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Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

Conclusion of the Economic Partnership Agreement

18 Jul 2014
After ten years of preparations and negotiations, the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the SADC EPA Group and the EU was ‘initialed’ by the Chief Negotiators on 15 ...
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UN officials urge greater investment to boost Africa’s development prospects

UN officials urge greater investment to boost Africa’s development prospects

18 Jul 2014
United Nations officials today stressed the need to harness the necessary resources to take Africa’s progress to the next level, calling for increased investment to boost the con...
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World Bank Group at the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting on July 19, 2014, Sydney, Australia

World Bank Group at the G20 Trade Ministers Meeting on July 19, 2014, Sydney, Australia

18 Jul 2014
Trade-related reforms will be at the center of the agenda as G20 Trade Ministers gather for a critical meeting July 19 in Sydney. These reforms are vital – not only to the G20’...
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EU wants EPA initialled by the end of July

EU wants EPA initialled by the end of July

18 Jul 2014
The issue of export duties with regards to the signing of the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) between the Southern African Development Community (SADC) EPA Group and the Europ...
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ECOWAS single currency take-off date no longer feasible

ECOWAS single currency take-off date no longer feasible

18 Jul 2014
Facts have emerged that the January 1, 2015 take-off date for the use of a single currency under the West African Monetary Zone is no longer realizable. The development was confir...
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BRICS Business Leaders Pledge Cooperation to Increase Trade and Investment

BRICS Business Leaders Pledge Cooperation to Increase Trade and Investment

17 Jul 2014
The Second meeting of the BRICS Business Council took place yesterday, 15 July 2014, on the occasion of the Sixth BRICS Summit in Fortaleza, Brazil. The meeting was Chaired by Mr ...
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Sadc Summit: Zim’s golden opportunity

Sadc Summit: Zim’s golden opportunity

17 Jul 2014
Zimbabwe is emerging from years of a myriad challenges mainly caused by illegal sanctions imposed by Western countries as punishment for embarking on the land reform programme. No...
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2014 BRICS Joint Statistical Publication

2014 BRICS Joint Statistical Publication

17 Jul 2014
The Fifth Joint Statistical Publication of the BRICS Countries is the result of annual joint efforts of National Statistical Offices (NSOs) of Brazil, Russia, India, China and Sout...
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State to build one-stop border posts

State to build one-stop border posts

17 Jul 2014
Government will soon construct one-stop border posts at Victoria, Kazungula and Katima Mulilo border posts in Southern and Western provinces to enhance revenue collection in the co...
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Economy expected to grow by 5,4% in 2014

Economy expected to grow by 5,4% in 2014

17 Jul 2014
The local economy is expected to grow by 5,4% this year compared to 4,4% in 2013, the Bank of Namibia says in its economic outlook for 2014-2016. “Growth will be supported by do...
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BRICS build new architecture for financial democracy

BRICS build new architecture for financial democracy

17 Jul 2014
The BRICS alliance (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) launched the New Development Bank (NDB) and Contingency Reserve Arrangement (CRA) during its sixth summit, instit...
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AfDB Independent Development Evaluation releases Transport Issue of eVALUation Matters

AfDB Independent Development Evaluation releases Transport Issue of eVALUation Matters

16 Jul 2014
The June 2014 issue of the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) quarterly knowledge publication, eVALUation Matters, was released on July 11. This issue focuses on the transpor...
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Britain to fund South African carbon trading experiment

Britain to fund South African carbon trading experiment

16 Jul 2014
Britain will expand funding for a programme to help coal-rich South Africa develop a carbon trading market in an attempt to rein in its rising greenhouse gas emissions. The Britis...
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CSOs want stable gas, oil extraction policies

CSOs want stable gas, oil extraction policies

16 Jul 2014
Civil Society Organisations (CSOs) have suggested that there is a need to have a system of ensuring that policies on oil and gas are carried on even after the current government’...
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Angola economy back on track, non-oil sector expands

Angola economy back on track, non-oil sector expands

16 Jul 2014
Despite a slight deceleration in 2013 due to lower oil revenues, Angola’s economy appears to be back on track with real GDP growing by 4.4%, according to the World Bank’s lates...
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EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

EU welcomes new UN Convention on transparency for investor-state dispute settlement

16 Jul 2014
The European Union welcomes the agreement reached on 9 July 2014 on a new United Nations convention to strengthen transparency in investor-state disputes. The Convention on Transp...
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Documented Immigrants in South Africa, 2013

Documented Immigrants in South Africa, 2013

16 Jul 2014
This statistical release on Documented immigrants in South Africa, 2013 (P03051.4) presents information on immigrants into South Africa that were issued with temporary and permanen...
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The 4th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

The 4th Meeting of the BRICS Trade Ministers: Joint Communiqué

15 Jul 2014
Fortaleza, 14 July 2014 The Ministers responsible for trade of Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa met in Fortaleza, Brazil, on 14 July 2014, on the eve of the Sixth BRI...
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Update on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

Update on the Continental Free Trade Area (CFTA)

15 Jul 2014
Document prepared ahead of the Seventh Conference of African Ministers in Charge of Integration (COMAI VII), taking place from 14-18 July 2014 in Ezulwini, Swaziland ...
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WTO members work to bridge trade facilitation divide ahead of July deadline

WTO members work to bridge trade facilitation divide ahead of July deadline

15 Jul 2014
The divide among WTO members over the implementation of the new Trade Facilitation Agreement (TFA) has continued to persist in recent weeks, despite an end-July deadline to agree o...
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