CNBC Africa live broadcast with Jeff Immelt and Siyabonga Gama

PUBLISHED: Thu, 26 Jan 2017 15:20:43 GMT

At 18h30 (CAT) today, CNBC Africa will break from normal programming to cross live to the Digital Transformation as a Driver for Growth event, at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), Johannesburg, South Africa.

The event will host General Electric’s (GE) Global Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt, who has been named as one of the world’s best CEO’s by Barron’s; Transnet Group’s Chief Executive, Siyabonga Gama; as well as CNBC Africa’s award winning anchor, Nozipho Mbanjwa and CNBC Africa’s Executive Director and Chief Editor, Bronwyn Nielsen.

CNBC Africa will unearth and dissect the digitisation of the transport sector across the African continent and what this means for Africa and the rest of the world.

Transnet Group, the continent’s most advanced and established port and rail operator will be represented by Gama who will open the special broadcast with a speech targeting Transnet’s position in the shift towards digitising Africa’s transport systems.

GE, the world’s leading industrial company, will be represented by Global Chairman and CEO, Jeff Immelt, who will follow Transnet’s speech touching on points of their partnership with Transnet and how it plans to implement its technologies to assist in Africa’s digital transformation through digital solutions that will connect shippers and other transport operators, reducing errors and making it easier to manage nearly every aspect of transportation logistics.

Additional to Gama and Immelt, Zeenith Ebrahim and Mandla Mkhwanazi will discuss the partnership between Transnet Group and GE and what this means for Africa and companies dealing with imports and exports to and from Africa. Gary Pita, CFO of Transnet Group, the show’s final guest will touch on Transnet’s sponsorship towards this project.

The show will be presented by CNBC Africa anchor, Nozipho Mbanjwa, and moderated by CNBC Africa’s Executive Director and Chief Editor, Bronwyn Nielsen.

To watch the show live, tune into DStv channel 410, or StarTimes channel 309, alternatively watch CNBC Africa via YouTube: You can also follow the conversation on Twitter @CNBCAfrica with the official hashtag:#DigitizeAfrica

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