Disclaimer: The purpose of this service is to collate relevant information on regional integration and trade already in the public domain and to distribute it to a targeted audience. The views expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of TradeMark Southern Africa or its sponsors, clients and partners. TradeMark Southern Africa is also not responsible for any errors of fact contained in the articles.
18 March 2014
TMSA News Service Discontinued - Access our Archive
Source: TMSA
TradeMark Southern Africa Closure
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17 March 2014
African connections
Source: Al Ahram Weekly
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Egypt, Intra-African trade, Private sector
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Botswana’s experiment with diamond beneficiation – will it succeed?
Source: Mmegi
Botswana, Industrial policy, Mining, Private sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Case studies on leveraging private investment for infrastructure
Source: OECD
Aid effectiveness, Infrastructure finance, OECD
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Central bank governors to meet over monetary policy
Source: Daily Monitor
Currency volatility, Regulatory frameworks, Uganda
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Corporate India struggles to crack Kenyan market
Source: Business Daily
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), India, Kenya, Private sector
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Database of regional and national industrial policies
Source: TradeMark SA
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Industrial policy, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tripartite FTA
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DBSA, EU launch multi-billion fund for infrastructure development
Source: DBSA
DBSA, Energy sector, European Union (EU), Infrastructure finance, South Africa, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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East African Community gears up for single info platform for integration
Source: Daily Nation
East African Community (EAC), Regional integration
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Economic benefits of an efficient North-South Corridor: final report
Source: TradeMark SA
Development corridor, Infrastructure finance, Logistics, North-South corridor, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tripartite FTA
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IMF acknowledges Mozambique’s strong economic performance, urges greater transparency, caution with expansionary budget
Source: IMF
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IMF’s Egypt strategy ill-suited to realities on the ground: ECESR
Source: Daily News Egypt
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International recognition for Africa's North-South Corridor
Source: TradeMark SA
Infrastructure finance, Logistics, North-South corridor, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Tripartite FTA
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Nacala integrated logistics corridor launched
Source: Agencia de Informacao de Mocambique
Logistics, Mining, Mozambique, Nacala Corridor, Railways, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Namibia: Fish exports generated N$5 billion
Source: New Era
Agricultural trade, Employment, Namibia
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Open up economy for FDI - ICBC
Source: The Herald
China, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Infrastructure finance, Zimbabwe
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Swaziland: Over 2 000 jobs created by foreign investors in 2013
Source: The Swazi Observer
Employment, fdi, Private sector, Swaziland
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Zambia: Yamba calls for evaluation of MNCs' mining contracts
Source: The Post
Extractive industries, Mining, Private sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC), Taxation, Zambia
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16 March 2014
Extractive sector brings Mozambique tax revenues of $100m in 2011
Source: MacauHub
Extractive industries, Mining, Mozambique, Taxation
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IMF urges redistribution to tackle growing inequality
Source: Inter Press Service
IMF, Poverty, Taxation
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14 March 2014
African ministers of environment: Oran Declaration
Source: Algerian Ministry of Foreign Affairs
African Union, Climate change, Green economy
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Daniel Mminele: The G20 agenda for financial regulatory reform in 2014
Source: SA Reserve Bank
G20, Regulatory frameworks, South Africa
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FG promises more investments in the economy
Source: ThisDay
Foreign Direct Investment (FDI), Nigeria, Private sector
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Gender inequalities in ownership and control of land in Africa: myths versus reality
Source: IFPRI
Agricultural trade, Gender, Land policy
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Kazungula OSBP: updates
Source: African Development Bank
Botswana, Infrastructure finance, One Stop Border Posts (OSBPs)
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2014 Africa News

Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here