Leading the way for eCommerce in Africa 

Having grown by 45% since 2017 and now in it’s fourth year running, the event will be hosted in the East Wing of the Cape Town International Convention Centre from 14th – 15th March 2018. South African online sales recently surpassed the 1% mark of total retail sales. Whilst a milestone achievement, developed economies are […]

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How tourism impacts the pillars of sustainability

It is common knowledge that there is, at least to an extent, a direct link between international tourism and trade. International tourism serves to introduce tourists to local products and services and since many international tourists are entrepreneurs in their own countries, they are likely to be on the lookout for business opportunities while on […]

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Econometrix Basic Economics Course

Econometrix will host a basic Introduction to Economics course on 19 February. One of their experienced economists, Jeff Dinham, unpacks and explains economic jargon and concepts in a simple, yet informative manner, in this practical one-day economics course. “Nobody ever became rich from knowledge of economics, but nobody who is rich got that way without […]

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UK Publishes Guide to Post-Brexit Trade Policy Rules

On 8 January 2018, the UK Government published its guide to the Trade Bill, which underwent its second reading in the UK Parliament the next day, on 9 January. The Bill would enable the UK Government to roll over trade concessions in existing EU trade deals and to adopt dumping, subsidy and safeguard remedies through […]

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When AMSA closes – What then?

Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA), weighs in on what it will take to save South Africa’s ailing steel industry. ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA) 2017 financial statements has yet again emphasised the fact that South Africa will have to adopt a different approach if we want to industrialise, […]

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