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Tristan De Boysson: A man with a passion for getting people to invest in Africa’s health sector

He was born in Paris moved to Asia. Now in Dubai he is trying to hook people up with deals in Middle East and Africa in the health game. This is the story of Tristan De Boysson, CEO of Amanat....

How this Gabon-born entrepreneur gave up his tennis dream to become Africa’s Mark Zuckerberg

Dubai-based Mark Doumba wanted to be the next Roger Federer but he had to settle with being the next Mark Zuckerberg. This is the story of the Gabon-born entrepreneur who saw an opportunity for a technology company to bridge the digital divide and address Sub-Saharan Africa’s development challenges through innovation and policy as a result he started CLIKAFRIK and CLIKPAY....

Captains of Industry: Andrew Key: From officer to a payment supremo

Andrew Key wanted to be an officer and gentleman but a rugby accident put paid to his army ambitions. Now he sits in the middle of a payments empire straddling Africa and the Middle East. This is the story of Key, Managing Director,Head of Processing Business at Network International....

DMCC’s Feryal Ahmadi’s big plans for Africa

In her position as Chief Operating Officer of one of the biggest free trade areas in the world, Feryal Ahmadi has big plans for Africa. Ahmadi from the Dubai Multi Commodities Centre (DMCC) shares her story....

Captains of Industry: How the Dubai-spirit is landing in Africa

He grew up as Dubai flourished, now he is looking to Africa. Omar Khan, Director International Offices at the Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry says it won’t just support business people in Africa they will also set up shop....

How this African technology giant plans to unlock the potential of Africa

In this episode of Captains of Industry, CNBC Africa sits down with the Grant Bodley, the chief executive of IT conglomerate, Dimension Data Middle East and Africa. With 21 years of experience at the company, Bodley has seen the company grow from strength to strength and has been at the helm as it expands into the Middle East....

Captains of Industry: From dream cars through disappointment to design

Everyone in business has setbacks. Dream ventures that didn’t work. Nadim Habr, Founder and CEO of Designhubz wanted to have a super car business, the economy disagreed so he ended up making a fortune in Dubai....

Captains of Industry: Bob Willen – a life of engineering, management and Pelé

His father was a physicist, mother a maths teacher and Bob Willen wanted to be an astronaut, instead he went on a journey of business around the world ending up as the head of the Middle East and Africa operations of one of the world’s biggest management consultancies - A.T. Kearney. This is his story....

Captains of Industry: Why software company SAP’s Steve Tzikakis is an African believer

Captains of Industry: How a man who started at the bottom pounding the streets for his father ended up heading one of the biggest companies in the world. This is the story of Dubai-based Steve Tzikakis, Afro-optimist and regional president of SAP South Europe, the Middle East and Africa....


Rupert family fund oversubscribed; applications temporarily suspended

Applications for the Rupert family’s R1 billion small business fund, The Sukuma Relief Programme, which opened on Friday, have temporarily been suspended.

EOH Exco chop salaries by 25%; ask staff to cut by 20%

Technology group EOH narrowed its first half loss per share from continuing operations, while group revenue fell 14 per cent and costs rose. EOH CFO, Megan Pydigadu joins CNBC Africa for more.

SA launches green fund to drive investment into SMMEs

R488 million – that’s how much the Green Outcomes Fund has set aside for fund managers to increase investment in green Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises. To discuss the fund - the first of its kind, CNBC Africa is joined by Tine Fisker Henriksen: Innovative Finance Lead, UCT GSB Bertha Centre and Mark van Wyk: Head of Unlisted Investments, Mergence Investment Managers.

Sarb guides banks to put dividends, bonuses on hold

South Africa’s Reserve Bank has guided banks to put dividends and executive bonuses on hold to help reduce stress on the banking sector from fighting Covid19. For more on this recommendation as well as other directives to ensure the health of the sector, CNBC Africa is joined by Unathi Kamlana, Head of Policy Statistics and Industry Support at the Prudential Authority.

Nigerian banking index gains but industrial goods sector declines

Investors are taking a keen interest in banking stocks today but the Industrial goods sector is facing a steep decline. Dare Fajimolu, Chief Research Officer at Blue Vertex joins CNBC Africa for a recap of today’s trade.