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Southern Africa: Sacu Backs Proposals to Advance Industrialisation

The Southern African Customs Union (SACU) Ministers of Finance and Trade support the proposal of working together, through a regionally coordinated approach, to advance industrialisation, trade market access regionally and continentally, and to strengthen resource mobilisation.

South Africa’s Finance Minister, Tito Mboweni, chaired the fourth joint Finance and Trade Ministers’ virtual Ministerial Retreat meeting on Monday.

The SACU Ministerial retreat noted that its development trajectory should be anchored on a clear industrialisation path that provides for the development of regional value chains to strengthen SACU’s productive capacity.

The meeting reaffirmed the outcomes of the SACU Ministers of Trade and Industry of 28 August 2020, as forming the basis for cooperation for regional industrialisation, investment and export promotion.

The Ministers acknowledged that a trade and industrialisation agenda would require the mobilisation of substantial financial resources. Going forward, SACU must design appropriate and effective financing instruments by mobilising the national Development Finance

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COVID staycation ideas: Fun, safe local getaways can help you discover Southern California

LOS ANGELES (KABC) — All around Southern California, there are lots of options if you are looking for a safe and easy getaway: book a staycation! There’s a new program in Los Angeles that aims to help the economy, while also saving you some money.

“We are seeing that over the last 30 to 60 days, people are starting to slowly get back out and rediscover their own backyard,” said Adam Burke, president and CEO, Los Angeles Tourism.

And that’s the goal, of course safely during the pandemic.

While travel industry suffers, road trips and short-term stays thrive

The local economy has been rocked over the past six months, with the leisure and hospitality sector losing nearly 166,000 jobs in L.A. County alone.

But the Los Angeles Tourism & Convention Board has launched a new program called L.A. Love, which is a collection of staycation offers.

“We actually put together

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Southern Ocean Chamber celebrates National Small Business Week September 22-24

LBI Region, NJ – This year the Southern Ocean County Chamber joins the US Small Business Administration in celebrating National Small Business online with a series of virtual conferences running from Tuesday, September 22 at 1 pm through Thursday, September 24. This year’s National Small Business Week activities will include numerous educational panels providing retooling and innovative practices for entrepreneurs as our nation’s small businesses look to pivot and recover, contributing to a stronger economy.

The conference line up includes Pride in America’s Small Businesses, educational presentations, panel discussions that help both new and existing businesses to recover and innovate. Presentations also include Opening ceremony, SBA’s Veteran Resources, networking with other business owners and industry experts.

The 106 year business organization encourages all to find out more details and registration information for this free online conference on https://www.sba.gov/NSBW . 

 For more information on the Southern Ocean County Chamber of

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