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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...
African Development Bank launches the 2018 edition of the African Economic Outlook

African Development Bank launches the 2018 edition of the African Economic Outlook

17 Jan 18  News
AfDB makes a compelling case for Africa’s industrialization The President of the African Development Bank, Akinwumi Adesina, has made a compelling case for accelerating Africa...
The role of trade policies in building regional value chains – some preliminary evidence from Africa

The role of trade policies in building regional value chains – some preliminary evidence from Africa

09 Jan 18  News
Regional value chains (RVCs) are considered as an important step towards greater integration into global value chains (GVCs), but African countries trade very little value added wi...
Zimbabwe: National Budget Statement for 2018

Zimbabwe: National Budget Statement for 2018

07 Dec 17  News
Presented to the Parliament of Zimbabwe on Thursday, December 7, 2017 by Hon. Patrick A. Chinamasa, Minister of Finance and Economic Development Foreword The 2018 National Budget...
Africa must industrialise

Africa must industrialise

06 Dec 17  Blog
Industrialisation is part of the process of economic transformation – expanding and diversifying the productive base of the economy (creating more and different kinds of value ad...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Dec 17  News
Anthony Carroll: Forging a new era in US-South African relations (Africa Center, Atlantic Council) This report assesses the potential role of the US in assuring South Africa’s p...
Manufacturing the future of Kenya – Africa’s industrial hub

Manufacturing the future of Kenya – Africa’s industrial hub

06 Dec 17  News
This story line never gets old, around 1960; South Korea was on average poorer than Kenya. Fast forward to the 21st century and the divergent fortunes are equally awe-ins...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

04 Dec 17  News
The African Ministers of Trade ministerial concluded over the weekend in Niamey. The UNECA has released this summary of progress towards the CFTA: “Substantial progress was made,...
Experts, policymakers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation

Experts, policymakers converge on Addis Ababa to scale up governance for Africa’s transformation

04 Dec 17  News
Although Africa has registered strong economic growth in recent years, this growth is not inclusive. Poverty and inequality prevail. What is the role of African governments to dri...
Manufacturing is a critical component for job creation

Manufacturing is a critical component for job creation

30 Nov 17  News
Manufacturing is a critical component of the South African economic policy and also important in creating and ensuring that there are jobs in the economy. This was said by the Min...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

28 Nov 17  News
Featured infographics: @TheEIU_Africa team forecasts Ethiopia as sub-Saharan Africa’s fastest growing economy in 2018. East African/Franc Zone economies feature in region’...
Map to a Million: Creating a million new jobs in manufacturing in the next decade

Map to a Million: Creating a million new jobs in manufacturing in the next decade

28 Nov 17  News
The Manufacturing Circle launched its ‘Map to a Million New Jobs in a Decade’ on 24 November 2017, a plan containing realistic, constructive, and actionable steps to create an ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

27 Nov 17  News
Featured tweet, Kenya School Of Revenue: Africa is far from integration when Kenya imports Zambian copper from China and Nigeria imports Kenyan coffee from London. We need to build...
Industrialize Africa: Strategies, policies, institutions, and financing

Industrialize Africa: Strategies, policies, institutions, and financing

27 Nov 17  News
The secret of the wealth of nations is clear: developed nations add value to everything they produce, while poor nations export raw materials. Africa must quit being at the bo...
United States anti-dumping duties on steel rods from South Africa

United States anti-dumping duties on steel rods from South Africa

23 Nov 17  Discussion
On 25 October 2017 the United States (US) Department of Commerce announced the commencement of preliminary anti-dumping duties on imports of carbon and alloy steel wire rod from se...
Joint Statement of the AUC, UNIDO and UNECA on Africa Industrialization Day 2017

Joint Statement of the AUC, UNIDO and UNECA on Africa Industrialization Day 2017

23 Nov 17  News
The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) brought together a wide range of African Ministers, senior policymakers, academics, representatives of UN organizatio...

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