Rising graft mars a year of strong growth
Date posted: 17 May 2011
Employment, Informal sector, Kenya
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'Private sector' includes small local business, not just multinationals
Date posted: 10 May 2011
Informal sector, Private sector, World Economic Forum (WEF)
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Informal cross border food trade in southern Africa
Date posted: 10 May 2011
Agricultural trade, Cross-border trade, Informal sector, Intra-regional trade
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Out of Africa: A continent of entrepreneurs
Date posted: 10 May 2011
Informal sector, Private sector
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UN launches initiative to spur job creation for Africa's poor
Date posted: 8 May 2011
Employment, Inclusive growth, Informal sector, Private sector
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Comesa STR ups informal trade
Date posted: 6 May 2011
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA), Cross-border trade, Customs management, Informal sector, Intra-regional trade, Malawi
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SA entrepreneurial activity low compared with its Brics counterparts
Date posted: 5 May 2011
Competitiveness, Employment, Informal sector, Private sector, South Africa
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Social protection in Africa: sharing experiences on the informal economy
Date posted: 2 May 2011
Employment, European Union (EU), Gender, Informal sector, Social protection, Taxation
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Government asks cross border traders to get organised
Date posted: 20 April 2011
Cross-border trade, Informal sector, Uganda
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Tanzanite ban: smuggling in full swing
Date posted: 4 April 2011
Customs management, Informal sector, Mining, Tanzania
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Porous border is smugglers' paradise
Date posted: 4 April 2011
Cross-border trade, Customs management, Informal sector, Migration
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Sell to East African market as well - ambassador
Date posted: 17 March 2011
Cross-border trade, Gender, Informal sector, Tanzania, Zimbabwe
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No decent work for cross-border traders
Date posted: 7 March 2011
Cross-border trade, Customs management, Gender, Informal sector
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Youth business programme to create 80 000 jobs
Date posted: 7 March 2011
Employment, Informal sector, Mozambique, Private sector
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Informal cross border food trade in southern Africa: FEWS Net
Date posted: 4 March 2011
Agricultural trade, Informal sector, Southern African Development Community (SADC)
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Informal sector

Early Closure of TMSA Programme: The Secretary of State of the UK’s Department for International Development (DFID) has decided to terminate its financial contribution to TradeMark Southern Africa (TMSA), as announced on 4 December 2013. As DFID is the sole financier of the TMSA programme of support to the COMESA-EAC-SADC Tripartite, TMSA will officially be closed from 17 March 2014 instead of 31 October 2014. For more information about the TMSA closure, and for a summary of some of the more notable successes of the Tripartite achieved with TMSA support, please click here