According to the Consumer Pulse research, in level 4 lock-down 86 per cent of respondents said they were extremely concerned about unemployment compared to 80 per cent in the survey during the Level 5 lock-down. The survey also looked at consumer behaviour during level 4 lock-down and joining CNBC Africa to unpack the trends of the report is Rachel Thompson an Insights Director at GFK South Africa.
The government says it will start penalising wholesalers, retailers and consumers that still use single-use plastics with heavy fines following the expiration of a three month grace period. Director General at the Rwanda Environment Management Authority, Coletha Ruhamya joins CNBC Africa for more.
South Africans are desperate for innovative payment solutions that don’t involve credit traps. what is available for online shoppers and is there a way to avoid credit in all its disguises entirely?
Consumer demands for a frictionless, personalised experience which caters for their lifestyle needs are set to drive online retail trends in 2020. The result is a focus on creating a customised experience that supports and enhances shopping in the virtual environment, facilitating the buying journey.
With new risk-based pricing systems for loans on the horizon in Kenya, it’s becoming increasingly important for both consumers and financial institutions to understand how credit scores can help enable the right conversations.
Despite the internal East African Communities having a market of about 146 million consumers, the regional trade still faces numerous constraints. CNBC Africa spoke to Hon. Peter Mathuki, Executive Director and CEO of East African Business Council on this and more.