Time for SA to Rejig Investment Attraction Strategies

The carnage wreaked by Covid 19 to what was an already economically anaemic Mzansi is self-evident. Poverty and unemployment are at an all-time high and the economy is expected to shrink by more than 7% this year. By all...

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Towards the next frontier: Industry 4.0 and e-commerce

Conversations about the fourth industrial revolution often revolve around the negative impacts thereof and how woefully unprepared we are. This debate was brought into sharper focus after Donald Trumps’ victory as the media and academics scrambled to find out...

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FCTC threatens tobacco growing nations

The adoption of the World Health Organisation’s ( WHO’s) Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (FCTC) is regarded as a significant step in setting up an international regulatory framework aimed at protecting present and future generations from adverse effects of...

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South Africa – Zimbabwe trade war: time for WTO intervention?

The current dispute between South Africa and Zimbabwe relating to the latter’s import restrictions on groceries and other products such as building materials underlines the importance of a vibrant dispute resolution system in trade relations. The import restrictions at issue...

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