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Court sides with Eskom over dispute with Nersa

In a decision that surprised many, South African High Court favoured Eskom dispute with energy regulator Nersa today.

Vukile bucks the trend with strong results in a tough environment

At a time when many property companies are struggling Vukile has posted healthy performance. The group reported a continued strength in their Southern African portfolio and well diversified sources of funding. Vukile Property Fund CEO, Laurence Rapp joins CNBC Africa for more.

Boxer Superstores opens its 300th store despite COVID-19 crisis

Boxer Superstores, a subsidiary of Pick n Pay have recently opened its 300th store amid the Covid-19 storm that has hurt many South African retailers. The group also plans on opening its Polokwane distribution centre by the end of this year and sees many more expansions in the horizon. Marek Masojada, Managing Director of Boxer Superstores joins CNBC Africa for more.

Mastercard on how to accelerate financial inclusion amid the COVID-19 crisis

The great lock-down as it has come to be called accelerated the need for innovative ways as it became more evident that getting financial support to those most in need had become a practical challenge. But how quick could countries accelerate financial inclusion, Raghav Prasad, Division President, Sub-Saharan Africa, Mastercard joins CNBC Africa for more.

Toyota SA presses ahead with expansion despite COVID-19 headwinds

At a time when most companies are cutting back with their building, Toyota South Africa announcement a new R365 million parts warehouse construction. How are they doing this amid the restrictions of the lock-down and how sure are they that enough cars will be sold to make the project pay its way? Leon Theron, Senior Vice President of Sales & Marketing of Toyota joins CNBC Africa for more.

COVID-19 lock-down: Sisa Ntshona on how to reopen SA’s tourism industry

For more than 90 days South African’s lived with a travel ban. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced earlier this month that the country will ease on its travelling restrictions, but on Friday Travel and Tourism minister Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane made it clear that there will be no leisure travelling between provinces. It’s likely to cripple an already struggling tourism industry and by how much? SA Tourism CEO, Sisa Ntshona joins CNBC Africa for more.

Sorbet CEO on customer safety & hygiene practices during COVID-19

A number of leisure businesses are reopening under advanced level 3 lock-down. Sorbet is a nail and beauty business with a number of successful franchises nationwide, the group reopened its salons last week and joining CNBC Africa for more is Linda Sinclair, CEO of Sorbet.

Nestlé introduces second Starbucks At Home range in SA

Nestle South Africa is introducing its second phase of the Starbucks At Home range in retail stores such as Checkers, Pick ‘n Pay, Spar and Makro. The launch comes amid the Covid-19 crisis taking a knock on traditional coffee houses and some non-essential products. Nestle South Africa CEO, Bruno Olierhoek joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kulula Founder on plans to launch a new domestic airline in SA

Kulula founder and hotel disrupter, Gidon Novick is setting his eye back onto the aviation industry as he hopes to launch a new low-cost domestic airline in South Africa. This is amid the chaotic global aviation industry and South Africa’s depressed airline market. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Gidon Novick, Founder of Kulula and the Former CEO of Comair.

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South African rand opens stronger after positive data

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa’s rand opened stronger on Friday and was on course for gains of roughly 2% against the dollar...

Why Africa’s next generation of writers should embrace digital publishing

Are Africa’s literary traditions on the wane? Or are we not notiving this generation’s breed of Wole Soyinka and Chinua Achebes? CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera spoke to Comic Republic’s Jide Martin on the future of the industry.

East African Breweries CEO shares how the company is responding to the COVID-19 challenges

The brewing industry has always attracted double digit growth due to the demand of beer, wine and other spirit drinks. The Covid-19 pandemic has however dealt a hard blow to the industry, with bars and pubs forced to close as part of the measures to curb the spread of the disease. Andrew Cowan, Group Managing Director and CEO, East African Breweries Limited joins CNBC Africa for more.

How businesses in East Africa can adapt and built resilience in the face of COVID-19

COVID-19 has had a significant economic impact across East Africa, from macro to consumer-level. Global shocks and local restrictions aimed at curbing the virus spread have severely impacted businesses across sectors but how can they bounce back? CNBC Africa’s Arnold Kwizera spoke to Mills Schenck, Managing Director and Partner at the BCG Nairobi for more.

Pirates kidnap nine in attack on vessel off Nigeria, says ship owner

OSLO (Reuters) - Pirates attacked an oil production vessel off Nigeria in the early hours of Thursday and kidnapped nine Nigerian nationals,...