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Climate variability accelerates food and nutrition insecurity in Southern Africa

Climate variability accelerates food and nutrition insecurity in Southern Africa

10 Jul 18  News
Food insecure population on the increase The number of food insecure people in the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region in the 2018/19 consumption year is 29 milli...
Understanding global remittances corridors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

Understanding global remittances corridors in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)

03 Jul 18  News
Is there any hope of reducing informal cross border remittances – or are informal channels really that bad? The current global remittance market is estimated to be in the region...
South Africa on ratification of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

South Africa on ratification of the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite Free Trade Area

14 Jun 18  News
Presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry on 13 June 2018 The Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) was launched in June 2015 in Egypt. Negotiations of the legal t...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Jun 18  News
The second African Transformation Forum takes place next week in Accra. Access the conference agenda here. UNCTAD convenes an expert meeting on statistical methodologies for measu...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

11 Jun 18  News
AfCFTA Ratification Barometer: Niger becomes the fourth state to deposit its instrument of ratification with the African Union Starting today, in Cape Town: COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripar...
Promoting private sector development as a driver of regional integration in Southern Africa

Promoting private sector development as a driver of regional integration in Southern Africa

11 Jun 18  News
The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Office for Southern Africa in collaboration with the African Union Southern Africa Regional Office (AU-SARO) and Africa Business Group (ABG...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

06 Jun 18  News
Concluding today, in Addis: Expert group meeting on the theme Poverty, inequality and jobs in Africa Diarise: 25th SWIFT African Regional Conference (20-22 June, Kigali) on the th...
COMESA-EAC-SADC Immigration Chiefs discuss free movement

COMESA-EAC-SADC Immigration Chiefs discuss free movement

25 May 18  News
Chiefs of Immigration departments from the COMESA, EAC and SADC regions held a two-day meeting in Nairobi this week to discuss ways of introducing free movement of business persons...
AUC, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

AUC, Sweden and UNDP partner to speed up action on continent’s legal agreements to boost development

25 May 18  News
The African Union Commission (AUC), Sweden, and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have joined efforts to boost the number of African countries signing up to and adopting ...
South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

South African Government Communications on approved agreement to establish Tripartite Free Trade Area

11 May 18  News
SADC Statement At its meeting at Tuynhuys in Cape Town on Wednesday, 9 May 2018, Cabinet approved the agreement establishing the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) between the Comm...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

10 May 18  News
From tralac’s recent high-level dialogue on SACU: the workshop report (pdf). Discussions centred on SACU revenue sharing, SACU’s external relations, and the future of SACU. Upd...
India-South Africa Business Summit 2018: “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity”

India-South Africa Business Summit 2018: “United by Legacy, Unified for Prosperity”

02 May 18  News
The much anticipated India-South Africa Business Summit 2018 (ISABS 2018) concluded on 30 April 2018 at the Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg with a session on ‘India ...
More currencies to be introduced to the SADC regional payment system

More currencies to be introduced to the SADC regional payment system

26 Apr 18  News
The introduction of the United States dollar as a trading currency on the southern African regional payment system is expected to improve the settlement of transactions among banks...
Exploring Malawi’s export potential

Exploring Malawi’s export potential

19 Apr 18  News
Regional integration is the key to Malawi’s trade success, according to a new ITC report that uncovers the country’s greatest untapped export potential in agro-processing. Thi...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

18 Apr 18  News
Next week, in Libreville, Gabon: Building Africa’s negotiating capacity for improved terms of engagement with the rest of the world (23-27 April) Africa’s Pulse: Boosting acce...
tralac’s Daily News Selection

tralac’s Daily News Selection

13 Apr 18  News
African ports: Strengthening Africa’s gateways to trade (PwC) This report was compiled by PwC’s Capital Projects and Infrastructure Transport and Logistics team using a combin...
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. ...

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