Southern African News Features

More currencies to be introduced to the SADC regional payment system

SANF 18 no 12 – by Danai Majaha
The introduction of the United States dollar as a trading currency on the southern African regional payment system is expected to improve the settlement of transactions among banks within the region. Read more

Regional industry protocol on the cards

SANF 18 no 11 – by Danai Majaha
The SADC Secretariat is developing a legal instrument that will improve the policy environment for industrial development and support implementation. Read more

SADC, partners discuss energy cooperation

SANF 15 no 10 – by Joseph Ngwawi
Southern Africa and its energy sector cooperating partners are meeting in Botswana to discuss ways of improving a coordinated approach to addressing the energy situation in the region. Read more

Continental Free Trade Area What exactly is this trade agreement?

SANF 18 no 09 – by Kizito Sikuka
If 25 May represents the day that Africa got rid of the remaining vestiges of colonization and apartheid, then 21 March is the day that the continent made a bold move to reform global trade. Read more

Newest President in the region chairs SADC, visits neighbours

by Phyllis Johnson – SANF 18 no 08
The visit to Zimbabwe by the new South African President, Cyril Ramaphosa, is part of a series of working visits with counterparts in neighbouring countries that has taken him to Angola, Namibia, Botswana and Mozambique. Read more

AfDB boost for SADC power transmission projects

SANF 18 no 07 – by Kizito Sikuka
The announcement by the African Development Bank (AfDB) that it is in its final stages of approving various regional power interconnection projects is a welcome development for southern Africa to improve its energy sector. Read more

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