The founding agreement of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) has enters into force. The required number of ratifications has already been deposited and the agreement can now become a binding international legal instrument, writes Trudi Hartzenberg, executive director at the Trade Law Centre (TRALAC).
South African companies in the agro-processing, capital equipment, energy and furniture sectors will show off their wares while on an Outward Trade and Investment Mission (OTIM) to Uganda. Organised by the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), the mission will introduce South African exporters to the Ugandan market, with the aim of assisting them to gain entry.
In 2017, Alastair Currie of the Institute of Municipal Engineering of Southern Africa (IMIESA) spoke to Chris Campbell, former CEO of Consulting Engineers. The moral of the story? The growth that is predicted for Africa is good for South African exporters.
As this is my second report as CEO of BEPEC, I again wish to express my thanks and appreciation to the Board of Directors for the confidence shown and support provided to me during the past financial year.