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.
This is Conversations From Africa, with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
In this weeks edition - major news from South Africa as the President Jacob Zuma has succesfully managed to avoid impeachment despite heavy opposition. With notable public figures now saying he should do the honorable thing and step down, will he bow to the pressure?
Other topics include South Africa's manufacturing sector seeing growth despite the countries economic woes, an address by Robert Mugabe to thousands of war veterans in Zimbabwe, plus South Africa avoiding a major strike.
This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine.
Today, he and Share Radio's Patrick Jones discuss President Jacob Zuma being convicted by a high court in South Africa for failing to uphold the constitution, electricity giant Eskom increasing it's rates despite an outcry and Mozambique's economy being downgraded from a poor d2 to an even worse d3, by Moody's Ratings Agency.
Conversations From Africa:
Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine joins Share Radio's Patrick Jones for more news from the continent in our weekly segment dedicated to all things African.
This week he discusses more woes for the South African economy with talks of a downgrade to junk status, 'Guptagate', the huge mining court-case 'Once empowered always empowered' and more.
Share Radio's Patrick Jones speaks with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine. This week topics include: Jacob Zumas recent state-visit to Nigeria and the reasons for this, Aliko Dangote (Africas richest man) says Nigerias economic crisis is exaggerated, the Zimbabwean Government is weighing up whether to give compensation to white farmers & a huge court case for mining in South Africa this week.
This week Forbes Africa's Chris Bishop and Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen discussed the fall-out from South Africa's budget - did they do enough to avoid a downgrade to junk status? More student protests and the burning down of a university, South Africa's new property expropriation bill which is concerning investors, civil war in Mozambique fuelled by anger at unequal distribution of oil and gas riches and more.
Share Radio's Robert Van Egghen joins Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine, Chris Bishop, to discuss the latest events in politics and business in the continent.
This week: It's crunch time for South African Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan as he prepares to deliver Wednesday's budget speech, regarded as the country's last chance to avoid junk status
An unexpected rally in the rand
More arguments in the South African Parliament as the Democratic Alliance Chief Whip is thrown out
Why a plane was detained in Zimbabwe with two officials from the South African reserve banks, millions of rand and a dead body