Tag: COVID-19

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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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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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...
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: 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...
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...
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02 Sep 20  News
Breaking: Nigeria’s foreign trade drops to N6.24 trillion, trade balance hits N1.8 trillion deficit (Nairametrics) The value of Nigeria's total foreign merchandise trade stood a...
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01 Sep 20  News
National news New ‘single channel’ service created to help resolve barriers to South African exports (Engineering News) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTI...
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31 Aug 20  News
National news South Africa reports trade surplus in July as imports continue to lag (News24) South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R37.42 billion for July, this as export...
4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

31 Aug 20  News
A collaboration between the African Tax Administration Forum and the African Union Commission Outcome Statement The 4th ATAF High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue attracted over 529...
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28 Aug 20  News
SA freight and transport industry still far from recovery (Business Report) The South Africa freight and transport industry was still far from recovery from the negative impa...
How nations can structurally transform their economies

How nations can structurally transform their economies

28 Aug 20  News
The policy experiences that transformed China from a manufacturing assembly hub of the world to an economic powerhouse offer valuable lessons for countries in the global south. Th...
WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade

WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade

28 Aug 20  News
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world agricultural trade. The paper notes that agricultural trade has far...