Tag: Industrial policy

The Automotive Components Trade in Africa: Its Place and Potential (2021 Update)

The Automotive Components Trade in Africa: Its Place and Potential (2021 Update)

31 Mar 21  Publications
At present, Africa is largely dependent on the rest of the world for automotive component imports, with the exception of the contribution of South Africa. In order to reduce depend...
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17 Mar 21  News
Country focus South African logistics industry battles to regain momentum (Sea News) While there has been a slight uptick in domestic and international cargo traffic in recent we...
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26 Jan 21  News
Country focus South Africa’s alcohol industry faces ‘economic abyss’ as alcohol ban continues (BeverageDaily.com) With the third ban now having lasted a month with no date ...
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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 ...
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30 Nov 20  News
National South African Retailers Turn From China to Source Local Clothes (Bloomberg Quint) South African retailers including The Foschini Group Ltd. and Woolworths Holdings Ltd. ...
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24 Nov 20  News
National South Africa’s refinery woes raise reliance on fuel imports (BusinessTech) South Africa, which buys nearly a third of its fuel requirements from overseas, is undergoin...
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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...
A new take on trade

A new take on trade

27 Oct 20  News
How can trade help the global economy recover sustainably from the pandemic? The COVID-19 pandemic has gravely impacted the global economy. Countries have sought to contain the sp...
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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...
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05 Oct 20  News
National South Africa: Update on partial re-opening of borders (SAnews) Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration...
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28 Sep 20  News
National news the dtic and CDE to Host Webinar on SEZS as Drivers of Economic Growth and Industrialisation The role of the Special Economic Zones (SEZS) as drivers of economic gr...
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...
How Trade Arrangements such as AGOA can drive Industrialisation in Less Developed Africa

How Trade Arrangements such as AGOA can drive Industrialisation in Less Developed Africa

03 Sep 20  Blog
The African Growth and Opportunity Act (AGOA) is an act of the United States Congress, passed in 2000 and with the purpose of granting qualifying sub-Saharan African (SSA) countrie...
Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

Regional industrial development in Africa – how can COVID-19 responses contribute?

03 Sep 20  Blog
Industrial development has always been featured in Africa’s integration agenda. In recent years this focus has been sharpened and industrial strategies at continental and regiona...
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...
COVID-19 – implications for SEZ in Africa: lessons from Rwanda

COVID-19 – implications for SEZ in Africa: lessons from Rwanda

03 Sep 20  Blog
COVID-19’s dire short-term economic consequences have the potential to act as a catalyst for much needed change for SEZs across Africa. Many marginal Special Economic Zones (SEZ...
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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...
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25 Aug 20  News
National news South Africa’s GDP will take at least five years to recover from COVID-19 impact, says UNDP study South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least ...
Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

21 Aug 20  News
The quest to transform southern Africa into an industrialised region is being hampered by the declining level of intra-regional trade and the lack of diversification of domestic ec...
SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

17 Aug 20  News
The 40th SADC Summit set for 17 August is expected to receive and deliberate on a new Vision 2050 and an accompanying development blueprint that will provide strategic directi...