Podcast: AfCFTA - Africa reopening for business and the role of DFI's

​​​​As the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) becomes effective from 1 January 2021, our podcast panel explores what is required to bring about this enhanced regional cooperation, how the various member states can unlock the envisaged benefits and the important role that the Development Finance Institutions can plan within the broader ecosystem.

In 2019, the African Union agreed to create a free trade zone on the continent, the largest since the World Trade Organisation was formed. The African Continental Free Trade Area aims to reduce trade tariffs, create jobs, and generally enhance regional cooperation. AfCFTA aims to add USD3,4 million in wealth creation, a 50% increase in Intra Africa trade by 2030, and unite 1.3 billion people.

Guests for this podcast are:

  • Simbah Mutasa, Regional Director for Southern Africa, Norfund; and
  • Dr Nkosana Moyo, Founder, The Mandela Institute for Development Studies (MINDS)

Host: Michael Denenga, Partner at Webber Wentzel.

Executive Producer: Paula Youens.

​​ ​

Webber Wentzel Legal Insights on Apple Podcast
Webber Wentzel Legal Insights on Google Podcast Webber Wentzel Legal Insights Podcast on Spotify


These materials are provided for general information purposes only and do not constitute legal or other professional advice. While every effort is made to update the information regularly and to offer the most current, correct and accurate information, we accept no liability or responsibility whatsoever if any information is, for whatever reason, incorrect, inaccurate or dated. We accept no responsibility for any loss or damage, whether direct, indirect or consequential, which may arise from access to or reliance on the information contained herein.

© Copyright Webber Wentzel. All Rights reserved.

Webber Wentzel > News > Podcast: AfCFTA - Africa reopening for business and the role of DFI's
Johannesburg +27 (0) 11 530 5000
Cape Town +27 (0) 21 431 7000
Validating email against database, please wait...
Validating email: please wait...
Email verified: Please click the confirmation link sent to your mailbox, also check junk/spam folder. If you no longer have access to this email address or haven't received the verification email then email communications@webberwentzel.info
Email verified: You are being redirected to manage your subscription
Email could not be verified: Please wait while you are redirected to the Subscription Form
Unanticipated error: Saving your CRM information Subscription Form