WHAT IS THE NTIP?

The National Technologies Implementation Platform (NTIP) is the Intsimbi Future Production Technologies Initiative’s (Intsimbi FPTI) project management company. The NTIP acts as implementing agency and is responsible for the facilitation and management of all Intsimbi FPTI programmes. The NTIP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Production Technologies Association of South Africa (PtSA), is also responsible for the engagement of competent project resources.

The Intsimbi FPTI is a national (South African), multi-stakeholder initiative that was established under the auspices of the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and PtSA to implement a turnaround strategy for South Africa’s distressed tooling industry. The aim of the Initiative was to enable government and industry to cooperate on the large-scale interventions required to rehabilitate the South African Tool, Die and Mouldmaking (TDM) sector and to embark on a robust rehabilitation programme to put the local industry on a firm trajectory to international competitiveness. The partnership between the tooling industry (PtSA) and government (the dti) on the development and implementation of the Intsimbi FPTI Programme is governed by an overarching memorandum of agreement (MOA) and is supported by an annual service level agreement (SLA) between the two parties.

 

IMPLEMENTING THE INTSIMBI FPTI

The NTIP is responsible for the execution of the programmes approved by the governance structure of the Intsimbi FPTI. Core programmes, focussing on skills and enterprise development in the tooling industry, form the backbone of the Intsimbi FPTI. Two major programmes have been identified namely:  

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The TDM Powered Programme comprises four skills programmes...

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The Enterprise Development Programme focuses on the following...