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The hidden opportunities in decentralised finance

On a single day this week the value of the entire cryptocurrency market fell over $26 billion. That day was on Monday. The sell-off followed a plummet in oil prices. Today they are down again. To find out what gives and to discuss the hidden opportunities in decentralised financing, CNBC Africa is joined by Richard de Souza, CEO of AltCoin Trader.

Growthpoint sees more growth from Europe, CEO Norbert Sasse explains why

Office vacancies for South Africa’s largest property group, Growthpoint has increased due to the country's weak economic standing. Growthpoint, whose distribution per share grew 0.2 per cent to 106c in its half-year to end- December, is now looking to venture offshore. Growthpoint CEO, Norbert Sasse joins CNBC Africa for more.

How MTN plans to deal with the oil crash, COVID-19

CNBC Africa's Fifi Peters spoke with MTN CFO, Ralph Mupita about the company’s full year results which saw a 9.7 per cent growth in its revenue boosted by a 12.6 per cent increase in Nigeria and 22.9 per cent in Ghana.

Rob Shuter opens up on his biggest challenge at MTN

MTN reported full year results with a 9.7 per cent growth in its revenue boosted by a 12.6 per cent increase in Nigeria and 22.9 per cent in Ghana. MTN Group president and CEO Rob Shuter spoke to CNBC Africa's Fifi Peters about the numbers and the decision to step down from his role at the end of his fixed four year contract in March 2021.

ACI’s Roelof Botha on the biggest stumbling block to SA’s construction sector

South Africa’s construction sector is under pressure after declining by 2.9 per cent in the fourth quarter of 2019, this is according to the Afrimat Construction Index. However economist Dr Roelof Botha remains optimistic about an increase in construction activity in 2020 due to the commitments that have been set out in the State of the Nation address and budget commitments for infrastructure development. Joining CNBC Africa for more is Roelof Botha, Economist & Head of the Afrimat Construction Index.

Brimstone not paying dividends for the first time in 17 years, CEO Mustaq Brey explains why

Investment holding company Brimstone recorded a profit for its year end 2019 results of R75.3 million due to an increase in profitability of Sea Harvest which it has increased its stake in to 54.2 per cent. The company has suffered a headline loss per share of 58.1 cents per share and has issued new shares to raise capital. Brimstone CEO, Mustaq Brey joins CNBC Africa for more.

FirstRand CEO on why it expects earnings to slow & covid-19

FirstRand is faring better than rivals Standard Bank and Nedbank. The big-four bank reported a 5 per cent rise in normalised half-year profits, lifting its shares even as it warned the impact of a rapidly deteriorating economy in South Africa was becoming evident across its customer base. In this CNBC Africa special Kopano Gumbi spoke to FirstRand CEO Alan Pullinger about beating the odds....

Old Mutual to press ahead with finding new CEO

Old Mutual is forging ahead with plans to appoint a new CEO to replace Peter Moyo. South Africa’s second largest insurance company said it would proceed with its recruitment process while awaiting judgement on Moyo’s application to have the process stopped. Old Mutual’s Head of Communications, Tabby Tsengiwe spoke to CNBC Africa for more.

FNB CEO: How we plan to stay ahead of the competition

FNB's fee and commission income grew 5 per cent, mainly due to increased volumes across its digital and electronic channels, however the rate of growth in volumes is slowing due to customers' constrained disposable incomes, competitive pressures and certain fee concessions. Joining CNBC Africa to break down the numbers is FNB CEO Jacques Celliers.


How The U.S. Fell Dangerously Behind In Coronavirus Testing

The deadly coronavirus pandemic has stopped the world in its tracks, and exposed a weak spot in the United States’ preparedness for a public health emergency. Experts say aggressive diagnostic testing is essential in order to learn where and how an

Abdul Samad Rabiu’s BUA Group pledges N1bn to fight COVID-19 in Nigeria

Entrepreneur Abdul Samad Rabiu's BUA Group has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic....

Tony Elumelu’s United Bank For Africa donates $14mn to COVID-19 relief across Africa, this is how it will be used…

Entrepreneur Tony Elumelu's UBA has joined corporates and business leaders from Africa in donating money to fight the COVID-19 pandemic. Below is...

Motsepe family & associates join Rupert and Oppenheimer families in donating R1bn to deal with COVID-19 pandemic

On Monday South Africa's President, Cyril Ramaphosa revealed that South Africa's richest families the Rupert and Oppenheimer families had each contributed ...

Government’s response to Moody’s downgrade of SA to junk status

Covid-19 and South Africa's downgrade to junk will truly test South African financial markets.