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Special Economic Zones in Africa: An Overview of Policies and Regulatory Regimes

Special Economic Zones in Africa: An Overview of Policies and Regulatory Regimes

22 Apr 22  Publications
Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are delimited zones in which industrial development is promoted by incentives and support programmes designed to attract foreign direct investment (FD...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Mar 22  News
Local news Special Economic Zones Make Good Progress in Attracting Investors - Deputy Minister Gina (The dtic) The Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Ms Nomalung...
Making intra-African investment work for women: what should be considered in the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment

Making intra-African investment work for women: what should be considered in the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment

27 Jan 22  Blog
The ongoing negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Investment Protocol provide a unique opportunity to make the intra-African investment work for women. T...
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tralac Daily News

20 Jan 22  News
Country news New vaccine manufacturing facility to elevate healthcare in Africa (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa says the newly launched vaccine manufacturing facility campus a...
Eight Types of Provisions to Make the AfCFTA Investment Protocol Gender-Responsive

Eight Types of Provisions to Make the AfCFTA Investment Protocol Gender-Responsive

31 Dec 21  Publications
The ongoing negotiations of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) Investment Protocol present a unique opportunity to make intra-African investment work for women by des...
The AfCFTA Investment Protocol: preparations for the negotiations and expectations

The AfCFTA Investment Protocol: preparations for the negotiations and expectations

09 Dec 21  Blog
The preparations for the negotiations of the Investment Protocol under the AfCFTA agreement (The Agreement) are already underway though still in the early stages. The AfCFTA envisa...
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tralac Daily News

23 Nov 21  News
National Department of Trade, Industry and Competition zooms in on manufacturing at Indaba (IOL) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) Minister Ebrahim Patel i...
Improving the Business and Investment Climate in Africa – Why and How?

Improving the Business and Investment Climate in Africa – Why and How?

24 Sep 21  Blog
The ‘cost of capital’ refers to the rate of return required by lenders of capital or investors, in order to incentivise them to provide capital to business ventures. Developing...
Investment, Growth and Business-Friendliness – Some Lessons for Africa

Investment, Growth and Business-Friendliness – Some Lessons for Africa

30 Jul 21  Publications
Developing economies are characterised by high costs of capital and limited sources of investment funds. This acts as one constraint on the potential growth rates of these economie...
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tralac Daily News

05 Jul 21  News
National Rebuilding The South African Industrial Base – Progress with Sugar and Poultry Masterplans (the dtic) Solid progress is being made with implementation of partnership a...
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tralac Daily News

25 Jun 21  News
National Attaining port efficiency requires purpose rethink, says law firm (Engineering News) South Africa’s maritime ports, known to be highly inefficient, need to be repurpos...
COVID-19 slashes foreign direct investment in Africa by 16%

COVID-19 slashes foreign direct investment in Africa by 16%

22 Jun 21  News
The continent’s commodity-dependent countries have been affected more severely than non-resource-based economies The COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on foreign direct...
An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

19 Apr 21  Publications
The negotiations for the adoption of the Phase II Protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) have started. They will cover investment, intellectual property righ...
The International Regulation of Investment is not a recent Phenomenon

The International Regulation of Investment is not a recent Phenomenon

16 Apr 21  Blog
Investment matters have been on the international agenda for a long time but there is no multilateral investment treaty. Post-World War II discussions included investment issues. T...
Regional Economic Communities and the AfCFTA Investment Protocol

Regional Economic Communities and the AfCFTA Investment Protocol

16 Apr 21  Blog
The legal regimes of the eight Regional Economic Communities (RECs)[1] recognised by the AfCFTA Agreement as building blocks of the African Continental Free Trade Area will not dis...
Design and Architecture of the AfCFTA Investment Protocol

Design and Architecture of the AfCFTA Investment Protocol

16 Apr 21  Blog
The international legal instrument to be adopted as the AfCFTA Protocol on Investment will constitute a binding international agreement for the AU Member States that have ratified ...
How will the AfCFTA Investment Protocol work?

How will the AfCFTA Investment Protocol work?

16 Apr 21  Blog
International investment agreements (IIAs) are international legal instruments that address issues relevant to cross-border investments, usually for the purpose of protecting, prom...
Investment facilitation in Africa’s investment agreements

Investment facilitation in Africa’s investment agreements

24 Mar 21  Publications
Investment facilitation has increasingly become a hot topic in international regional and national investment policy-making discussions. According to the United Nations Conference ...
An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

An Investment Protocol for the AfCFTA

23 Mar 21  Blog
The negotiations for the adoption of the Phase II Protocols of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) have started. These legal instruments will cover investment, intelle...
The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

The Relationship between Investment and Mode Three of Trade in Services – implications for the AfCFTA negotiations

23 Mar 21  Blog
The market for investors is an increasingly competitive one. Investors are better informed about conditions in host countries. Companies seeking to expand their global presence wil...

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