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Africa’s move to ban tariffs

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) has come into effect legally, however, countries that have ratified have a month to decide how the agreement will work. 24 out of 54 African countries have signed the agreement, Africa’s biggest economy, Nigeria is yet to sign. The AfCFTA will make Africa the largest free trade area […]

Preview of the ICC 2019 Cricket World Cup

The ICC 2019 Males Cricket World Cup starts tomorrow with the opening game between South Africa and co-host England at the Oval. South Africa’s Proteas will once again be looking to shake off the chocker’s label by making a great showing and winning the tournament. The Proteas coach Ottis Gibson, Barbadian who lived in England […]

South Africa’s new Carbon Tax Law

South Africa has finally made the carbon tax an official law, first drafted in 2010 the law has had a long road in getting approval, with 3 postponements due to mining companies, steel  manufactures and even government owned enterprises disputing the law saying it will hurt profits and push up costs. South Africa being one […]

The NBD has the potential to reshape the world of development finance

 The New Development Bank has the potential to change the world of development finance, says Professor Karin Costa Vazquez, in an article on the Financial Express. Prof. Vazquez is the Assistant Dean for Global Engagement, Executive Director, Center for African, Latin American and Caribbean Studies at School of International Affairs, O.P Jindal Global University. The […]

Minister Sisulu challenges UN Country Team to support South Africa’s national priorities

The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Lindiwe Sisulu, has received a Letter of Assignment from Ms Nardos Bekele-Thomas following her appointment as the United Nations (UN) Resident Coordinator to South Africa, the highest-ranking UN official in the country. Ms Bekele-Thomas is a direct representative of the UN Secretariat and her role includes, but is […]