Tag: Economic Development

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16 Mar 21  News
Country focus Consumer protection bodies reminded of mandate (SAnews) Trade, Industry and Competition Deputy Minister Nomalungelo Gina has reminded regulators with consumer prote...
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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 ...
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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...
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01 Feb 21  News
Country focus Short-term low growth is ‘new normal’ (Moneyweb.co.za) As the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic continues to ripple through 2021 and South Africa faces economic c...
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29 Jan 21  News
Country focus SARS releases trade statistics for December 2020 The South African Revenue Service (SARS) today releases trade statistics for December 2020 recording a trade surplu...
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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...
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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...
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14 Dec 20  News
National Second wave of Covid-19 threatens economy (IOL) South Africa is on tenterhooks over the second wave of Covid-19 infections with experts warning the newest outbreak could...
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10 Nov 20  News
National Patel expects sharp decline in foreign direct investment in 2021 (IOL) Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel has warned that South Africa’s foreign di...
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09 Nov 20  News
National Critical shortage of building and construction materials in SA (Moneyweb) Critical shortages of building and construction materials, including cement, steel, bricks and ...
Sub-Saharan Africa: A Difficult Road to Recovery

Sub-Saharan Africa: A Difficult Road to Recovery

23 Oct 20  News
With difficult recovery ahead, policy makers have fewer resources at their disposal as they cautiously lift restrictions and reopen economies. Transformative reforms are urgently n...
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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...
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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...
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09 Oct 20  News
National One SA’s Economic Recovery Plan revealed: 20 key interventions (The South African) One South Africa Movement (One SA) Chief Activist Mmusi Maimane, on Thursday 8 Octob...
World Bank confirms economic downturn in sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery

World Bank confirms economic downturn in sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery

09 Oct 20  News
As Sub-Saharan African countries continue to face economic uncertainty in the time of COVID-19, the region’s latest macroeconomic analysis says governments can look to policy ref...
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08 Oct 20  News
National Illicit trade hotline to curb illegal activity (IOL) Illegal trading is one of the biggest threats to economic order and growth in the country, according to the Consumer...
Africa could gain $89 billion annually by curbing illicit financial flows

Africa could gain $89 billion annually by curbing illicit financial flows

29 Sep 20  News
UNCTAD’s Economic Development in Africa Report 2020 says stopping illicit capital flight could almost cut in half the annual financing gap of $200 billion that the continent face...
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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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...