Tag: COVID-19

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

27 Aug 20  News
National news Cyril Ramaphosa calls publishing of full list of Covid-19 government contracts a ‘historic moment’ (IOL) President Cyril Ramaphosa called the online publication...
WTO issues new report on how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade

WTO issues new report on how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade

27 Aug 20  News
A new information note published by the WTO Secretariat highlights how trade in goods and services has been affected by temporary border closures and travel restrictions linked to ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

26 Aug 20  News
National news National Assembly approves COVID-19 tax relief bills (SAnews) The National Assembly has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management T...
African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

26 Aug 20  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), jointly with International Economics Consulting Ltd (IEC), have released the report of the second comprehensive survey on the COVID-19 pan...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 Aug 20  News
National news South Africa’s GDP will take at least five years to recover from COVID-19 impact, says UNDP study South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least ...
SADC commended for reducing impact of COVID-19

SADC commended for reducing impact of COVID-19

17 Aug 20  News
SADC Member States have been commended for putting in place vibrant measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, commonly known as COVID-19. These measures include in...
In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

16 Aug 20  News
Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AU Commission, like most intergovernmental organisations around the world, has shifted most of its activities online. In this contex...
40th SADC Summit and the anticipated key trade issues on the agenda

40th SADC Summit and the anticipated key trade issues on the agenda

14 Aug 20  Blog
The 2020 Southern African Development Community (SADC) 40th Summit of Heads of State and Government kicked off in earnest on the 10th of August 2020. The Summit is being coordinate...
SADC Council of Ministers calls for coordinated measures to mitigate impact of COVID-19, as Mozambique takes over Chairpersonship of Council

SADC Council of Ministers calls for coordinated measures to mitigate impact of COVID-19, as Mozambique takes over Chairpersonship of Council

14 Aug 20  News
The Council of Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held its virtual meeting on 13 August, 2020 with a call for strong and coordinated measures for the re...
WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

14 Aug 20  News
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note warning of possible increases to trade costs due to COVID-19 disruptions. The note examines the pandemic’s impact on key ...
Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

14 Aug 20  News
The  Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) for Africa is an annual diagnostic tool for Sub-Saharan African countries eligible for International Developme...
SADC Senior Officials meet ahead of 40th Ordinary Summit and Council of Ministers meeting

SADC Senior Officials meet ahead of 40th Ordinary Summit and Council of Ministers meeting

12 Aug 20  News
The preceding meetings of the 40th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government and Council of Ministers meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) start...
ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

12 Aug 20  News
The Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at ECA has released a new report entitled “Facilitating Cross-Border Trade Through a Coordinated African Response to COVID-19...
SADC, EU and Germany step-up cooperation towards regional response to COVID-19

SADC, EU and Germany step-up cooperation towards regional response to COVID-19

10 Aug 20  News
As part of the on-going regional response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community (SADC), Her Excellency Dr. Stergomena Lawr...
All set for SADC annual summit amid COVID-19 concerns

All set for SADC annual summit amid COVID-19 concerns

10 Aug 20  News
The 40th SADC Summit scheduled for Maputo, Mozambique on 17 August will for the first time in history be held in a virtual format. This is due to health measures and travel restri...
Industrialisation and economic diversification at the heart of a reviewed PREF-CEMAC

Industrialisation and economic diversification at the heart of a reviewed PREF-CEMAC

07 Aug 20  News
In line with ECA's campaign on the structural transformation of the economies of Central Africa, CEMAC countries have just adopted a five-year post-COVID-19 recovery plan that prio...
Rwanda harnesses technology to fight COVID-19, drive recovery

Rwanda harnesses technology to fight COVID-19, drive recovery

06 Aug 20  News
In a conversation with IMF Country Focus, Rwanda’s Minister of State in Charge of National Treasury Richard Tusabe explains how his government is leveraging technology and grass-...
Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery

Nations to meet in Barbados to chart new path for post-coronavirus economic recovery

05 Aug 20  News
UNCTAD15, the UN trade and development body's fifteenth quadriennial conference, will take place under the theme “From inequality and vulnerability to prosperity for all” as th...
COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

COMESA COVID-19 Food Security and Nutrition Plan adopted

05 Aug 20  News
Ministers responsible for agriculture, environment and natural resources have adopted the COMESA COVID-19 Food Security Response Plan to help the region deal with the impacts of Co...
WTO report draws attention to impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on women

WTO report draws attention to impact of COVID-19 trade disruptions on women

05 Aug 20  News
Women are likely to be harder hit than men by trade disruptions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic and the dangers are particularly acute in developing countries according to a new in...