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Africa’s dream: A single market for goods and services across 55 countries, for 1.3-billion people with a combined GDP of $3.4 trillion.

Africa’s dream: A single market for goods and services across 55 countries, for 1.3-billion people with a combined GDP of $3.4 trillion.

CYRIL RAMAPHOSA South African President Cyril Ramaphosa. Photo: GCIS ON the first of January 2021 the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) commenced trading, making this Trade Fair the first to take place since we reached the most significant milestone in our quest for African economic integration. In 2018 the first Intra-African Trade Fair (ITAF) opened in Egypt, in the ancient city of Cairo.  Today, it is opening in the southernmost tip of Africa.  In due course, we hope the IATF will be held in all parts of the continent.  This fair belongs to us all.  The goods, products and…
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