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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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In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

In wake of COVID-19, African Union to keep AfCFTA on track with digital technology

16 Aug 2020  News
Since the advent of the Covid-19 pandemic, the AU Commission, like most intergovernmental organisations around the world, has shifted most of its activities online. In this contex...
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SADC Council of Ministers calls for coordinated measures to mitigate impact of COVID-19, as Mozambique takes over Chairpersonship of Council

SADC Council of Ministers calls for coordinated measures to mitigate impact of COVID-19, as Mozambique takes over Chairpersonship of Council

14 Aug 2020  News
The Council of Ministers of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) held its virtual meeting on 13 August, 2020 with a call for strong and coordinated measures for the re...
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WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

WTO issues new report on how COVID-19 crisis may push up trade costs

14 Aug 2020  News
The WTO Secretariat has published a new information note warning of possible increases to trade costs due to COVID-19 disruptions. The note examines the pandemic’s impact on key ...
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Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

Assessing Africa’s policies and institutions: Safeguarding human capital during and beyond COVID-19

14 Aug 2020  News
The  Country Policy and Institutional Assessment (CPIA) for Africa is an annual diagnostic tool for Sub-Saharan African countries eligible for International Developme...
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SADC Senior Officials meet ahead of 40th Ordinary Summit and Council of Ministers meeting

SADC Senior Officials meet ahead of 40th Ordinary Summit and Council of Ministers meeting

12 Aug 2020  News
The preceding meetings of the 40th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government and Council of Ministers meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) start...
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ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

ECA report urges African countries to harmonize trade and transport regulations in the fight against COVID-19

12 Aug 2020  News
The Regional Integration and Trade Division (RITD) at ECA has released a new report entitled “Facilitating Cross-Border Trade Through a Coordinated African Response to COVID-19...
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