Source: South African Revenue Service |

South African Revenue Service (SARS),Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) and Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) commit to combatting illicit trade in cigarette and tobacco products

The two associations also committed to ensuring that their members fully comply with the relevant legislation at all times

The South African Revenue Service (SARS)  met with the Tobacco Institute of Southern Africa (TISA) and the Fair-trade Independent Tobacco Association (FITA) on 15 August 2018 at the SARS Head Office in order to discuss and agree on collaboration among them to combat illicit trade in cigarette and all tobacco…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

South Africa: President Cyril Ramaphosa to Attend Southern African Development Community (SADC) Summit in Namibia

South Africa will remain a member of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Troika as Outgoing Chair until August 2019

President Cyril Ramaphosa will from 16-18 August 2018 lead South Africa’s delegation to the 38th Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and Government of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in Windhoek, Namibia. The Summit will take place under the theme “Promoting Infrastructure Development and Youth Empowerment for Sustainable…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Parliament |

South Africa: President Ramaphosa Praises the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Parliamentary Forum for its work

The Speakers were also upbeat after meeting President Ramaphosa, saying there is a strong cause for optimism going forward

The President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr Cyril Ramaphosa, has expressed his appreciation and support for the outstanding work of the SADC Parliamentary Forum (SADC PF) in entrenching democracy in the region. President Ramaphosa said this after meeting a high-level delegation of the SADC PF composed of Speakers…

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Source: African Trade Insurance Agency (ATI) |

On India’s Independence Day, increasing India-Africa trade ties remains a priority reflecting a shared history and a common vision for the future of both regions

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi noted that the current India-Africa partnership includes implementation of 180 lines of credit worth USD11billion in over 40 Africa countries and USD600 million in grant assistance

Today marks India’s 71st Independence day when in 1947 Britain’s Parliament passed the India Independence Act freeing the country to determine its own future. The ties between Africa and India were strengthened even more after independence as African countries and India both emerged from colonial rule with a determination to…

Source: International Road Transport Organisation (IRU) |

India steps-up trade ambitions with launch of global customs transit system – TIR

India implements TIR today, activating regional connectivity and advancing the country’s global trade prospects

As India celebrates its Independence Day, the launch of the multimodal and digital TIR (www.UNECE.org/tir/welcome.html) customs transit system looks set to revolutionise the country’s trade and transit potential. The implementation of TIR in India echoes the impressive developmental progress of the nation, with this latest milestone taking regional connectivity to…

Source: United Nations (UN) |

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Southern Africa Office launches Zambia STEPS Profile and Country Profiles for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe

The five profiles provide detailed analyses of the socio-economic developments in the respective countries, level of regional integration, and performance in terms of gender equality and empowerment

The Economic Commission for Africa (ECA) Southern Africa Office (SA)  launched the Zambia STEPS Profile and the Country Profiles (CPs) for Botswana, Lesotho, Namibia and Zimbabwe in Lusaka. The Secretary to Treasury (Zimbabwe) and Chairman of the Bureau of 23rd Intergovernmental Committee of Experts (ICE) of Southern Africa, Mr. Willard…

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CRU and AFAP create the opportunity for African fertilizer and agribusiness projects seeking finance to showcase their projects to investors

The event has gone from strength to strength, and CRU and AFAP are both delighted to be able to build on the success of the event by creating the opportunity for brownfield projects in Africa

CRU Events (www.CRUgroup.com) and The African Fertilizer and Agribusiness Partnership (AFAP) are working with partners across Africa to offer brownfield projects seeking capital investment, the chance to make a showcase presentation to an audience of global investors and financiers. This opportunity to raise finance, named the “Investment Showcase” will take place…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

Joint Communique on The Occasion of the Working Visit of The South African President to The Democratic Republic of Congo

The two Heads of State agreed to meet very soon, at a date and place to be determined by mutual agreement through diplomatic channels

Joint Communique on The Occasion of the Working Visit of The South African President to The Democratic Republic of Congo: 1. His Excellency Joseph KABILA KABANGE, President of the Democratic Republic of Congo, received His Excellency Cyril RAMAPHOSA, President of the Republic of South Africa and Chair of SADC, on…

Source: EXX AFRICA |

The Arms Trade in The Horn of Africa

The reluctance of western and other powers to act against Djibouti’s increasing arms trafficking activities poses an existential threat to the security of the Horn of Africa and imperils ongoing efforts to end long-running conflicts in the region

EXX Africa (www.EXXAfrica.com) published a special report on the arms trade in the Horn of Africa. The trade of illegal weapons in the Horn of Africa remains highly lucrative and is comprehensively entwined with transnational terrorist groups, drug smuggling, and the conflict in nearby Yemen. The focus of the regional arms…

Source: Republic of South Africa: The Presidency |

President Ramaphosa arrives in The Democratic Republic Of Congo for a working visit

This is President Ramaphosa's first visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo since his election as President of the Republic of South Africa in February 2018

President Cyril Ramaphosa has this morning, 10 August 2018, arrived in Kinshasa, in the Democratic Republic of the Congo for a Working Visit. This is President Ramaphosa's first visit to the Democratic Republic of the Congo since his election as President of the Republic of South Africa in February 2018.…