One of the effects of the COVID-19 crisis is the decrease in visibility and brand value. Africa’s top 150 most valuable brands are set to lose up to 12 per cent of its value which is a loss of around $60 billion. Jeremy Sampson, Managing Director at Brand Finance Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.
Stephen Meintjes, Head of Research at Momentum Securities says that his top stock picks amid the Covid-19 crisis is Naspers and Prosus, exception stocks such as Afrimat and Raubex and the Telco’s sector big players Vodacom and MTN as there was an increase in demand for online and data consumption during lockdown.
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South Africa’s MTN Group said on Wednesday its chairman, chief executive, chief financial officer and directors have pledged 30% of their board fees and salaries for the next three months towards a 40 million rand ($2.15 million) emergency fund for its staff.
Africa’s largest telecoms company believes charity begins at home. As such it’s launched a R40 million emergency fund for its staff struggling with some of the challenges of COVID-19. This is part of a broader R250 million relief package the company announced today. MTN Group CEO, Rob Shuter spoke to CNBC Africa for more.
Africa's largest telecoms company says it's monitoring the impact of Covid-19 lockdowns in its key markets, which include South Africa and Nigeria. It’s also grappling with the crash in the oil price which has soured investor sentiment towards the stock. MTN CFO, Ralph Mupita joins CNBC Africa for more.
Telkom’s share price took a knock as did MTN’s after Africa’s largest mobile operator said it would reduce the price of its monthly bundles of 1GB and below by between 25 to 50 per cent. Telkom is the only remaining listed mobile operator that has not yet responded to the Competition Commission’s recommendations to lower data prices. MTN SA CEO, Godfrey Motsa joins CNBC Africa for more.
South Africa’s MTN has agreed to reduce the cost of its monthly data bundles of 1 gigabyte (GB) and below by between 25% and 50% from April, following a finding that the country’s mobile data prices were the highest on the continent, the telecoms firm said on Friday.