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Watch Arabile Gumede unpack the facts, the numbers and the economics behind the new Africa free trade reality   

This week:

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement has the potential to transform economies on the continent and the Covid-19 pandemic may have further bolstered the case for it to be implemented. Celia Becker, Executive at Africa regulatory and business intelligence at ENSafrica shares her view on the trade deal, while Chris Paizis, Head of Corporate FX and International Banking at Absa provides insight regarding the performance of the foreign exchange markets during the pandemic.

Last week

The African Continental Free Trade Agreement is expected to meaningfully boost economic growth and improve trade on the continent, but the state of Africa’s transportation system needs to be addressed to assist the AfCFTA’s success. Arabile Gumede unpacked that in detail with Pulane Kingston, executive chairperson of Mirai Rail.

Localisation has been promoted as key to the government's efforts to spur an economic recovery but are the targets that have been set out realistic? Peter Attard Montalto from Intellidex discusses the factors needed to ensure successful and sustainable localisation.

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