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How Africa can curb illicit financial flows to strengthen economies post Covid-19

The AfCFTA is set to be implemented at the same time as the globe tackles post-Covid-19 recovery. Deeping continental integration can help to boost economies, particularly if stemming illicit financial flows is prioritised

An African free trade area is in our sights

Successes and failures from other initiative such as the European Union will be instructive, but much work must be done before the African Continental Trade Area becomes a reality

Coronavirus and the economy: We didn’t prepare for tough times

South Africa was well-placed for the 2008 crisis. But R3.18-trillion debt and low growth hamper its ability to limit the economic effects of Covid-19

African free trade is vital for growth

Negotiators are scrambling to meet the July 1 deadline for the world’s second-biggest trading agreement, which could boost continental trade

SA to US: Hurt us and it’ll hurt you

South Africa’s preferred trade status is likely to be removed, which means exports will cost more

Economy rebounds but hold the champagne for now

Experts say the increase in GDP is largely a result of a decrease in load-shedding in the second quarter

South African Special Economic Zones Programme

South Africa has 10 Special Economic Zones located in seven provinces

Trump’s Africa strategy should have cast China as a partner, not a global adversary

Why opportunities should be found to advance cooperation between Africa, China and the US as confidence building measures in US-China relations

US renews accusations of unfair trade practices against China

Trump and Chinese President Xi Jinping are due to discuss trade when they meet later this month during the Group of 20 summit in Argentina

​British Airways launches direct flights between Durban and London

The direct flight will boost trade and increase tourism in KwaZulu-Natal

EU begins tricky negotiations with developing countries

For decades the EU has maintained relations with nearly 80 developing countries under the Cotonou Agreement. It's now time for fresh negotiations

The art of the flea market deal

Milnerton flea market in Cape Town is a veritable training ground for the upstart dealmaker with asking prices rarely breaking the R100 mark

US-China trade needs a strategic rethink

Global prosperity requires that the multilateral free-trade system be maintained and strengthened

​Restraints of Trade

Can a worker skilled in a certain area be prevented from exercising this skill by a former employer?

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The spate of arrests for corruption continues apace in Gauteng and the Eastern Cape.

SANDF hid R200m expenditure on ‘Covid’ drug it can’t use

Military health officials are puzzled by the defence department importing a drug that has not been approved for treating coronavirus symptoms from Cuba

Epic fail: Africa’s Fortnite battle

Forced onto the backfoot by poor ping and overseas servers, African gamers are getting creative in an attempt to play one of the biggest competitive games. In the second instalment of our gaming corner, we chat to some of the innovators

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Transport Month

An infrastructure-led recovery will help to stimulate demand in the South African economy, which is vital post the Covid-19 pandemic

Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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