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tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

23 Feb 18  News
Featured tweet, @AERCAFRICA: How can we best accelerate regional integration in Africa? Share your ideas as we build up to the AERC Senior Policy Seminar XX (pdf) in Entebbe, Ugand...
EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

EAC Partner States to maintain high budgetary allocation for infrastructure development

23 Feb 18  News
East African Community Partner States will maintain high budgetary allocations geared towards financing infrastructure development within their national borders. Hon. Monica Azuba...
2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

2018 Budget Speech: Restoring South Africa’s public finances on a sustainable path

22 Feb 18  News
In the current economic climate, spending priorities and the sequencing of programme implementation are subject to a number of trade-offs. The focus of the 2018 Budget has solely b...
Minister Ebrahim Patel: Debate on State of the Nation Address 2018

Minister Ebrahim Patel: Debate on State of the Nation Address 2018

20 Feb 18  News
SONA Debate 2018: Speech by Minister of Economic Development, Ebrahim Patel, at the Joint Sitting of Parliament On Friday night, President Ramaphosa set out a broad and inspiring ...
Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

Rwanda maintains tough stance on used clothes

19 Feb 18  News
The U.S has made a fresh call for the East African Community not to phase out imported used clothes and leather products locally known as “Chagua”, but Rwanda says the U.S shou...
Kenya: Budget Options for 2018/19 and the Medium-Term

Kenya: Budget Options for 2018/19 and the Medium-Term

14 Feb 18  News
Stimulating Economic Growth for Prosperity The year 2017 was quite an eventful one for the economy, characterized by intense political activity which culminated in two elections b...
Department of Trade and Industry’s Doing Business in Africa Guide

Department of Trade and Industry’s Doing Business in Africa Guide

13 Feb 18  News
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has introduced a new guide on doing business in Africa. South African’s trade with the region has grown significantly over the...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Feb 18  News
Featured trade infographic, @ECA_OFFICIAL: Intra-Africa trade in agricultural products is underexploited. Trade liberalization under CFTA is expected to result in significant expor...
Kenyan government to zero rate taxes on imported raw materials

Kenyan government to zero rate taxes on imported raw materials

07 Feb 18  News
The government plans to zero rate both the Import Declaration Tax and the Railway Development Levy on all imported raw materials to be used in manufacturing processes locally. The...
Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

Cheap Chinese, Indian, UAE imports threaten local firms in Kenya

07 Feb 18  News
Competition from cheap imports from India and China is the biggest barrier to growth of local manufacturing, the Kenya Association of Manufacturers has said. In its fourth-quarter...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

29 Jan 18  News
Calestous Juma and Francis Mangeni: African Regional Economic Integration (Belfer Center) This paper provides an alternative explanation of the emergence and evolution of regional...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

25 Jan 18  News
The Executive Council of the African Union officially opened today: download the speeches by H.E. Moussa Faki Mahamat (Chairperson of the AUC) and Ms Vera Songwe (Executive Secreta...
Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

Eco-industrial parks emerge as an effective approach to sustainable growth

25 Jan 18  News
Three development organizations have joined forces to create a new framework defining the key elements of eco-industrial parks, setting up a common understanding of how to promote ...
SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

SADC in 2018 – Consolidating stability and sustainable development

25 Jan 18  News
An eventful year awaits southern Africa in 2018 as the region intensifies efforts to deepen economic integration and achieve sustainable development and stability. The region is s...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

24 Jan 18  News
Underway in Nairobi: Review and Validation Meeting for the EAC Draft Regional Framework US Trade and Investment with Sub-Saharan Africa: download evidence at yesterday’s hearing...
WEF: Tech revolution will see ‘serious winners and losers’ – Davies

WEF: Tech revolution will see ‘serious winners and losers’ – Davies

24 Jan 18  News
There will be “serious winners and losers” as a result of the Fourth Industrial Revolution and South Africa needs to be properly prepared and positioned to reap the benefits, o...
EAC Secretary General calls for implementation of critical activities in 2018

EAC Secretary General calls for implementation of critical activities in 2018

23 Jan 18  News
East African Community Secretary General, Amb. Liberat Mfumukeko, has called for serious prioritizing of the available resources to ensure critical activities in the integration pr...
Structural shifts in the post-Apartheid SA economy

Structural shifts in the post-Apartheid SA economy

22 Jan 18  Infographics
In a recent tralac Working Paper, John Stuart examines structural shifts in the real economy of South Africa spanning the period from the mid 1990s to the end of the 2000s. The cha...
Structural Shifts in the Post-Apartheid SA Economy: A Comparative SAM Analysis

Structural Shifts in the Post-Apartheid SA Economy: A Comparative SAM Analysis

19 Jan 18  Publications
This paper makes use of a comparative SAM analysis to examine structural shifts in the real economy of South Africa spanning the period from the mid ’90s to the end of the 2000s....
An Opportunity for South Africa to pursue new regional Policies?

An Opportunity for South Africa to pursue new regional Policies?

19 Jan 18  Blog
South Africa is in the midst of a political battle. At the end of 2017 the ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), elected Cyril Ramaphosa as its new leader, after a hot...

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