Herman Warren, Africa Director for The Economist Corporate Network, discusses the economic and social impact of Covid-19 on sub-Saharan Africa in general, and South Africa in particular, the outlook for the continent post-pandemic, whether the commodities boom will turn into a supercycle, the role of China, and what Africa can expect from the Biden administration.
The Take 15 Series is a collection of illuminating, short conversations with noted economists, best-selling authors, leading researchers, and successful practitioners on topics ranging from geopolitics and whistleblowing to irrationality and outlooks.
1:50 - Intro
4:30 - The pandemic in South Africa and the continent
10:40 - Impact’s from South Africa’s lockdown restrictions
15:30 - Herman’s role as African Director at the Economist
17:56 – Emerging market trends currently happening in the African region
26:39 - Supercycle: will the reality match the expectation?
28:20 - What can Africa expect from a Biden administration?
32:02 - Wrap-up questions
- One positive change as a result from the pandemic?
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