Mozambique secures semi - final spot in COSAFA Cup, South Africa exits despite victory


Mozambique clinched a place in the semi-finals of the Hollywoodbets COSAFA Cup with a thrilling 3-2 victory over Botswana, finishing the group stage with 5 points. 

In contrast, South Africa, despite also finishing with 5 points after a 1-0 win against Eswatini, were eliminated from the competition.

According to the COSAFA Cup semi-final qualification rules, when two or more teams finish on the same number of points in the pool phase, they are first separated by their head-to-head results. 

Cabinet directs Finance Ministry to assess re-imagined SACU


Cabinet has directed the Minister of Finance and Public Enterprises, Iipumbu Shiimi, to lead a comprehensive assessment of the proposed re-imagined Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

This was part of the recommendations at the 8th Summit of the SACU Heads of State and Government held in Eswatini.

This resolution was announced by the Minister of Information and Communication Technology, Dr. Peya Mushelanga.

SACU set to review Strategic Plan for 2022–2027


The member states of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU) are set to review the implementation of the Strategic Plan for 2022–2027.

Currently, the SACU Council of Ministers is meeting in Eswatini.

The SACU Strategic Plan 2022–2027 is centred on six pillars, including industrialization, export and investment promotion, trade facilitation, and logistics.

The strategic plan also looks at the implementation and leveraging of opportunities under the Africa Continental Free Trade Area.

SACU member states to benefit from reduced trade costs


Accredited traders in Namibia, Botswana, Eswatini, Lesotho, and South Africa will now benefit from reduced trade costs and simplified import-export procedures.

This positive development is the result of a mutual recognition arrangement signed by the five member states of the Southern African Customs Union (SACU).

Through the agreement, the Commissioners General of Revenue Authorities in the five countries agreed to recognise one another's authorised economic operators (AEO).

President Geingob leaves for Eswatini on a one-day working visit as SADC Chairperson


President Geingob will travel to Eswatini tomorrow for a one-day working visit as chairperson of the SADC Organ.

Dr. Geringob is expected to hold consultations with King Mswati III about the political situation in the country.

The visit is part of the SADC Summit resolution held in the DRC in August, for the organ to work towards peace and stability in the region.