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Special Economic Zones are key in reviving manufacturing In South Africa – Dube Trade Port CEO

Erskine was addressing the Select Joint Oversight Committee on Trade, International Relations, Economic and Business Development during their visit to the Durban-based Dube Tradeport SEZ

The Chief Executive Officer of the Dube Tradeport, Mr Hamish Erskine says Special Economic Zones (SEZs) are key in reviving the manufacturing sector and creating sustainable jobs. Erskine was addressing the Select Joint Oversight Committee on Trade, International Relations, Economic and Business Development during their visit to the Durban-based Dube…

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International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) Media Prize awarded to journalist Mike King from Breakbulk, USA

Mike King is a multi-award-winning journalist, as well as a shipping and logistics consultant

International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) (www.IRU.org), the world road transport organisation today announces the winner of the 2018 IRU Media Prize on the future of transport and trade. The IRU Media Prize celebrates the significant contribution of journalists to current debate within the transport sector, and coincides with the upcoming IRU…

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Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) aiming to become Africa’s premier think tank, Vera Songwe tells African Ambassadors

Speaking at a retreat of African permanent representatives based in Addis Ababa, Ms. Songwe said most African countries were facing similar issues in an ever-more challenging global context

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) is working hard to ensure it becomes a premier think tank that Africa can rely on to address some of its social, economic and environmental challenges, Executive Secretary Vera Songwe said, Wednesday. Speaking at a retreat of African permanent representatives based in Addis Ababa,…

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Africa is ‘on the rise’, says UN chief Guterres, urging collaboration for better future

Africa is “on the move and on the rise” with communities coming together to resolve their problems and offer mutual support, United Nations Secretary-General António Guterres highlighted on Wednesday

He urged everyone with a stake in Africa’s success to seize the new opportunities and work together with people on the continent for the common good. However, alongside the progress and resilience, on the back of stability and improved governance, parts of Africa remain fragile with challenges to overcome, said…

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Ministers endorse continental report on population and development issues in Africa

Africa needs to invest well to reap a dividend from its increasing youth population

Ministers and senior government officials-in-charge of population in Africa met in Accra, Ghana, from 4 to 5 October 2018 and endorsed a continental report of the five-year review of the implementation of the Addis Ababa Declaration on Population and Development (AADPD).  The AADP, a key framework for addressing population and…

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The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) undertakes mission to America to attract investment for film industry

The South African delegation will undertake site visits to identified international studios and make presentations on investment projects for acquisition, distribution and film servicing opportunities

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) will lead a group of filmmakers to Los Angeles in the United States of America to attend the popular American Film Market (AFM) from 30 October – 7 November 2018. The delegation will comprise of emerging black production and service companies currently…

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Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector

by Sunil Kaushal, CEO, Africa & Middle East at Standard Chartered Bank

Think exponentially, not incrementally: How the rules of the game are changing in Africa’s banking sector An abundance of opportunities We are fortunate to witness a period of monumental progress in Africa. The changes are visible across all sectors. African start-ups have raised a record breaking $560 million in 2017,…

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BRICS Parliaments adopt a Time-Table for Consultations to Finalise the Establishment of a BRICS Parliamentary Forum to Enhance Collaboration as Proposed by South Africa

Speaker Mbete said, so much needs to be done to translate the ideals that inspired BRICS parliamentarians to work closer together on matters of common interest

Speakers of BRICS Parliaments, have given a preliminary nod to a proposal of the South Africa to formally establish a BRICS Parliamentary Forum by March 2019 in South Africa. Speaker of the South African National Assembly, Ms Baleka Mbete, convened a meeting of BRICS Parliamentarians at the Kempinski Hotel in…

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British High Commissioner's speech at UK-Ghana Investment Summit

Welcome everyone. Your excellency The Vice President of Ghana Dr. Bawumia, Honorable Minister of Finance, Honorable Minister of Trade, Baroness Fairhead, Minister of State for Trade & Export promotion in the UK, Sir Paul Collier, Professor of Economics and Public in the Policy Blavatnik School of Government at Oxford University,…

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50 000 Jobs sustained through the Workplace Challenge Programme

Majaja pronounced on this remarkable milestone during the 20-year anniversary celebrations of the Workplace Challenge Programme which took place in Botshabelo, Free State

The Chief Director of Space affairs at the Department of Trade and Industry (the dti), Ms Nomfuneko Majaja says that the Workplace Challenge Programme (WPC) has led to the sustaining of more than 50 000 jobs and creating a further 250 since it was founded. Majaja pronounced on this remarkable milestone…