CNBC Africa

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CNBC Africa
CNBC Africa.svg
Launched 1 June 2007; 10 years ago (2007-06-01)
Owned by Africa Business News (franchisee)
Picture format 4:3 (576i, SDTV)
Slogan First In Business Worldwide
Country South Africa
Headquarters Johannesburg, South Africa
Channel 410
Streaming media Watch live

CNBC Africa is an African television network for Sub-Saharan Africa. It was launched by CNBC and Africa Business News (Pty) LTD on June 1, 2007.[1] CNBC Africa is headquartered in Sandton, Johannesburg.

The channel features programmes and updates from CNBC Europe, the Middle East, India, Pakistan, the US and other CNBC affiliates around the world.

For the launch of the channel on June 1, 2007, CNBC Africa broadcast an 1-hour interview with the then president of South Africa, Thabo Mbeki.


Bureaus for CNBC Africa are located in:

The channel produces 7 hours of local programming per business day. Local content is generated in the studios in Sandton, Johannesburg.[2]

The Arabic Business Programmes Show for:

  • Cairo
  • Casablanca
  • Khartoum


  • Against All Odds[disambiguation needed] [3]
  • Banking The Future
  • Crypto Trader [4]
  • Here for Africa
  • Political Capital
  • Young Money
  • Angola Changing The Narrative
  • Business Spotlight
  • Business This Week
  • Buy Africa
  • Captains of Industry [5]
  • Chivas Win The Right Way
  • The Mentorship Challenge
  • Closing Gate
  • Currency Wars
  • Deal Flow
  • Doing Business in Botswana
  • Doing Business in Rwanda [6]
  • Driving Forward
  • Economic Lifelines Nigeria
  • Eye on Gauteng
  • Eye on Kenya
  • Eye on KZN
  • Eye on MDG Nigeria
  • Eye on Nigeria’s Capital Markets
  • Eye on Rivers
  • Finweek
  • Gurus
  • Hot Stocks [7]
  • Inside Her C-Suite
  • Invest Africa
  • It’s Africa’s Time
  • Kicking Doors
  • Latitude
  • Marketing Media Money
  • Masters of Innovation
  • Money Talks
  • My Worst Day
  • Nigeria Going Beyond Oil
  • On the Couch
  • Open Exchange[8]
  • Personal Finance
  • Political Capital
  • Relish
  • Resource Watch
  • Share Shootout
  • Silver Screen
  • Talking Stocks
  • Tech @ Work
  • Unstoppable
  • Women on Weatlh [9]

Regular Expert Contributors[edit]


The channel is available in 41 African countries on the DStv platform and is the most widely available finance and business news channel on the continent. It is available on:

  • DStv channel 410
  • StarTimes channel 309
  • Canal Plus 169
  • Kwese TV 736


  • In 2009, CNBC Africa walked away with the Best Television Feature 2009 for the programme ‘Doing Business in Africa’ at the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards. CNBC Africa producer and reporter, Talia Sanhewe, was the winner of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year 2009 Western Region Television News Category.
  • CNBC Africa received a further award in 2010 by winning the Banking Reporting Category of the Africa investor Financial Reporting Awards 2010. The channel was nominated in both the 'Ai Financial News Reporting - Banking' and 'Ai Financial News Reporting - Resources (Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas)' categories. Later that year, CNBC Africa received the Broadcast Award at the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism 2010 and producer Natascha Jacobsz-Botha was the winner of the Citadel ‘Words on Money’ Journalism Awards ‘Newcomer of the Year 2010’. CNBC Africa is nominated for 'Best Infrastructure Feature' and 'Best Tourism Feature' at the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2010.


  1. ^ "CNBC to launch new affiliate channel in Africa". CNBC Europe. 2006-08-31. 
  2. ^ "CNBC pushes hard to fend off rival Fox". International Herald Tribune. 2006-10-01. 
  3. ^ "Against All Odds Archives - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  4. ^ "Crypto Trader Archives - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  5. ^ "Captains of Industry - CNBC Africa". Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  6. ^ "Doing Business in Rwanda - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  7. ^ "Hot Stocks - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  8. ^ "Tower Capital Fund Analyst on CNBCAfrica". Retrieved 2018-01-16. 
  9. ^ "Women on Weatlh - CNBC Africa". Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  10. ^ "Bruce Whitfield joins CNBC Africa". Media Update. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 
  11. ^ "BOOST YOUR PORTFOLIO WITH HOT STOCKS LIVE - The Sandton Times". The Sandton Times. 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2018-01-12. 

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