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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...
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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...
Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

01 Sep 20  News
African leaders need to think digital always, especially now as the continent continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has affected millions across the world, ...
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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...
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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...
Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

27 Aug 20  News
A UN Task Force set up to look into the risks and benefits of the digital economy, has concluded that it could have a transformational impact on sustainable development, and empowe...
Taxing the digital economy: COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

Taxing the digital economy: COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

26 Aug 20  News
Taxing Rights for Africa in The New World & Effects of COVID-19: The Role of Tax Policymakers and Tax Administrators The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus o...
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...
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...
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-...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

31 Jul 20  News
Diarise (5 August): PIIE Trade Winds, with Anabel González. African perspectives on the WTO and prospects for regional trade cooperation. Is a new African voice on trade emerging?...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jul 20  News
Diarise: This event (30 July) will introduce Women and Trade: The Role of Trade in Promoting Women’s Equality – a joint report by the World Bank Group and the WTO. The report m...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Jul 20  News
David Luke: Why trade matters for African development (LSE Africa) The central role of trade in development requires that trade policies, trade agreements and concessional arrange...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

22 Jul 20  News
Diarise: 27 July. Leading the way: How Africa is establishing a 21st century trade agenda This event will introduce the new World Bank Group report: The African Continental Free T...
COVID-19 is fuelling acceleration in digital transformation in Africa

COVID-19 is fuelling acceleration in digital transformation in Africa

22 Jul 20  News
The world is increasingly going digital but much still need to be done on the continent to increase internet penetration. According to the International Telecommunication Union, in...
COMESA develops Covid-19 Online Portal to spur e-trade

COMESA develops Covid-19 Online Portal to spur e-trade

21 Jul 20  News
COMESA has developed an online portal to be used by Member States to exchange information on availability of essential products within the region. This is in response to a directiv...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Jul 20  News
The Seychelles cabinet this week approved the AfCFTA draft initial offer for Seychelles under the Protocol for Trade in Services African Medicines Agency update: Burkina Faso beca...
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tralac’s Daily News Selection

15 Jul 20  News
Diarise: EAC experts meeting on outstanding issues under Phase 1 of the AFCFTA negotiations (22-24 July) The selection process for the next WTO Director General began today, and w...