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World Intellectual Property Day Media Launch

Free State Development Corporation (FDC) joined the C entral University of Technology (CUT) in hosting the media launch of the World Intellectual Day Commemoration on 15 April 2019.

The purpose was to raise awareness of the upcoming World Intellectual Property Day on 26 April 2019 in Bloemfontein.

The event was held in collaboration with National Intellectual Property Management Office (NIPMO), Small Enterprise Development Agency (SEDA), Technology Innovation Agency (TIA), Department of Science and Technology (DST), Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) and Free State Development Corporation (FDC).

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Theme: Walk the Talk: High Impact Procurement

The 12th Annual Smart Procurement World conference and exhibition is the ultimate procurement and inbound supply chain conference in South Africa.

This is a sourcing exhibition where the participants are offered an opportunity to meet sourcing, procurement, purchasing and buying professionals from both government and the private sector. The exhibition will offer easy access to procurement professionals ensuring that the Government and Public Sectors learn more about their requirements and meet their needs.

The Free State Development Corporation (FDC) as a driver of Enterprise Development and Investment in the Free State will participate in the Expo and also be part of Enterprise Procurement Enhancement.

Buyers from corporate throughout South Africa are invited to visit the expo.

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Free State Province- InvestSA One Stop Shop soon to be open to boost Trade

The Free State Development Corporation (FDC) and Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA) has lauded the plan of the Department of Trade and Industry to roll out InvestSA One stop shop in the Free State Province.

The Department of Trade and Industry will be working with the Free State Provincial Government to establish Invest South Africa One Stop Shop soon in order to attract more investors to the province.

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FDC CEO off to China to seek Investments for MAP-SEZ

The Chief Executive Officer of the Free State Development Corporation, Mr Ikhraam Osman will leave for China on Friday to search for investments for the Maluti-A-Phofung Special Economic Zone (SEZ). Osman will be part of a South African delegation that will be participating in a five-day Special Economic Zones Investment Roadshow that has been organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti).  The roadshow will be led by the Deputy Minister of Trade and Industry, Mr Bulelani Magwanishe and is aimed at attracting investors to the South African SEZs which are located in various parts of the country.

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Bringing services to SMMEs in the Free State

The Free State Development Corporation is bringing services closer to the people through its strategic partnership programme.

The strategic partnership between FDC (Free State Development Corporation) and CIPC (Companies & Intellectual Property Commission) brings relief to SMMEs (small, medium and micro-enterprises) by bringing services to their doorstep.
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DTI completes R50m Phase 1 upgrade of Phuthaditjhaba Industrial Park

The department of Trade and Industry (dti) in partnership with the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA), recently completed Phase I of the Revitalization of Industrial Parks in Phuthaditjhaba in Maluti a Phofung.

This first phase of the Revitalisation Programme valued at R32 million, is aimed at renewal of state owned industrial parks across the country in order to promote to job creation and economic growth in the country. The Revitalised Industrial Park was officially handed over to the Free State Development Corporation (FDC), which manages the par

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