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Ashlea Evans

Ashlea is an international TV reporter, media trainer and show host. She has reported from The World Economic Forum, The Mining Indaba, The World Bank and the JSE; and has interviewed some of the world’s most prominent business professionals and politicians.
Ashlea was the Cape Town reporter for CNBC Africa and hosted the show, CNBC’s Eye on Western Cape. She is a qualified media trainer and has a Masters degree in Media and Broadcasting from Lynn University in the USA. After graduating Summa Cum Laude, Ashlea went on to work at Al Jazeera and ABC News in the USA, as well as working in politics on Capitol Hill.

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The Volvo Ocean Race hit the shores of Cape Town for the 11th time, but this year it showcased the Western Cape as an Ocean Economy.


TEDxALC hit the shores of Mauritius for the second time. The sold out event brought together a variety of profound speakers, helping spread inspiring ideas to the youth of Mauritius, something that is pertinent right now. The recent budget highlighted the creation of a digital youth engagement program. Events like these create the perfect stage to connect the bright young minds in Mauritius, and bring them together to learn from influencers who make things move in Africa. Ashlea Evans reports...


Business Affair covers the 157th L'Ormarins Queen's plate, an event to see fashion, watch the races and to dress up. It's an exclusive event where those who work hard, get to play hard. Ashlea Evans hit the scene to find out what inspired the many gorgeous outfits and why this event is such an annual hit.


With all the developments around the Steinhoff Debacle, are we missing the bigger picture and what these incidences say about South Africa? Business Affair's Ashlea Evans spoke to Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunity, Western Cape Government.


Newly crowned Miss Universe, Demi-Leigh Nel-Peters, returned to South African soil this week for her official homecoming celebration. She spoke to ladies at an exclusive High Tea event hosted by Glamit South Africa about her hopes for women to stand in power and support one another in being their most beautiful, powerful selves. Business Affair's Ashlea Evans reports...

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