The ARC Insider
The ARC Insider, Episode 12 - The “uberisation” of business in Africa

The ARC Insider, Episode 12 - The “uberisation” of business in Africa

July 15, 2020
Karen Allen and Tara O’Connor discuss key business and political updates from across Africa. 
 
This week they speak to Yanesh Naidoo on how tech can create jobs in the sachet economy. 
 
Yanesh is Jendamark Automation’s director of digital strategy, selling African-designed, tech-driven production facilities to the global automotive sector. 
 
 

 

The ARC Insider, Episode 11 - Trouble in Paradise

The ARC Insider, Episode 11 - Trouble in Paradise

July 2, 2020

This week Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor are joined by Kevin Teeroovengadum. Kevin is the founder of PropTech and currently serves on numerous boards of companies in Mauritius.

Discussions cover recent troubles in Mauritius, including the decision by the European Commission to add the Indian Ocean island to its "high-risk" list of countries because of inadequate money laundering controls.

The ARC Insider, Episode 10 - Life after Corruption busting - in conversation with South Africa’s Thuli Madonsela

The ARC Insider, Episode 10 - Life after Corruption busting - in conversation with South Africa’s Thuli Madonsela

June 19, 2020

This week on the ARC Insider, Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor are joined by Professor Thuli Madonsela - the former Public Protector of South Africa and current Chair of Social Justice in the Law Faculty of Stellenbosch University. 

The ARC Insider, Episode 9 - Making sense of the African car market in the Covid 19 era.

The ARC Insider, Episode 9 - Making sense of the African car market in the Covid 19 era.

June 3, 2020

Making sense of the African car market in the Covid 19 era - the unique obstacles to going green in the future. 

This week on the ARC Insider, Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor are joined by Kia South Africa's Managing Director, Gary Scott. 

The ARC Insider, Episode 8 - Coffee, Vultures and Wind farms

The ARC Insider, Episode 8 - Coffee, Vultures and Wind farms

May 26, 2020
Coffee, Vultures and Wind farms - Private Equity in Africa in times of economic uncertainty in the Covid 19 era. 
 
This week, Karen Allen and ARC's Tara O'Connor are joined by Michael Turner - Managing Director of Actis, the global emerging markets investment firm. 
 
The ARC Insider, Episode 7 - Is there a place for satire in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

The ARC Insider, Episode 7 - Is there a place for satire in the midst of the Coronavirus Pandemic?

May 13, 2020

This week Tara O'Connor and Karen Allen speak to Kenyan political cartoonist Patrick Gathara about lockdowns, payouts and Madagascan "Muti" or Medicine. 

The ARC Insider, Episode 6 - Ambiverts, Virtual Trade Missions and Crisis Response

The ARC Insider, Episode 6 - Ambiverts, Virtual Trade Missions and Crisis Response

May 6, 2020

Today's podcast focuses on how the world is responding to the coronavirus pandemic and what it means for UK-Africa trade. 

This week's special guest is Emma Wade-Smith - the UK's trade commissioner for Africa. 

 

The ARC Insider, Episode 5 - Conversations with a Former anti-Corruption Tsar - Corona virus, Corruption and Hair

The ARC Insider, Episode 5 - Conversations with a Former anti-Corruption Tsar - Corona virus, Corruption and Hair

April 28, 2020

Karen Allen and Tara O'Connor chat to Kenya's former anti-corruption tsar and human rights advocate John Githongo about the coronavirus in Africa, tough states, corruption and hair.

The ARC Insider, Episode 4 - African tech - lessons for the Covid 19 response

The ARC Insider, Episode 4 - African tech - lessons for the Covid 19 response

April 22, 2020

This week Tara O'Connor and Karen Allen look back on the news on the continent from the past 7 days and discuss the different COVID-19 responses. 

They are joined by guest speaker Abel Ekele from Trivoda, a Nigeria based tech company using bluetooth technology to trace COVID-19 cases.

The ARC Insider, Episode 3 - Moving Stuff Around in the Sachet Economy

The ARC Insider, Episode 3 - Moving Stuff Around in the Sachet Economy

April 14, 2020

Karen Allen and Tara O’Connor discuss the ongoing response of governments and businesses across Africa to the coronavirus COVID-19. 

This week’s special guest is Oghenetega Iortim, founder of gricd, a Nigeria based logistics company that specialises in transporting cold storage items  -health products and food stuffs - around Nigeria.

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