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Why this Uber for trucks believes that if you are in the Middle East you need to be in Africa

TruKKer - a business born of a problem shared over dinner – a friend couldn’t find a truck for love nor money, seeing the opportunity Gaurav Biswas called a friend and together they set up the Uber for trucks. Now Biswas has his eyes set on Africa....

Entrepreneurial Edge: How the rich can be persuaded to help refugees

The man from a family of refugees has an idea how rich migrants can be persuaded to help the huddle masses forced to flee their countries every year. That’s the view of Armand Arton, President of Arton Capital and YPO member who deals in citizenship linked to investments for wealthy migrants....

Entrepreneurial Edge: Why this Dubai-based investment bank is investing in East Africa, Ghana

Rohit Walia, a career banker who turned to investments and is looking to invest in Africa. On this Entrepreneurial Edge Dubai-based Walia, executive chairman at Alpen Capital explains why he is investing in East Africa and Ghana....

Entrepreneurial Edge: He dared to dream big now he is taking his Rwandan coffee brand global

This week Entrepreneurial Edge goes across Africa for the story of an entrepreneur that has its roots on the fertile volcanic shores of Lake Kivu in Rwanda near the border with the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) four thousand eight hundred feet above sea level. This is where entrepreneur, Kevin Mbundu, Co-Founder of Kivu Noir Coffee grows his coffee. They call it Red Bourbon Arabica coffee – the man himself calls it the freshest coffee in the world and has ambitions to take it global. This is his story....

How this African entrepreneur went from being a paramedic to building stadiums in Dubai

It was a winding route to riches for engineer Jason English. He went off to be a paramedic and policemen on the gritty streets before living out his passion. Now this African is building stadiums in Dubai and making his fortune in this Entrepreneurial Edge....

Entrepreneurial Edge: From selling stationary to making a fortune in the oil business

The lucky life of a man who started with stationary and building and ended up making a fortune by pumping millions of litres of oil and is now launching an energy business in Dubai. That’s the life of Rajen Reddy, Executive Chairman of KZN OILS who believes poverty can focus the mind....

How this African company gained billionaire Mark Cuban’s backing & now has its eyes on Dubai

Two unlikely business partners – a hotelier and builder - a chat during a long car journey all added up to an African-based online shoe selling business using a very famous African name – Veldskoen. Along the way the company has picked up the support of billionaires and forged a connection with the Royal Family. CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop speaks to co-Founder and CEO Nick Dreyer about a remarkable entrepreneurial journey....

Entrepreneurial Edge: Chris Bishop speaks to Harry Gandhi on his entrepreneurial journey

In this week’s Entrepreneurial Edge we’re in Dubai for the story of Harry Gandhi. The man who lost his job and decided to set up a company with 10,000 pounds and three people. It was a journey of nerve and steel with an odd helping of humble pie.

Entrepreneurial Edge: A multimillion dollar investment fund tackling Africa’s capital gap

In the finance world he’s known simply as Shankar. He spent 35 years as a banker through the 1998 Asian crisis to the global crisis of 2008. Now he’s seeking the Entrepreneurial Edge with a multi-million dollar investment fund tackling the capital gap in Africa. A masterclass in banking and investment from Shankar the co-founder and CEO of Gateway Partners on the Entrepreneurial Edge CNBC 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.