Why South Africa’s Covid-19 death rate is lower than predicted

Crammed with more than half a million people somewhere between the Winelands and beaches of this international destination it’s now the center of attention. High-density areas like Khayelitsha are being closely watched because doctors say that places like this are where the battle against Covid-19 on the African continent will be won or lost. South Africa is, by far and away, the hardest-hit country on the continent. Its confirmed case count is approaching 200,000 and rising fast. Western Cape is now in the middle of the peak of its coronavirus surge. With more than…

State Swings in to Resolve Del Monte Land Issues

The land lease dispute between the giant company Del Monte and the residents of Kiambu County has attracted the eye of President Uhuru Kenyatta who has directed the Ministry of Lands to resolve the issue as soon as possible. According to the Lands Principal Secretary Nicholas Muraguri, the Head of State has given the Ministry until the end of the Month of July to have the issue resolved after Washington called on Nairobi to intervene. “All parties will be listened to and the government will conclusively deal with the issue…

Planning is more important than prediction for Africa’s property sector now

By Gerhard Zeelie. An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years. However, given that this is a challenging exercise at best, it’s probably a better investment of valuable time and effort to ponder the many lessons – some very hard to swallow – that the pandemic has taught us, and integrate them into our future business and investment plans and strategies, so that we’re more prepared…

Emirates delivers on customer promise, offers travel confidence

In the past two months, Emirates has processed nearly 650,000 refund requests, returning over AED 1.9 billion to its customers and making good on its promise to expedite refunds after the COVID-19 pandemic disrupted travel plans for millions of customers around the world. In April, Emirates had announced that it would ramp up its refunds capabilities and committed to clear its backlog by August, which at that time stood at nearly half a million requests. The airline had crossed that target by early June, after expanding its processing capability from…

Opinion:Planning is more important than prediction for Africa’s property sector now

By Gerhard Zeelie; Head of Property Finance Africa: Nedbank CIB An understandable response to the economic fallout of Covid-19 is for governments, industries and businesses trying to predict the path that the global economy will take in the coming months and years. However, given that this is a challenging exercise at best, it’s probably a better investment of valuable time and effort to ponder the many lessons – some very hard to swallow – that the pandemic has taught us, and integrate them into our future business and investment plans…

Rio cartels go from running drugs to pushing medication

CNN’s International Security Editor Nick Paton Walsh reports from Rio de Janeiro as the coronavirus spreads through the favelas, with Brazil now the country with the second highest number of coronavirus infections behind the United States. A drug gang granted CNN access to one of Rio’s poorest and most socially isolated communities to illustrate how it has dealt with Covid-19 in an area inaccessible to state healthcare. One gang member, Ronaldo, told Paton Walsh, “We fear the virus, not Bolsonaro. We can’t count exactly how many have already died. The hospitals kill more…

BAT KENYA LAUNCHES NEW EVOLVED STRATEGY AND IDENTITY AS IT UNVEILS NEW KSH 2.5 BILLION TOBACCO-FREE ORAL NICOTINE FACTORY.

 British American Tobacco Kenya plc (BAT Kenya) today held it’s 68th Annual General Meeting (AGM) where the Company unveiled its new corporate purpose: to deliver a better tomorrow by reducing the health impact of its business. BAT Kenya’s KSh 2.5bn investment in a world-class modern oral nicotine factory is evidence of the resources that the company is willing to put behind its ambition. The factory is on track to open in Q3 2020 and will be a first of its kind in Africa, serving as a potential export hub for…

MAKINI SCHOOLS LAUNCHES NEW PHASE OF UPGRADED E-LEARNING OFFER

The e-learning offer, which is available to all Preschool, Primary and High School learners, has been put together to ensure we maintain our ethos of educating the whole child and continuing to provide excellence in academics. Makini Schools this week launched phase two of a newly designed and more engaging high-quality e-learning offer that covers revision, life skills, assessments and new engaging content to keep the over 2,500 enrolled learners on track with their educational journeys. The e-learning offer, which is available to all Preschool, Primary and High School learners,…

Laikipia County Government COVID-19 Response teams Receives 550 bales of Soko Maize Meal from Capwell Industries

Capwell Industries head of corporate affairs Obadiah Gitiye. The donation will go a long away in supporting vulnerable communities within Laikipia County who have been greatly affected by the pandemic, stating that affected families will each receive two packets of Soko maize meal 2kg. Thika based food and beverage processing company  Capwell Industries Limited, has donated 550 bales of Soko maize meal to Laikipia County Government emergency response team as part of the firm’s corporate efforts to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country’s economy.…

Capwell Industries Donates 550 bales of Soko Maize Meal to Meru County Residents to Alleviate effects of Covid-19

The donation is part of the Ksh20 Million worth of Soko Maize Meal contribution that Capwell had pledged to the National COVID-19 Emergency Response Fund to mitigate the negative effects of the virus. Ten other counties are the beneficiary of this initiative by Capwell Industries. Thika based food and beverage processing company Capwell Industries Limited, has donated 550 bales of Soko maize meal to Meru County Government emergency response team as part of the firm’s corporate efforts to help in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic that has ravaged the country’s…