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NEPAD: Looking Back At The Last 20 Years And Forward To The Next 20

By Greg Nott When NEPAD (New Partnership for Africa’s Development) was adopted some 20 years ago by the African Union in 2002, it was a time of extraordinary African leadership and the birthing of the vision of an African renaissance. Then-South African President Thabo Mbeki and the former president of Senegal, Abdoulaye Wade, were founding …

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SADC Tourism Business Platform to address barriers

Johannesburg, 16 August 2022 – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) Tourism Business Platform (TBP) has officially launched following a consultative process that started over a year ago with representatives from the 16 SADC Member States. The main objective of the TBP is to address tourism barriers and advance the sustainable development of the regional …

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SAB, SWPN and Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality Launch Water Partnership

The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality in partnership with the South African Breweries and the Strategic Water Partners Network (SWPN) established a water partnership to help solve the water crisis in Nelson Mandela Bay. The prolonged below average rainfall in catchment areas and declining water levels at the dams supplying the towns of Gqeberha, Kariega and Despatch, coupled with associated constraints …

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SADC Business Council Takes Action On Non-Tariff Barriers

Johannesburg, 16 August 2022 – Non-tariff barriers (NTBs) are generally defined as any kind of ‘red tape’ or trade rules, regulations and procedures, other than tariffs that unjustifiably restrict the flow of goods and services. NTBs may take the form of quantitative restrictions, discriminatory taxes or excessive document requirements applied on imports, unduly discriminatory rules of …

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Channel Africa Radio interview: SADC Business Council Takes Action On Non-Tariff Barriers

The Southern African Developed Community (SADC) Business Council and the GIZ Co-operation for the Enhancement of SADC Regional Economic Integration Programme have been working together since 2020 to remove non-tariff barriers in the SADC region. Non-tariff barriers are generally defined as any kind of ‘red tape’ or trade rules, regulations and procedures, other than tariffs …

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SADC Business Council And Afreximbank Launch The SADC – Africa Trade And Investment Marketplace

Kinshasa, 10 August 2022 – Today the African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank) and the SADC Business Council (SADC BC) launched the SADC – Africa Trade and Investment Marketplace which aims to promote regional trade, unlock investment opportunities, deepen economic cooperation, and drive sustainable business growth between the SADC region and the rest of Africa. The SADC – …

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6th Annual SADC Industrialisation Week To Take Place August 2 – 6 2022 In Kinshasa, Democratic Republic Of Congo

The Democratic Republic of Congo through the Ministry of Cooperation and Regional Integration and the Ministry of Trade will host the 6th Annual SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW) on 2-6 August, 2022 in Kinshasa, the country’s the capital city. The event will be held at the Parliament Building, under the theme “Promoting industrialisation through agro-processing, mineral …

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Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum 2022

The Nedbank Group and the NEPAD Business Foundation (NBF) hosted the Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum themed ’Expanding Digital Readiness: Supporting the Development of Digital Infrastructure in the SADC region’. The aim of the engagement was to establish a Digital Infrastructure Working Group to support the development of a SADC Regional Digital Infrastructure Masterplan, regulatory harmonisation, and …

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Minister Patrcia de Lille delivers keynote address on infrastructure projects in South Africa during the Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum

Honourable Minister of Public Works and Infrastructure, Hon. Patrcia de Lille delivered keynote address at the first virtual Nedbank-NBF Networking Forum for 2021 themed ‘Public-Private Engagement to facilitate a more Structured and Enduring Relationship with the Private Sector in support of the Infrastructure South Africa (ISA) Initiative’ on Tuesday, 4 May 2021. Her role was …

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