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AfDB Debate: Transforming agriculture for wealth creation in Africa

The 2017 African Development Bank’s Annual Meetings was held in Ahmedabad, India from 22 – 26 May 2017 themed “Transforming Agriculture for Wealth Creation in Africa”. For a discussion CNBC Africa’s Bronwyn Nielsen is joined by panellists including President of Senegal Macky Sall; Akinwumi Adesina, President, African Development Bank Group and Kenneth Quinn, President, World Food Prize Foundation.

Transforming Africa’s Healthcare Sector

Worldwide the healthcare industry is going through a period of disruption. The way in which healthcare is financed and delivered is transforming. Healthcare in developing countries is undergoing rapid changes. In Africa, technology is transforming how healthcare is delivered, giving more people in remote areas access to better care. This panel discussion which was hosted in partnership with Phillips focuses on these issues.

Durban’s rapid tourism infrastructure growth

This panel discussion from the Tourism Indaba held in Durban unpacks strategies to position and enhance economic growth within the tourism sector. Host Gugulethu Cele also asks: How does the city perform against the macro economic landscape regarding SA's economic performance and attaining inclusive economic growth for all participants in the tourism sector? Panellists are: Phillip Sithole, Acting Deputy City Manager for Economic Development, Ethekwini Municipality & Head of Durban Tourism; Mmatsatsi Ramawela, CEO of the Tourism Business Council of South Africa; Marcel von Aulock, the Tsogo Sun; Dumile Cele, CEO of the Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

S.A energy minister on plans for nuclear and renewable energy

CNBC Africa special where we will bring you an exclusive interview with the new Energy Minister. Mmamoloko Kubayi is no stranger to the political scene having served in my roles, include advisor to South Africa's former President, Kgalema Mothlante. CNBC Africa's Fifi Peter caught up with her to find out what she hopes to achieve in her new portfolio. We discussed government’s plans for nuclear and renewable energy.

Role of public and private sector in tourism development

What is the role of private and public sectors in partnering for inclusive growth beyond tourism in South Africa and on the rest of the African continent? Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this at the 2017 Tourism Indaba in Durban, South is a panel of expert guests.

How can support for small businesses boost trade in Africa?

SMEs are among the most important drivers of trade and commerce in Sub-Saharan Africa. According to the IFC, they account for up to 90 per cent of all businesses in the sub-region. How can support for small businesses catalyse trade on the continent? CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa discusses the topic with Wahid Olagunju, AG Managing Director of Nigeria's Bank of Industry and Philip Myburg, Head: Enterprise Banking and Financing - Rest of Africa, Standard Bank.

Africa needs innovative financing to improve infrastructure

$100 billion is needed to fill the infrastructure development gap on the African continent. This highlights special on the AFC Live 2017 Summit in Abuja Nigeria hones in on finding solutions to the challenges causing this widening gap. The AFC celebrates 10 years of existence this year. It has 14 member countries and has invested around $4 billion in 30 African countries.

Impact of technology on the travel & tourism industry

Technology is fundamentally changing the way business is done in tourism across the African continent. This year's Tourism Indaba which was hosted in the City of Durban dissected the increasing role of technology in travel. Joining CNBC Africa to discuss this and an analysis of where Africa currently stands is a panel of key industry players including Stephen Ekbergh from Travelstart; Yolisa Kani of Uber; Stephanie Hodges from Airbnb; Angelica Mkok from Amadeus IT Group; Victor Tharage from the department of Tourism ; Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa from FEDHASA and Mclean Sibanda from the Innovation Hub.
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This is what Gauteng has to do now to ensure service...

In the next two years the current Gauteng Provincial Government's administration ends. In this CNBC Africa special a panel of experts including David Makhura, Gauteng Premier, Prof Modimowabarwa Kanyane, HSRC, Pamela Mondliwa, UJ, Abdullah Verachia, GIBS and Kerwin Lebone, IRR discuss the release of the province's Midterm Report and what needs to happen and happen now to ensure delivery is sped up and the concerns of Gauteng's citizens are met.
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This is how Africa’s richest province is performing, what it still...

