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Renewed urgency to implement the African Continental Free Trade Area: How can Africa prepare now?

While there is uncertainty about how long this pandemic will disrupt people’s lives and businesses, what is certain is the extent to which the coronavirus is having a very real impact on manufacturing and global and regional supply chains. These are largely the result of the closure of national borders, ports and airports and the shutdown of factories as businesses and governments take precautions by enforcing worker quarantines and instituting a range of lockdown measures.

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Written by: Alastair Tempest, Tawanda Matema, Neuma Grobbelaar and Palesa Shipalana

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Shahrain Coovadia

Shahrain Coovadia is a Cyber Security Consultant at Deloitte, South Africa. Prior to joining Deloitte she started a web-design studio, and worked at the University of Cape Town as a teaching facilitator. Shahrain graduated from the University of Cape Town with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours specialising in Information Systems. She currently facilitates web & database management for Ecommerce Forum South Africa (EFSA).

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