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tralac Daily News  (2020-10-22)
National Parliament urges Trade and Industry to accelerate Coronavirus COVID-19-related price abuse investigations (South African Government) The Portfolio Committee on Trade and Industry heard today about the high volume of complaints that the...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-21)
National Taking to the skies (SAnews) Although the COVID-19 pandemic is still with us and requires all to act responsibly, for many the further easing of travel restrictions could not have come at a better time not only for individuals but for...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-20)
National South Africa’s track record bodes ill for investment drive (IOL) South Africa will be hard pressed to realise its ambitions of attracting R1 trillion ($61 billion) of private investment in infrastructure if its past record is anything to...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-19)
National Job creation is key to SA’s economic recovery (SAnews) As the country recovers from the devastation of the Coronavirus pandemic, President Cyril Ramaphosa has emphasised the need to take stock of the mammoth task of creating employment...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-16)
National SA recovery plan to improve economic growth (SAnews) South Africa’s new Reconstruction and Recovery Plan should help unlock greater job creation and faster economic growth. “The plan contains many practical initiatives which together...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-15)
National Amid SA’s economic gloom, exports boom thanks to gold price, citrus (Business Insider SA) South Africa’s economy is expected to shrink by 8% this year due to the pandemic, but there’s one unlikely bright spot: exports.In August, the...


South Africa’s PPE shortage – what can we learn?
Within the first week of South Africa’s lock down in response to the Covid-19 crisis, at the end of March, health care professionals were warning that locally available supplies of personal protective equipment (PPE) were inadequate. This was a...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-14)
National African trade integration is still a far way off, envoy tells Parly | Fin24 African states are progressing with trade regimes that are past due in a bid to bolster trade within the continent, Deputy Director General at the Department of...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-13)
National South Africa won’t meet debt targets, president’s council says (Moneyweb) South Africa won’t be able to meet its finance ministry’s debt targets and it may be undesirable for it to attempt to do so at a time when the economy is being...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-12)
National Time to implement reforms running out – FirstRand chair (Moneyweb) FirstRand chair Roger Jardine says the “socio-economic fallout of the Covid-19 pandemic has brought forward the inevitable inflection point that our country was bound to...


Effects of the COVID-19 Measures on Trade Facilitation in SADC
The COVID-19 pandemic has affected millions of people worldwide and to try and contain the spread of the virus governments the world over have imposed various measures which have limited movement of people and goods across borders. Some Ports of...


COVID-19 Control Measures in SADC – Striking a balance between control and Trade Facilitation
The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic have not spared the Southern African Development Community (SADC) region and like in all other parts of the world, economies of the member states have suffered from the various measures that are being imposed to...


National and regional perspectives and responses on the impact of COVID-19 on cross-border trade and Customs border management – what are we learning?
What began as a worldwide health crisis, turned out to be a global economic shock of unimaginable effects on cross-border trade for travellers, traders, transporters, and policy-makers in African countries. This blog develops selected talking...


Innocent Muranganwa
Innocent Muranganwa is a holder of an MSc Degree in Fiscal Studies (N.U.S.T, Zimbabwe) and has more than 26 years of experience in Customs and Excise Management. He has been involved in Customs Border Control and Management, Customs Modernisation...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-09)
National One SA’s Economic Recovery Plan revealed: 20 key interventions (The South African) One South Africa Movement (One SA) Chief Activist Mmusi Maimane, on Thursday 8 October at a press briefing in Johannesburg, delivered the movement’s...


World Bank confirms economic downturn in sub-Saharan Africa, outlines key polices needed for recovery  (2020-10-09)
As Sub-Saharan African countries continue to face economic uncertainty in the time of COVID-19, the region’s latest macroeconomic analysis says governments can look to policy reform as a driver of economic recovery. Driven by the economic fallout...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-08)
National Illicit trade hotline to curb illegal activity (IOL) Illegal trading is one of the biggest threats to economic order and growth in the country, according to the Consumer Goods Council of SA (CGCSA), who have launched the illicit trade...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-07)
National South Africa’s exports to China were surprisingly better in the ‘pandemic quarter’ (Engineering News) While South Africa had seen on overall decline in exports during the lockdown, exports to China had grown by just more than 2%...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-06)
National ITAC Completes Investigation Into the Supply of Scrap to the Metals Industry (the dtic) The International Trade Administration Commission (ITAC) has completed an initial investigation into the supply of scrap metal as an input to the...


tralac Daily News  (2020-10-05)
National South Africa: Update on partial re-opening of borders (SAnews) Home Affairs Minister, Dr Aaron Motsoaledi, has convened an inclusive meeting involving senior immigration officials and ports of entry managers to address challenges...


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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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