Conversations From Africa with Patrick Jones & Chris Bishop of Forbes Africa Magazine. This week - a look at the outcome of municipal elections in South Africa, an update on strike action from Eskom & petrol firm employees and a look at a new member of the British Museum.
This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop - the Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, based in Johannesburg, & host - Patrick Jones.
In this edition - a closer look at the South African Finance Minister's plans for the countries economy, bleak economic news for Uganda, Uber runs into trouble in South Africa & an update on the Zimbabwe Protest movements.
This is Conversations From Africa featuring the Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, Chris Bishop, in conversation with Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
First up for discussion this week is news concerning civil unrest in Zimbabwe, will the violence make a dent in the political structures of a country which has already seen it's fair share of crises?
In other economic news, the South African economy has lost 15,000 jobs according to the countries leading statistics provider. Plus, the South African Trade Minister Rob Davies doesn't think Brexit will harm the trading relationship between the UK and South Africa... but is he right?
This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
In this edition of the show:
- Chris tell us of his recent interview with South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan.
- Updates on the Oscar Pistorious court case.
- The latest news from South Africa's 'platinum belt' where there is considerable unrest between mining companies & the unions.
- SABC news in South Africa choose to ban footage of protests being shown on their network.
On this week's show, Chris Bishop Managing Editor of Forbes Africa discussed South Africa avoiding a credit downgrade to junk status. Chris will also look at South Africa's political landscape and Telcom while he also looks at Muhammad Ali's legacy in Africa.
This is Conversations From Africa, Share Radio's weekly look at major news from across the African continent with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine & Share Radio reporter Patrick Jones.
On today's show: A new policy for Uber in South Africa which was met with uproar from regular cab drivers, violence erupting in South Africa's Parliament due to the Economic Freedom Fighters, news of changes to interest rates in South Africa, news of a possible arrest for the Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, a look at the Zimbabwe Flag movement & much more!
This is Conversations From Africa, Share Radio's weekly view across the continent & it's major news, with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
This week they discuss the World Economic Forum on Africa in Rwanda & the host nation's rise from the ashes, plus a Forbes Africa exclusive, updates from an infamous South Africa's mine collapse several months ago, news out of the Central African Republic after the withdrawal of French forces & more!
This is Conversations From Africa with Share Radio's Patrick Jones & Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, Chris Bishop. In this weeks edition: -
-The South African economy is teetering on the edge of junk status and it now looks like an inevitability. What will happen next?
-Barclay's are finally pulling out of Africa and Chris gives us an update on the process of their withdrawal and selling off of the companies shares.
-The Zimbabwean government are trying to reintroduce the Zimbabwean Dollar
-Donor nations have stopped giving aid to Mozambique after allegations are levelled against the government there.
This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
This week we return to the 'Once Empowered, Always Empowered' landmark court case for South African mining, the ex-finance minister for South Africa and his new job, the strength of the rand and how it manages to remain a bastion among emerging market currencies, Starbucks finally coming to South Africa & more.
This is Conversations from Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
On this weeks show:
President Zuma still manages to cling on to his Presidency despite a great deal of opposition. Zimbabwe is still dealing with the fallout from it's drought, affecting food supplies, the Springbok's have a new captain, a new super-mall for South Africa, new strength to the rand & more.