Tag: #covid19

South Africa economy could contract 8.2% if second COVID-19 wave hits, OECD says

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s economy could contract 8.2% this year and grow just 0.6% in 2021, if it is hit by a second wave of coronavirus infections that also...

Conferences, events cancelled at Sun International over virus fears

Late on Sunday, South African president Cyril Ramaphosa declared a national state of disaster as he announced a range of measures to contain the outbreak that has so far infected 61 and showed the first signs of internal transmission.

As oil prices tank, BP CFO warns demand could be negative in 2020

Demand for oil will likely be negative in 2020, adding further downward pressure to plummeting prices, according to BP CFO Brian Gilvary.

South Africa confirms first case of COVID-19

South Africa's Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has confirmed that the countries first suspected case of the novel coronavirus COVID-19 has tested positive. The release follows below.

Could the coronavirus outbreak be the silver lining for pangolin conservation?

The coronavirus death toll has reached 1,770 in mainland China with many still in fear of the rising infection levels globally.

How infectious is COVID-19?

CNBC International discussed how contagious COVID-19 is and what is likely to unfold in the weeks ahead.

How the coronavirus outbreak impacts SSA’s growth outlook

Joining CNBC Africa for Africa Exchange segment is Ridle Markus, Africa Strategist at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking for the slew of monetary data that is out in Botswana, Zambia and Namibia and the possible impact of the Coronavirus on Sub-Saharan Africa.