CEO Interviews

Surging bullion prices, weaker rand lifts Gold Fields’ H1 earnings

A bittersweet respite for Gold Fields, as surging gold prices and a weaker rand boost the company’s earnings in the interim. The company has declared an dividend of R1.60. Nick Holland, CEO of Gold Fields joins CNBC Africa for more.

Siemens’ Dayo Orolu on the next step for Nigeria’s Presidential Power Initiative

Nigeria’s approval of Siemens’ pre-engineering contract signals the initial step in the Presidential Power Initiative which aims to upgrade Nigeria’s electricity network to achieve an operational capacity of 25,000 Megawatts through a series of projects spanning three phases. To bring us up-to-speed on the developments, Dayo Orolu; who handles Business Development & Government Affairs at Siemens spoke to CNBC Africa’s Kenneth Igbomor....

Financial Derivatives CEO: Here’s how Nigeria can avert a looming recession

The Minister of State for Budget and National Planning, Clement Agba says unless Nigeria posts a strong third-quarter economic performance, it may be headed for a second recession in four years. Ahead of Nigeria’s July inflation data, Bismarck Rewane, CEO of Financial Derivatives joins CNBC Africa to discuss how Nigeria can avert this looming recession.

1st for Women CEO on navigating COVID-19 headwinds & SA’s auto insurance outlook

Last weekend, South Africa celebrated Women’s Day, a day rich with history and remembrance of a struggle that continues to change the lives of generations. At CNBC Africa we are celebrating women who are business leaders and industry giants. We spoke to Robyn Farrell, CEO of 1st for Women.

Gumtree: This is how COVID-19 is shaping SA’s jobs market

South Africa's unemployment challenge is dire, with experts extremely pessimistic about our short and long-term economic growth prospects. However, Gumtree South Africa currently has just under 10 000 live jobs advertised on the website. Claire Cobbledick, General Manager at Gumtree South Africa joins CNBC Africa for more.

New entrant in Kenya’s smartphone market

Smartphone brand Realme announced its official entry into the Kenyan market as part of the brand’s global growth and expansion strategy. CNBC Africa spoke with Josef Wang, General Manager of Middle East and Africa East operations on how they plan to navigate Kenya's market whips already saturated with other players.

United Capital on how COVID-19 has impacted Nigeria’s consumer goods sector

United Capital says the COVID-19 lock-down and ban on inter-state travel depressed the second-quarter performance of companies in the consumer goods space. Head of Research United Capital Wale Olusi, joins CNBC Africa for more.

Here’s how much tax SA lost due to COVID-19 induced alcohol, tobacco ban

Edward Kieswetter, Commissioner of the South African Revenue Service charged with the job of collecting the country's dwindling tax in the teeth of the COVID-19 pandemic. How much are we missing, how much did the ban on alcohol and cigarettes cost the county's coffers? What can be done about it? He joins CNBC Africa for more.

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.

Impaxis Securities: Sonatel’s XOF 100 billion bond 122% oversubscribed

Sonatel has issued its corporate bond worth 100 billion CFA Francs on the BRVM. The bond which is the largest of its kind in the WAEMU region was listed at a 6.5 per cent annual coupon rate at tenure of 7 years. The bond issuance was closed by Impaxis Securities which was the sole Arranger and Bookrunner for this transaction. Ababacar Diaw, CEO of Impaxis Securities joins CNBC Africa for more.

SA economy shows green shoots of recovery as lock-downs ease

The BankservAfrica Economic Transaction Index for June 2020 has reported that there is a sign of a slight economic recovery ahead, with more transactions taking place in June at 101.7 points compared to the weakest point of 98.1 in May. Mike Schüssler, Chief Economist at joins CNBC Africa for more.

Distell CEO on the business impact of the reimposed alcohol ban

South Africa’s government has reinstated an alcohol ban in the country which saw alcoholic drinks maker Distell’s share price dropped by more than 6 per cent in Monday trading but has gained by 3 per cent in trade this morning. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Richard Rushton, CEO of Distell.


Against the Odds with Peace Hyde EP11 hosts Anita Erskine

Anita Erskine is ranked one of the top 100 most Inspirational Women in Ghana. She is a bilingual Strategic Communications Specialist and Broadcast Journalist, a Compère and TV Producer. In this episode we uncover how Anita continues to lend her voice to numerous social impact projects, due to her unwavering belief in the SDGs mantra of not leaving anyone behind, Against All Odds.

Nigeria’s DMO to roll over N154bn in today’s T-Bills Auction

Nigeria’s Debt Management Office is expected to roll over 154 billion naira at today’s Treasury Bills Auction. Traders at Access Bank say they expect strong demand for the maturities on offer. Gbenga Sonaike, Team Member of Treasury at Access banks discusses the details with CNBC Africa....

#ENDSARS: Here’s how the protests have impacted Nigeria’s soft commodities market

The fallout of the recent protests in Nigeria has spiralled into the looting of government-run food warehouses. So how does the impact the outlook for soft commodities? Ayodeji Balogun, CEO of AFEX Commodities Exchange joins CNBC Africa for more.

#MTBPS2020: A tightrope walk for Finmin Mboweni

South Africa’s medium term budget will be a defining litmus test on whether the government can take the country out of an economic slump or send it in the direction of a financial crisis.

Tanzania president Magufuli seeks second term as polls open

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