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‘Opportunity of the century up for grabs’ – COMESA secretary-general
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‘Opportunity of the century up for grabs’ – COMESA secretary-general

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

 Sindiso Ngwenya, secretary-general of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), has been perhaps the continent’s staunchest champion of expanding free trade across Africa. He…

AfDB rings the drums for SADC
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AfDB rings the drums for SADC

Editor Southern Times - Aug 28, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Pretoria – The African Development Bank (AFDB) has said that it is ready to be at the forefront of SADC’s quest for industrialisation and…

SADC must speed up industrialisation: Zuma
37th SADC summit meeting
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SADC must speed up industrialisation: Zuma

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

By Innocent Gore PRETORIA – The SADC region cannot continue to be suppliers of primary products and yet experience low levels of domestic investment, incoming SADC chairperson…

Industrialisation dominates Council of Ministers Meeting
37th SADC summit meeting
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Industrialisation dominates Council of Ministers Meeting

Editor Southern Times - Aug 18, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire, Pretoria, South Africa THE SADC Council of Ministers meeting which was held here on Tuesday has placed industrialisation at the centre of its…

Dual membership hamstring regional integration
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Dual membership hamstring regional integration

Staff Reporter - Jul 31, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa LUSAKA – Dual membership and indecision on some of major policies being initiated by regional economic groupings are some of the factors slowing down…

SADC needs to speedily implement power projects
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SADC needs to speedily implement power projects

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

We welcome efforts by SADC to address key infrastructural projects and economic enablers that would speed up the process of industrialisation, beneficiation of raw materials found in…

Largest milking parlour in Central Africa to be established in Zambia
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Largest milking parlour in Central Africa to be established in Zambia

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Wallace Mawire ZAMBEEF Products’ Kalundu Dairy Farm is gearing up for industrialisation of the local dairy sector with the construction of the largest state-of-the-art rotary milking…

Continent celebrates Africa Day
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Continent celebrates Africa Day

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Sifelani Tsiko Africa last week celebrated the 54th anniversary of the founding of the continental body — the African Union — at a time when it…

Botswana central bank calls for an open economy
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Botswana central bank calls for an open economy

Staff Reporter - May 29, 2017

By Mpho Tebele GABORONE – The Bank of Botswana (BoB) has called on the government to pursue what it calls an open economy as part of its effort…

De-risk Africa: Lure pension funds to invest in continent
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De-risk Africa: Lure pension funds to invest in continent

Staff Reporter - Apr 03, 2017

By Southern Times Writer AFRICA must commit to a roadmap that will allow African pension funds to invest in Africa’s own infrastructure projects, says Ibrahim Assane Mayaki,…

Green route to industrialisation: The best option for Africa
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Green route to industrialisation: The best option for Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 27, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK – Africa launches the 2017 Economic Report on Africa in Dakar, Senegal, this week, with the continent looking back on a challenging 2016…

Beneficiation takes shape in the region
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Beneficiation takes shape in the region

Staff Reporter - Mar 13, 2017

By Lovemore Ranga Mataire HARARE – Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe’s call for Africa to expedite industrialisation through beneficiation of its mineral resources seems to be taking shape…

Namibia opens doors to the world
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Namibia opens doors to the world

Staff Reporter - Nov 11, 2016

By Magreth Nunuhe WINDHOEK–ECONOMIC experts have urged Namibia to pull up its socks if it is serious about attracting foreign investment by developing its infrastructure, defining its…

SADC still leading Africa: UN chief
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SADC still leading Africa: UN chief

Staff Reporter - Sep 05, 2016

By Tileni Mongudhi MBABANE - THE Southern African region continues to grow economically and is still the preferred investment destination for those looking at investing in Africa. Carlos…

AFDB agrees to fund SADC industrialisation strategy
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AFDB agrees to fund SADC industrialisation strategy

Staff Reporter - Jun 10, 2016

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - The African Development Bank (AfDB) has agreed to finance the Southern Africa Development Community (SADC)’s industrialisation as the region’s major priority, the Secretariat’s…

Do what you are good at Chang advises Africa on development
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Do what you are good at Chang advises Africa on development

Staff Reporter - Apr 16, 2016

By Staff writer “Countries can decide their development path. Countries become good at things because they want to excel at making those particular things,” renowned Development Economist Ha-Joon…

Huge trade finance opportunities in Africa
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Huge trade finance opportunities in Africa

Staff Reporter - Mar 02, 2016

>Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek — There is a big drive on the African continent to increase manufacturing and industrial base and shift away from an economy that is…

Water –  an engine for growth, development and industrialisation
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Water – an engine for growth, development and industrialisation

Staff Reporter - Feb 24, 2016

• Lazarus Sauti Water, a finite and irreplaceable resource, notes the United Nations, is critical for sustainable development, including environmental integrity and the alleviation of poverty and…

2016: Towards  SADC regional integration and  industrialisation
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2016: Towards SADC regional integration and industrialisation

Staff Reporter - Jan 25, 2016

> Kizito Sikuka The curtain came down on 2015, an eventful year for southern Africa dominated by the historic approval of an industrialisation strategy and a recalibrated…