Lack of political will and cultural norms throttle women economic empowerment

Author: Matlala Setlhalogile South Africa’s ability to realise gender parity hinges on advancing women’s socio-economic empowerment. The empowerment of women is of essence as it presents women with opportunities to realise their full potential and in turn enable them to contribute...

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Digital Transformation and Women’s Participation in Trade

Author: Thabelo Muleya As digitalisation helps in reducing the costs of participating in trade, it is also be opening new opportunities for women to participate in trade. Digital transformation can serve as a tool for inclusive trade-led industrialisation. However, research from...

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The absence of a Regional Response to COVID-19

Azwimpheleli Langalanga COVID-19 has been characterised by a return to various forms of nationalisms including inward looking policies. This has been the case at both a continental and global level. The World Health Organization, an institution tasked with governing global...

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Time to ramp up regional trade

Catherine Grant Makokera and Deidre Penfold The focus of the Covid-19 pandemic has been firmly on dealing with the health crisis in the short term. This has meant limiting not only the movement of people, but also goods, with potential...

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The state of South Africa’s economy, what we know so far

Heinrich Krogman and Anna Ngarachu The latest set of GDP figures for the first quarter of 2020 is expected to be published by Stats SA on 30 June and it’s less a matter of “what’s the verdict?” and more a...

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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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