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Ensure we benefit from the fourth industrial revolution
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Ensure we benefit from the fourth industrial revolution

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

A few years ago in northern Namibia, a young communal farmer was talking to one of his farm employees. The conversation was about the farmer buying a…

Mobile subscriptions on a surge in SADC
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Mobile subscriptions on a surge in SADC

Editor Southern Times - Sep 18, 2017

 Sharon Kavhu Durban – Mobile subscriptions in the SADC region have increased by 21 percent over the past five years, says the SADC Secretariat.    Speaking during…

SADC condemns the assassination of Lesotho army chief, deploys mission
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SADC condemns the assassination of Lesotho army chief, deploys mission

Editor Southern Times - Sep 06, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - SADC will deploy a ministerial fact finding mission after the assassination of the commander of the Lesotho Defence Force (LDF), Lieutenant General Khoantle…

SADC you are on your own
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SADC you are on your own

Editor Southern Times - Sep 04, 2017

In April, the South African economy was downgraded by international rating agencies to junk status. Three months later its neighbour to the north, Namibia, also gets downgraded…

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…

I will implement SADC decisions if I’m alive – Lesotho PM
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I will implement SADC decisions if I’m alive – Lesotho PM

Editor Southern Times - Aug 28, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Pretoria – Lesotho Prime Minister Dr Thomas Thabane has vowed to formulate a roadmap by November 2017 aimed at implementing SADC decisions, provided that…

None ourselves but can create the SADC that we want
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None ourselves but can create the SADC that we want

Editor Southern Times - Aug 28, 2017

The just-ended 37th SADC Summit in Pretoria, South Africa, prove once again that there is more that unites the region than that which divides it and that…

ECA urges SADC states to trade among themselves
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ECA urges SADC states to trade among themselves

Editor Southern Times - Aug 28, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Pretoria - Executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, has urged SADC countries to increase trade among themselves…

The case for sport development in Southern Africa
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The case for sport development in Southern Africa

Editor Southern Times - Aug 25, 2017

By Andrew Bonani Kamanga WHEN the meeting of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) Heads of States took place in South Africa recently, a moment of silence…

Early hiccup for Botswana’s tourism levy
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Early hiccup for Botswana’s tourism levy

Editor Southern Times - Aug 22, 2017

By Bakang Mhaladi Gaborone - Botswana legislators have rejected amendments meant to usher in a tourism levy, where tourists entering the southern African country will be charged…

A lack of political will remains SADC’s Achilles heel
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A lack of political will remains SADC’s Achilles heel

Editor Southern Times - Aug 21, 2017

SADC was established as an inter-governmental body to promote sustainable and equitable economic growth as well as socio-economic development through efficient productive systems, deeper co-operation and integration,…

ECA urges SADC states to trade among themselves
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ECA urges SADC states to trade among themselves

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

By Timo Shihepo PRETORIA – Executive secretary of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Vera Songwe, has urged SADC countries to increase trade among themselves…

SADC, EU launch implementation of TRF projects in Member States
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SADC, EU launch implementation of TRF projects in Member States

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 2017

PRETORIA - The Southern African Development Community (SADC) in collaboration with the European Union (EU) has formally launched the national implementation of projects valued at 31.6 million…

AFDB rings the drums for SADC
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AFDB rings the drums for SADC

Editor Southern Times - Aug 20, 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…

Scrutinising SADC’s infrastructure and services sectors
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Scrutinising SADC’s infrastructure and services sectors

Editor Southern Times - Aug 18, 2017

By Timo Shihepo PRETORIA – The SADC region is making significant inroads in the areas of infrastructure and services but still faces a lot of challenges to…

History and treaty of SADC
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History and treaty of SADC

Editor Southern Times - Aug 18, 2017

THE predecessor of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) was the Southern African Development Co-ordination Conference (SADCC), established in 1980 in Lusaka, Zambia. This background on the…

SADC Secretariat and Israel discuss areas of cooperation
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SADC Secretariat and Israel discuss areas of cooperation

Editor Southern Times - Aug 18, 2017

GERSHON Kedar, who is non-resident Ambassador to Botswana, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe, paid a courtesy call on Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, the SADC Executive Secretary on 4…

‘Implement SADC’s integration agenda’ . . . to improve  people’s livelihoods
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‘Implement SADC’s integration agenda’ . . . to improve people’s livelihoods

Editor Southern Times - Aug 18, 2017

By Timo Shihepo and Innocent Gore PRETORIA – SADC’s Council of Ministers incoming chairperson Maite Nkoana-Mashabane says she is honoured to be the new chairperson and immediately…

‘SADC has a story to tell’
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‘SADC has a story to tell’

Editor Southern Times - Aug 18, 2017

By Kizito Sikuka in Pretoria, South Africa It is time the southern African region takes charge of its own narrative and tells the story about its major…

Let Angolans chart their own course
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Let Angolans chart their own course

Staff Reporter - Aug 14, 2017

Angolans go to the polls towards the end of this month to choose a new leader to replace President Eduardo dos Santos, who is stepping down after…