The Digital Economy… Ensuring That No Group Eats the Crumbs

Technological advancements have transformed many aspects of our daily and working lives. The technology age has changed the business landscape. We are constantly confronted by the digital economy and its demands for us to respond to the 4th Industrial...

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Namibia Taking Over the SADC Chair

Namibia or the “land of the brave” as it is affectionately called by Namibian citizens. When I first heard that Namibia will be chairing the SADC 2018, I thought “the land of the brave has done it!” Namibia has...

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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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