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SA’s New Energy Vehicle future hangs in the balance

SA’s New Energy Vehicle future hangs in the balance

24 Feb 24  Blog
As promised, South Africa’s finance minister, Enoch Godongwana, did announce incentives for New Energy Vehicle (NEV) manufacturing in his 2024 budget speech. But the package is d...
How ready is Ghana for the AfCFTA?

How ready is Ghana for the AfCFTA?

16 Dec 23  Blog
More than four years after the operational launch of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), Ghana is participating in the Guided Trade Initiative (GTI), a pilot trading ...
Why Value Chain Development of the Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Sector Could Benefit Female MSME Entrepreneurs in Africa

Why Value Chain Development of the Cosmetics & Personal Care Products Sector Could Benefit Female MSME Entrepreneurs in Africa

30 Nov 23  Blog
DOWNLOAD BLOG The cosmetics and personal care products value chain in Africa is an emerging and rapidly growing sector, reflecting the increasing demand from a burgeoning middle c...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

13 Oct 23  News
President Ramaphosa’s closing remarks during the 3rd Session of The South Africa Bi-National Commission, Windhoek, Namibia (The Presidency of South Africa) The Ministerial Repor...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

06 Oct 23  News
Energy transition has potential to dramatically increase demand for steel (Engineering News) With local electricity grid constraints becoming more prevalent and given the global e...
Some Applications of tralac’s Value Chain Database

Some Applications of tralac’s Value Chain Database

28 Sep 23  Publications
Cross-border value chains are a form of trade in which intermediate value (whether product or service) passes from one country to another, to be beneficiated by the recipient count...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

11 Sep 23  News
SA losing $62bn a year due to illicit financial flows (Moneyweb) South Africa is losing more than $62 billion a year because of illicit financial flows (IFFs), which could be used...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

01 Sep 23  News
Private sector investment in energy to lift employment, economic growth (Engineering News) Solar power investment will reduce loadshedding and increase employment growth in 2024, ...
Egypt’s Potential Value Chain Development under the AFCFTA

Egypt’s Potential Value Chain Development under the AFCFTA

23 Aug 23  Publications
This trade brief explores the potential for AfCFTA-enabled regional value chain (RVC) development for Egypt, a North African country with significant value chain links with Europe ...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

26 Jul 23  News
SA’s manufacturing sector and the golden opportunities for SMEs (Bizcommunity) South Africa’s manufacturing sector is one of several areas of interest, identified in the Natio...
African CT&L Value Chain Performance, Potential and Gender

African CT&L Value Chain Performance, Potential and Gender

12 Jul 23  Blog
DOWNLOAD BLOG This Blog is intended to give an idea of the potential of integrated and cross-dimensional value chain, trade performance and gender analysis using tralac’s curren...
Egypt and the AfCFTA – an opportunity for diversifying manufacturing exports and regional value chain participation

Egypt and the AfCFTA – an opportunity for diversifying manufacturing exports and regional value chain participation

22 May 23  Publications
Egypt’s total global trade in goods was US$ was just over US$ 114 billion (9% of GDP) in 2021 of which 64% was imports (down from 69% in 2020). Both imports and exports have incr...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

14 Mar 23  News
‘EU is putting draconian measures on South African citrus’ (SABC News) The Citrus Growers Association of South Africa has requested Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Pa...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

13 Feb 23  News
Maritime Chamber wants to contribute more to South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) Industry organisation the Maritime Business Chamber has written an open let...
The Agribusiness value chain in Africa

The Agribusiness value chain in Africa

30 Dec 22  Infographics
Africa’s textile and apparel value chain – Its impact on special economic zones

Africa’s textile and apparel value chain – Its impact on special economic zones

12 Dec 22  Publications
DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION The textile, apparel and accessories (TA&A) industry, as well as the footwear industry, hold considerable potential for Africa in terms of economic advanc...
Profiling the African Clothing, Textile & Leather Value Chain: Basic and Gender Dimensions

Profiling the African Clothing, Textile & Leather Value Chain: Basic and Gender Dimensions

06 Nov 22  Publications
DOWNLOAD PUBLICATION The AfCFTA Secretariat, in a recent report entitled The Futures Report 2021: Which Value Chains for a Made in Africa Revolution, identified certain industrial...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

26 Oct 22  News
Local news Lack of finance, security still plaguing South Africa’s transport industry – panel (Engineering News) Considering recent developments – such as the Covid-19 pand...
tralac Daily News

tralac Daily News

25 Oct 22  News
Local news Economic growth expected to slow to 1.9% (SAnews) South Africa’s economic growth is expected to slow to 1.9% in 2022, says Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana. The Min...

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