The Gauteng Provincial Government released its Midterm Report, which highlighted its performance from May 2014 to November 2016. Premier David Makhura in his keynote address discussed the findings, highlights best practices and challenges in terms of the priorities and commitments of the Transformation Modernisation and Re-industrialisation Programme, which was introduced by the current administration under his leadership and its plans for the next two years.
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Intra-Africa trade has the potential to transform the continent: This is...

Africa is not going to rise without it rising together. In this CNBC Africa special Ambassador Gabriel Sethloke from South Africa’s Department of International Relations and Cooperation, Saki Zamxaka, Group Executive: CEO, GGDA, Zienzi Musamirapamwe, Head, Public Sector, Corporate and Investment Banking, Barclays and Lerato Mataboge, Head Of Trade Invest Africa, Department of Trade and Industry discuss what role policy and governments can play in ensuring that intra-Africa trade contributes more than 10 per cent to sub-Saharan Africa’s gross domestic product.
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EA Debate: Preparing students for STEM careers

The role education and training in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics, or STEM, in preparing students for the workplace, was discussed in depth at a panel discussion hosted by AIMS in Rwanda recently; moderated by CNBC Africa’s George Ndirangu with panellists including Dr Charles Kimpolo, Senior Bilingual Programme Manager, AIMS Industry Initiative; Prof. Timothy Brown, Carnegie Mellon University, Rwanda; and Alice Kilonzo Zulu, MD of Ecobank.
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Durban Indaba Debate: Role of tourism in economic development

Durban Tourism in partnership with CNBC Africa hosted a panel discussion with key stake holders in the tourism sector to unpack strategies that have been highlighted to position and enhance opportunities for economic growth within the sector.
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WEF Africa Debate: Innovative financing for development

Transnet recently hosted a breakfast session on the side lines of the World Economic Forum on Africa in Durban where CNBC Africa Editor in Chief, Bronwyn Nielsen moderated a panel discussion with Siyabonga Gama, Chief Executive Officer of Transnet and other panellists to discuss Infrastructure development and innovative funding mechanisms from Development Finance Institutions (DFI).
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WEF Africa Debate: Achieving inclusive economic growth

Join CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen sat down with the Co-Chairs of the World Economic Forum on Africa 2017 to discuss the imperatives for the year ahead and the implications for government, industry and society.
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Will technology disruption in Africa widen or close the skills gap

Machine learning, artificial intelligence, algorithms and other rapid changes in technology are disrupting and creating new industries at unprecedented rates. They're affecting the types of work we do and altering workplaces. What impact will these changes have on Africa and its youthful population?

WEF Africa Debate: Impact of global growth on Africa

Africa's economic success depends on good governance and ability to deliver structural and regulatory reform. How are the region's economies meeting this challenge and what role can global partnerships play in helping ensure that the benefits of growth apply to everyone? From the World Economic Forum in Durban CNBC Africa's Bronwyn Nielsen is joined by expert panellists to delve into the regional economic outlook for 2017.

Infrastructure development key to unlocking Africa’s potential

Infrastructure connects cities and countries, alters economies and drives growth. It has the potential to facilitate education, leap frog Africa into the fourth industrial revolution and bring health to millions. And yet, according to the World Bank and the African Development Bank Group only one in three Africans living in rural areas are within two kilometres of an all-season road, compared with two-thirds of the population in other developing regions, 620 million Africans lack electricity, and poor technological capabilities remain a major constraint to Africa's efforts to achieve sustainable development. What needs to be done to fix this? CNBC Africa is joined by a building Africa panel to address this question.

Closing the $3.1trn gap: How blended finance can help achieve SDGs

$3.1 trillion dollars per year is how much developed countries need to close the funding gap to make the Sustainable Development Goals of ending poverty, protecting the planet, and ensuring prosperity by 2030 - a reality for all - according to a report by the World Economic Forum. Could blended finance be the answer to closing this gap? A panel of experts joins CNBC Africa to explore this on the side-lines of WEF Africa 2017.
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Why digitization is an opportunity for Africa

Never before has technology advanced at such a fast pace. Will Africa be part of this fourth industrial revolution or will it miss out? We bring you a LIVE panel discussion during WEF Africa on the impact digitisation will have on revolutionizing industries on the continent.
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