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Source Africa: Making the Best of the Textiles, Apparel and Footwear Trade Event

01 June 2014
source-africa-logoThis is the final instalment of a three-part series that Hub Happenings has been running since March 2014 as build up to the upcoming Source Africa 2014 trade event, taking place from June 18-20 in Cape Town. The first part, "Readying Yourself for Source Africa 2014" focused on general preparations for participating in Source Africa, which was followed by Part Two "Know your Buyer Expectations at Source Africa 2014" on what regional and international buyers expect from exhibitors.

Greening the Future of Energy in Swaziland

01 June 2014
sera-dpDeveloping transparent, robust and predictable clean energy regulatory regimes in Southern Africa is critical to attracting the investment of Independent Power Producers (IPP) in the sector. To assist with this, USAID's Southern Africa Trade Hub is working with governments, regional institutions and individual country energy regulatory agencies to strengthen capacity for regulating the clean energy sector.

HUB DIGEST The WTO’s Agreement on Trade Facilitation: How the Trade Hub is Helping

01 June 2014
trade-facilitation-dpThe main outcome of the World Trade Organization's 9th Ministerial Conference in Bali, Indonesia, in December 2013 was an Agreement on Trade Facilitation. Trade facilitation essentially concerns the cost of clearing goods for import and export, and it is important because it has a major impact on lowering trade transaction costs.

Our People: Monjie Kathurima

01 June 2014
monjieMonjie B. Kathurima has been the Southern Africa Trade Hub's Finance Manager since December 2010. She is tasked with providing financial management oversight in the field office: ensuring that necessary systems, controls and interventions are in place to facilitate best financial practices and compliance with USAID regulations. Monjie has over 20 years of work experience in finance and credit management in various capacities, most of which were in small business development.