The Covid-19 pandemic has thrown many business models into a tailspin, but some entrepreneurs are building resilience through creativity and innovation. The CEO of the Tony Elumelu Foundation, Ifeyinwa Ugochukwu joins CNBC Africa to discuss how young entrepreneurs can sail through these turbulent times.
By: Alexander Knieps Are you struggling with the impact of Covid -9? Are you scared of going out of business? Is the uncertainty killing you?
The Special Advisor to Nigeria's President on ease of doing business, Jumoke Oduwole, says entrepreneurs in the country are about the automation of taxes. She made the remark while commenting on the newly released National Action Plan 5.0. Kayode Akindele, Partner at TIA Capital joins CNBC Africa to assess the plan and discuss other headlines from Nigeria.
Last year saw Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) contributing over 30 to the Gross domestic product (GDP) of Kenya, with 83.6 per cent of the country's total employment created attributed to them, but they did face some challenges. SME Consultant, Victor Otieno joins CNBC Africa to discuss solutions that will enable this sector of entrepreneurs contribute even more in 2020.
It was a sombre day for many business people. Hundreds of entrepreneurs, politicians, family and business tycoons came to Rosebank Union Church in Johannesburg to pay tribute to one of the biggest names in Southern Africa who inspired many to follow his brave charge into business. Richard Maponya made a name for himself in business against the odds in apartheid days and mentored a legion of people to carry his empowerment torch into the future. Many paid tribute to a life dedicated not only to business, but to helping others.
FORBES AFRICA is on the hunt for Africans under the age of 30, who are building brands, creating jobs and transforming the continent, to join our Under 30 community for 2020.
The United State Consul General to Nigeria, Claire Pierangelo says having identified SMEs as the growth of the Nigerian economy, the US hopes to be able to work with entrepreneurs at that level to develop their skill set and businesses. Ms Pierangelo spoke to CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole during her courtesy visit to the Nigerian Stock Exchange (NSE) here she rang the Closing gong.
Yesterday saw the launch of the inaugural Kusi Ideas Festival here in Kigali, Rwanda. The event, hosted by Nation Media Group, aims to bring together leaders, innovators, scholars, entrepreneurs and policy makers to discuss and address some of Africa's challenges and come up with solutions. NMG's Group Head of Corporate & Regulatory Affairs, Clifford Machoka joins CNBC Africa for more.