Tag: covid-19 lock-down

COVID-19: Charting the path to SA’s economic recovery

Collaboration is a key theme is addressing South Africa’s economic crisis, as there has been an increase in meaningful strategic plans for growth between government and the private sector. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack more on the path to South Africa’s recovery is Arthur Kamp an Investment Economist at Sanlam Investments and Zanele Mocumi, Portfolio Manager of Developmental Impact Investments at Eskom Pension and Provident Fund.

Here’s how much the Solidarity Fund has raised & committed towards COVID-19 relief

The Solidarity Fund was established in March this year to help support the economic effects of COVID-19, so far it has raised R3.8 billion.

BNR Governor Rwangombwa gives update on the economy recovery fund

At the height of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the Rwandan government through the central bank and the ministry of finance announced a 100 billion francs economy recovery fund but the fund has seen not seen the uptake as was expected, John Rwangombwa, Governor National Bank of Rwanda spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

How Kenya is responding to ethical concerns over misuse of consumer data

The COVID-19 pandemic has greatly changed workplace dynamics with remote working becoming the new norm. While digital platforms serve useful functions such as informing, entertainment and e-commerce, concern is mounting over hidden monetization agendas from insights gleaned during their utilization. Targeted advertising in particular, has been singled out. Alex Owiti, Communication Consultant joins CNBC Africa for more.

Mastercard Foundation: Why secondary education is essential to Africa’s economic growth

African economies could see a jump of as much as $25 million on their GDP if more investment is given to secondary education that many feel has been neglected so what’s next for the sector? Peter Materu, Chief Programs Officer, Mastercard Foundation spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19: How the pandemic has impacted Kenya’s rural communities

Kenya’s rural communities have been some of the most affected by COVID-19 with scarcity of essentials as a major challenge.

Governor Rwangombwa on what the BNR is doing to cushion economy from COVID-19

In Rwanda the economy grew by 3.6 per cent in the first quarter of this year, lower than the 6.1 per cent that the country achieved in the first quarter last year. John Rwangombwa, Governor National Bank of Rwanda spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

Jenga School on skilling Africans to pursue careers in tech

At time when unemployment has been increasing across the region due to the disastrous effects of COVID-19, Jenga School offers intensive Data Science and AI programs for students at any point in their development or career. CNBC Africa’s Makeda Mahadeo spoke to the school’s Founder, Mark Karake on what that offers to the region, and how it could change the future.