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Manufacturing sector evolving

Manufacturing sector evolving

23 Aug 18  News
KwaZulu-Natal Economic Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs MEC Sihle Zikalala says the changes in trade, technology, organisation of production and product demand have a...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

21 Aug 18  News
Transnational corporations, business practices and human rights: DIRCO consultation starts today in Johannesburg, ahead of treaty negotiations at the UN Diarise: The Fourth Invest...
Africa set for a massive free trade area

Africa set for a massive free trade area

20 Aug 18  News
Experts say the African Continental Free Trade Agreement is a game changer Following the unveiling of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement in Kigali, Rwanda, in March 2018...
SADC hosts the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Windhoek, Namibia

SADC hosts the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government in Windhoek, Namibia

20 Aug 18  News
The 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC was held at Safari Court Conference Centre, in Windhoek, the Republic of Namibia, on 17th and 18th August 2018...
President Kagame attends 38th SADC Summit

President Kagame attends 38th SADC Summit

20 Aug 18  News
President Kagame attended the 38th Summit of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) on 17 August 2018 in Windhoek, Namibia where he delivered remarks in his capacity as ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

17 Aug 18  News
SADC Summit updates: Key speeches from South Africa’s Cyril Ramaphosa (Keynote address as outgoing Chair); Namibia’s Dr. Hage G. Geingob (Acceptance speech as incoming Cha...
SADC Summit: Acceptance speech by incoming Chairperson Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

SADC Summit: Acceptance speech by incoming Chairperson Dr. Hage G. Geingob, President of Namibia

17 Aug 18  News
Delivered on the occasion of the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government, Windhoek, 17 August 2018 On behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Namibia, I a...
SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa

SADC should push for industrial growth: Ramaphosa

17 Aug 18  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) needs to continue pushing for industrial growth and development in the region, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. With the help of t...
SADC Summit: Maiden speech by Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of Botswana

SADC Summit: Maiden speech by Mr. Mokgweetsi E.K. Masisi, President of Botswana

17 Aug 18  News
Remarks at the official opening of the 38th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government, Windhoek Your Excellencies, It is indeed an honour for me to address you for the...
The Limits of Depreciation as a Driver for Export Growth in South Africa: A Sectoral Analysis

The Limits of Depreciation as a Driver for Export Growth in South Africa: A Sectoral Analysis

14 Aug 18  Publications
Among the various tools used to drive export competitiveness, the exchange rate has always taken pre-eminence and has in practice proved to be capable of stimulating export demand ...
Does Rand Depreciation Help South Africa’s Exports?

Does Rand Depreciation Help South Africa’s Exports?

13 Aug 18  Blog
In the 1930s, before the era of floating exchange rates, countries would try to gain a competitive advantage for their exports by means of ‘competitive devaluation’. This pract...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 Aug 18  News
Ahead of the 38th SADC Summit of Heads of State and Government (17-18 August): Namibia takes over Chairpersonship of SADC Committee of Senior Officials. An SARDC preview of the sum...
24th ICE of Southern Africa: Blue economy, inclusive industrialization and economic development

24th ICE of Southern Africa: Blue economy, inclusive industrialization and economic development

10 Aug 18  News
The 24th Session of the Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa will be hosted by the government of Mauritius under the theme: “Blue Economy, Inclusive In...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Aug 18  News
A reminder of tomorrow’s UNCTAD forum in Johannesburg: Netrepreneurs: The rise of Africa’s Digital Lions Diarise: (i) EAC-COMESA-SADC Consultative workshop on Trade in Goods (...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

01 Aug 18  News
Starting today, in Addis Ababa: AfCFTA negotiations on Rules of Origin (1-11 August) Diarise: 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of SADC (17-18 August, Wind...
Kenya: Exports to Africa can spur industry – Biwott

Kenya: Exports to Africa can spur industry – Biwott

01 Aug 18  News
Since the 1980s, the manufacturing sector’s contribution to gross domestic product has been fluctuating, stagnating at 11 percent over the past five years to decline to 8.4 perce...
Regional integration and trade highlights at SADC Industrialisation Week

Regional integration and trade highlights at SADC Industrialisation Week

31 Jul 18  News
The message from the opening session of the Southern African Development Community’s (SADC) annual regional public-private engagement forum, known as Industrialisation Week, was ...
Zim engages Sadc over market access

Zim engages Sadc over market access

27 Jul 18  News
Zimbabwe is still engaging Sadc on full market access as it has not yet fully implemented the Sadc Free Trade Area due to industrialisation, a government official has said. In a s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

19 Jul 18  News
A preview: SADC Industrialisation Week (30 July - 1 August, Windhoek) on the theme of Promoting infrastructure and youth empowerment for sustainable development.  Register her...
Industrialisation week to increase private sector participation

Industrialisation week to increase private sector participation

19 Jul 18  News
THE third annual Southern African Development Community industrialisation week is expected to broaden the participation of the private sector, youth and women in the implementation...

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