Tag: COVID-19

tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

03 Nov 20  News
National Loss of capacity and skills in cotton value chain costs SA R20bn (Cape Business News) Despite the solid growth that the South African cotton industry has experienced in ...
COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

COVID-19: Trade-related news, analysis and resources

02 Nov 20  News
tralac is closely monitoring trade-related policy measures and responses to the COVID-19 pandemic adopted and implemented by African countries and beyond. Below is a selection of u...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

02 Nov 20  News
National Trade stats shows domestic recession keeps imports low (Fin24) A recovery in commodity prices and global demand saw SA record a trade surplus of R109.5 billion for the t...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

30 Oct 20  News
National Technical advisory panel on investment infrastructure being finalised (SAnews) Public Works and Infrastructure Minister Patricia de Lille says the department is in the p...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

29 Oct 20  News
National South Africa’s 2020 Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) (National Treasury) Two weeks ago, President Matamela Cyril Ramaphosa laid out the government’s conse...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 Oct 20  News
National SACUM-UK EPA and SA-US Trade Relations, including AGOA (the dtic) The United Kingdom (UK) is South Africa’s 5th largest trading partner with total trade amounting to R...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

27 Oct 20  News
National How the virus worsened South Africa’s debt woes (Bloomberg / Engineering News) South Africa is faces surging debt as the havoc wrought by the coronavirus pandemic comp...
Global foreign direct investment falls 49%, outlook remains negative

Global foreign direct investment falls 49%, outlook remains negative

27 Oct 20  News
The biggest drops occurred in developed countries, cutting across all major forms of foreign direct investment. Global foreign direct investment (FDI) flows fell 49% in the first ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

26 Oct 20  News
National SA Government Commits to Strengthening Economic Ties with the Middle East (dtic) The South African government is committed to strengthening bilateral economic relations ...
F15 Ministers, Special Envoys for mobilization of international COVID-19 support

F15 Ministers, Special Envoys for mobilization of international COVID-19 support

26 Oct 20  News
Communiqué of the teleconference between the African Union Commission, the F15 Finance Ministers and the AU Special Envoys for the mobilization of international support for Africa...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

23 Oct 20  News
National Tax hikes and changes proposed for South Africa – including digital products and services (BusinessTech) South Africa is facing a significant shortfall in revenue coll...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

22 Oct 20  News
National Parliament urges Trade and Industry to accelerate Coronavirus COVID-19-related price abuse investigations (South African Government) The Portfolio Committee on Trade and...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Oct 20  News
National Taking to the skies (SAnews) Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us and requires all to act responsibly, for many the further easing of travel restrictions coul...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Oct 20  News
National South Africa’s track record bodes ill for investment drive (IOL) South Africa will be hard pressed to realise its ambitions of attracting R1 trillion ($61 billion) of ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Oct 20  News
National Job creation is key to SA’s economic recovery (SAnews) As the country recovers from the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasis...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

16 Oct 20  News
National SA recovery plan to improve economic growth (SAnews) South Africa’s new Reconstruction and Recovery Plan should help unlock greater job creation and faster economic gr...
South Africa’s PPE shortage – what can we learn?

South Africa’s PPE shortage – what can we learn?

14 Oct 20  Blog
Within the first week of South Africa’s lock down in response to the Covid-19 crisis, at the end of March, health care professionals were warning that locally available supplies ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 Oct 20  News
National African trade integration is still a far way off, envoy tells Parly (Fin24) African states are progressing with trade regimes that are past due in a bid to bolster trade...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

13 Oct 20  News
National South Africa won’t meet debt targets, president’s council says (Moneyweb) South Africa won’t be able to meet its finance ministry’s debt targets and it may be un...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

12 Oct 20  News
National Time to implement reforms running out – FirstRand chair (Moneyweb) FirstRand chair Roger Jardine says the “socio-economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has brough...