Debates

#BusinessTomorrow: The role of DFIs in rebuilding African economies after COVID-19

What can be done to turn the negative economic tide exacerbated by Covid-19 and how important is the role played in this by Development Finance Institutions? CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop and the panel discuss how the economy can be rebuilt post-COVID-19 with the help of public and private money; plus, how the way can be cleared, with legislation and regulation, for a new, sustainable, investment in Africa....

#BusinessTomorrow: What is the future of online and social media in Africa?

CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop and his expert guests look into the future of how the digital space is growing by the day and how it challenges our very view of media and how people get their news....

OPINION: “You don’t have to look rich when you know you aren’t” Why Nigerians should save.

My colleague Wale sees me return to the office from the site late one afternoon and then says to everyone, "Hey, Paul...

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....

Is SA’s mining industry too deep in the COVID-19 crisis?

The Covid-19 pandemic has far-reaching economic ramifications on the productivity and profits of many industries without the exception of the mining industry. For more than a century mining was a flourishing industry in South Africa. In 2019 it contributed close to R361 billion or 8.1 per cent to SA’s GDP and over R91 billion to fixed investment. It employed 454,861 people and paid R24.3 billion in taxes. Since early March, the mining industry’s average share price has dropped 10 per cent and individual companies have lost 30 to 50 per cent of their market value. Is mining too deep in the Covid-19 crisis? How can the mining industry pave the way to total recovery and become the sunrise industry it wants to be?...

How COVID-19 is rewriting how your kids will go to university across Africa

CNBC Africa held its virtual online discussion - called Business Tomorrow a look a life after COVID-19 – about the future of higher education in Africa. The panel of education experts spoke about everything from regulation to how in the future students will learn only online in a world where many university campuses don’t even know when they are going to reopen....

Tourism during COVID-19: An industry shift

The current Covid-19 pandemic has caused world leaders to establish extreme, and in some cases, unprecedented measures in order to curb the spread of the dangerous virus. In a matter of just a couple of months, one-by-one, we saw countries around the world go from postponing events and gatherings, to closing borders and instituting partial and total lock-downs. Naturally, these measures have stifled the tourism industry in the most fundamental way possible. So with no end in sight, what is the solution? How will the sector pivot to survive? In this CNBC Africa Special we speak to three players, representing different segments of the industry for their take....

COVID-19: How will SA’s travel & tourism industry regain its top spot?

One in 22 working South Africans is employed in the tourism sector. It directly contributes 2.9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product. In 2017 tourists spent just over half a million rand every minute or R277 billion for the entire year in South Africa, according to Stats SA. All this has changed with COVID-19 and lockdown. The industry has been brought to a virtual standstill. But as the country moves to phase 4 of lockdown what measures and funding are in place to help kick-start the industry? Is it enough? Find out on this Zoom #BusinessTomorrow panel discussion.

COVID19: How we can manage business to save lives and the economy – opinion.

By Miyelani Mkhabela Covid19 an unprecedented humanitarian challenge for all countries. Weeks of South Africa national lockdown have given time...

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