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On the 3rd of June, the Secretary-General (SG) of AfCFTA, Wamkele Mene, spoke at the 6th International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) Africa Regional Arbitration Conference. He addressed the Dispute resolution body at the AfCFTA. The crux of his message was that the...
Over the past years, the South African economy has witnessed a year-on-year decline in economic growth and gross domestic product (GDP) growth. In the pre-COVID period in 2018, GDP growth had fallen to 0.8%, while in 2019, this fell to 0.2%, accompanied by a...
Africa's potential in the global context has been highlighted yet again – this time at the World Economic Forum (WEF) Annual Meeting. In May of this year, the WEF held its first in-person Annual Meeting since the advent of the COVID-19 pandemic. Themed “History at...
Tutwa’s first Webinar Series of 2022: Capacity-Building Webinars on Industrialisation and the AfCFTA
AUDA-NEPAD, with support from JICA, commissioned Tutwa to conduct Capacity-Building Webinars on Industrialisation and the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA). The webinars aimed to create momentum on dialogue around industrialisation in the context of...
After nearly 18 months of negotiations, there has finally been some progress with regard to the request to waive certain provisions of the TRIPS Agreement in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. It was in October 2020, during the meeting of the WTO’s TRIPS Council,...
Last week, Minister of Finance, Enoch Godongwana, delivered his maiden Budget Speech and, like many economists, I was eager to delve into the country’s financial standing. I was equally eager to attend Mazars Budget Analysis, a virtual event that took place the day...
I think it was a thorough overview of the landscape and I believe provided very useful input into our engagement with Treasury on these issues. I know that they have taken some of the points we have made, based upon your input, into account in their deliberations.
~ A Corporate Client
Congrats on the GVCs paper. I think it came out very nice. I am also sure it is a very important contribution to an informed discussion of this topic, which, as we know, is of great relevance. I am particularly keen on papers that try to bring the global reality closer to home.
~ Anabel Gonzalez
Dear Peter, I want to thank you for your willingness to attend and excellent contribution to the Africa Outlook conference that we held earlier this week in Durban – it is greatly appreciated. The feedback has all been tremendous.
~ Dr Martyn Davies
Der Tutwa-Newsletter ist eine sehr gute Informationsquelle mit qualitiativ hochwertigen Kommentaren (The Tutwa Newsletter offers very valuable information and high quality comments).
~ Dorothee Overberg
Thanks Catherine Grant Makokera and Peter Draper. Tutwa’s policy and technical contributions were indispensable for the success of this project and are duly acknowledged. To many future collaborations!
~ Brendan Vickers
Many thanks for your contribution to both yesterday’s dinner and today’s public event. The conversation provided the Brussels audience with a novel and thought-provoking take on the current negotiations and left everyone with lots of food for thought. It was great to be able to draw on your expertise and recent research on the broader implications of TTIP and how non-party states might react.
~ Madeleine Goerg
Your contribution to the discussions around South Africa’s trade and investment environment, regulatory concerns within sectors and how the current political, economic and social landscape in South Africa is affecting business conditions was, as always, highly valuable, insightful and greatly appreciated by our clients.
~ Goolam Ballim
On behalf of the Herbert Smith Freehills and Peter Leon, please accept this small token of appreciation for your participation in an incredibly successful media briefing on trade and investment on the 17th May.
Your participation elevated the significance of and interest in the event and we are deeply grateful for that.
~ Sandra Sowray
Thanks again for presenting to our Parliamentary group yesterday! They really appreciated your presentation and the chance to engage with you.
~ Heather Thuynsma