Tag: CNBC Africa
On this day 13 years ago, a dream turned to reality. On June the 1st 2007 CNBC Africa was born after many months of preparations, hard work and research. It was destined to become the largest aggregator of business news in Africa, going to 16 million households in 48 countries in Africa. It has interviewed presidents, world leaders, economists, bankers and billionaires. Two men worked tirelessly to launch CNBC Africa entrepreneurs Rakesh Wahi and Zafar Siddiqi and Zafar Siddiqi the Co-Founder and Chairman of ABN Group speaks about the channel he created.
One in 22 working South Africans are employed in the tourism sector. It directly contributes 2.9% to South Africa’s gross domestic product. In 2017 tourists spent just over half a million rand every minute or R277 billion for the entire year in South Africa, according to Stats SA. All this has changed with COVID-19 and lockdown. The industry has been brought to a virtual standstill. But as the country moves to phase 4 of lockdown what measures and funding are in place to help kick-start the industry? Is it enough? Find out on this riveting #BusinessTomorrow Zoom virtual panel discussion.
CNBC Africa talks to the world’s first ever Artificial Intelligence minister Omar Bin Sultan Olama about how new technology can increase knowledge and help prevent car accidents.
Africa’s leading business awards, the All Africa Business Leaders Awards (AABLA™) in Partnership with CNBC Africa, make a return for a 9th year, with their commitment to recognizing remarkable business leadership on the continent.
ABN Group co-founder Rakesh Wahi gave a welcome speech at ‘The Forbes Woman Africa Leading Women Summit 2019’ gala dinner, held at the Durban ICC. Rakesh Wahi is the co-founder of the ABN Group, a media holding company for CNBC Africa and Forbes Africa.
CNBC Africa reporter Steven Muvunyi recently won the ICT and Telecommunication reporting award at Rwanda’s annual Development Journalism Awards. The awards spearheaded by the government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Governance Board.
Emerging market currencies have extended their recovery against the dollar, following intense selling triggered by economic uncertainties in Turkey and Argentina. At one stage trader thought the rand would be the next currency to go into freefall, following in the steps of the lira and the peso. CNBC Africa’s Fifi Peters caught up with the governor of South Africa's Reserve Bank, Lesetja Kganyago and ask how worried he was about the spill over effects of the emerging market contagion.