BBC To Launch Africa Business News TV Show

BBC To Launch Africa Business News TV Show

Africa Business Report, a new BBC-TV program, is set to launch in October on prime-time TV across Africa, according to a report in AfricaBusinessReview.

Veteran South African TV anchor Lerato Mbele will present key business stories and trends from across Africa, broadcast on Fridays and Saturdays on BBC World News.

The Africa Business Report will be produced from the BBC’s production center in Johannesburg using BBC correspondents in 48 African countries.

Each week the program will report the latest business and technology news with a mixture of on-the-ground reports and high-profile interviews.

Mbele joins Africa Business Report from BBC World Service breakfast radio program, Newsday. In her new role she will report for BBC World News and BBC.com, in addition to reporting for BBC World Service.

Prior to joining BBC, Lerato worked as a senior business anchor for CNBC Africa when it launched in 2007. She hosted business-focused programs and special events including presidential debates and the live CNBC Africa Debate at the World Economic Forum in Africa in 2009.

She began her career at South Africa’s state-owned broadcaster SABC, where she became an anchor for the channel’s daily news show News at 10 and the weekly show, The Ambassadors.