Tag: COVID-19

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

29 Jul 21  News
National SA economy to recover to pre-COVID levels in 2023 (SAnews) Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says the National Treasury now predicts that the South African economy will retu...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

27 Jul 21  News
National Transnet cyber attack confirmed: Port terminals division declares force majeure (Moneyweb) In an unprecedented move, Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) declared force majeure...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

26 Jul 21  News
National Strengthening economic co-operation between South Africa and China (IOL) China’s economy, which accounts for 18% of global GDP, is characterised by near-frantic planni...
The role of profit in vaccine development

The role of profit in vaccine development

23 Jul 21  Blog
There has been much comment on the role of big pharmaceutical companies in developing a vaccine against Covid-19. Opinions generally fall into one of two camps: either that it is w...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Jul 21  News
National Cost of containers, freight have increased on the back of Covid-19 (Engineering News) The cost of freight containers, rental costs and shipping freight rates have increa...
Resilience in African Economies: What Governments could do and the AfCFTA could contribute

Resilience in African Economies: What Governments could do and the AfCFTA could contribute

20 Jul 21  Publications
Afreximbank recently published a paper in the Bank’s Policy Journal under the title of Building a Better Future of Work for Resilience and Growth in Post-COVID-19 Africa. It make...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Jul 21  News
National Updates on looting and protests in South Africa Supply China Latest: Mass Looting Blocks a Key African Trade Gateway (Bloomberg) Widespread social unrest gripping South...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 Jul 21  News
National Preserving Macroeconomic Stability, Revitalizing Jobs and Improving Investment Climate Critical for South Africa’s Post-COVID-19 Recovery (World Bank) South Africa is ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

12 Jul 21  News
National South Africa has lost its status as gateway to Africa as trucks burn – RFA (Engineering News) President Cyril Ramaphosa must ensure that the violent scenes currently p...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Jul 21  News
National Sars, Busa form economic operator stakeholder group to improve border management (Engineering News) The South African Revenue Service (Sars) and business advocacy organi...
tralac Annual Conference 2021

tralac Annual Conference 2021

09 Jul 21  Event
This year’s tralac Annual Conference was, for the second year, a virtual event due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At this year’s conference we considered some lessons from COVID-19....
Covid vaccine manufacturing in Africa – important, but not the first-line response to this pandemic

Covid vaccine manufacturing in Africa – important, but not the first-line response to this pandemic

06 Jul 21  Blog
Many Africans are, quite justifiably, deeply angered at the inequities in the global distribution of vaccines to combat the Covid-19 epidemic. These replicate existing global inequ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

05 Jul 21  News
National Rebuilding The South African Industrial Base – Progress with Sugar and Poultry Masterplans (the dtic) Solid progress is being made with implementation of partnership a...
The impact of Covid-19 restrictions on intra-Africa transit traffic through South Africa

The impact of Covid-19 restrictions on intra-Africa transit traffic through South Africa

03 Jul 21  Publications
From the end of 2019, as the Covid-19 virus began to spread, countries have implemented various mitigating measures. These vary across countries and include short-term shutting-dow...
IMF Response to Indebtedness in sub-Saharan Africa: Rays of Hope combating the shadow of COVID-19

IMF Response to Indebtedness in sub-Saharan Africa: Rays of Hope combating the shadow of COVID-19

03 Jul 21  Publications
The state of indebtedness in sub-Saharan African has been extensively detailed in a previous tralac trade brief. That brief showed that the region was already struggling with high ...
Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism

Global economy could lose over $4 trillion due to COVID-19 impact on tourism

02 Jul 21  News
Economic losses are mounting in developing countries due to the absence of widespread COVID-19 vaccinations. The crash in international tourism due to the coronavirus pandemic cou...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

02 Jul 21  News
National Port delays, slow vaccine rollout threatening to dent consumption – Naamsa (Engineering News) New-vehicle sales increased by 20.2% in June, to 38 030 units, compared w...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

01 Jul 21  News
National SA’s trade surplus is continuing its upward swing (IOL) South Africa’s bumper trade activity rose above expectations in May as the country recorded the largest month...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

30 Jun 21  News
National SA’s trade partners embroiled in nasty spat over alleged abuse of UN resources (Independent Online) South Africa’s trade partners, the UK and the Democratic Republic...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

29 Jun 21  News
National 6 in 10 small business owners proactively planning for growth (IOL) As the lockdown regulations, tightened by President Cyril Ramaphosa on Sunday, continue to put pressu...