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The impact of Covid-19 in Africa

In a special interview podcast, Hanns Bühler, the Regional Representative of the Hanns Seidel Foundation in Southern Africa, paints a multi faceted picture of the current situation, policies of governments in tackling Covid-19, and long-term forecasts about the impact the pandemic is expected to have on the continent. He also discusses recommendations to stakeholders and sheds light on German and European policies.

Cover of the Press Release for the new study just published by the ISS Pretoria

Cover of the Press Release for the study published by the ISS


A crisis in many ways

In this interview just published as part of "Global Perspectives", a new podcast series by the Hanns Seidel Foundation, he emphasises the diversity of African countries and pays particular attention to economic and social developments, including the looming debt crisis. He shares results of current studies on the impact of Covid-19, amongst them a new report published by the Institute for Security Studies together with the Gordon Institute of Business Science and other partners, supported by the Hanns Seidel Foundation:



Earphones and a map:Global Perspectives - a new podcast series by the Hanns Seidel Foundation

Global Perspectives - a new podcast series by the Hanns Seidel Foundation


A wide-ranging, focused interview

Promising cross sector collaborations are described, and special attention is given to South African dynamics and German perspectives. The role of Europe in providing assistance to its neighbouring continent and in drafting a joint agenda for the future relationship is explored, in comparison to other global actors as well.

The conversation includes a focus on key areas for a sustainable development and resilience, such as health systems, education, energy, digitalisation, free trade, demographics and job intensive inclusive growth.


The interview offers a wealth of real life impressions and important, well-researched insights. Our representative Hanns Bühler lives in Cape Town, South Africa. 

You can find the German-language podcast here.

Read the text on our German HSF website.