Possible solutions to address some of the most urgent economic issues facing South Africa: response to the COVID -19 crisis.

Annie Sugrue is a Tutwa Associate and wrote this brief in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, after participating in Tutwa’s seminar on Block Chain & Regional Trade on 6 March 2020. The first ever lockdown in democratic South Africa...

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The African Continental Free Trade Agreement Update

The day that trade is supposed to start under the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AFCFTA) is fast approaching.  It is now a little more than 3 months until the deadline of 1 July 2020 that has been set...

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Post February prospect for South Africa

After delivering a difficult budget for 2020, Minister Mboweni and the Executive Office still face an uphill battle to reassure the business community that policies announced during February’s State of the Nation Address and Budget Speech will be implemented...

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Finding roles for groups at the bottom of the pyramid amidst the 4IR

The Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) is a term that comes up inevitably during discussions about job losses; for instance, “Can you imagine what the unemployment rate will be when 4IR really takes hold?” We use 4IR terms like automation...

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The Forgotten African Trade Agreement

The attention of trade negotiators has been concentrated on progressing the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) over the last two years. This mega arrangement is not an easy undertaking. It has been billed to create the largest free...

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Minister Mboweni Delivers the Mini Budget Speech: Case of a Blinking Hatchet Man

Azwimpheleli Langalanga, Anna Ngarachu and Heinrich Krogman Finance Minister Tito Mboweni presented his mini-budget speech on the 30th of October 2019. The mini-budget is essentially a report that reviews the economic situation from a fiscal and monetary policy perspective, done...

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