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IRBA to probe Eskom auditors

The Independent Regulatory Board for Auditors has concluded its disciplinary process into the improper conduct of the auditor responsible for the Linkway Trading audit. Linkway was mentioned in the Gupta-leaks as the conduit which paid for the Gupta wedding at Sun City. Bernard Agulhas, CEO of IRBA joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Kenya’s BRCK aims to expand internet access in Africa

Access to internet connectivity in the East African region continues to rise due to the increasing affordability and accessibility of internet services. BRCK, a Kenyan company that runs Moja WIFI networks in public transportation in Nairobi and Kigali plans to provide internet inclusion on the African continent; for more CNBC Africa spoke to Erik Hersman, CEO of BRCK.https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/...
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Funding for African start-ups increases to $560mn

African innovations are on a rise, there are more investments in its tech industries with the venture capital funding to start-ups increasing to $560million in 2017 from $277million in 2015. CNBC Africa had a conversation with Somet Kipchilat, Partner Development Manager at Microsoft 4Afrika Initiatives for more on this.
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Sikonathi Mantshantsha on Eskom’s struggle to keep the lights on

Almost a year since appointing a new board, CEO and task team at the power utility Eskom- old problems are still abound. The state of Eskom not only undercuts the president’s efforts to get investors back to South Africa but could potentially sink the economy. Deputy Editor at Financial Mail, Sikonathi Mantshantsha joins CNBC Africa for more. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/...
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Healthcare is not a cost it’s an investment – Halima Dangote

Africans need to stop looking at putting money into healthcare as a cost and start looking at it as an investment. This is according to Halima Dangote, Executive Director of the Aliko Dangote Foundation who spoke to CNBC Africa's Wole Famurewa on the side-lines of the just concluded African Union Summit in Addis Ababa.
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Talking Books Ep 53: Andrew Marshall’s autobiography ‘dissecting Wobbles’

Talking Books shares a moving video on Andrew Marshall’s autobiography Dissecting Wobbles. The book is a funny, poignant and often shocking account of the hidden universe of wheelchairs and disability, as it takes the reader on an epic journey through a life marred by the rare and devastating neuro- muscular condition, Friedreich’s Ataxia....
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Cape Town was the wrong decision for Dunkin Donuts, Baskin Robbins...

Southern African franchise group, Grand Parade Investments have filled for the liquidation of Dunkin Donuts and Baskin Robbins due to sustained losses. GPI Acting CEO, Mohsin Tajbhai joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Gold Fields CEO: How to look at the results

Gold Fields share price fell almost 3 per cent. In its full year results it said South Deep had a difficult year. The gold miner believes the large scale restructuring completed at the end of 2018, places the mine on an improved footing from which to gradually build-up production. CNBC Africa’s reporter Kopano Gumbi spoke to Nick Holland the CEO of Gold Fields for more.
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Nigeria’s January inflation drops to 11.37%

Nigeria’s January headline inflation declined to 11.37 percent year-on-year representing compared to 11.44 percent recorded in December 2018.
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Impact of Africa’s poor healthcare on quality of life

Michel Sidibé, Executive Director of the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV and AIDS says a government-driven approach will not make access to healthcare universal to Africans at such a coalition like the African Business Coalition for health is needed. He joins CNBC Africa’s Wole Famurewa to discuss the impact of poor healthcare on quality of life in Africa.
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The cost of load shedding on food production

Although Eskom has announced that they will be no load shedding for today, if load shedding is sustained it will result in higher costs in food production. CNBC Africa is joined by Dawie Maree, Head of Information and Marketing at FNB Agriculture.
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PIC inquiry witnesses encounter death threats

The story around the PIC Commission has taken a sinister turn with reports of death threats to witnesses and fears that this may deter others from giving evidence. The commission was supposed to investigate missing funds at the agency that manages government pension funds; police are investigation the reports but for more on this CNBC Africa is joined by Thabi Leoka, PIC Inquiry Spokesperson.
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Competition Amendement Bill set to transform SA’s business landscape

In President Ramaphosa’s state of the nation address he announced that he will prioritise the signing of the Competition Amendment Bill into law. This bill has been created primarily towards transforming the economy by helping small-to-medium and black owned businesses penetrate the market. But how will this bill change the South African business landscape and most importantly the merger and acquisition space. Lara Granville, Director at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Radiant Group looks to grow its presence across Africa

Everyone is talking about India-Africa trade right now. This talk is likely to grow louder following India's decision to honour South Africa's President Cyril Ramaphosa at India's independence celebrations last month. One of the entrepreneurs looking to increase investment between the two Brics nations is David Devasahayam, Founder and Chairman of the Radiant Group of Companies. He is looking to set up a cash services business right now in South Africa employing a hundred people.
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Ajay Gupta’s arrest warrant withdrawn

Are we taking two steps back in the fight against corruption? Ajay Gupta's arrest warrant has been provisionally withdrawn, meaning that he is no longer a fugitive in South Africa. Advocate Paul Hoffman, Director at Accountability joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Ethiopia introduces new policies to boost coffee production

As Ethiopian coffee continues to dominate world markets, the government is creating opportunities for farmers, suppliers and exporters in these industries to benefit from direct market chain. CNBC Africa spoke to Adugna Debela, Director General of Ethiopian Coffee and Tea Authority for more on this.
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Rwanda ICT Minister speaks on role of design in advancing innovations

Technology is rapidly growing and changing our world. CNBC Africa caught up with Rwanda’s Minister of ICT and innovations Paula Ingabire to really understand the role of design in advancing innovations in Rwanda.https://www.cnbcafrica.com/videos/...
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Mining Indaba MD Alex Grose on leveraging technology to attract investment

On the last day of the 25th Investing in African Mining Indaba in Cape Town, CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters caught up with Alex Grose, MD of Mining Indaba to talk about the annual event’s history and how it performed in 2019 in comparison to previous years.
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Green mode of transportation to be launched in Rwanda

As the world slowly moves away from fossil fuels, Gura Ride, a smart bicycle renting software application is set to be officially launched in Kigali in May this year to offer commuters an alternative mode of transportation. CNBC Africa caught up with Tony Adesina, Founder and CEO Gura Ride for more.
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Capital Connection: Eskom troubles, gas deposits discovered in SA, fake news...

On this week’s episode of Capital Connection we look at the discovery of a significant gas-condensate deposit in South African waters joined by Uchenna Minnis, Chief Market Analyst at Eagle Global Markets about the benefits of fossil fuels. We chat with Melita Steele from Green Peace about the environmental dangers of oil drilling and also look at the implication of fake news in Nigeria ahead of the elections. Lastly, we look into the developments of the near collapse South Africa’s power grid.https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/tv-shows/capital-connection/...