Cry for leadership: How can we move forward as a country?

A cold realism has followed the initial euphoria that accompanied the ascendance of President Cyril Ramaphosa to the highest seat as president of his party and the country. Absence of clarity in what Ramaphosa really believes and stands for,...

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Balanced screening process would not deter foreign direct investment

On the eve of July’s Brics summit, economic development minister Ebrahim Patel introduced the Competition Amendment Bill. The envisaged changes in the Competition Act come after the ANC took a decision at its conference in December to amend competition...

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Keeping score of the US-China ‘trade war’

Some months ago, in an interview on Classic FM, I noted my scepticism on whether the trade disagreement between the US and China should be called a trade war. At that point the US was rolling out its increased...

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Improving Women’s Participation in the AfCFTA

The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) brings with it the promise of market access to the continent with an estimated GDP of US $ 1.2 trillion. The agreement was signed on the 21 March 2018 by 44 countries....

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An Overview of Institutional Challenges: Spotlight on State-Owned Enterprises and Key Legislation

Authors: Mzukisi Qobo and Matlala Setlhalogile Parliament looks at amending the PIC Act A week after President Ramaphosa announced a commission of inquiry to probe allegations of poor governance into the PIC board, it has emerged that parliament is forging ahead with assessing...

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Case studies on Beitbridge and Chirundu

At the 2018 SADC Industrialisation Week I had the privilege to present the findings of a GEG Africa Study on standing times and the economic development aspects of the borders at Beitbridge and Chirundu. Presentations on case studies are...

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