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Is Africa ready to tackle COVID-19?

South Africa has confirmed its first case of the Coronavirus in the city of Durban. This brings the number of cases in Africa to 27 with 7 African countries affected. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack the risk of dealing with employee’s fears and absenteeism and how tread ahead with business in the coming week is Myrna Sachs, Head of Alexander Forbes Health Management Solutions, CGTN Reporter Zhou Jiaxin and CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor in Nigeria.

SA’s double whammy: Recession & COVID-19

South Africa has been hit with a double whammy this week. Recession and its first case of Covid-19. Is it time for stimulus? Christie Viljoen, PwC Economist joins CNBC Africa for more.

How to COVID-19 proof your investment portfolio

With markets gyrating because of COVID-19, what should you be doing with your portfolio? Which shares should you be investing in? In this special we find out.

Zimbabwe’s currency woes hurting companies

According to the International Monetary Fund Zimbabwe is facing a threatening economic and humanitarian crisis due to macroeconomic instability, climate shocks and policy missteps. Joining CNBC Africa to unpack whether the latest monetary policy statement is aiding or changing the narrative is Batanai Matsika, Head of Research at Morgan & Co.

How to end SA’s recession

The rand weakened on the back of news that South Africa has slipped into a technical recession. According to Stats SA, the country's GDP has contracted by 1.4 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2019. However, according to Citadel South Africa has been in recession since 2013 in terms of per capita growth, owing to the country’s inability to achieve growth of above 1 per cent or at levels above our population growth, which is currently 1.4 per cent. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss what this means for South Africa is Daniel Silke, Political Economy Analyst and Duma Gqubule, Director for the Centre for Economic Development and Transformation.

SA enters recession

Independent Analyst, Chris Gilmour joins CNBC Africa to discuss the mix of global and local market news.

Why this analyst is forecasting a global recession amid COVID-19 outbreak

Global markets continue to slide as new cases of Coronavirus outside of China continue to spread and spread fast. Could the global economy be heading for a first half recession? William Attwell, Practice Leader for Sub-Saharan Africa at DuckerFrontier joins CNBC Africa for more.

Has COVID-19 triggered a market correction?

Another market impact of the coronavirus is on the volatility of currencies and the commodities market in recent weeks. Market Analyst, Peet Serfontein joins CNBC Africa for more.

These are the JSE listed stocks to short over COVID-19

The rand remains weak against the dollar after ratings agency Moody’s cut its forecast for South Africa’s economic growth, raising fear through the markets that we are due for a downgrade. The Moody’s report also cited a decrease in its growth forecast for China to 5.2 per cent as the coronavirus takes a knock on global growth expectations. Moody’s has noted the Covid-19 impact on Chinese markets but how JSE listed companies exposed to Chinese markets reacting to the epidemic, joining CNBC Africa is Jean Pierre Verster, CEO at Protea Capital Management.


How The U.S. Fell Dangerously Behind In Coronavirus Testing

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has stopped the world in its tracks, and exposed a weak spot in the United States’ preparedness for a public health emergency. Experts say aggressive diagnostic testing is essential in order to learn where and how an

Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Group pledges N1bn to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

Entrepreneur Abdul Samad Rabiu's BUA Group has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....

Tony Elumelu’s United Bank For Africa donates $14mn to COVID-19 relief across Africa, this is how it will be used…

Entrepreneur Tony Elumelu's UBA has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is...

Motsepe family & associates join Rupert and Oppenheimer families in donating R1bn to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that South Africa's richest families the Rupert and Oppenheimer families had each contributed ...

Government’s response to Moody’s downgrade of SA to junk status

Covid-19 and South Africa's downgrade to junk will truly test South African financial markets.