By Ian Lessem, managing partner of South African VC firm HAVAÍC

As Africa braces itself and prepares for the spread of the Coronavirus, we have pre-emptively been spending the last few weeks working with our portfolio companies to ensure that they are “ready” for the human and economic impact that is likely to ensue. Fortunately, many of our companies have recently concluded capital raises so as far as small businesses go they have relatively strong balance sheets. A...