A new era of free trade has arrived for SA and Africa at large

Huge opportunities will arise as barriers that have been created from outside the continent are removed

03 March 2024 - 00:00 By Wamkele Mene and Stavros Nicolaou

Preferential trade under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) was launched in South Africa at the end of January. With the recent AU heads of state summit focusing heavily on the AfCFTA, and given that South Africa is the most industrialised economy in Africa, the launch of the scheme at the Port of Durban signals the start of a new trade and economic era — not only for South Africa, but for the continent at large...

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