It has taken a pandemic as severe as Covid-19 to jostle Sub-Saharan Africa into action to bolster its vaccine production capacity and capability, ... argues Stavros Nicolaou of Aspen, Africa's biggest drug company. For the first time in the region’s history, the continent is pooling its resources and aggregating volumes to mount a collective and co-ordinated response for its coronavirus vaccine needs.
There are also positive signs coming through from the government’s infrastructure drive, says Lekula.
In the second half of 2020, cement sales experienced a double-digit surge.
“One part of the upswing is influenced by me and you in terms of DIY and ordinary housing requirements – other than infrastructure. We think that is a result of people spending time at home and seeing all the improvements required,” Lekula tells The Africa Report.