CEO Interviews

Invicta CEO on debt stabilisation, navigating COVID-19 shocks

Steven Joffe, CEO of Invicta joins CNBC Africa to breakdown the company’s interim numbers.

#VodacomDurbanJuly: The impact of Durban’s Virtual July Experience

Tourism is the lifeblood of the City of eThekwini and has recently launched the Durban’s Virtual July Experience to keep this popular event alive by inviting guest to experience it virtually. This campaign is aimed at promoting the City of Durban as destination of choice which. CNBC Africa spoke to Mfana Qwabe, eThekwini Economic Development and Planning Committee Decisions Chief Whip and Percy Mthembu, Deputy Chairperson of Umlazi Community Tourism Organisation about the experiences thus far and the impact on the township economy....

Why the Hilton remains optimistic about African tourism despite COVID-19

Hospitality company Hilton has expressed its confidence in the growth and investment potential of the African tourism market, despite being one of the hardest hit industries during COVID-19. Joining CNBC Africa for more on the future of tourism on the continent is Andrew McLachlan, Managing Director of Development for sub-Saharan Africa, at Hilton.

Liberty Two Degrees CEO on building resilience amid COVID-19

Property group Liberty Two Degrees has reported an interim loss of R1.4 billion, a more than 100 per cent change from its previous profits due to the impact of the lock-down on businesses. The group has also opted not to declare an interim dividend and joining CNBC Africa for more is Amelia Beattie, the CEO of Liberty Two Degrees.

How Africa’s hospitality sector can bounce back from COVID-19

Africa’s hospitality sector still boasts great investment opportunities and long term value despite the COVID-19 crisis impacting economies and markets. This is according to Tim Cordon, Senior Vice President of the Middle East & Africa at the Radisson Hotel Group; he joins CNBC Africa for more.

Tony Elumelu Foundation CEO: How young entrepreneurs can navigate COVID-19 shocks

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.

Solidarity Fund CEO: What an extended lock-down means for the fund

As South Africa’s COVID-19 infections rise rapidly, the needs of the healthcare sector and social stability has increased as well. Nomkhita Nqweni, CEO of the Solidarity Fund joins CNBC Africa for an update on the fund that was set up to address the vulnerability of the country in the wake of the pandemic.

How Islamic banks & financial institutions are responding to COVID-19

The Council for Islamic Banks and Financial Institutions (CIBAFI) has been focusing on professional development and exploring Fintech integration for the past month, but how has the Islamic Banking and Finance space fared overall since the beginning of the pandemic? CNBC Africa spoke to the Secretary General of CIBAFI, Abdelilah Belatik for more.

Why office space is making a comeback despite COVID-19

As we continue through lock-down, co-operation and support between commercial landlords and tenants have been key, in order to ensure South Africa’s most successful Central Business District will survive this period. Landlords in Cape Town have moved swiftly to provide relief and advice, to support tenants battling to stay afloat amid stringent lock-down regulations. Rob Kane, Chairperson of the Cape Town Central City Improvement District joins CNBC Africa for more.


Zimbabwean govt. continues crackdown on activists amid reports of torture

Silence descended on the streets of Bulawayo and central Harare in Zimbabwe on Friday, where businesses shut down. This is as Security Forces were deployed to prevent anti-government and anti-corruption protests, by opposition parties. A number of high-profile figures were arrested over the weekend. Dumisani Muleya, Chairperson of the Zimbabwe National Editors Forum joins CNBC Africa for more.

Redefining Africa’s Workforce Through Digital Transformation

Covid-19 has forced businesses globally to re-evaluate their business models and to adapt to new working environments....

Nigerian investors not surprised by Shoprite’s exit, here’s why

Releasing its trading update for the year ended 28 June 2020, Shoprite announced that it will be exiting from Nigeria.

VW South Africa boss Schaefer takes over at Skoda in shake-up

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Volkswagen’s Czech carmaker Skoda Auto named VW’s South Africa boss Thomas Schaefer as its new chairman on Monday as...

What’s Next For The U.S. Economy: Michelle Meyer

Michelle Meyer, Head of U.S. Economics at Bank of America Merrill Lynch, says the economy is entering a “healing phase” after the initial shock from the coronavirus pandemic. She explains how some inflation would be a good problem because it woul