Source: South African Government |

Coronavirus - South Africa: Member of the Executive Council (MEC) Madoda Sambatha updates on North West Coronavirus COVID-19 cases

The 36 number of reported deaths were reported as follows: Bojanala 13, Dr Kenneth Kaunda District 18 and Ngaka Modiri Molema 5.

At the beginning of COVID-19 experience in the country, experts warned that the country is to expect a sudden surge or sharp increase particularly during the winter season.  It is the middle of the winter season and the North West Province has indeed experienced increase in the number of COVID-19…

Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

Global leaders to address International Labour Organization (ILO) Virtual Global Summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

Representing all regions, the leaders will address the summit via video messages

More than 50 Heads of State and government, as well as prominent global employers’ and trade union leaders are to take part in global discussions on COVID-19 and the World of Work, which be held online, 7-9 July. Representing all regions, the leaders will address the summit via video messages.…

Source: International Rescue Committee |

Coronavirus - Africa: Refugees are 60% more likely to be financially impacted by COVID-19, new research finds

Refugee-hosting countries will experience less growth in 2020 due to the pandemic

Refugees are more likely to work in sectors financially impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, and refugee-hosting countries are projected to experience slower growth in 2020, new analysis released by the Center for Global Development, Refugees International, and the International Rescue Committee finds. In this analysis, authors calculated and compiled estimates…

Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

Tanzania: African Development Bank project tripled incomes of rural producers and traders

With $56.8 million in funding from the African Development Bank, the programme was undertaken in 32 districts with a population of 6.1 million in 1.2 million households

An African Development Bank (http://www.AfDB.org) project to enhance market infrastructure, value addition and rural finance (MIVARF) (https://bit.ly/38xRvFo) in Tanzania produced highly satisfactory results, according to a report released by the project team. The project, rolled out in the country between 2012 and 2017 increased the incomes of rural producers and…

Source: African Energy Chamber |

African Energy Chamber Launches New Energy Jobs Portal and Pledges to Boost Local Content

The platform will assist local and international companies in attracting local talent across 30 different skills set in the oil & gas, power and renewable energy sectors

In order to maximize the saving of local jobs and assist in the recovery of African energy markets after the Covid-19 crisis, the African Energy Chamber (www.EnergyChamber.org) and its partners have launched a free-of-access jobs portal for trained and qualified African workforce. The collaborative platform is accessible at www.EnergyChamber.org/jobs and…

Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group)
Source: Islamic Development Bank Group (IsDB Group) |

Islamic Development Bank Group to respond to COVID-19 with USD 2.3 Billion package and to launch three supportive and robust initiatives in partnership with UAE Ministry of Economy and AIM

A prime goal behind the initiative is to promote and provide a robust platform for the investment and prosperous trade opportunities in Member Countries

A crowd of over 1000+ engaged participants comprising of exceptional entities, seasonal practitioners, Government officials, individual investors, business associations, entrepreneurs, Multilateral and financial institutions, Chairmen, Presidents & CEOs of local/international companies, Chambers of Commerce & Industry and Investment promotion agencies, came together to celebrate in the IsDB Group (https://www.IsDB.org/) Private…

Source: International Labour Organisation (ILO) |

African ministers, social partners join International Labour Organization (ILO) high-level summit on COVID-19 and the World of Work

The pandemic has devastated the world of work, causing massive human suffering and exposing the extreme vulnerability of millions of workers and enterprises on the continent

More than 50 African ministers of labour or employment, along with representatives of workers’ and employers’ organizations and international organizations joined the International Labour Organization (www.ILO.org) Regional Office for Africa on Thursday, 2 July for a virtual forum to discuss how to address the economic and social impact of the…

Paxful
Source: Paxful |

Global Marketplace Paxful Taps South African-Born Youth, to help Launch a Global Entrepreneurship Program

Paxful is shining the spotlight on the opportunities the fast-growing bitcoin economy has to offer the youth

In a recent report titled, Workforce of the future 2030 (https://pwc.to/2VGoF0a), PWC contends that by 2030: “Africa will be home to more than a quarter of the world’s population of under 25’s. Under 25’s in total will make up 60% of the continent’s total population. By then, 15% of the…

Source: Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) |

Coronavirus - Africa: Global food commodity prices rebound in June

Cereal production in Africa in 2020 is projected to increase by 1.0 percent, although declines are expected in northern, western and central regions of the continent

FAO expects new record-high global cereal production and comfortable stock levels for 2020/21, while food assistance needs up In June, global food commodity prices rose for the first time since the beginning of the year driven by a rebound in vegetable oils, sugar and dairy quotations. However, in the cereals…

African Development Bank Group (AfDB)
Source: African Development Bank Group (AfDB) |

In Mozambique, water project boosts yields as farmers grapple with climate extremes

The project provided irrigation kits, constructed boreholes, small dams and water troughs that increased access to water for people and cattle

Felicidade Machava, 60, likes to recount the story about how, one year, she filled a small truck with maize from her harvest.   Machava, is a farmer in Guija district in Mozambique. The country has been experiencing weather volatility in the form of longer and more frequent cyclones and droughts. Extreme…