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Botswana reveals SADC countries that require visa
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Botswana reveals SADC countries that require visa

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone- The Democratic Republic of Congo and Madagascar are the only countries in SADC whose nationals are required to obtain visa to enter Botswana.…

SADC Members of Parliament warned: demographic dividend not a given
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SADC Members of Parliament warned: demographic dividend not a given

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Moses Magadza Mahe, Seychelles – Africa will account for approximately 80 percent of the projected four billion increase in the global population by the year 2100,…

SADC strategises on post-2020 development agenda
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SADC strategises on post-2020 development agenda

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi Southern Africa has commenced the process of formulating a new cooperation and regional integration strategy to succeed the current development blueprint that is expected…

SADC moves to tackle energy crisis – 190 million people have no electricity
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SADC moves to tackle energy crisis – 190 million people have no electricity

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Timo Shihepo EZULWINI – The Southern African region has identified challenges that are hindering the implementation of energy projects in the region and has come up…

190m people in SADC have no electricity
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190m people in SADC have no electricity

Staff Reporter - Jul 24, 2017

By Gugu Mahlalela EZULWINI – Over 190 million people are in dire need of access to electricity in southern African region, the King of Swaziland, Mswati III…

Applaud SADC for progress in regional integration
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Applaud SADC for progress in regional integration

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – There is progress and achievement in a number of regional integration projects in the Southern African region, which are often not known…

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…

SADC enjoying sustained power generation surplus
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SADC enjoying sustained power generation surplus

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Joseph Ngwawi in Ezulwini, Swaziland Efforts to achieve energy security in southern Africa appear to be achieving results as the region continues on a positive trajectory…

Namibia records regional tourist boom
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Namibia records regional tourist boom

Staff Reporter - Jul 17, 2017

By Southern Times Writer WINDHOEK – The Namibian tourism sector is reaping the rewards of an interregional tourism boom with latest figures released by that country’s Ministry…

Race against time ….as SADC targets 35 000 MW projects
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Race against time ….as SADC targets 35 000 MW projects

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Timo Shihepo Windhoek – The Southern African Development Community (SADC) is racing against time to install new energy projects needed to generate 35 000 MW in…

Mugabe bids Masire emotional farewell
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Mugabe bids Masire emotional farewell

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Mpho Tebele Gaborone - Zimbabwe’s President Robert Mugabe last week delivered an emotional farewell speech for Botswana’s second post-independence President Sir Ketumile Masire, describing him as…

Transforming the energy future of SADC
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Transforming the energy future of SADC

Staff Reporter - Jul 10, 2017

By Kudakwashe  Ndhlukula The Southern Africa Development Community (SADC) region is endowed with abundant natural energy resources both renewable and non-renewable that are available to propel its…

Few African countries ratify tripartite FTA
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Few African countries ratify tripartite FTA

Staff Reporter - Jul 03, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka – A paltry eight African have so far ratified the Tripartite Free Trade Area (TFTA) more than two years after it was launched in…

Mosisili claims elections rigged  ……..appeals for SADC sponsored forensic audit
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Mosisili claims elections rigged ……..appeals for SADC sponsored forensic audit

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi Maseru - While conceding defeat in the June 3 Lesotho elections, leaders of the outgoing seven-party coalition claim the entire electoral process was rigged,…

Develop systems to counter droughts
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Develop systems to counter droughts

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

AS had been widely predicted, most SADC countries have come out of gripping drought experienced during the 2015/2016 season and are poised for bumper harvests this year,…

Is semi-privatisation the way to go for SADC state owned enterprises?
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Is semi-privatisation the way to go for SADC state owned enterprises?

Staff Reporter - Jun 26, 2017

By Southern Times Writer WINDHOEK – Since the dawn of independence most Southern African Development Community (SADC) member countries saw the worse and worst in most State…

Will SADC succeed in Lesotho? …as opposition win elections
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Will SADC succeed in Lesotho? …as opposition win elections

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By  Sechaba Mokhethi MASERU – The Basotho nation voted a new coalition government projected to guide efforts to build strong, disciplined and inclusive national institutions to facilitate consensus…

SADC approve R40m grants to Madagascar, Seychelles
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SADC approve R40m grants to Madagascar, Seychelles

Staff Reporter - Jun 12, 2017

By Timo Shihepo WINDHOEK – SADC has approved to give R20 million each to Madagascar and Seychelles to help the two island nations improve their participation in…

SADC talks tough on Lesotho
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SADC talks tough on Lesotho

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

By Sechaba Mokhethi Maseru - The head of the Southern African Development Community Electoral Observation Mission (SEOM) to Lesotho, Pombe Mahinga, has warned of an uncompromising approach…

Let SADC get it right with Lesotho
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Let SADC get it right with Lesotho

Staff Reporter - Jun 05, 2017

In one of the Namibian languages there is a saying that goes, ‘Omuntu omuntu molwaantu’ (in Shona and Zulu/Ndebele, it’s “munhu munhu nevanhu/umuntu ngumuntu ngabantu) which loosely…