ABSA looks to equip SA’s youth with cyber skills to fight poverty

October is global Cyber Security Awareness Month. With the country’s ailing economy and high numbers of unemployment; ABSA is developing cyber skills to alleviate poverty, and is assessing the skills shortage in cybersecurity. Absa set up the Cybersecurity Academy with the Maharishi Institute to bring marginalised youth through the institute, giving them a hot skill and financial empowerment so they can earn a living: The intention is to set-up an academy on the Cape Flats, and train 300 people a year. Sandro Bucchianeri, Chief Security Officer at ABSA joins CNBC Africa for more.

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RURA’s Director General speaks on new fares & public buses returning to full capacity

A recent cabinet resolution permitted public buses in Rwanda to operate at full capacity after months of running at half capacity as a measure to curb the spread of COVID-19. A few days after, Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority (RURA) announced revised transport fares which have drawn criticism from the public. So are the new fares fair? Rwanda Utilities Regulatory Authority, Director General, Patrick Nyirishema explains.

#ENDSARS: 6 states institute judicial panels

Six of the 36 states in Nigeria have inaugurated Judicial panels on police brutality in their respective states. The move comes after a directive by the Nigeria Economic Council informing all state governors to take charge of these panels in the wake of the #ENDSARS protest. Valentine Utulu, Managing Partner at Legal Crest joins CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor for this conversation.

Institute for National Transformation’s Vincent Anigbogu on how to find solutions to the #Endsars protests

At this year’s Independence Day celebration, President Muhammadu Buhari stated that sixty years of Nigeria’s nationhood provides an opportunity for everyone to ask questions on the extent to which the country has sustained the aspirations of its founding fathers. If it’s on the right course and if not how can Nigeria remedy and retrace its steps. Few days after the speech, Nigerian youths took to the streets to demand for police reforms after a young man was shot in Delta State by police officers. Professor Vincent Anigbogu, Director-General of the Institute for National Transformation joins CNBC Africa for more.

Choppies: Where is the business now & what does the future hold?

Botswana supermarket chain Choppies and PwC’s Botswana branch are embroiled in a legal dispute, over the auditing firm not signing off the company’s 2018 accounts. The retailer blames the delay for the collapse in its share price, which led to its suspension from the Gaborone Stock Exchange and the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Ramachandran Ottapathu, CEO of Choppies joins CNBC Africa for more.

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