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tralac Daily News  (2020-11-26)
National SARB warns rising public debt ‘will severely impact financial sector’ (The South African) According to the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), National Treasury’s October Medium Term Budget Policy Statement (MTBPS) projections – which...


Kenya and South Africa Bilateral Trade 2019
Kenya and South Africa have no trade agreement currently. Trade between the two countries is conducted under the most-favoured-nation – World Trade Organization – rules. Kenya is a party to the East African Community (EAC) customs union (CU) &...


Collating and disseminating FDI data and related information in Africa – Challenges and opportunities
Collating and disseminating foreign direct investment (FDI) statistics and related information is important for many reasons. It helps government officials and policy makers to formulate appropriate investment policies and laws, which in turn...


Eswatini merchandise trade: Jan-May 2019 and Jan-May 2020 comparison
Eswatini is one of the few African countries that has reported their 2020 monthly trade data thus far. Eswatini is a member of the World Trade Organisation (WTO), the Southern African Customs Union (SACU), the Southern African Development Community...


Madagascar trade: Jan-Jul 2019 and Jan-July 2020 comparison
Madagascar is one of the few African countries that has reported their monthly 2020 data thus far. Madagascar is a member of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and two regional economic communities; the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa...


Africa’s COVID-19 medical supplies trade: January-June 2020
The coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic brought an unprecedented demand for medical products (COVID-19 medical supplies) required to curb the spread of the virus. COVID-19 medical supplies include products such as personal protective equipment, gloves,...


Intra-SADC FTA trade and SADC FTA trade with the rest of Africa 2019
The Southern African Development Community (SADC) consists of 16 members – 13 of which are in a free trade area (FTA). The SADC FTA members are Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, South...


tralac Daily News  (2020-11-24)
National South Africa’s refinery woes raise reliance on fuel imports (BusinessTech) South Africa, which buys nearly a third of its fuel requirements from overseas, is undergoing a surge in imports with the refining industry walloped by the...


Tunisia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
10 per cent of total intra-Africa trade is with African countries; mostly with countries which are members of the same FTAs as Tunisia – AGADIR, PAFTA and COMESA. 77 per cent of intra-Africa exports are to Libya, Algeria, Morocco and Egypt and 96...


Rwanda: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
A third of Rwanda’s total trade is intra Africa-Trade of which 50 per cent is trade with other EAC member states. Trade with countries outside the COMESA FTA is mainly with DRC, South Africa and Cameroon. 69 per cent of Rwanda’s intra-Africa...


Lesotho: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
While only 39 per cent of Lesotho’s world exports are destined for the rest of Africa, 78 per cent of world imports are sourced from other African countries; all most all with neighbouring South Africa. 98 per cent of total intra-Africa trade is...


Ghana: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
Ghana mainly trades with global trade partners and intra-Africa trade is mainly with countries which are not members of ECOWAS. This is due to the dominance of South Africa both as destination and source market. 57 per cent of Ghana’s total...


Gambia: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
The Gambia mainly exports goods to other African countries, but sources goods mainly from global trade partners. Also, between 2018 and 2019 intra-African exports more than doubled while intra-Africa imports halved. The increase in exports were...


Angola: 2019 intra-Africa trade and tariff profile
Angola mainly trades with countries beyond the African continent. In 2019 only 4 per cent of Angola’s total trade was intra-Africa trade. On the African continent Angola mainly trades petroleum oils with South African and Togo; mainly exports...


The Kenya-UK post-Brexit Trade Agreement
Since the beginning of this year the United Kingdom (UK) ceased to be a member of the European Union (EU). The Withdrawal Agreement entered into force on 31 January 2020. However, the UK continues to trade under EU rules till the end of 2020. This...


SACU trade 2019
The Southern African Customs Union (SACU), comprising Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, Namibia and South Africa, is a customs union (CU) with duty-free[1] intra-SACU trade and a common external tariff (CET) applicable to all imports from outside the...


tralac Daily News  (2020-11-23)
National Declaration on crypto assets welcomed (IOL) LUNO, the biggest cryptocurrency group in South Africa, welcomed the publication by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (FSCA) on Friday of a draft declaration of crypto assets as a...


tralac Daily News  (2020-11-20)
National Manufacturing can play a key role in South Africa’s economic recovery (Engineering News) The country’s economy is in a dire state, exacerbated by the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic; however, there are signs of opportunities for recovery...


tralac Daily News  (2020-11-19)
National Closing address by President Cyril Ramaphosa at the third South Africa Investment Conference (The Presidency) It has been a gathering filled with promise and optimism. It has also been a practical Conference, focusing on the numerous...


tralac Daily News  (2020-11-18)
National President to officially open third SA Investment Conference (SAnews) President Cyril Ramaphosa will deliver the Opening Address at the third South Africa Investment Conference today, as part of expanding South Africa’s efforts to grow...


IN FOCUS
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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