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15 Feb 22  News
Country-related news New gas report says LNG pathway ‘optimal’ for South Africa as it lower stranded-asset risk (Engineering News) A new report on ‘The role of gas in South...
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27 Jan 22  News
Country-related news SARS Customs scales up digital transformation (SAnews) The South African Revenue Service (SARS) Customs division will scale up digital transformation and inc...
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26 Jan 22  News
Country-related news Mantashe: SA must oppose ‘investment killing’ foreign-funded lobby (Engineering News) South Africa must oppose a foreign-funded anti-development agenda i...
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25 Jan 22  News
Country-related news Investments worth more than R26bn in SA’s ocean economy unveiled (Moneyweb) A package of investments worth more than R26 billion in South Africa’s oceans...
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17 Jan 22  News
Country news Anxious times for South African citrus (Fruitnet) With the start of the new South African citrus season only two months away, there is still no clarity on the negoti...
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14 Jan 22  News
Country news South African economy likely to revert to pre-pandemic levels in 2022: World Bank (Financial Express) South Africa’s economy is likely to grow by 2.1 per cent in 2...
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12 Jan 22  News
Trade data updates Solid SA trade surplus surprises, but rand takes hit (Fin24) South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R35.83 billion in November, from a revised surplus of R27...
Moving Up the Value Chain – How Can Africa Keep Climbing the Ladder?

Moving Up the Value Chain – How Can Africa Keep Climbing the Ladder?

21 Dec 21  Blog
In the standard model of world trade, which is taught to first year students around the world, the patterns of world trade are fixed and unchangeable. Ricardo’s classic model of ...
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06 Dec 21  News
National Another record export season for SA citrus, but picture not as rosy as it seems (Fin24) Although the Southern African citrus industry is celebrating another record ...
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26 Nov 21  News
National CSIR’s initial circular economy study shows potential to create economy-wide value (Engineering News) The initial findings from the Council for Scientific and Industri...
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25 Nov 21  News
National Auto industry welcomes the introduction of cleaner fuels in 2023 – Naamsa (Engineering News) The Automotive Business Council says it welcomes the announcement of the n...
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23 Nov 21  News
National Department of Trade, Industry and Competition zooms in on manufacturing at Indaba (IOL) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) Minister Ebrahim Patel i...
Was Glasgow a Cop Out?

Was Glasgow a Cop Out?

16 Nov 21  Blog
Even before the ink on the Glasgow Climate Pact had yet dried, commentators were scrambling to decide whether the 26th Conference of Parties (COP26) to the United Nations Framework...
Prospects and Developments in the WTO talks on Export Restrictions

Prospects and Developments in the WTO talks on Export Restrictions

16 Nov 21  Blog
The outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the limitations in the WTO rules on export restrictions. Consequently, the food importing countries such as Japan, Singapore, ...
Are WTO Members Misinterpreting or Abandoning the Mandate of S&DT in the WTO?

Are WTO Members Misinterpreting or Abandoning the Mandate of S&DT in the WTO?

15 Nov 21  Publications
It is a long-held view of developing countries in the World Trade Organisation (WTO) that some restrict-ions imposed by WTO trade rules and trade related agreements tend to hinder ...
COP26 Reaches Consensus on Key Actions to Address Climate Change

COP26 Reaches Consensus on Key Actions to Address Climate Change

15 Nov 21  News
Deliberations under the current session of the COP, CMP and CMA came to an end this Saturday in Glasgow, one day after their scheduled conclusion. The wide-ranging set of decisions...
Supporting transition – the matter of incentives, supply and demand

Supporting transition – the matter of incentives, supply and demand

15 Nov 21  Blog
Europe and the USA got rich on the back of coal fired industries, and China is still doing so. Unsurprisingly, coal rich developing nations also see it as an asset, and need incent...
What are the costs of “the end of coal”?

What are the costs of “the end of coal”?

15 Nov 21  Blog
On 3 November, the UK released a report stating that 190 participants across the world had committed themselves to: end all investment in new coal power generation domesticall...
Making sense of the COP26 agenda

Making sense of the COP26 agenda

15 Nov 21  Blog
In December 2015, 196 participating countries at that year’s conference of parties (COP 21) signed the Paris Accord whose aim was to restrict global warming to 1.5 degrees above ...
Should farmers be worried about the “Methane Pledge”?

Should farmers be worried about the “Methane Pledge”?

15 Nov 21  Blog
Should farmers be worried about the COP “Methane Pledge” to reduce methane emissions by 30% before 2030?[1] There was real concern amongst them in the UK and Ireland, especiall...

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