Tag: SADC

Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

Regional industry protocol on the cards for SADC

13 Apr 18  News
The SADC Secretariat is developing a legal instrument that will improve the policy environment for industrial development and support implementation. The development of a regional...
Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

Tripartite Free Trade Agreement to be tabled before Parliament

29 Mar 18  News
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Luwellyn Landers says government is in the process of submitting documentation and the Tripartite Free Trade Area Agreement ...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

26 Mar 18  News
African trade policy events starting today: In Abidjan: Africa CEO forum; In Nairobi: Regional meeting on SPS collaboration, leasing and coordination in Eastern and Southern Afric...
SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting underway

SADC Council of Ministers’ meeting underway

26 Mar 18  News
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Council of Ministers’ two-day meeting kicked off in Tshwane this morning with a call for increased focus on industrialisation. ...
Post-AfCFTA negotiations slated for May – AU official

Post-AfCFTA negotiations slated for May – AU official

26 Mar 18  News
Negotiating teams from countries that last week signed the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) deal will spend the first ten days of May in Addis Ababa to iron out outstan...
SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

SADC EPA TRQ Utilisation Update and opportunities under SADC EPA

15 Mar 18  Discussion
Taku Fundira, tralac Associate, discusses tariff rate quotas under the SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement November 1, 2016, marked a new era in the European Union (EU)’s tra...
Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

Informal cross-border trading – review of the simplified trade regimes in east and southern Africa

08 Mar 18  Publications
This Trade Brief presents a discussion of the importance of Informal Cross-Border Trading (ICBT) for socio-economic development in the east and southern Africa region. Althoug...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

08 Mar 18  News
Today’s tralac daily news selection marks International Women’s Day 2018: enjoy our compilation of commentaries, data sources, event pointers * * * Namibia’s Mrs Sabine Bö...
Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

Are the Brexit options for retaining SADC-EPA Benefits becoming clearer?

08 Mar 18  Blog
Brexit will arrive in about one year from now, at the end of March 2019. There have been many statements and “clarifications” but official negotiations about how the European U...
Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

Southern Africa Trust launches report on women traders and farmers in SADC

08 Mar 18  News
The experiences and challenges of women in the SADC region: The case of trade and agriculture sectors Women play a key role in the trade and agriculture in the Southern African De...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

07 Mar 18  News
The AfDB has appointed Moono Mupotola as Director, Regional Integration. Full details of this, and other senior management appointments, can be accessed here. SADC Ministers for E...
2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

2018 Meeting of SADC Ministers for Employment and Labour and Social Partners

07 Mar 18  News
Report of the Outgoing Chair (South Africa) The past year has been challenging for the SADC-ELS and equally the Troika. Our starting point was to examine and introduce new ways of...
IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

IMF Executive Board 2017 Article IV Consultation with Lesotho

06 Mar 18  News
On February 14, 2018, the Executive Board of the International Monetary Fund concluded the Article IV consultation with the Kingdom of Lesotho. While Lesotho has grown faster than...
Swaziland Budget Speech 2018/19

Swaziland Budget Speech 2018/19

05 Mar 18  News
The Minister of Finance, Martin G. Dlamini, has presented to Parliament the National Budget 2018/19 It is once again my honour to present to the fifth session of the tenth Parliam...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

02 Mar 18  News
Featured commentary: ACET’s Caroline Kende-Robb on Africa’s year of opportunity US Secretary of State, Rex Tillerson, travels to Chad, Djibouti, Ethiopia, Kenya and Nigeria ne...
2017 PIDA Week: Conference proceedings

2017 PIDA Week: Conference proceedings

01 Mar 18  News
Enhancing Trade and Economic Transformation through Regional Infrastructure Development Opening session NEPAD CEO Dr. Ibrahim Assane Mayaki welcomed the participants to PIDA Week...
Regional conference on Corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa: Call for abstracts

Regional conference on Corruption and the challenge of economic transformation in southern Africa: Call for abstracts

28 Feb 18  News
The UN Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Sub-regional Office for Southern Africa (SRO-SA), in collaboration with the African Union Southern Africa Regional Office (AU-SARO), are...
Department of Labour hosts SADC Employment and Labour Sector Tripartite Technical Meeting

Department of Labour hosts SADC Employment and Labour Sector Tripartite Technical Meeting

26 Feb 18  News
The South African Department of Labour is hosting the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Employment and Labour Sector Tripartite Technical Meeting at the Cape Town Inter...
What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

What is COMESA’s Digital Free Trade Area and should SADC have one too?

15 Feb 18  Publications
The Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) announced in November 2017 that its Secretariat had ‘completed the design of the digital free trade area’, and that t...
Department of Trade and Industry’s Doing Business in Africa Guide

Department of Trade and Industry’s Doing Business in Africa Guide

13 Feb 18  News
The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) has introduced a new guide on doing business in Africa. South African’s trade with the region has grown significantly over the...