Tag: Digital economy

How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

17 Mar 21  Blog
The importance of the digital economy in the 21st Century cannot be overstated. From a means of improving information dissemination, to a vehicle for electronic commerce, to a faci...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Mar 21  News
Country focus Imports pick up as trade recovers in fourth quarter, according to Reserve Bank data (News24) South Africa’s current account balance remained in surplus territory ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 Feb 21  News
Country focus Mboweni unveils R2 trillion Budget, focus on vaccine rollout, efficient spending (Eyewitness News) Every national budget, in every nation across the globe, is a bal...
Blockchain-Driven Trade Technologies and the Potential Benefits for African Trade

Blockchain-Driven Trade Technologies and the Potential Benefits for African Trade

21 Feb 21  Blog
Just over two years ago, tralac published a blog about the potential of blockchain (also referred to as distributed ledger technologies (DLT)) for trade in Africa[1]. This blog is ...
AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

AfCFTA Phase II and III Negotiations – Update

10 Feb 21  Blog
The scope of the Agreement establishing the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) covers trade in goods, trade in services, investment, intellectual property rights (IPRs) a...
Who is doing what in the fintech space in Africa?

Who is doing what in the fintech space in Africa?

10 Feb 21  Blog
Digital banking is driving Africa’s recovery When Vodacom, Africa’s biggest mobile telephony operator (Telco) by revenue, announced late last year that it intended expanding i...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

03 Feb 21  News
Country focus Economic growth to improve this year but will remain constrained (Engineering News) The economic prospects for this year are better than 2020, but the recovery of t...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

28 Jan 21  News
Country focus Treasury is confident its strategy on Covid-19 vaccine acquisition is foolproof against PPE-like corruption National Treasury is convinced that SA’s Covid-19 vacc...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Jan 21  News
Country focus Business, civil society weigh in on COVID-19 vaccine funding (Eyewitness News) The South African Chamber of Commerce said the failed R200 billion and COVID-19 loan ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

20 Jan 21  News
Country focus Supply Chains Latest: Covid Curbs Shut Busy African Border (Bloomberg) South Africa’s decision to shut its land borders to most travel to curb the spread of the C...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

19 Jan 21  News
Country focus SA must embrace innovation to rebuild economy: President Ramaphosa (SAnews) With the COVID-19 pandemic having battered the South African fiscus in 2020, President C...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

21 Dec 20  News
National Aviation industry anxious as COVID-19 resurgences force new travel bans (The South African) With a host of countries – mainly across Europe – announcing over the wee...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

15 Dec 20  News
National Full Quarterly Bulletin - No 298 - December 2020 (South African Reserve Bank) Following a fourth successive quarterly contraction in the second quarter of 2020, the real...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

10 Dec 20  News
National Agricultural sector contribution to South Africa’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP) (NAMC) South Africa’s economy bounced back in the third quarter (July to September) ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

09 Dec 20  News
National This is the single biggest threat to South Africa right now: Ramaphosa (BusinessTech) President Cyril Ramaphosa says that South Africa’s 13.5% rebound in GDP during th...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Dec 20  News
National SA GDP grew by 13.5% y/y in third quarter of 2020 (Eyewitness News) Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday released the results of the gross domestic product (...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

07 Dec 20  News
AfCFTA updates Thirteenth extraordinary session on the AfCFTA: The Assembly of the Union adopts decision on the start of trading African Union Heads of State and Government have ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

04 Dec 20  News
National SA has most developed digital economy in Sub-Saharan Africa, says study (BizNews) South Africa has been described as having the most ‘developed digital economy’ in S...
Tech Disruption in Africa: Assessing the Potential of the Digital Labour Platform Sector

Tech Disruption in Africa: Assessing the Potential of the Digital Labour Platform Sector

22 Nov 20  Publications
Digital labour platforms are applications that run on computers and smart devices and are able to facilitate new online markets for services of diverse types. These platforms disru...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

18 Nov 20  News
National President to officially open third SA Investment Conference (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the Opening Address at the third South Africa Investment Conf...