Tag: COVID-19

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Sep 20  News
National news Master plan starts to encourage poultry sector expansion (Engineering News) South African poultry producers have pledged to invest R1.7-billion towards expansi...
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tralac Daily News

14 Sep 20  News
National news Namibia records N$3.5 billion deficit for July (New Era) In July 2020, Namibia recorded a trade deficit of N$3.5 billion, after the country’s exports stood at N$5...
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11 Sep 20  News
National news A Strengthened Partnership for Post-COVID-19 Economic Recovery (US Embassy in South Africa) The Department of International Relations and Cooperation hosted the 11t...
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tralac Daily News

10 Sep 20  News
City of Cape Town eyes air cargo as new revenue stream (IOL) The tourism industry requires innovative ways to ensure revenue is being generated by the sector, so air cargo will be...
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tralac Daily News

09 Sep 20  News
National news South Africa’s GDP tanks 51% in the second quarter (BusinessTech) South Africa’s gross domestic product (GDP) dropped by a massive 51% in the second quarter of ...
DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies

DDG Wolff: Trade, global cooperation can best deliver adequate medical supplies

09 Sep 20  News
International trade and cooperation among WTO members are vital to ensure sufficient supplies of medical devices during the COVID-19 crisis, Deputy Director-General Alan Wolff said...
Unconventional monetary policies necessary to address the impact of COVID-19

Unconventional monetary policies necessary to address the impact of COVID-19

09 Sep 20  News
Central Banks in the COMESA region has been implementing new policy instruments and made changes to their monetary policy frameworks in order to address low growth and increase in ...
EAC rolls out Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System

EAC rolls out Regional Electronic Cargo and Driver Tracking System

08 Sep 20  News
The RECDTS App is designed to stop Corona in its tracks along EAC key transport corridors The East Africa Community (EAC) Secretariat and its Partner States today held a virtual r...
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tralac Daily News

08 Sep 20  News
National news Remarks by Minister Ebrahim Patel at the Global Industrial and Manufacturing Summit, Video Recording, 4 September 2020 Covid-19 caused disruptions to supply-lines o...
Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report

Public procurement is a powerful tool for sustainable development – UN report

08 Sep 20  News
Strategic government spending on goods and services can increase the uptake of sustainability standards in the wake of COVID-19, driving our sustainable development ambitions. As ...
BRICS Foreign Ministers discuss topical international issues

BRICS Foreign Ministers discuss topical international issues

08 Sep 20  News
On 4 September, Mr Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, chaired a Stand-alone Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relatio...
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tralac Daily News

07 Sep 20  News
National news Covid wave brings second quarter slide (The Mail & Guardian) South Africans should brace themselves for a further slump in the economy, as gross domestic produc...
Industrial development – the importance of services, regulation and good governance

Industrial development – the importance of services, regulation and good governance

06 Sep 20  Blog
Services, appropriate regulation and good governance are critical in industrial, and broader economic development. Services play a very significant role in Africa’s economic deve...
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04 Sep 20  News
National news Pace of reform to determine shape of SA’s capital-equipment export recovery (Engineering News) About 40% of capital equipment exported from South Africa has been ...
G20 Foreign Ministers to strengthen international cooperation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

G20 Foreign Ministers to strengthen international cooperation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

04 Sep 20  News
The G20 Foreign Ministers held an extraordinary meeting to discuss enhancing international cooperation to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic as well as strengthening pre...
Make COVID recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and planet, Guterres urges, calling for concerted action by G20

Make COVID recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and planet, Guterres urges, calling for concerted action by G20

04 Sep 20  News
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to incorporate “meaningful” climate action in all aspects of recovery from the global pandemic. Addressing mi...
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03 Sep 20  News
National news Naledi Pandor to lead SA at G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting (Devdiscourse) International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor is set to lead South Afri...
COVID-19: Lessons for industrial development and policy for Africa

COVID-19: Lessons for industrial development and policy for Africa

03 Sep 20  Blog
Impact of COVID-19 The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has severely affected industries and economic fundamentals (e.g. demand, supply and production) in Africa and globally. It h...
Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

03 Sep 20  Blog
Industrial development has always been featured in Africa’s integration agenda. In recent years this focus has been sharpened and industrial strategies at continental and regiona...
COVID-19 – implications for SEZ in Africa: lessons from Rwanda

COVID-19 – implications for SEZ in Africa: lessons from Rwanda

03 Sep 20  Blog
COVID-19’s dire short-term economic consequences have the potential to act as a catalyst for much needed change for SEZs across Africa. Many marginal Special Economic Zones (SEZ...