Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather Growth Programme

The Clothing, Textiles, Footwear and Leather Growth Programme was developed to grow employment, improve overall competitiveness and to grow the clothing, textiles, footwear, leather and leather goods manufacturing industries.

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The Programme has been revised to ensure better support for the Clothing, Textiles,  Footwear  &  Leather  sectors  through  five  policy  levers  of The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic):

The  Programme to boost customised financing and value chain competitiveness.

Designation  of  Clothing,  Textiles,  Footwear  &  Leather  Sectors under the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act Regulation for 100% local content.

The  Retail  –  Clothing,  Textiles,  Footwear,  and  Leather  (R-CTFL) Masterplan 2030. 

Development and implementation of policies for improved growth, competitiveness, new decent jobs, and sustainability of the Clothing Textiles Footwear & Leather industries; and 

Enabling innovation and technology demonstration, value chain strategies  as  well  as  the  development  of  relevant  skills  for  the sectors through the various clusters.

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The  foundation  of  the  Programme  came  from  the dtic’s  implementation  of the  Re-imagining  Industrial  Strategy  (RSI)1  mandated  by  manifesto  of  the 6th  administration  with  ten  strategic  interventions for  Clothing, Textiles,  Footwear  &  Leather   sectors focused on  scaling  up  jobs  and  growth  including  implementation  of    value  chain integrated R-CTFL “Masterplan”  (2030) and new policy imperatives to revitalise  Clothing, Textiles,  Footwear  &  Leather sectors  such  as  curbing  illicit  trade,  explore  possible  trade remedies,  greening  and  digitalising    the  industry,  enhancing  exports  and accessing  regional  market  opportunities  under  the  African  Continental  Free Trade Area (AfCFTA).

Qualifying  products  should  undergo  a  value  adding  manufacturing  process and form part of one or more of the following processes: 

  • Clothing manufacturing.

  • Textile manufacturing.

  • Cut,  Make  and  Trim  (CMT)  operators  in  the  manufacturing processes mentioned.

  • Footwear manufacturing.

  • Leather goods manufacturing, and

  • Leather  processing  (specifically  for  the  Leather  Goods  and Footwear Industries and automotive leather industry).

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