Past Events

  • 2020 Sep 10

    The African Private sector and the WTO race

    8:00am to 9:30am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

     

    This webinar will provide an opportunity for the African private sector to outline their expectations from the WTO and new Director General and priority interests as they relate to the global trading system and the promotion of African trade with the view to shaping the selection of the new Head of WTO.

    The webinar will also be used to issue a statement/letter from the African private sector to the new WTO Director General on its views and expectations from the WTO going forward.

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  • 2020 Sep 08

    Zimbabwe's Economy During the Coronavirus Pandemic and Beyond

    5:00am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

    COVID-19 has had a devastating effect on Zimbabwe’s already floundering economy. Important foreign currency earning industries have virtually stopped, and across the country livelihoods are at risk and an increasing number of people are reliant on government grants. Businesses are having to become more flexible but are constrained by a weak policy environment and lack of confidence in the economy. Since 2017, the government has been pursuing an economic reform agenda and Transitional Stabilization Programme (TSP), which was scheduled for completion by the end of 2020. The deepening...

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  • 2020 Sep 04

    Easing the Costs of Doing Business in Lesotho

    3:00am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Lesotho has been beset by political uncertainty and an economy that has struggled to take off. New Prime Minister, Moeketsi Majoro, is hoping to change all of that by introducing sound policy and attracting investors. Can he pull it off? The Brenthurst Foundation Research Director, Ray Hartley talks to Majoro and long-time Lesotho investor, Kevin Schroeder about the country’s plan to grow the economy. Joining them is Henning Suhr of the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

    ORGANIZER:  The Brenthurst Foundation

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  • 2020 Sep 03

    South Africa’s Economic Reform and Employment in the Context of the Coronavirus Pandemic

    10:00am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Zingiswa Losi, President, Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU)

    Chair: Christopher Vandome, Research Fellow, Africa Programme, Chatham House

    Employment in South Africa fell by an estimated 18 percent between February and April 2020. The measures imposed to control the spread of COVID-19 suffocated an already weak economy and unemployment has hit a new high. The stated aims of the government’s economic reform plans include the support of job creation in labour intensive industries, but the reform of the state and rebalancing of the economy and fiscus, could lead to...

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  • 2020 Sep 01

    Mental Health and Substance Use: Challenges, Opportunities and Lessons during COVID-19

    9:00am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Following International Drug Overdose Awareness Day on August 31st, this timely conversation will discuss the impact of COVID-19 on drug and alcohol use, what needs to be done to improve the situation and what the link is between drug and alcohol use and mental health. 

    Speakers include:

    • Shekhar Saxena, Harvard University
    • Alexander Baldacchino, St Andrews University
    • Vladimir Poznyak, World Health Organisation
    • Nirvana Morgan,...
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  • 2020 Aug 26

    The African Banker Awards 2020

    9:00am to 10:00am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

    The African Banker Awards is the biggest annual event for banks in Africa and the most important event that celebrates and rewards the institutions and individuals shaping the industry.

    Recognizing the personalities and banks that are driving Africa’s rapidly transforming financial sector, the African Banker Awards bring together industry leaders from Africa and the world. They celebrate the achievements of those who are driving growth and development and creating new economic opportunities for citizens and communities all over the continent and inspire new...

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  • 2020 Aug 25

    Sounds from the Other Side: African Popular Music in the Age of Technoculture

    9:00am to 10:15am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

    Webinar Topic: Sounds from the Other Side: African Popular Music in the Age of Technoculture

    In this webinar, Oladipupo Oyeleye rethinks African popular music, using Afropolitanism as a framework for reading the Post-2000 soundscape to map its significance as a connecting node for reading global Africa.

    Oladipupo Oyeleye is a doctoral student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He holds Masters degrees in English and Afro-American Studies from the University of Ibadan and the University of Wisconsin, Madison. Oladipupo’s research interests are...

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  • 2020 Aug 24

    Online Event: Digital Currency and Remittances in the Time of Covid-19

    9:00am to 10:00am

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    The World Bank forecasts that Covid-19 will drive sub-Saharan Africa towards its first recession in 25 years. This presents an opportunity for digital currency technologies to alleviate some of the region’s economic downturn while addressing mounting health concerns. At least a dozen African governments have waived fees and established more flexible measures...

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  • 2020 Aug 20

    South Africa's Economic Outlook

    7:00am to 8:00am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

     

    South Africa’s long mooted economic reforms have been slow to materialize. The economy had fallen into recession even before the COVID-19 pandemic, and had been stripped of its international investment grade rating. The reserve bank is now forecasting a contraction in GDP of over seven percent for 2020.

     

    There are significant questions around the role of the state in the economy, the level of intervention, and its affordability, with key government figures sceptical of rapid market reforms. The mandate and independence of the South...

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  • 2020 Aug 18

    Mental Health Webinar Series: Suicide and Suicide Prevention in the Time of COVID-19

    9:00am

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    Virtual Event - Details Below

    COVID-19 has had a dramatic impact on people's lives all around the world - affecting relationships, jobs, health and wellbeing. In partnership with the International Association for Suicide Prevention (IASP), we'll be learning from an expert panel about the impact of COVID-19 on suicide and how suicide prevention services have adapted during lockdown.

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