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The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) and Liquor Industry Role Players Commit to Pursuing an Inclusive and Transformed Liquor Industry Agenda

This momentous agreement was agreed to during the inaugural Liquor Industry Transformation Seminar that was hosted by the dti in Midrand yesterday

The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) together with liquor industry role players have committed to pursuing an inclusive and transformed liquor industry agenda that will ensure the achievement of meaningful and accelerated participation in the sector. This momentous agreement was agreed to during the inaugural Liquor Industry Transformation…

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The Third Industrial Development Decade for Africa: from political commitment to actions on the ground

Unemployment and poverty are serious concerns for the continent, where more than 70 per cent of the working age population is unemployed or has no job security

African leaders, UN officials, and representatives of international finance institutions and of the private sector met yesterday at the United Nations Headquarters to reaffirm their commitment to a broad-based international partnership to industrialize Africa in a socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable manner. Unemployment and poverty are serious concerns for the…

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President Museveni, US Undersecretary discuss trade, security

President Yoweri Museveni said Uganda is against importation of secondhand clothes because it is trying to develop its textile and apparel sector

President Yoweri Museveni has said that while Uganda and the United States face many challenges that they are collaborating on together including peace and security in South Sudan, Somalia, DR Congo, they will intensify their efforts for durable solutions. The President however urged the United States to balance these efforts…

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Stakeholders discuss model law for transboundary infrastructure development in Africa

The law is expected to be adopted by African Heads of State at their January Summit in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

The proposed model law on transboundary infrastructure development in Africa was under the spotlight in New York today (September 20, 2017) with Economic Commission for Africa’s Adeyinka Adeyemi saying the law will facilitate private sector investment and financing in transboundary infrastructure enterprises on the continent. Mr. Adeyemi, Senior Advisor and…

Source: CRU International Limited |

East and Southern Africa fertilizer and agribusiness leaders come to Maputo to discuss how to boost regional food security and prosperity

The leaders of fertilizer production and trade from across the region will all be participating in discussions

In two weeks over 300 visitors from 28 different countries will join senior government figures and leading industry executives in Maputo, Mozambique. They will all gather to discuss the technical and commercial challenges facing the fertilizer and agribusiness industries in the region. The event is a three-day conference, including a…

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Aliko Dangote at UN General Assembly in New York: “Africa will become the food basket of the world”

From APO Group correspondent at UN General Assembly in New York

Nigerian business leader Aliko Dangote told investors "Agriculture, agriculture, agriculture. Africa will become the food basket of the world." In a packed room at the headquarters of global law firm Shearman and Sterling LLC  high level business leaders and international diplomats invited by the Corporate Council for Africa to hear…

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AfricaBuild Lagos 2018: fairtrade announce the 3rd edition for 6 to 8 March at the Landmark Centre in Lagos

Great chances for doing business in Nigeria

The Nigerian economy is out of recession. Due to this fact and after the great success of AfricaBuild Lagos (www.AfricaBuild-Lagos.info) this year it comes as no surprise that the German trade fair specialists fairtrade Messe announce the 3rd edition of AfricaBuild Lagos to take place on 6 to 8 March…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

South Africa and the United Kingdom recommit to enhance trade post Brexit

According to Davies, UK remains a key investment partner for South Africa in terms of the total inward Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) flows received from the rest of the world

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies held a bilateral meeting with the United Kingdom Secretary of State for International Trade, Dr Liam Fox in Pretoria today. The meeting was a continuation of the on-going high-level engagement between South Africa, and the United Kingdom. The two Ministers meeting…

Source: The Department of Trade and Industry, South Africa |

Minister Davies and deputy minister Magwanishe conclude visit to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia for the African Union informal meeting on the WTO

The Informal meeting in Addis Ababa provided an opportunity for AU Ministers of Trade to consider recent developments in the negotiations at the WTO and to formulate positions on priority issues for Africa in the current Doha Development Round

The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies and Deputy Minister Mr Bulelani Magwanishe are back in the country from Ethiopia where they attended the Informal Meeting of African Union Ministers of Trade on the World Trade Organisation (WTO) issues held at the African Union Headquarters in Addis Ababa,…

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USTDA connects U.S. energy industry to business opportunities in South Africa

This pilot project was submitted through USTDA’s previous proposal window for energy projects in sub-Saharan Africa

The U.S. Trade and Development Agency awarded a grant to Solafrica Energy (Pty) Ltd., a developer of utility-scale solar power plants in Southern Africa, for a pilot project that demonstrates the performance of an energy storage system based on Primus Power Corporation’s (California) EnergyPod2® technology. The EnergyPod2® is a long-duration…