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The 20 Year Review: South Africa in the global arena

The 20 Year Review: South Africa in the global arena

13 Mar 2014  News
The Twenty Year Review was launched by President Jacob Zuma on 11 March 2014. The Review reflects on how the country has progressed since the dawn of democracy in 1994, the challen...
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Focus on effectiveness and sustainability of development cooperation: WTO expert

Focus on effectiveness and sustainability of development cooperation: WTO expert

12 Mar 2014  News
World Trade Organization’s Development Division Director Shishir Priyadarshi on Monday stated that the two key dimensions to development cooperation is its effectiveness and sust...
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Latest UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor released – Message from Mr. James Zhan

Latest UNCTAD Investment Policy Monitor released – Message from Mr. James Zhan

12 Mar 2014  News
It is my pleasure to share with you UNCTAD’s twelfth Investment Policy Monitor. The Monitor finds that twenty five countries took thirty six investment policy measures in the re...
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Africa – a new era for partnerships with the south

Africa – a new era for partnerships with the south

12 Mar 2014  News
The economic weight of Southern actors at the global level over the last two decades has been unprecedented in speed and scale. Whilst growth levels of western economies plummeted...
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South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits tralac’s Master of Commerce programme

South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry visits tralac’s Master of Commerce programme

12 Mar 2014  News
On Friday 7 March 2014, South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, delivered a presentation on South Africa’s Trade Policy and Strategic Framework to th...
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The continent of opportunities

The continent of opportunities

11 Mar 2014  News
Healthy ties and improved infrastructure make the African continent ripe and right for Indian industry The African continent today represents new horizons and opportunities for In...
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Growing middle-class leading consumption drive in rapid-growth markets

Growing middle-class leading consumption drive in rapid-growth markets

11 Mar 2014  News
Growing middle-class leading consumption drive in rapid-growth markets Across the rapid-growth markets there will be nearly 200 million middle-class households by 2022 up from 94 ...
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African Integration Fund: Feasibility study

African Integration Fund: Feasibility study

11 Mar 2014  News
Background Despite numerous resolutions made by African leaders, the African integration process has been marked by slow progress due to differences in political commitment vis-à...
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Improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalities

Improved trade policies in fish sectors could address gender inequalities

10 Mar 2014  News
New UNCTAD-EIF study of the fisheries sector in The Gambia shows trade policies have to be inclusive if they are to reduce poverty. The expansion of the fisheries sector could hel...
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Africa’s push to add value to minerals now a riskier gamble

Africa’s push to add value to minerals now a riskier gamble

10 Mar 2014  News
African government efforts to force mining companies to process minerals before export may backfire as they come up against weakening commodity prices and investor demands that fir...
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SACU: The inconvenient institution?

SACU: The inconvenient institution?

10 Mar 2014  News
The article aptly titled “SACU Dead Man Walking” giving a SACU Perspective by Professor Roman Grynberg needs further reflection and critical insight. There is no denying the f...
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EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones

EU proposes responsible trading strategy for minerals from conflict zones

07 Mar 2014  News
High Representative (HR) of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine Ashton and EU Trade Commissioner Karel De Gucht today [5 March, 2014] proposed an integrated EU...
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Tanzania most active in removing NTBs

Tanzania most active in removing NTBs

07 Mar 2014  News
EAC launches Common Market Score Card 2014 in Dar es Salaam The East African Common Market Score Card has revealed that the United Republic of Tanzania is the most active in remov...
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UNCTAD-ITC Partnership on Trade faciliation

UNCTAD-ITC Partnership on Trade faciliation

07 Mar 2014  News
The United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) and the International Trade Centre (ITC) have joined forces to assist developing countries in the implementation of ...
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EU Trade Ministers pledge TTIP support as talks enter next stage

EU Trade Ministers pledge TTIP support as talks enter next stage

06 Mar 2014  News
EU trade ministers meeting in Athens last week pledged their full support to the ongoing trade talks with the US, as part of a broader push on both sides to allay concerns from pub...
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Top African court ‘powerless’ to reinstate SADC Tribunal

Top African court ‘powerless’ to reinstate SADC Tribunal

06 Mar 2014  News
The African Commission on Human and People’s Rights has said it has no authority in the fight to fully reinstate the Southern African human rights Tribunal, which was suspended a...
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EAC, EU sign 4.5m Euro agreement to support regional integration agenda

EAC, EU sign 4.5m Euro agreement to support regional integration agenda

06 Mar 2014  News
The East African Community Secretariat and European Union Delegation to the United Republic of Tanzania and to the EAC today signed a Financing Agreement totaling 4.45 Million Euro...
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Europe, America and the Transatlantic Partnership

Europe, America and the Transatlantic Partnership

05 Mar 2014  News
The United States and Europe are poised to create the world’s largest Free Trade Area under the proposed Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). The negotiations ...
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Economists wary of BRICS initiatives, transparency snags

Economists wary of BRICS initiatives, transparency snags

05 Mar 2014  News
Experts have cautioned the government to be careful in handling foreign investors coming to the country offering contracts without transparency. Participating in a debate organize...
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Exciting times for SADC

Exciting times for SADC

05 Mar 2014  News
Namibia is among eight African countries in the Southern African region that have been recognised among the top 20 “most exciting African mineral jurisdictions”. An investment...
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