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28 Aug 2020  News
SA freight and transport industry still far from recovery (Business Report) The South Africa freight and transport industry was still far from recovery from the negative impa...
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How nations can structurally transform their economies

How nations can structurally transform their economies

28 Aug 2020  News
The policy experiences that transformed China from a manufacturing assembly hub of the world to an economic powerhouse offer valuable lessons for countries in the global south. Th...
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WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade

WTO issues new report regarding impact of COVID-19 crisis on agricultural trade

28 Aug 2020  News
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note examining the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on world agricultural trade. The paper notes that agricultural trade has far...
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27 Aug 2020  News
National news Cyril Ramaphosa calls publishing of full list of Covid-19 government contracts a ‘historic moment’ (IOL) President Cyril Ramaphosa called the online publication...
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Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

Digital economy can put citizens in control of finance, says UN Task Force

27 Aug 2020  News
A UN Task Force set up to look into the risks and benefits of the digital economy, has concluded that it could have a transformational impact on sustainable development, and empowe...
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WTO issues new report on how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade

WTO issues new report on how COVID-19-related restrictions on cross-border mobility are affecting global trade

27 Aug 2020  News
A new information note published by the WTO Secretariat highlights how trade in goods and services has been affected by temporary border closures and travel restrictions linked to ...
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26 Aug 2020  News
National news National Assembly approves COVID-19 tax relief bills (SAnews) The National Assembly has passed the Disaster Management Tax Relief Bill and the Disaster Management T...
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Taxing the digital economy: COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

Taxing the digital economy: COVID-19 heightens need to expand resource mobilization base

26 Aug 2020  News
Taxing Rights for Africa in The New World & Effects of COVID-19: The Role of Tax Policymakers and Tax Administrators The COVID-19 pandemic has brought to the fore, the focus o...
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African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

African businesses shifting towards new technologies in response to COVID-19 pandemic

26 Aug 2020  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), jointly with International Economics Consulting Ltd (IEC), have released the report of the second comprehensive survey on the COVID-19 pan...
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25 Aug 2020  News
National news South Africa’s GDP will take at least five years to recover from COVID-19 impact, says UNDP study South Africa’s overall GDP is expected to decline by at least ...
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COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

COMESA-EAC-SADC develop Electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System

24 Aug 2020  News
A regional electronic Corridor Trip Monitoring System (CTMS) which will allow cross border road transport operators, drivers, regulators and law enforcement agencies to record and ...
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Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

Lack of proper measurement equipment in MS affecting trade in COMESA

24 Aug 2020  News
Several Member States (MS) in the COMESA region are at a disadvantage with their trading partners because of the lack of reliable, accurate and comparable measurement equipment and...
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Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

Undiversified economies, low intra-trade constrain SADC industrial drive

21 Aug 2020  News
The quest to transform southern Africa into an industrialised region is being hampered by the declining level of intra-regional trade and the lack of diversification of domestic ec...
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Statement by Secretary-General H.E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene at the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Statement by Secretary-General H.E. Wamkele Keabetswe Mene at the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

17 Aug 2020  News
On this occasion of the official commissioning and handing over of the AfCFTA Secretariat, let me express deep humility for having been elected by the 33rd Ordinary Session of the ...
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Official Commissioning and Handing Over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

Official Commissioning and Handing Over of the AfCFTA Secretariat

17 Aug 2020  News
The AfCFTA Secretariat Building was officially commissioned and handed over by the African Union to Ghana on Monday, 17th August 2020. Speeches from the ceremony are available...
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H.E. President Nyusi of Mozambique takes over as Chair of SADC, pledging to continue advancing the regional development agenda

H.E. President Nyusi of Mozambique takes over as Chair of SADC, pledging to continue advancing the regional development agenda

17 Aug 2020  News
His Excellency Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, on 17th August, 2020 assumed the Chairpersonship of the Southern African Development Community (S...
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40th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held virtually

40th Ordinary Summit of SADC Heads of State and Government held virtually

17 Aug 2020  News
The 40th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was held virtually from Maputo, Mozambique on the 17th ...
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SADC commended for reducing impact of COVID-19

SADC commended for reducing impact of COVID-19

17 Aug 2020  News
SADC Member States have been commended for putting in place vibrant measures to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus, commonly known as COVID-19. These measures include in...
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SADC Day Message by H.H. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and SADC Chairperson

SADC Day Message by H.H. John Pombe Joseph Magufuli, President of the United Republic of Tanzania and SADC Chairperson

17 Aug 2020  News
Fellow SADC Citizens It has been 40 years since our Organization was established in Lusaka, Zambia, in 1980; and exactly 28 years since the transformation of the Southern African ...
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SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

SADC discusses Vision 2050, RISDP 2020-30

17 Aug 2020  News
The 40th SADC Summit set for 17 August is expected to receive and deliberate on a new Vision 2050 and an accompanying development blueprint that will provide strategic directi...
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