Christine Lagarde – Marketplace Africa launched with an interview with the former head of IMF. More than 90 episodes later, IMF's current boss Christine Lagarde appeared on the show to talk about the impact of the eurozone crisis on Africa.
'How to do business in Africa' – Ntebo Rajuili has written a pocket guide called 'How to do Business in Africa'. In this show, she explained to Robyn Curnow how cultural differences might hinder or help when doing business in Africa.
Journey to Kibera slum – Robyn Curnow also traveled to Kibera in Kenya, one of the largest slums in Africa. She found these dirt streets and alleyways can actually be moneymakers for companies focusing on an often-overlooked consumer.
Mobile phones changing lives – We went to Tanzania and saw the many ingenious ways the mobile phone is changing business and saving lives.
Newspaper rental business – On the streets of Addis Ababa, newspaper vendors not only sell their wares, they rent them too. It is not uncommon for one newspaper to be read up to 20 times a day!
Zimbabwe finance minister – Zimbabwean Finance Minister, Tendai Biti, is steering the country onto a path of economic stability. In this show, he sat down with Robyn Curnow to talk about investment in Zimbabwe.
Jim O'Neill on 'BRIC' nations – Jim O'Neill is known as the economist who coined the phrase 'BRIC'. He shared his insights with Marketplace Africa on why South Africa was admitted to the group.
'Queen of chat' Oprah Winfrey – Marketplace Africa landed an interview with the 'Queen of chat' Oprah Winfrey, who told Robyn Curnow how she hoped to harness the potential of the girls at her school to create future leaders for South Africa.
Exclusive interview: Kimberley Process chair – In her first television interview Gillian Milovanovic, the newly-appointed U.S. chair of the Kimberley Process called for a review of what constitutes a "blood diamond."
Improving Durban's port – Our most recent show looks at how Durban's port is affecting the growth of South Africa's economy. Africa's busiest port has been criticized for having infrastructure that is unable to cope with the increase in trade to and from Southern Africa.