CNBC Africa

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CNBC Africa
CNBC Africa.svg
CountrySouth Africa
Broadcast areaAfrican continent
SloganFirst in business worldwide
HeadquartersJohannesburg, South Africa
Picture format4:3 576i SDTV
OwnerAfrica Business News
Launched1 June 2007 (2007-06-01)
DStvChannel 410
Streaming media

CNBC Africa is an African pay television network launched on 1 June 2007. Founded by Rakesh Wahi and Zafar Siddiqi,[1] the network is produced under license from CNBC International and is owned by Africa Business News.[2] It 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.


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.[3]

The Arabic Business Programmes Show for:

  • Cairo
  • Casablanca
  • Khartoum


  • Against All Odds [4]
  • Banking The Future
  • Crypto Trader[5]
  • Here for Africa
  • Political Capital
  • Young Money
  • Angola Changing The Narrative
  • Business Spotlight
  • Business This Week
  • Buy Africa
  • Captains of Industry[6]
  • Chivas Win The Right Way
  • The Mentorship Challenge
  • Closing Gate
  • Currency Wars
  • Deal Flow
  • Doing Business in Botswana
  • Doing Business in Rwanda[7]
  • 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[8]
  • 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[9]
  • Personal Finance
  • Political Capital
  • Relish
  • Resource Watch
  • Share Shootout
  • Silver Screen
  • Talking Stocks
  • Tech @ Work
  • Unstoppable
  • Women on Weatlh[10]

Regular expert contributors[edit]


  • 2009: CNBC Africa received the Best Television Feature 2009 for the programme "Doing Business in Africa" at the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards.[citation needed]
  • 2009: CNBC Africa producer and reporter, Talia Sanhewe, was the winner of the Vodacom Journalist of the Year 2009 Western Region Television News Category.[citation needed]
  • 2010: CNBC Africa won the Banking Reporting Category of the Africa investor Financial Reporting Awards 2010.[citation needed] The channel was nominated in both the 'Ai Financial News Reporting - Banking' and 'Ai Financial News Reporting - Resources (Mining, Energy, Oil & Gas)' categories.[citation needed]
  • 2010: CNBC Africa received the Broadcast Award at the Sanlam Awards for Excellence in Financial Journalism 2010[citation needed]
  • 2010: Producer Natascha Jacobsz-Botha was the winner of the Citadel ‘Words on Money’ Journalism Awards ‘Newcomer of the Year 2010’.[citation needed]
  • 2010: CNBC Africa was nominated for 'Best Infrastructure Feature' and 'Best Tourism Feature' at the Diageo Africa Business Reporting Awards 2010.[citation needed]


  1. ^ "About CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2020-01-05.
  2. ^ "CNBC to launch new affiliate channel in Africa". CNBC Europe. 2006-08-31. Archived from the original on 2007-05-03. Retrieved 2007-02-03.
  3. ^ "CNBC pushes hard to fend off rival Fox". International Herald Tribune. 2006-10-01.
  4. ^ "Against All Odds Archives - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  5. ^ "Crypto Trader Archives - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  6. ^ "Captains of Industry - CNBC Africa". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  7. ^ "Doing Business in Rwanda - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  8. ^ "Hot Stocks - CNBC Africa". CNBC Africa. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  9. ^ "Tower Capital Fund Analyst on CNBCAfrica". Retrieved 2018-01-16.
  10. ^ "Women on Weatlh - CNBC Africa". Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  11. ^ "Bruce Whitfield joins CNBC Africa". Media Update. Retrieved 2018-01-12.
  12. ^ "BOOST YOUR PORTFOLIO WITH HOT STOCKS LIVE - The Sandton Times". The Sandton Times. 2017-08-15. Retrieved 2018-01-12.

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