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tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-07-15)
Starting tomorrow, in Niamey: Lake Chad Basin Governors Forum 2019. The forum (16-18 July) will assess cooperation and firm up plans for the region’s stabilization. tralac’s latest Newsletter: Dispute settlement in trade agreements and an update...

Accelerating Economic Diplomacy towards a better South Africa, Africa and world: DIRCO Budget Vote Speech 2019  (2019-07-12)
Address by Minister Naledi Pandor, Department of International Relations and Cooperation Budget Vote Speech, 11 July 2019 at the National Assembly, Parliament I am pleased to have the opportunity to report to this House on our progress and...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-07-12)
Diarise: Uganda-Tanzania Business Forum (4-5 September, Dar es Salaam). The business forum, to be presided over by President Museveni and Tanzania president John Magufuli, will raise awareness about investment and business opportunities,...

Does the African Continental Free Trade Area mean business?
When a large number of sovereign states launch an ambitious new free trade project and conclude binding treaties to signal their resolve, we should pay attention. If these are African states and the launching ceremony is attended by several Heads...

The Development of REC Community Law: The EAC Court of Justice makes an important Contribution  (2019-07-12)
When the internal legal order of a particular regional integration arrangement is described as being based on “Community Law”, it typically means an advanced level of integration, bolstered by effective legal instruments and institutional...

The first Dispute under the SADC EPA has been declared  (2019-07-12)
When the SADC EU Economic Partnership Agreement (SADC EPA) between the European Union (EU) and the Member States of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) and Mozambique was concluded in 2016, it was hailed as a new generation reciprocal...

tralac’s Women in Trade Governance (WiTG) Development Programme – Cape Town, 8-12 July 2019
tralac’s inaugural Women in Trade Governance development programme residential took place in Cape Town this week. Twelve future leaders in trade governance gathered to network, learn and reflect. ‘I will take this opportunity to be a stepping...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-07-11)
Next week in Nairobi: “It’s all systems go as Kenya readies to host Africa’s leading premier SME gathering, the Kenya Trade Week and COMESA High Level Business Summit, 15-21 July” Business impediments along trade and transport corridors in the...

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Professor Dawid van Wyk is an Independent Consultant.

An important Comesa Court qualifier for natural and legal persons approaching the Court
The Treaty that underpins the 27-member Community of Eastern and Southern African States (Comesa) contains an appealing provision for ordinary persons, natural or legal, who are involved in a dispute with their government. Article 26 allows them to...

When is a levy not a tax? A guideline from Namibia
In the electronic communications industry the stakes are high. It is a lucrative world, complex and indispensable. If unregulated, things could easily get out of hand. Since it knows few boundaries, its services are readily tradeable. A country...

What does the National Security Exception in GATT mean?
The World Trade Organization (WTO) regime is rules-based. One of the implications is that the Member States can only invoke exceptions that are expressly provided for; national measures based on these exceptions must comply with the stated...

Dispute Settlement in the African Continental Free Trade Area
When national Parliaments received reports from the Executive about the outcomes of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) negotiations and why this Agreement should be ratified, they were informed that this trade arrangement will be...

Another Ruling against the Dismantling of the SADC Tribunal
In December 2018, the South African Constitutional Court ruled that the participation of the South African President in the decision to abolish the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tribunal in 2011 was unconstitutional, unlawful and...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-07-10)
Underway, in New York: High-level Political Forum on Sustainable Development Niamey Summit wrap, reactions Multi-video: Africa punches below its weight when it comes to international trade – AUC High Representative Dr Carlos Lopes interviewed...

Workshop on e-commerce, trade and the digital economy – Cape Town, 26-27 June 2019
tralac, with the financial support of the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade, hosted a policy workshop on e-commerce, trade and the digital economy. The overarching aim was to demystify e-commerce and create a pragmatic ‘to-do list’...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-07-08)
A comprehensive set of AfCFTA updates: The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area was launched yesterday after a day-long summit of Heads of State and Government of the AU in the Nigerien capital. The AfCFTA will be governed...

Recipe for AfCFTA: New report looks at ‘what’s next’ for the Continental Agreement  (2019-07-08)
The ninth edition of the flagship Assessing Regional Integration in Africa report (ARIA IX), titled ‘Next Steps for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA)’,  was launched on 6 July 2019 during the African Business Forum in...

Operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area launched at Niger Summit of the African Union  (2019-07-08)
The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has been launched, after a day-long summit of Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU) in the Nigerien capital. The AfCFTA will be governed by five...

tralac’s Daily News Selection  (2019-07-05)
Today’s featured commentary, David Pilling (Financial Times Africa Editor): Are tech companies Africa’s new colonialists? Ghana appears to have won the bid to host the AfCFTA Secretariat. A Reuters preview of the decision: African leaders will...

Third International Policy Conference on the African Child - 'Child Poverty in Africa'
African Child Policy Forum (ACPF)
Venue: United Nations Conference Centre, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Date: 12-13 May 2008
ARC briefing note on the outcomes of the 10th African Union Summit
The tenth African Union (AU) Summit took place at the UN Conference Centre in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 25 January to 2 February 2008.
South African Journal of International Affairs: Call for Papers
February 2008
The South African Journal of International Affairs (SAJIA) is published biannually by the South African Institute of International Affairs (SAIIA).
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