick here.


Exporters are kindly requested to respond to trade inquiries if they meet the criteria specified below:

1. South African manufacturer registered as an exporter with Customs (South African Revenue Services).

2. Export ready South African Exporter.

3. Have the capacity, resources and funds to supply the market where the lead originated from.

4. Manufacturing / exporting the exact product requested by the importer.

5. Capacity to supply the quantity requested.

If your company meets the above-mentioned criteria and is interested in supplying the product/service, please complete the Reply Form and return it to the dti and NWDC as per the email addresses supplied on the reply form.

The Madikwe River Lodge is calling for proposals from reputable tourism agencies to provide marketing and sales services to the resort.

Golden Leopard Resorts through the North West Development Corporation, owns the Madikwe River Lodge.

Click HERE to access the full document containing all the details.

All prospective bidders are required to attend the compulsory briefing session to be held on 6 March 2019 at 11:00 at the Madikwe River Lodge.

Madikwe River Lodge, in the North Western Province, is situated deep within the heart of Madikwe Game Reserve alongside the borders of Botswana. This Lodge is four and half hours drive away from Johannesburg.

Madikwe River Lodge offers exclusive accommodation in its sixteen secluded split-level thatch-roofed chalets set in the cool tranquillity of riverine forest, offering exquisite comfort in the wildness and splendour of Mother Africa.

The lodge is surrounded by 75 000 hectares of African sand veld; this luxury lodge is ideally positioned on the Groot Marico River in a malaria-free area, which combines its ruggedness of nature with the best quality and luxury.


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