Covid-19 Impact

New Report Highlights COVID-19 Impact On African Trade Finance

African Export-Import Bank (Afreximbank), in collaboration with the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), the African Development Bank (AfDB) and Making Finance Work for Africa Partnership (MFW4A) released on 15 April 2021 the African Trade Finance Survey Report which provides a better understanding of the trade finance landscape across Africa and how it has …

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A Trust-defined Customer Experience Journey Will Dominate 2021

Immersion Group says the Covid-19 pandemic has birthed a renewed need for brand trust Gaining brand trust has taken on a much deeper meaning since the Covid-19 Pandemic ordeal when consumers experienced firsthand which companies could provide evidence of their legitimate concern for customers. It has become very clear that trust goes way beyond just …

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Covid-19 Disrupted Global Trade, But What Opportunities Did It Bring?

Mark Rose, Nedbank Business Banking Executive Head: Strategy and New Business Development.  When the first reports of Covid-19 surfaced in China, initial concern from businesses in South Africa was muted.  With only previous epidemics to go on and no indication that this would be any worse than those in recent history, initial reports suggested that …

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Africa Business Media Innovators

Bloomberg Africa Business Media Innovators Convene Virtually To Share Insights And Innovations For The Media Industry

Influential speakers discuss the impact of COVID-19 on the media industry and the trends that will help encourage progress during a time of immense disruption Media, technology, business, government and community leaders from across Africa and beyond gathered online to share insights and recommendations under the theme of ‘Media in the time of rapid disruption and …

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The Impact Of Covid-19 On Financial Planning For Businesses

With historical data almost meaningless when forecasting during COVID-19, behavioural insight is key for accurate planning  According to Paul Donovan, Global Chief Economist at UBS, the second quarter of 2020 was the worst in history, swiftly followed by a record rebound Q3. While that news is positive, there is no tougher challenge than seismic environmental unpredictability …

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Africa Tech Festival

Africa Tech Festival – Sets The Agenda For Africa’s Digital Decade Ahead

It’s a wrap – the first virtual AfricaCom and AfricaTech shows content connects at all levels The first virtual Africa Tech Festival took place 09-12 November in a year marked by challenge and change.  As a physical event, taking place in Cape Town each year for more than two decades, the Africa Tech Festival, incorporating …

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Africa Tech Festival

Day Three – Africa Tech Festival

“The future belongs to Africa” – Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor of the University of Johannesburg, Deputy Chair Presidential 4IR Commission AfricaCom, AfricaTech, AHUB, accelerateHER, Fintech Africa, 5G Africa, AI Africa and more have come together online to discuss, debate and deliberate how technology and telecommunications are impacting development on the African continent – what Africa can …

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Africa Must Not Assume A ‘Business As Usual’ Approach To Covid-19 Recovery

By Peter Kamalingin B.L.  The corona virus pandemic is impacting Africa’s population in quite differentiated ways and is significantly entrenching inequality. At the greatest risk are lives and livelihoods of the poor. Millions are being pushed further into hunger and poverty. Children have been forced out of school with many of them, particularly girls, having a …

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SAP Provides Free Access To Two Solutions To Ease Covid-19 Impact On Supply Chain, Business Travel

As safety and well-being issues dominate global news headlines in the wake of the spread of Covid-19, SAP today announced it is opening up free access to two of its leading applications to assist businesses grappling with the effects of the coronavirus. According to Alicia Tillman, Global Chief Marketing Officer at SAP Africa, all businesses …

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