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COVID-19 Export Impact Survey

The Department of Trade, Industry & Competition is conducting a COVID-19 Export Impact Survey to identify emerging challenges faced by exporters as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Flash Report – Key Changes in Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Legislation

This Flash Report provides an aerial perspective on the key legislative changes in Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) since 2015, which affects EU businesses in South Africa.

New generation capacity from the range of Energy Technologies

On 18 February 2020, the Minister of the Department of Mineral Resources and Energy published a consultation paper and invited the public to comment.

South African response on the COVID-19 pandemic

Following a special cabinet meeting on 15 March 2020, President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the country on the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Debate with EVP Frans Timmermans and Minister Patel

Mr Frans Timmermans, Executive Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for the Green Deal, was in South Africa in early March 2020.

Investment Climate in South Africa – Discussion Paper

Some of the key issues faced by European Union businesses in South Africa have been highlighted in an Investment Paper, looking at sentiment and highlighting enormous opportunities for trade with the EU.

Green Hydrogen Fuels (Power fuels)

Globally, most GHG emissions are due to fossil fuels and this is especially the case in South Africa. Additional contributions expected from developing countries means that the global energy demand is expected to rise by a third by 2040.

TRQ Value Chain Report

The SADC-EU Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA) came into effect on 1 October 2016 and provides for the full liberalisation of tariffs on most product lines.

Statement by European Union Ambassador to South Africa Riina Kionka

The European Union and South Africa hold a privileged economic relationship that has grown over decades.

Investment Climate in South Africa

At the 7th European Union – South Africa (EU-SA) Summit held in November 2018, both parties recognised the EU as “a significant and long-term investor in South Africa”.

Informal Analysis of South Africa

On 27 August, National Treasury (NT) released an unexpected discussion paper titled "Economic transformation, inclusive growth, and competitiveness: Towards the Economic Strategy for South Africa”

Energy Integrated Resource Plan

As the electricity infrastructure development plan for the country, the IRP is to be based on least-cost electricity supply and demand balance
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