Entrepreneurial Edge

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....

Entrepreneurial Edge: Sunil Lalvani – From family business to African water warrior

The story of the unashamed capitalist who decided to take water to the people of Africa. One Sunil Lalvani stopped by a puddle in the road in Ghana – a moment that would change his life. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop sits down with Sunil Lalvani, Founder and CEO of Project Maji and YPO member on this episode of Entrepreneurial Edge.

Entrepreneurial Edge: How this African business is raising the steaks in Dubai

In this week’s Entrepreneurial Edge – how an African business transplanted itself into the competitive world of Dubai. The story of second generation restauranteur Johnny Tomazos and financier turned steak purveyor Peter Papas cracked the market....

How this African restauranter turned R800 and 8 tables into a multi-billion-dollar business

The tough world of running Africa’s biggest purveyor of fish, in a sea of new regulations and growing competition – Ocean Basket CEO, Grace Harding opens up on the difficulties of serving prawns, hake and chips everywhere from Mauritius to Moscow....

Entrepreneurial Edge: Rwandan & Dubai entrepreneurs make a small slice of history

They were all here in Kigali – entrepreneurs and CEOs alike – to make a small slice of history. This was the first ever gathering of its kind between members of the business world of both Rwanda and Dubai. It sparked plenty of ideas how money can be made....

Entrepreneurial Edge: Why Rwandan fashion designer has eyes set on Dubai

In this the first episode of our new season of Entrepreneurial Edge, 29-year-old Rwandan fashion designer Matthew Rugamba discusses his journey to entrepreneurship and why he has Dubai in his sights. He joins CNBC Africa for more....

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SA retains top spot in the Absa Africa Financial Markets Index

Scoring 89 points, South Africa has retained the top spot in the latest Absa Africa Financial Markets Index.

Ethiopia suspends plan to privatise national carrier

In Ethiopia, the government announced suspension of the planned partial privatization of national carrier Ethiopian Airlines.

OPEC+ meets as demand concerns weigh oil markets

The Joint Ministerial Monitoring Committee of oil producer club, OPEC will meet virtually today to assess the state of the market. But expert say they do not expect any major decision on crude supply until the two-day meeting scheduled for the 1st of December. Uchenna Minnis, Managing Partner at BluFX Nigeria joins CNBC Africa for more.

Nigerian equities opens week in red

Nigeria’s equities market gained 0.86 per cent last week supported largely by gains in the banking sector which is up 12.7 per cent this quarter. Rotimi Fakayejo, Stockbroker and Capital Market Analyst joins CNBC Africa to discuss what we can expect this week....

Polls close in tense Guinea election

Polls opened in Guinea on Sunday as citizens trooped to polling units to cast their votes in a controversial and high-stake election. In the build-up to Guinea’s election protesters have marched against President Conde’s third-term bid, describing it as unconstitutional. Samson Itodo, Executive Director of Yiaga Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.