Thousands of new CT jobs at Amazon HQ; Absa CEO Mminele sudden departure; SA cryptocurrency ETF?

Posted on 04/21/2021
| 1356 views

In today's headlines:
* Amazon has announced that will establish its South African headquarters in the City of Cape Town, a project that has the potential to create up 19 000 jobs.
* ABSA CEO Daniel Mminele has been axed, with Absa Group Chairman, Wendy Lucas-Bull saying that a separation deal had been reached with Mminele - a former Reserve Bank deputy governor and Absa’s first CEO.
* South Africa may soon have a Johannesburg-listed cryptocurrency ETF.
* Already lagging behind the rest of the world in its Covid-19 inoculations, the wave of vaccine skepticism -- made worse by a lack of trust in local governments and misinformation on social media -- threatens to set Africa back even further, reports Bloomberg.