Push for faster setting up of African free trade zone to reignite SA economy
Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel and department working hard to meet January 1 deadline for launch
The government is pushing for faster implementation of a continentwide free trade agreement which it says is central to the country’s economic recovery.
As the Covid-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc, SA’s GDP for 2020 is projected to plummet about 8% and recent Stats SA figures show that the country has shed 2.2-million jobs during the second quarter. ..