Department Of Trade And Industry Function

By | December 10, 2021

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) was established in June 2019 by the incorporation of the Department of Economic Development (EDD) into the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).

The mission of the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) 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; and 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.

The Department’s strategic objectives are to: facilitate transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation; build mutually beneficial regional and global relations to advance South Africa’s trade, industrial policy and economic development objectives; facilitate broad-based economic participation through targeted interventions to achieve more inclusive growth; create a fair regulatory environment that enables investment, trade and enterprise development in an equitable and socially responsible manner; and promote a professional, ethical, dynamic, competitive and customer-focused working environment that ensures effective and efficient service delivery.

Contact the dti


For general queries, please contact the dti Customer Contact Centre

Working Hours: Monday – Friday, from 08h00 until 17h00

National callers: 0861 843 384 

International callers: +27 (12) 394 9500


Enquiries, compliments,complaints and suggestions can be sent to the following e-mail address:

Physical Address

the dti, 77 Meintjies Street, Sunnyside, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002

Postal Address

the dti, Private Bag X84, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0001


the dti, 12 Robert Sobukwe, Sunnyside, Pretoria, Gauteng, 0002 

Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC)

Tel: 086 100 2472

Fax: 086 517 7224


The National Consumer Commission (NCC)

Tel: 012 428 7000

Fax: 086 758 4990

E-mail: [email protected] or [email protected]