A brief window: coordinating industrial and trade policy

There is broad consensus that in order to address South Africa’s triple threat of poverty, inequality and unemployment the economy needs to grow; at least at a rate higher than the population. But this has not been the case...

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Uncertain steps to restructure SOCs

Heinrich Krogram and Azwimpheleli Langalanga Democratic South Africa now has its 6th parliament. The voting public gave the governing ANC another outright majority leading to a five-year term. The governing party’s margin has albeit been reduced from the last elections...

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Cyril Ramaphosa Post-Elections: Limits to Reforms

Dr Mzukusis Qobo and Matlala Setlhalogile Since his ascent to power in Nasrec in December 2017 as ANC leader, and his assumption of office as country’s president in February 2018, Cyril Ramaphosa has been seen as an oasis of hope for...

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AFRICA’S PRIORITIES AMIDST THE “TRADE WARS”

To properly appreciate the implications of unfolding international economic conflicts centred on the US it is necessary to start with correcting a misnomer: “trade wars.” This popular media term conceals more than it reveals; a more accurate but less...

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Should You Bother With Brexit?

Catherine Grant Makokera & Faith Tigere Pittet et al The British exit of the European Union (EU) is still ongoing, or rather still undecided. It is nearly three years since the referendum was held that resulted in the decision of...

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Business and the AfCFTA

To date, 52 African Union (AU) Member States have signed the Agreement Establishing the AfCFTA, and 19 have ratified the Agreement. The AfCFTA Agreement is a framework agreement, covering Trade in Goods and Services, Investment, Intellectual Property Rights and...

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