“In Kosmos, everyone lends a helping hand to the other”, explained Ian. In the ‘90s, he settled in a patch of veld, a word describing the South African open field in Afrikaans. Ian is one of the descendants of the European colons who first set foot in Southern Africa in the 1600s.
Trade is an often-prescribed cure for economic diversification and transformation in Africa. The challenge for Africa is that even before the pandemic, the continent was a minor participant in the international trade arena with only 2 per cent of the global trade volumes.
Hundreds of thousands of informal dwellers in Johannesburg are at high risk in the African epicenter of Covid-19. South Africa’s most populated city, Johannesburg, accounts for over 60,000 infections, with numbers on the rise.