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.[4] 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.[5]

The Arabic Business Programmes Show for:

  • Cairo
  • Casablanca
  • Khartoum

Regular Expert Contributors


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 Premium
  • DStv Compact
  • DStv Select 1
  • DStv Select 2
  • DStv Easy View


  • 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.