The Engineering and Technology Grouping of Export Councils (ETGEC) comprises the International Steel Fabricators (ISF), South African Electrotechnical Export Council (SAEEC), South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC), Built Environment Professionals Export Council (BEPEC) and the Rail Road’s Association (RRA) of Southern Africa.
This grouping of export councils, supported by the South African Department of Trade and Industry the dti has a reach of over one thousand South African national and multinational companies, through its membership base and that of its associated industry bodies. It was formed in order to provide a holistic support offering to members companies as they participate in infrastructure projects on the African continent.

A key focus for the group will be the development corridor initiatives in Africa. These corridors such as the North-South Corridor, Lobito Development Corridor, Nacala Development Corridor and the Mtwara Development corridor have become the focal point for regional development initiatives in Africa.

The ETGEC believes in the principal of Africa investing in Africa for Africans by Africans. Our slogan MAXIMIZING AFRICAN CONTENT IN AFRICAN PROJECTS is derived from our collective desire to collaborate with other private sector organisations and industry associations on the African continent to ensure African economies benefit from the significant infrastructure investment anticipated for the continent. To this end the ETGEC have aligned their operations with those of Trade Invest Africa. The Trade Invest Africa Initiative is the arm of the dti that coordinates and implements South Africa’s economic and investment strategy for Africa.
The ETGECs will also collaborate on organizing joint trade missions (Inward and Outward) and represent their members as a unified grouping in both national and international platforms as mandated to do so by our collective membership base.
The grouping advocates on behalf of their members to government, multilateral institutions and other relevant bodies both in Africa and internationally.



Vision of the dti

“A dynamic industrial, globally competitive South African economy, characterised by inclusive growth and development, decent employment and equity, built on the full potential of all citizens”.

Mission of the dti

the dti ´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; and

•Continually improve the skills and capabilities of the dti to effectively deliver on its mandate and respond to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens.

Strategic Objectives of the dti

the dti´s strategic objectives are to:

1.Facilitate transformation of the economy to promote industrial development, investment, competitiveness and employment creation;

2.Build mutually beneficial regional and global relations to advance South Africa´s trade, industrial policy and economic development objectives;

3.Facilitate broad-based economic participation through targeted interventions to achieve more inclusive growth;

4.Create a fair regulatory environment that enables investment, trade and enterprise development in an equitable and socially responsible manner; and

5.Promote a professional, ethical, dynamic, competitive and customer-focused working environment that ensures effective and efficient service delivery.

These five strategic objectives will be achieved through the collective efforts of the dti´s internal divisions and its Council of Trade and Industry Institutions (COTII), which are linked through a value chain to generate public value for the country´s economic citizens and deliver high-quality products and services to the dti´s varied clients and stakeholders. These products and services include policies, legislation and regulations, financial support and investment incentives, information and advisory support, as well as value-added partnerships.
the dti also aims to achieve its objectives through the pursuit of a more targeted investment strategy; improved competitiveness of the economy; broadened economic participation of previously disadvantaged individuals (PDIs) into the mainstream economy; and policy coherence.