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Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority Act
Unpacking SA's new Border Management Authority ActArticle

Up until now, South Africa's border management, which includes the tasks of securing the country's borders and protecting its national interests, has been managed by multiple organs of state. This changed on 21 July 2020, however, as the Border Management Authority Act came into force...

Virusha Subban and Prenisha Govender 3 days ago

Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economies
Why the African free trade area could be the game-changer for the continent's economiesArticle

Most economists see structural transformation as one of the main routes to Africa's sustainable development...

Muazu Ibrahim 3 Aug 2020

M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2
M&A in Africa: Bleak skies overhead, but the future looks brighter - Part 2Article

Part 1 of this article looked at the mergers and acquisitions market in South Africa; this part will explore M&A conditions in other parts of the continent...

27 Jul 2020

A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisis
A resilient Africa will continue to rise above the Covid-19 crisisArticle

Let's not allow the very real challenges of the virus overshadow the progress Africa has made...

Pieter Bensch 25 May 2020

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AfCFTA's impact on Africa's energy sectorArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) will constitute the world's largest free trade area, consolidating an integrated market of 1.3-billion consumers with a combined gross domestic product (GDP) of approximately $3.4trn...

14 Jan 2020

Rodwyn Peterson, head of litigation Chibesakunda & Co, DLA Piper Africa member firm in Zambia
Can AfCFTA solve Africa's energy challenge?Article

This serious shortage of electricity in most African countries creates a need for the introduction of power generation from alternative sources...

Rodwyn Peterson 22 Nov 2019

#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavours
#FoodNextAfrica: The SA food startup championing traditional African flavoursArticle

Young entrepreneur Sipamandla Manqele is using food to inspire pride in indigenous African ingredients, while uplifting the small-scale farmers and communities involved in their cultivation...

Lauren Hartzenberg 17 Sep 2019

AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assembly
AfCFTA under the spotlight at ISO assemblyArticle

Support for the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement formed part of discussions at the 42nd General Assembly of the International Organization for Standardization (ISO), currently underway in Cape Town...

17 Sep 2019

Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneurs
Africa: The land of milk and honey, and... entrepreneursArticle

With the economic landscape in southern Africa showing great promise, new industries are emerging, existing ones growing stronger and entrepreneurship flourishing. What does this mean to the produce industry?...

Issued by Produce Marketing Association 26 Jul 2019

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What the African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement means for the continentArticle

The operational phase of the African Continental Free Trade Area agreement (AfCFTA) was officially launched at the African Union (AU) summit in Niger in early July...

Virusha Subban & Itumeleng Mukhovha 10 Jul 2019

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Plan to accelerate African tradeArticle

African Development Bank Board approves $4.8 million grant to accelerate African free trade...

12 Apr 2019

Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN report
Hunger in Africa still rising - new UN reportArticle

According to new data presented in joint UN report the Africa Regional Overview of Food Security and Nutrition, 237 million people in Sub-Saharan Africa are suffering from chronic undernutrition...

14 Feb 2019

#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's view
#BizTrends2019: Africa - The optimist's viewArticle

Is there a new scramble for Africa? Why should Africa be confident...?

Andrew Skipper 7 Jan 2019

Lionel October, director general of the dti
Intra-African trade remains a priorityArticle

Intra-African trade remains as a priority for the South African government, Director General of the Department of Trade and Industry (dti), Lionel October, said...

14 Sep 2018

President Paul Kagame. Image credit: Village Urugwiro via
A new dawn for Africa as 44 countries sign CFTA dealArticle

The African Continental Free Trade Area Agreement (CFTA ) could enter into effect by the end of this year following signing by 44 countries yesterday at the 10th extraordinary African Union Summit...

Collins Mwai 22 Mar 2018

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