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Africa As A Place To Manufacture: Three Charts To Consider

Africa As A Place To Manufacture: Three Charts To Consider

According to the OECD by the year 2040, 34% of youth (age 15-29) or 164 million young people in Africa will have at least an upper secondary or tertiary education. This positions the continent well towards being a manufacturing hub for goods for both domestic...
Time to look again at prospects across the African continent?

Time to look again at prospects across the African continent?

“If we want to export and specialise more, to add value to our raw materials, we’ve got to make the AfCFTA work.” – Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, the head of the World Trade Organisation1 The recent upheavals in KwaZulu-Natal and Gauteng have fundamentally...
Can African trade support economic recovery from the pandemic?

Can African trade support economic recovery from the pandemic?

“Whatever the setbacks of the moment, nothing can stop us now! Whatever the difficulties, Africa shall be at peace! However improbable it may sound to the sceptics, Africa will prosper!”6 Thabo Mbeki, South African President (1999-2008) Africa Day 2021 (25 May) comes...
Covid 19 and the Taken for Granted Care Economy

Covid 19 and the Taken for Granted Care Economy

Friday the 9th of April 2021 saw TWIMS host its first session of the Inclusive Conversations series, entitled Covid 19 and the taken for Granted Care Economy. Liesel Kassier – TWIMS’ Metair Academic Head of Green Manufacturing – led the session which consisted of...