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12 Sep 22  News
Local news Local manufacturing key component to growing economy (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa says expanding local production and manufacturing is pivotal to creating more o...
The role of Negotiating Principles in the design of the AfCFTA

The role of Negotiating Principles in the design of the AfCFTA

05 Sep 22  Blog
Since the launch of the ‘Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA)’,[1] negotiations on trade liberalisation among African States have been based on a specific set of principles. When ...
The AfCFTA holds more than economic Promises

The AfCFTA holds more than economic Promises

30 Aug 22  Blog
Most commentaries on the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) emphasise the massive commercial opportunities which will be unlocked, and more recently how industrialisation...
The African Union Releases the Continent’s First Collective Climate Response Framework

The African Union Releases the Continent’s First Collective Climate Response Framework

03 Aug 22  Blog
In February 2022, the African Union endorsed the continent’s first collective climate response framework. The AU’s Climate Change and Resilient Development Strategy and Action ...
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27 Jul 22  News
Local news IMF raises South Africa’s growth outlook for 2022, but says global picture tilted to the downside (BusinessTech) The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) latest glo...
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25 Jul 22  News
Local News Arab-Spring Warning Spurs Ramaphosa to Tout Growth-Plan Progress (Bloomberg) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government is making progress on a p...
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21 Jul 22  News
Local news South African president urges stakeholders to examine progress in redressing racialized economy (Xinhua) South African President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday urged sta...
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19 Jul 22  News
Local news Key Renewable Energy Market Drivers in South Africa in 2022 (Energy Capital & Power) The need to transition to cleaner sources of fuel in South Africa is made...
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15 Jul 22  News
Local news Structural growth in South Africa to slow for the rest of this year (Engineering News) While South Africa's real gross domestic product (GDP) growth expanded...
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13 Jul 22  News
Local news AfDB to lead Zim debt clearance roadmap (The Herald) African Development Bank (AfDB) president Dr Akinwumi Adesina has formally accepted President Mnangagwa’s reques...
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11 Jul 22  News
Local Key South African trade route blocked as fuel costs surge (BusinessTech) Protesters in a city in South Africa’s north east blocked roads including a key route linking the...
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05 Jul 22  News
Local Eskom crisis: ANC NEC hears calls for state of emergency, moving power utility to energy dept (Engineering News) "There were a lot of calls made by ANC leaders on how the g...
Legal Aspects of the Relationship between the AfCFTA and the African Union

Legal Aspects of the Relationship between the AfCFTA and the African Union

01 Jul 22  Blog
In the public discourse about the new trade opportunities and benefits which will come about once the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) is up and running, it is often as...
Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

Intra-Africa trade by REC: 2020 update

21 Jun 22  Infographics
The African Union (AU) recognises 8 officially recognised regional economic communities (RECs). These are regarded as building blocks to the AfCFTA. Overlapping membership complica...
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25 May 22  News
Local news Red tape is strangling small businesses (Mail & Guardian) The fundamental impact of governance failure, overregulation, and burdensome taxation in South Africa is ...
Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

Has the Context changed in which new AfCFTA Protocols are to be adopted?

24 May 22  Blog
The ideas and decisions to launch the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) were developed and adopted about a decade ago. The world looked different then, and the challenge...
Status of AfCFTA Ratification

Status of AfCFTA Ratification

03 May 22  Infographics
According to Article 23 of the Agreement Establishing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), entry into force occurs 30 days after the 22nd instrument of ratificati...
Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

Recent African Union Assembly Decisions on AfCFTA Support

11 Apr 22  Blog
The thirty-fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February 2022, produced a detailed document containing several decision...
African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

African Union Assembly Decision of February 2022 on Trade in Goods under the AfCFTA

11 Apr 22  Blog
The Decisions, Declarations, Resolution and Motions adopted at the Thirty-Fifth Ordinary Session of the African Union (AU) Assembly, which took place in Addis Ababa on 5-6 February...
Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

Reciprocity in the AfCFTA Negotiations

11 Apr 22  Blog
There are two sets of norms governing the negotiations for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Agreement and its Protocols. They are the guiding principles and the mod...

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