The one positive of this, even if some of it is depressing, is that there'll be life on the other side, writes Adriaan Basson.
Nampak says that some of its factories remain operational during the 21-day lockdown.
Time will tell the full extent of the impact of closures of local ports and land posts due to coronavirus on SA's wine industry, but it's not looking good.
The company's share price hit levels last seen in 2012.
French finance minister Bruno Le Maire said this week that the virus highlighted an 'irresponsible and unreasonable' reliance on China and would require a rethink in global supply networks. He’s right, says Andrew Robinson.
A number of African countries are improving their ease of doing business at a faster rate than South Africa, increasing competition for the top spots.
Tight trade conditions continue to suppress sales prices in SA, according to the latest Trade Activity Index by the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
The manufacturing sector was one of the largest negative contributors to South Africa’s gross domestic product in the third quarter of 2019. The economy will continue to suffer if trade and industrial policies remain uncoordinated.
The minister will likely face face questions about power cuts, high unemployment, and struggling GDP growth.
The text offered for the first time the details of what will be expected in a new chapter of relations between the two largest economies.
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The 35 land port closures and two seaport closures are strictly to prohibit the movement of people, the movement of cargo will not be affected, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel said.
International Trade Administration Commissioner Meluleki Nzimande says ITAC is following government's lead in its response to the pandemic.
The coronavirus outbreak is unlikely to scupper a 1 July target for the first commerce under an African-wide free-trade deal.
After leaving the European Union, the UK government aims for merchant relations with the Southern African Customs Union and Mozambique to be business as usual.
Zimbabwe industry's capacity utilisation contracted to 36.4% in 2019 and could fall further.
Newly appointed Transnet group CEO Portia Derby tells delegates at the Investing in African Mining Indaba that the state-owned rail freight company's mission is to yield economic benefits for SA and other African nations.
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The African Continental Free Trade Area will test the capacity for African leadership to build consensus in translating policy to practice, says a futurist.
The "phase one" trade deal between Washington and Beijing was the result of long, fraught negotiations. "Phase two" is likely to be just as bumpy and unpredictable.
South Africa's trade surplus widened in November as the value of imports of equipment components and chemical products decreased.
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