Coronavirus

Building Africa’s Prosperity EP1: Patrick Dlamini on DBSA’s response to COVID-19 headwinds

The new series Building Africa's Prosperity will put the focus on Infrastructure and Regional Integration in the SADC region. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop interviews the DBSA's CEO Patrick Dlamini in the first episode. They speak about what the Development Bank of South Africa has on the cards for the region during and post the Covid-19 pandemic....

Sub-Saharan Africa to suffer 23.1% decline in remittances in 2020 – World Bank

The coronavirus pandemic is leaving migrant workers unable to send money or goods home to families, cutting off a vital lifeline for communities already under siege from a barrage of external shocks.

BPN Rwanda: How the COVID-19 lockdown has impacted small businesses

The lock-down that Rwandan government enforced to curb the spread of COVID-19 saw over 60 per cent of entrepreneurs stop production and services. Monthly turnover also dropped from Rwf30 million to just Rwf4 million, according to a survey conducted by Business Professionals Network and the University of Rwanda. BPN Rwanda Managing Director, Alice Nkulikiyinka joins CNBC Africa for more....

Dubai gives the green light to reopen gyms, movie theaters and other non-essential businesses as lockdown lifting continues

Key Points: The Dubai government announced new measures to lift restrictions on businesses, allowing gyms, movie theaters, leisure...

India is set to report a sharp slowdown as the pandemic hits its economy — and things could get even worse

Key Points India is set to report growth numbers for the first three months of this year, and...

What to expect from Nigeria’s MPC meeting

Nigeria’s Monetary Policy Committee is scheduled to announce its 3rd policy decision of the year later today. What options does the MPC have to stimulate the economy? Egie Akpata, Director at Union Capital Markets joins CNBC Africa for more....

The green economy & how it could help the global economy bounce back from COVID-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has seen a decline in air pollution due to a reduction in vehicle and air traffic as well as industrial activity. How will the pandemic shape economic recovery and what are the lessons learnt? Experts in environment share their thoughts on this and more on the international day for biological diversity....

SA creates a digital COVID-19 self-diagnostic tool

The United Nations agency has launched a new COVID-19 Self-Diagnostic Application and Predictive Modelling digital tool for South Africa. The collaboration between the United nations Institute for Training and Research and other organisations in South Africa will be used by the Department of Health to ramp up testing and allow exhaustive health resources to use digital technology to help in the fight against Covid-19. Zviko Mudim, Operations Executive of the Rali and Mokentse Mampeule Foundation, one of the South African originations that helped to create this technology joins CNBC Africa for more.

Here’s how Coca-Cola SA’s new employee share trust will work

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has launched the Ikageng Employee Share Trust which has been created for the company’s employees to have shares and direct economic participation in the business. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Velaphi Ratshefola, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa.

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