Recommendation: To further ease exchange controls in South Africa by allowing a local business or the private sector to access the global market with reduced barriers. By doing so, it will allow the country’s chances of becoming an OECD country which will ultimately open in-bound investment.

Concerns & Recommendation


What are/will be the impacts of the recent/current Covid-19 crisis on African oil product markets?

As the African oil industry and its product markets continue to reel from a historic plunge early in the pandemic, the Coronavirus has and continues to bring unprecedented changes to the African continent. Its impact…

In this podcast, my colleagues and I discuss Africa Industrialisation Day and examine the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on industrialisation in the continent. We discuss the contributions from manufacturing and exports to industrialisation and the changing dynamics of global value chains. We elaborate on some provisional recommendations that can help drive economic transformation post-COVID-19, including the role of Industries Without Smokestacks and how the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) can help African economies bounce back from the economic recession post-pandemic

The ECO is supposed to boost economic development in the West African region and improve cross border trade. Twenty years ago in the capital city of Ghana, Accra, six leaders from the West African states declared their intentions of proceeding towards a monetary union among the non-CFA franc countries in…

Mandisa V. Xuba

A well seasoned Economist and Policy Analyst specializing in Intra-Africa Trade.

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