Shining a spotlight on key African economic sectors in the post-Covid-19 world

The Covid-19 shock upended the African growth model, with the short-term drivers of growth shifting towards government consumption as supply-chain severance disrupted industry. However, did the pandemic change the face of the growth model over the longer term, too? Covid-19 served as a catalyst to lower the barriers to financial inclusivity, cashless transactions, and technological advancement, but the ripple effects of the pandemic extend beyond the services sector. Delving into the more granular details of the sectoral outlook, we investigate which subsectors may emerge as long-term winners and which ones might be left behind in the post-Covid world.

We will be repeating the same webinar to cater for the difference in time zones between the Americas, APAC and EMEA:

  • EMEA – Tuesday 20th April | 10:00 BST (11:00 SAST)
  • Americas – Tuesday 20th April | 16:00 EDT
  • APAC – Wednesday 21st April | 10:00 HKT

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Irmgard Erasmus | Senior Financial Economist

Irmgard is a senior financial economist at NKC African Economics, having joined the company as a macroeconomist and fixed income analyst from JP Morgan in 2013. Irmgard holds a postgraduate degree in financial economics from the University of Stellenbosch.


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Shani Smit | Macroeconomist 

Shani is a macroeconomist at NKC African Economics, focussing on East Africa. Before joining the company in 2019, Shani graduated from the University of Pretoria with a BCom honours degree in Economics and BCom degree in Statistics.


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