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The Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action for Africa

The Role of Digitalization in the Decade of Action for Africa

08 Sep 2020  News
It is widely recognized that digitalization is one of the most powerful tools for implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Africa’s Agenda 2063. Digital appl...
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BRICS Foreign Ministers discuss topical international issues

BRICS Foreign Ministers discuss topical international issues

08 Sep 2020  News
On 4 September, Mr Sergey Lavrov, Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation, chaired a Stand-alone Meeting of BRICS Ministers of Foreign Affairs / International Relatio...
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07 Sep 2020  News
National news Covid wave brings second quarter slide (The Mail & Guardian) South Africans should brace themselves for a further slump in the economy, as gross domestic produc...
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04 Sep 2020  News
National news Pace of reform to determine shape of SA’s capital-equipment export recovery (Engineering News) About 40% of capital equipment exported from South Africa has been ...
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G20 Foreign Ministers to strengthen international cooperation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

G20 Foreign Ministers to strengthen international cooperation in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

04 Sep 2020  News
The G20 Foreign Ministers held an extraordinary meeting to discuss enhancing international cooperation to recover from the impacts of COVID-19 pandemic as well as strengthening pre...
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Make COVID recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and planet, Guterres urges, calling for concerted action by G20

Make COVID recovery ‘a true turning point’ for people and planet, Guterres urges, calling for concerted action by G20

04 Sep 2020  News
UN Secretary-General António Guterres has called on governments to incorporate “meaningful” climate action in all aspects of recovery from the global pandemic. Addressing mi...
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03 Sep 2020  News
National news Naledi Pandor to lead SA at G20 Foreign Ministers’ meeting (Devdiscourse) International Relations and Cooperation Minister Naledi Pandor is set to lead South Afri...
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SACU Ministers of Trade and Industry hold virtual meeting on the AfCFTA

SACU Ministers of Trade and Industry hold virtual meeting on the AfCFTA

02 Sep 2020  News
Opening Remarks by Ebrahim Patel, Chairperson of the SACU Ministers of Trade and Industry and Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, South Africa The objective of this Meeti...
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02 Sep 2020  News
Breaking: Nigeria’s foreign trade drops to N6.24 trillion, trade balance hits N1.8 trillion deficit (Nairametrics) The value of Nigeria's total foreign merchandise trade stood a...
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01 Sep 2020  News
National news New ‘single channel’ service created to help resolve barriers to South African exports (Engineering News) The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTI...
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New support system is key in addressing SA’s export barriers

New support system is key in addressing SA’s export barriers

01 Sep 2020  News
The South African Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) has launched the Export Barriers Monitoring Mechanism (EBMM) that will put South Africa in a strong posit...
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Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

Digital transformation should be top priority for Africa’s leaders

01 Sep 2020  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, ...
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31 Aug 2020  News
National news South Africa reports trade surplus in July as imports continue to lag (News24) South Africa recorded a trade surplus of R37.42 billion for July, this as export...
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4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

4th High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue: Taxing rights for Africa in the new world and effects of COVID-19 – The role of tax policymakers and tax administrators

31 Aug 2020  News
A collaboration between the African Tax Administration Forum and the African Union Commission Outcome Statement The 4th ATAF High-Level Tax Policy Dialogue attracted over 529...
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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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