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Coronavirus – Africa: Southern and Eastern Africa COVID-19 Digest

Download logoHIGHLIGHTS Several countries in Southern and Eastern Africa have reported a significant uptick in daily cases over the past week, including Kenya and South Africa. All countries in Southern and Eastern Africa have now been affected by the pandemic, with Lesotho recording its first case on 13 May. Cross-border transmission is a rising concern. The pandemic has gained considerable pace in the region: numbers of people who contracted COVID-19 rose from 6,848 in 24 countrie

Coronavirus – South Africa: Committees on Tourism welcome the continued focus of Department of Tourism to create 21 million jobs by 2030

Download logoThe Portfolio Committee on Tourism; and the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour today, in a joint meeting, received a briefing from the Department of Tourism on its strategic and annual performance plans. The committees welcome the reappointment of Mr Victor Tharage as the Director-General for the Department of Tourism for the next five years, which bodes well for the continuity of programmes and

Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series

Download logoWhat does the COVID-19 disruption mean for Africa’s Fashion Industry? Opportunities and Threats for Fashionpreneurs and Investors What: Launch of Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series Who: Gender, Women & Civil Society (AHGC) When: Tuesday, 2 June 2020: 10.00 am to 12.00 noon Where: Online The Gender, Women and Civil Society Department of the African Development Bank (www.AfDB.org) Group will launch the Fashionomics Africa Webinar Series of its flagship Fashionomics Af

#LockdownLessons: Companies putting the grit in integrity

As part of our #LockdownLessons series, Bizcommunity (www.Bizcommunity.com) is reaching out to its Press Office clients and South Africa's top industry players to share their experience of the current Covid-19 crisis, how their organisations are navigating these unusual times, where the challenges and opportunities lie, and their industry outlook for the near future. What was your initial response to the crisis/lockdown and has your experience of it been different to what you expecte

Coronavirus – Africa: COVID-19 highlights in the ECOWAS region as at 25th May, 2020

COVID-19 highlights in the ECOWAS region as at 25th May, 2020. Distributed by APO Group on behalf of West African Health Organization (WAHO).Media filesDownload logo

Coronavirus – Africa: Urban refugees struggling to survive as economic impact of COVID19 worsens in East, Horn and Great Lakes of Africa

Download logoThis is a summary of what was said by UNHCR spokesperson Charlie Yaxley – to whom quoted text may be attributed – at today’s press briefing at the Palais des Nations in Geneva. Refugees in urban areas across the East, Horn and Great Lakes region of Africa are struggling to meet their most basic needs as the economic impact of COVID19 begins take hold. UNHCR, the UN Refugee Agency is working closely with governments and partners to find solutions for urban refug

Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Awards 2020 call for nominations announced

The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) (www.AWIEForum.org) is pleased to announce the call for nominations for AWIEF Awards 2020. This year marks the fourth edition of the highly-anticipated AWIEF Awards which serves as the premier platform to highlight achievements in women entrepreneurship across Africa. AWIEF Awards are Africa’s top honours for female founders and entrepreneurs designed to recognise and celebrate their contribution to the growth of Africa&rsqu

Huawei Enterprise hosts online Summit aimed at presenting how the digital transformation can lead the financial services sector out of COVID-19

Download logoHuawei Enterprise Business Group (EBG) (https://e.huawei.com/) will host the Huawei Southern Africa FSI Summit online 2020 (https://bit.ly/2XwKFL0) on May 29th, from 10.00am - 12.00pm, with the theme of “Accelerating Digital Transformation, Enable Business Growth Again”. The online summit will include presentations from Chen Lei, President of Huawei Southern Africa Region, and Chen Kun Te, Huawei Chief Digital Transformation Officer. Speaking on Huawei’ experien
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