CEO Interviews

Building Africa’s Prosperity EP1: Patrick Dlamini on DBSA’s response to COVID-19 headwinds

The new series Building Africa's Prosperity will put the focus on Infrastructure and Regional Integration in the SADC region. CNBC Africa's Chris Bishop interviews the DBSA's CEO Patrick Dlamini in the first episode. They speak about what the Development Bank of South Africa has on the cards for the region during and post the Covid-19 pandemic....

Here’s how Coca-Cola SA’s new employee share trust will work

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa has launched the Ikageng Employee Share Trust which has been created for the company’s employees to have shares and direct economic participation in the business. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Velaphi Ratshefola, Managing Director of Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa.

Incoming CEO to help restore confidence, says PIC chair Reuel Khoza

After months of processes and thorough consideration, Abel Moffat Sithole has been appointed as the new CEO of the Public Investment Corporation. Mr Sithole is currently the Principal Executive Officer of the Government Employees Pension Fund and the Commissioner of the Financial Sector Conduct Authority. PIC Chairperson, Dr Reuel Khoza joins CNBC Africa for more.

Kenyan agri-tech start-up Apollo Agriculture raises $6mn in funding

Apollo Agriculture, a Nairobi based agri-tech start-up has raised about $6 million in its series A round of funding. CNBC Africa spoke to Benjamin Njenga, Co-Founder of Apollo Agriculture for more.

Jack Ma Foundation on how COVID-19 is driving innovation in Africa

As soon as the first cases of COVID-19 were announced on the continent, The Jack Ma Foundation was one of the first responders in providing PPE aid support to all African countries. Jean Pau a Senior Advisor for International Programs at Jack Ma Foundation spoke to CNBC Africa's Armold Kwizera on the philanthropic decisions of the foundation.

91-year-old business titan’s mission to raise R108mn to feed the hungry

The old saying, “Age ain’t nothing but a number” has never been more true for 91-year-old business veteran Solly Krok. The entrepreneur who built the Gold Reef City casino, South Africa’s only Apartheid Museum and events facility Summer Place is not done yet. His latest business venture involves putting his legs to the test. Solly plans to walk 91 km to raise over a million rand to fund hunger and food security in South Africa, made worse by Covid-19.

Africa’s best brands, ranked

The Brand Africa 100, Africa’s best brands report celebrated its 10th year of its global launch and continues to shine a light on Africa’s brand value conscious. Over the past 10 years the report has shown that only 20 per cent of the brands that Africans value, are made in Africa, this is a challenge to African business people and entrepreneurs to create and aspire to fully embrace proudly African produce. Joining CNBC Africa for this discussion are Thebe Ikalafeng, Founder and Chairperson of Brand Africa, Geoffrey Odundo, CEO of the Nairobi Stock Exchange and Karin Du Chenne, Chief Growth Officer at Kantar.

COVID-19: How will employee salaries be impacted in the months to come?

The BankservAfrica Take-home Pay Index has shown that wage numbers were up in April as the majority of employees continued to receive their monthly incomes. However, casual and weekly workers were most impacted by the Covid-19 lockdown as the number of wages paid declined significantly. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Mike Schüssler, Chief Economist at economists.co.za.

This African fintech is helping Zimbabweans in SA send groceries home during Covid-19 lock-down

African based Fintech group Mukuru has launched a service for foreign nationals working in South Africa to send basic food essentials to their family in Zimbabwe. The service has enabled Zimbabwean workers in South Africa to extend a helping hand top those who wish to continue to care and provide for their families during the Covid-19 lock-down in Zimbabwe. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Andy Jury, CEO of Mukuru Groceries.

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Nampak swings into H1 loss, suffers R3bn impairment

Nampak swung to a half year loss of R2.4 billion as revenue plunged and it impaired its Angola and Nigeria assets by R3 billion, which is four times its market value. The also warned that future profits were in South Africa were at risk from the ban on alcohol sales due to Covid-19 lock-downs. Nampak CEO, Erik Smuts joins CNBC Africa for more.

How COVID-19 impacts the health & well-being of children

Research shows that children have a lower rate of contracting the Coronavirus and bringing infections to the household. This should provide comfort to South African parents that are in two minds about sending their kids back to school next week, when physical teaching is set to resume. Epidemiologist, Dr Boshoff Steenekamp joins CNBC Africa for more.

Rebosis rolls out COVID-19 testing stations outside malls

Property Group Rebosis, has partnered with government to roll out testing stations for Covid-19 outside its shopping malls in Pretoria – South Africa’s capital. However, foot traffic into these malls is expected to have dived due to the virus lock-downs prevented non-essential stores from trading. Rebosis is yet to release its interim results. Rebosis CEO Sisa Ngebulana joins CNBC Africa for more.