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12 Apr 24  News
South Africa seeks to secure global plastics pollution treaty by balancing competing interests (Engineering News) South Africa will seek to secure a legally binding global plastic...
Climate-backed Financing in Africa and Its Impact on Energy Mix, Infrastructure Development, Storage, and Trade of Surpluses

Climate-backed Financing in Africa and Its Impact on Energy Mix, Infrastructure Development, Storage, and Trade of Surpluses

08 Apr 24  Publications
This Trade Report explores the transformative role of climate-backed financing in accelerating Africa’s transition to a renewable energy future. It underscores the criticality of...
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02 Apr 24  News
Trade Statistics for February 2024 (South African Revenue Service) South Africa recorded a preliminary trade balance surplus of R14.0 billion in February 2024. This surplus is att...
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27 Mar 24  News
Chicken industry needs no tariff rebates because there is no shortage, Sapa stresses (Engineering News) Executives from the South African Poultry Association (Sapa) met with Trade...
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22 Mar 24  News
$10-billion Namibian green hydrogen project receives major German boost (Engineering News) Namibia’s first gigawatt scale green hydrogen project – the $10-billion Hyphen devel...
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06 Mar 24  News
Automotive demand for platinum expected to hit seven-year high this year (Engineering News) This year could potentially turn out to be quite an interesting year for platinum as a ...
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09 Feb 24  News
Investment in infrastructure gains momentum (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa says investment in infrastructure is gaining momentum, and new and innovative funding mechanisms wil...
South Africa’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan Undermines its Climate Ambitions

South Africa’s Draft Integrated Resource Plan Undermines its Climate Ambitions

16 Jan 24  Blog
South Africa’s renewable energy transition has been a bumpy and unpredictable one where policies and actions often appear misaligned. The government has recognised the need to de...
Should the AfCFTA have a Protocol on Climate Change?

Should the AfCFTA have a Protocol on Climate Change?

10 Jan 24  Publications
The AfCFTA has become the focal point of discussions about a wide range of matters, including how to boost intra-African trade and economic integration, how the State Parties can i...
What does the AfCFTA Agreement provide for in respect of climate change?

What does the AfCFTA Agreement provide for in respect of climate change?

10 Jan 24  Blog
Effective policies are urgently needed in Africa to deal with climate-induced disasters. This will require high levels of political commitment, regional and domestic strategies, co...
‘Total’ Transformation or ‘Total’ Chaos? Mozambique’s LNG Saga Continues

‘Total’ Transformation or ‘Total’ Chaos? Mozambique’s LNG Saga Continues

10 Jan 24  Blog
At the recently concluded COP28, states, multinationals, lobbyists and civil society committed to the transfer away from fossil fuels. A month later, TotalEnergies (Total) is set t...
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20 Dec 23  News
Kenya’s Economic Performance Strengthened in 2023 Despite Continued Challenges (World Bank) Kenya’s economic performance strengthened in 2023 despite continued challenges, wit...
Cultivating Change at COP28: The Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action

Cultivating Change at COP28: The Declaration on Sustainable Agriculture, Resilient Food Systems and Climate Action

20 Dec 23  Blog
The global agricultural industry, the second-largest contributing sector to greenhouse gas emissions, must change for the world to meet the Paris Agreement commitments. This was ac...
Sustainable Trade: Insights from Trade Day at COP28

Sustainable Trade: Insights from Trade Day at COP28

20 Dec 23  Blog
The COP28 Trade Day was the first of its kind for the annual conference. Major trade-related organisations, including the United Nations Conference on Development and Trade (UNCTAD...
COP28 Outcomes: the beginning of the end for fossil fuels or a COP-out?

COP28 Outcomes: the beginning of the end for fossil fuels or a COP-out?

19 Dec 23  Blog
COP climate summits almost inevitably leave some observers and participants disappointed. COP28, held in Dubai in early December, was no exception. Many commentators have expressed...
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18 Dec 23  News
Kenya unveils e-commerce strategy to better harness the digital economy (UNCTAD) Kenya launched a national e-commerce strategy on 13 December to fortify its position as a digital ...
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14 Dec 23  News
South Africa’s FDI inflows slow in third quarter (CGTN Africa) South Africa recorded reduced foreign direct investment inflows of 26 billion rand ($1.40 billion) in the third qu...
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13 Dec 23  News
Botswana: Budget in Q1 surplus but FY deficit still looms (Mmegi Online) The national budget recorded a P5.2 billion surplus in the first quarter of the financial year, a performa...
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12 Dec 23  News
South Africa to seek bids for new nuclear power station (Reuters) South Africa will launch a bidding process for an extra 2,500 megawatts (MW) of nuclear power by March, as the co...
Climate and Health at COP28: Treating the Symptoms or Causes?

Climate and Health at COP28: Treating the Symptoms or Causes?

11 Dec 23  Blog
Air pollution causes over 8 million deaths per year. By 2050 extreme heat, diarrhea, dengue, malaria, and malnutrition (stunting) will together cause 21 million more deaths than th...

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