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Minister Dr Gina to grace ESEPARC Think Tanks Day

The Minister of Economic Planning and Development, Dr Tambo Gina, will on Thursday (January 31) join ESEPARC in celebrating Think Tanks Day 2019. The Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC), in coordination with the Lauder Institute of the University of Pennsylvania’s Think Tanks…

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SMEs must go into business of value addition

Wits Business School Director, Professor Paul Alagidede says small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) need to get into the business of transforming what is produced in order to realise more economic benefits. This was during a public lecture on ‘SMEs and Industrialisation: Materialising SDGs 8 &…

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Govt to recapitalise and relaunch SME guarantee scheme

Government will soon recapitalise and relaunch its Small Scale Enterprise Loan Guarantee Scheme (SSELGS) to ensure that SMEs have easier access to finance. During a public lecture on ‘SMEs and Industrialisation: Materialising SDGs 8 & 9 in Eswatini’, SME Unit Director Mluleki Dlamini noted that…

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ESEPARC appoints four graduate researchers

Four graduate researchers will be joining the Eswatini Economic Policy Analysis and Research Centre (ESEPARC) in January 2019 under the ESEPARC and UNDP graduate research programme. The graduates form the third cohort of researchers joining the Centre under the graduate research programme administered by ESEPARC…

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Why is the quality of education in Africa declining?

As education is a pillar of socioeconomic development in Eswatini, in 2010 Government implemented plans to ensure that access to formal education was possible for all children regardless of their social and economic circumstances. This was through the introduction of the Free Primary Education (FPE)…