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A look at how venture capital-funded investments can thrive in EA

Vineet Rai, Founder & Chairman at Aavishkaar Groups joins CNBC Africa to share on why numerous venture capital funded investments here in the region fail before they reach the profitability stage and how investors can spot businesses that are more relevant to the East African market needs.
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Rwandan horticulture targets $130mn in annual export revenue by 2024

Rwanda targets 46,314 tonnes of horticulture harvest and annual export revenue of about $130 million by 2024. According to projections from the Ministry of Agriculture, horticulture has become an important sector in the Rwandan economy and contributes about 50 per cent of non-traditional exports. CNBC Africa’s Zwena Bachoo spoke to George William Kayonga, CEO of National Agricultural Export Development Board for more.
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What’s the investors take on Nigeria’s consumer goods sector?

As earnings season continues Christian Ezeagu, Portfolio Manager at Cordros Asset Management joins CNBC Africa to unpack the 2019 earnings of consumer goods companies in Nigeria and discuss the investment case for the sector....
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Nigeria’s reps demand proof of MTN’s tax remittances

Nigeria’s House of Representatives have asked the management of telecommunications company, MTN, to provide evidence of tax remittances to government from 2011 to 2015. Meanwhile, IHS Towers plans to list on the New York Stock Exchange. Sam Chidoka, Managing Director and CEO of Kairos Capital joins CNBC Africa to discuss business headlines in Nigeria.
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#MeetingsAfrica2020: How to improve Africa’s expo industry

On the side lines of Meetings Africa 2020, CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop caught up with Tosin Lanipekun, Executive Director of Advertising Week Africa on the importance of the expo industry on the continent.
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Governor Rwangombwa on what Rwanda’s bond listing on the LSE means, growth outlook for...

The beginning of this year, Rwanda issued its first bond denominated in the Rwandan franc currency on the London Stock Exchange. CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera sat down with John Rwangombwa, the Governor of the Central Bank of Rwanda for more on this....
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#GPSOPA2020: MEC Motara on how Gauteng is cutting red tape on bulk infrastructure projects,...

One of the key issues highlighted by Premier David Makhura’s State of the Province Address were bulk infrastructure provision of water, sewage and electrification. CNBC Africa spoke with Tasneem Motara, MEC for Infrastructure Development about the challenges that this vision presents to her department.
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How Nigeria plans to ease congestion at its ports

CEO of Nigeria’s Shippers Council (NSC), Hassan Bello, says if Nigeria’s economy must grow, it must be supported by a corresponding growth in transport infrastructure. Bello stressed on Nigeria's commitment to build an efficient rail and port system. He joins CNBC Africa’s Christy Cole for more.
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#MeetingsAfrica2020: UCB’s Rosemary Kobutagi on Uganda as an investment destination

On the sidelines of the Meeting Africa 2020, CNBC Africa’s Chris Bishop caught up with Rosemary Kobutagi, Head of the Uganda Convention Bureau where they explored the investment opportunities in Uganda.
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Distell CEO on expansion plans, results & fimin Mboweni’s budget

Alcoholic drinks maker Distell’s half-year profits fell by 4.8 per cent due to lower sales volumes. The company has sited that tough economic conditions is impacting consumer’s purchasing power with Headline earnings per share falling by 5 per cent to 548, 6 cents. Distell Group CEO, Richard Rushton joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Massmart reports R1.3bn loss, scraps dividend

CNBC Africa's Kopano Gumbi spoke with the Massmart CEO, Mitch Slape as the retailer swung into an annual headline loss of R1.1 billion.
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Comair CEO on COVID-19 impact on business

JSE-listed airline operator Comair has reported a R555 million half-year net loss. The company is facing tough skies ahead as it looks to claim compensation from Boeing for the grounding of the Boeing 737 MAX 8 as well pursuing to claim the full outstanding amount owed by SAA whilst implementing cost cutting measure. Comair CEO, Wrenelle Stander joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Zim billionaire Masiyiwa to bid for Ethiopian telecoms licence

Telecommunications group Econet is reportedly looking to acquire a license in Ethiopia which is opening up industry to foreign investment for the first time. Sabelo Dlamini, Senior Research and consulting Manager at International Data Corporation joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Is the Kenyan taxation system hampering SME growth?

SMEs constitute a big portion of Kenya`s private sector but multiple taxes charged to them has been hindering their growth and ability to create jobs. An estimated 400,000 SMEs in the country shut down after only two years in business, mainly due to challenges in the regulatory environment. Richard Muteti, Chairman of Kenya National Federation of Jua Kali Associations joins CNBC Africa for more.
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Kenya cuts retail electricity prices in bid to attract foreign direct investment

Kenya's energy watchdog has cut retail electricity prices for large manufactures in a bid to make the country more competitive for FDIs when compared to other African countries. Investment Analyst, Rodney Omukhulu joins CNBC Africa's Arnold Kwizera for more.
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Why this Captain of Industry is a firm believer of diversity & youth empowerment

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....
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Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP03 hosts Nike Davies-Okundaye

Chief Nike Davies-Okundaye is one of the internationally known and renowned female designers and artists. She was brought up amidst the traditional weaving and dying practice in her native village of Ogidi in Western Nigeria. Nike has used her international success to launch a cultural revival in Nigeria. She is the Founder and Director of four art centres which offer free training to over 150 young artists in visual, musical and performing arts – one of which is the largest art gallery in West Africa, compromising over 7,000 artworks. She sits down with Forbes Woman to chronicle her inspirational journey. https://www.cnbcafrica.com/category/tv-shows/against-all-odds/...
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#Budget2020: Rating SA’s Budget 2020, has it done enough to avoid a downgrade?

All eyes were on Tito Mboweni for this budget as investors sit on the edge of their seats for the upcoming Moody's rating which, prior to the budget being delivered, was suspected to be a downgrade. Has that changed? And what is the view of other ratings agency's to South Africa's spending and collection plans. Join this CNBC Africa panel of experts as they unpack Finance minister Tito Mboweni's 2020 budget speech....
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#Budget2020: What Budget 2020 means for you & your wallet

Finance Minister Tito Mboweni says South Africa's income tax system is progressive and the adjustments reflect this. Mboweni announced some declines in personal income tax. But as much there may be tax relief, sin taxes have again gone up- so what does this budget mean for you and your wallet? Samke Mhlongo, Founder & Chief Executive of Next Chapter, Ricardo Teixeira, Chief Operating Officer, Wealth Advisers BDO and Zweli Mabhoza Founder and Director, Priority Tax Solutions join CNBC Africa for more....
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#Budget2020: Funding state owned enterprises

The biggest thorn in South Africa's side are its state owned enterprises - Eskom and South African Airways in particular. Are we throwing scare resources down a drain? Makgopa Tshehla, Professor for Financial Management of the Unisa Graduate School of Business Leadership, Maarten Ackerman, Chief Economist at Citadel and Abdullah Verachia from Gibs and CEO of The Strategists join CNBC Africa for more....

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