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Lets make 2018 count
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Lets make 2018 count

Staff Reporter - Dec 15, 2017

2017 will go down in the history books as an eventful year for SADC. By December 2016, the region was still facing a severe drought that threatened…

SADC steps up fight against poaching, illegal timber logging  …as Germany sets aside 20 million euros to curb the vice
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SADC steps up fight against poaching, illegal timber logging …as Germany sets aside 20 million euros to curb the vice

Staff Reporter - Dec 01, 2017

By Jeff Kapembwa Lusaka - Concerned with the continued rampant poaching of elephants and rhinos, among other endangered species, Germany has set aside 20 million euros to…

TP Mazembe gives SADC something to cheer its deflated football spirits
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TP Mazembe gives SADC something to cheer its deflated football spirits

Staff Reporter - Dec 01, 2017

By Robson Sharuko  Harare – In a year in which none of the region’s football heavyweights succeeded in their bid to qualify for the 2018 FIFA World…

Let’s develop agriculture and kick hunger out of Africa
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Let’s develop agriculture and kick hunger out of Africa

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

The rainy season is once again upon us and with Southern Africa facing prospects of normal to below normal rainfall in November and December, and normal to…

SADC must deal with doing business bottlenecks
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SADC must deal with doing business bottlenecks

Editor Southern Times - Nov 17, 2017

By Prosper Ndlovu Southern Africa needs to move with speed in eliminating ease of doing business bottlenecks to entice increased domestic and foreign direct investment that fosters meaningful…

Sadc meets on Zim situation
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Sadc meets on Zim situation

Editor Southern Times - Nov 16, 2017

 Harare – SADC said on Thursday its troika Organ on  Politics, Defence and Security was due to meet in Botswana on the same day to deliberate on…

All hands on deck as SADC seeks lasting political solution in Lesotho
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All hands on deck as SADC seeks lasting political solution in Lesotho

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Joseph Ngwawi The Southern African community is working tirelessly to ensure that stability is restored in Lesotho, where political and security challenges are once again threatening peace…

Surplus power generation – Time for SADC to relax?
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Surplus power generation – Time for SADC to relax?

Editor Southern Times - Nov 03, 2017

Kizito Sikuka The improved electricity generation in southern Africa is a welcome development for the region as energy supply is a key enabler for industrialisation. Energy shortages…

Trade finance needed to foster intra-African trade
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Trade finance needed to foster intra-African trade

Editor Southern Times - Oct 27, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – East and southern Africa leads in intra-African trade with the highest share of between 18 and 19 percent, which reflects Common Market…

IMF team heads to Zimbabwe
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IMF team heads to Zimbabwe

Editor Southern Times - Oct 20, 2017

By Southern Times Writer Harare - The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is set to resume its re-engagement with Zimbabwe when a team from the global monetary body…

Namibia to send 250 soldiers to Lesotho
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Namibia to send 250 soldiers to Lesotho

Editor Southern Times - Oct 17, 2017

By Albertina Nakale Windhoek - Cabinet has authorised the Ministry of Defence to avail 250 members of the Namibian Defence Force (NDF) to be deployed to support…

Master Plan to make Namibia a logistics hub
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Master Plan to make Namibia a logistics hub

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Namibia has the opportunity to transform itself into an international logistics hub for the SADC Region by 2025 if it can develop…

Zimbabwe officials start work on One Stop Border Post
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Zimbabwe officials start work on One Stop Border Post

Editor Southern Times - Oct 13, 2017

By Business Reporter Zimbabwe’s technocrats on Monday started modalities for the implementation of the Beitbridge One Stop Border Stop (OSBP) to reinforce its standing as the busiest…

SADC, AU need to do more to find lasting peace in DRC
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SADC, AU need to do more to find lasting peace in DRC

Editor Southern Times - Oct 06, 2017

It was prominent proponent of black nationalism, Marcus Garvey who said, “We must give up the silly idea of folding our hands and waiting on God to…

TV licence fees not perculiar to Namibia, say experts  ….as practice is common across SADC
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TV licence fees not perculiar to Namibia, say experts ….as practice is common across SADC

Editor Southern Times - Oct 02, 2017

By Magreth Nunuhe Windhoek – Paying television licence fees is not perculiar to Namibia alone but is common across the Southern Africa region, interviews with experts revealed…

SADC broadcasters take stock of progress in digital TV, radio migration
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SADC broadcasters take stock of progress in digital TV, radio migration

Editor Southern Times - Sep 25, 2017

By Lahja Nashuuta Windhoek - Close to 200 leaders in information communication technology and broadcasting are meeting here for the week-long Fifth Africa and Digitalisation Conference that began on…

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…