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Ramaphosa raises self-generation cap – a promising step in the right direction, but more is needed

Ramaphosa raises self-generation cap – a promising step in the right direction, but more is needed

21 Jun 21  Blog
President Cyril Ramaphosa’s announcement on the 10th June, liberalising a significant part of the electricity supply industry, was as unexpected as it was welcome. Ramaphosa anno...
Telecom license auction in Ethiopia

Telecom license auction in Ethiopia

18 Jun 21  Blog
For the last three years, Ethiopia has been talking about its ambition to liberalise its telecommunications market. This has been a part of a wider programme to liberalise the ‘c...
From Telephones to Smartphones – A look at the Harmonized System: Case study of the Samsung Case

From Telephones to Smartphones – A look at the Harmonized System: Case study of the Samsung Case

01 Jun 21  Publications
The seventh edition of the ‘Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System’ of the World Customs Organisation (WCO) becomes operational on 1 January 2022. Since its incepti...
Realising the One African Services Market through the AfCFTA

Realising the One African Services Market through the AfCFTA

31 May 21  Publications
Start of trade under the preferential terms of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was announced on 1 January 2021, whilst negotiations to finalise outstanding issues ...
Addressing a key bottleneck to broadband development in South Africa – spectrum auction falls at first hurdle

Addressing a key bottleneck to broadband development in South Africa – spectrum auction falls at first hurdle

22 Mar 21  Blog
When the Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) announced the spectrum auction in September 2020, it was widely hailed as a critical measure to eliminate the ...
How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

How Should the AfCFTA Approach ICT Infrastructure Regulation?

17 Mar 21  Blog
The importance of the digital economy in the 21st Century cannot be overstated. From a means of improving information dissemination, to a vehicle for electronic commerce, to a faci...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

08 Dec 20  News
National SA GDP grew by 13.5% y/y in third quarter of 2020 (Eyewitness News) Statistician-General Risenga Maluleke on Tuesday released the results of the gross domestic product (...
Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

01 Sep 20  News
African leaders need to think digital always, especially now as the continent continues to grapple with the ongoing coronavirus crisis that has affected millions across the world, ...
Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

Adopting ICT is critical in post Covid-19 trade facilitation programmes in COMESA region

08 Jul 20  News
It’s close to two months since COMESA developed and issued Guidelines for Movement of Goods and Services across the Region during the COVID-19 Pandemic. During this period, there...
Mauritius, Senegal and South Africa among co-authors of cross-regional statement on COVID-19 “infodemic”

Mauritius, Senegal and South Africa among co-authors of cross-regional statement on COVID-19 “infodemic”

29 Jun 20  News
Australia, Chile, France, Georgia, India, Indonesia, Latvia, Lebanon, Mauritius, Mexico, Norway, Senegal and South Africa as the co-authors have the honor to transmit the following...
Trade in the Digital Economy: a tralac collection

Trade in the Digital Economy: a tralac collection

01 Jun 20  Publications
At any given moment, international trade is being transacted across Africa. The supermarket buyer emails the supplier she met at a recent trade show to place a sample order. The ca...
ICTs Services Development and Trade: How Africa Can Benefit (2020 Update)

ICTs Services Development and Trade: How Africa Can Benefit (2020 Update)

26 Feb 20  Publications
The pace of development of Information and Communication Technologies (ICTs) has been unlike any industry development hitherto experienced. The nature of the industry is such that ...
2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: AUC, AfDB report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

2019 Africa Visa Openness Index: AUC, AfDB report shows wins in visa restrictions across Africa

11 Nov 19  News
For the first time, African travellers have liberal access to over half the continent, the 2019 Africa Visa Openness Index published by the African Union Commission and Africa...
Agro-processing, manufacturing and ICT offer opportunities for Indian investments in SADC region: Exim Bank

Agro-processing, manufacturing and ICT offer opportunities for Indian investments in SADC region: Exim Bank

26 Mar 19  News
The Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank) released a new publication entitled ‘India-SADC Trade and Investment Relations: Harnessing The Potential’ during the Inaugural Sessi...
Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

Africa’s infrastructure deficit under spotlight as PIDA Week 2018 opens in Victoria Falls

26 Nov 18  News
The Programme for Infrastructure Development in Africa (PIDA) Week 2018 opened in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe on Monday with a media breakfast that brought together journalists, infra...
African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

African policymakers seek consensus to drive growth of ICT sector

14 Aug 18  News
Senior African policymakers on Monday resolved to adopt a common position aimed at propelling growth of ICT sector and embed it in the Continent’s transformation agenda. The pol...
Value Chains in the Global South: Case Studies of the Cape Town ICT Sector

Value Chains in the Global South: Case Studies of the Cape Town ICT Sector

25 Oct 17  Publications
ICT services are a critical input into development since unlike any other service, they are able to shift the production possibility frontier outward over time and enable better ut...
Is any stakeholder happy with the ICT Policy White Paper?

Is any stakeholder happy with the ICT Policy White Paper?

16 Feb 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, comments on the debate surrounding the recently-published ICT Policy White Paper for South Afric...
Data, ICT developments and the Continental Free Trade Area

Data, ICT developments and the Continental Free Trade Area

18 Jan 17  Discussion
Tarik Oguz, tralac Research Advisor – Information and Communication Technologies, comments on the inaugural UN World Data Forum held in Cape Town and the ongoing CFTA negotiation...
Mauritius ICT/BPO Industry Review: 2016 a year marked by growth for the sector

Mauritius ICT/BPO Industry Review: 2016 a year marked by growth for the sector

17 Jan 17  News
The ICT/BPO Industry Review 2016 report, highlighting 2016 as a rejuvenation year for the sector characterised by growth and diversification of most companies with a shift from ‘...

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