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In partnership with Discovery we produce a weekly podcast on Covid-19, offering a rational perspective on how the virus is impacting the lives of all South Africans. It will also house the latest news and insights on what was initially termed coronavirus. For more information on the virus - https://www.discovery.co.za/corporate/coronavirus-covid19-disease.
 
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* South Africa plans to begin issuing Johnson & Johnson’s coronavirus vaccine to the general public next month.* A takeover bid by Huge Group to acquire rival Adapt IT has become ugly, with the Huge group ordered to removed videos from the public domain in which it attacks the motives of Adapt IT’s management, reports MyBroadband.co.za* Netcare exp…
 
JSE-listed printing, publishing and packaging group Novus looks set for a shake up after boutique asset manager A2 Investment Partners snapped up the entire stake of almost a fifth of the company that was owned by Media24 investments. The Novus share price has taken a hammering over five years, with the business falling into the red as Covid-19 con…
 
In this clip the Chief Economist at Stanlib - Kevin Lings - joined the BizNews Power Hour team to discuss CPI of 3.2% in March, lower than expectations of 3.3%. He shared his view on how can CIP be the primary proxy for inflation when inflation is visibly much greater in the real economy.By BizNews
 
Jean-Pierre Verster joined the BizNews Power Hour team to discuss Pick 'n Pay's results, the end of Brasher's tenure and which is the best food retailer on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Verster roots for Woolworths as the best retailer currently on the JSE - even after a bad cycle of five years.By BizNews
 
South Africa’s headline consumer price inflation has not risen as quickly as analysts have forecast. rose to 3.2% year-on-year in March from 2.9% in February, data from Statistics South Africa showed on Wednesday.South Africa is home to over twice as many millionaires (HNWIs) as any other African country. Despite this, the total private wealth held…
 
Absa announced on Tuesday that CEO Daniel Mminele is leaving over non-alignment on matters of strategy and culture transformation with top executives after just 16 months at the helm. Banking analyst Kokkie Kooyman said to the BizNews Power Hour team, Mminele's departure could be linked to ABSA money market saga. Mminele is the fourth CEO in four y…
 
Meet Zak Calisto, the Shares of Karooooo, the new holding company for vehicle recovery and fleet management group Cartrack, rose as it began trading on the JSE earlier this week. Nearly all Cartrack shareholders have opted to remain invested in the new holding company. Which first listed on the Nasdaq on April. The complex deal was done to open up …
 
In South Africa, we call it cadre deployment and state capture. In Britain, it’s called chumocracy - which is the practice of politicians farming out jobs and contracts for pals. Listen to this fascinating conversation with corruption expert Professor Liz Dávid-Barrett of the University of Sussex. She shares her insights, with BizNews editor at lar…
 
It was a trip to South Africa during the 2010 FIFA World Cup that ignited a passion for Africa in Emile Heskey. The former Premier League footballer has teamed up with Zimbabwean born entrepreneur, Davison Simango, to launch the Alkebulan Group. The company is planning to invest in sectors that can help drive the economies of Africa forward. Heskey…
 
There's big money to be made in Africa for those who crack the codes to running business in the many, risky and often complex countries. Listen to this podcast to hear fascinating insights on making money in Nigeria, Mozambique and other countries where many South African corporate bosses fear to tread. The group is generating an ever-larger chunk …
 
* Amazon has announced that will establish its South African headquarters in the City of Cape Town, a project that has the potential to create up 19 000 jobs.* ABSA CEO Daniel Mminele has been axed, with Absa Group Chairman, Wendy Lucas-Bull saying that a separation deal had been reached with Mminele - a former Reserve Bank deputy governor and Absa…
 
The University of Cape Town has been affected by a massive fire that began on Sunday and has since been spreading due to strong winds, forcing students to evacuate. Spear REIT CEO Quintin Rossi joined the BizNews Power Hour, to let us in on how they are opening up the Double Tree Hilton on discounted prices to UCT for students.…
 
In the late 90's, Johannesburg businessman Andrew Gunn left the hubbub of Egoli in pursuit of his next career move - farming. Described as a "pig in a poke" by Gunn, his apple farm was soon transformed into a gorgeous vineyard. Nearly 25 years later, Andrew Gunn runs Iona, a winery that focuses on just four select wines. Andrew's wife, Rozy, joined…
 
* The DA has called for an independent investigation into a fire that broke out on the slopes of Table Mountain and damaged buildings at the University of Cape Town and elsewhere.* Eskom says it’s urgently seeking new providers of technical support after Oracle Corp.’s South African unit withdrew its services over a payment dispute.* The unpreceden…
 
In January and February, there were around $300m in non-fungible token sales, according to Cointelegraph. But for many, NFTs are bewildering in the least. BizNews founder Alec Hogg makes sense of this digital movement with Invest Africa chairman Rob Hersov and Josh Minsk, COO of Momint. Hersov invested $50,000 into the local NFT-backed social media…
 
"I admire your single-minded courage to speak up for the truth and the law, even when this was clearly at considerable cost to you and your family," wrote Eskom CEO Andre de Ruyter to former Trillian Management Consulting CEO, Bianca Goodson. After speaking out against corruption, Goodson had her entire life turned upside down. From battles with he…
 
Former CEO of Trillian Financial Advisory, Mosilo Mothepu, found herself at the centre of state capture. "When I left, I was petrified and horrified at what I witnessed. I had to do the right thing and tell the public protector what I knew." Mothepu has released a tell-all book, revealing her sudden involvement in Trillian and State Capture. She to…
 
Professor Christof Heyns occupied various roles at the University of Pretoria's law faculty - including Dean, Director of the Centre for Human Rights and the founding Director of the Institute for Comparative Law in Africa (where he made the faculty a magnet for talented African students). Internationally, he shone as UN Special Rapporteur and subs…
 
Professor Sarah Hall of the University of Nottingham is a specialist in the changing nature of international financial centres. She spoke to Jackie Cameron, of BizNews, about the digital yuan. China has created its own digital currency, a first for a major economy. Digitised money looks like a potential macroeconomic dream tool for the issuing gove…
 
Martin Slabbert, of MAS Real Estate, the JSE-listed company that is focused on the booming Romanian market - and is the top tip of Morne Wilken, CEO of Hyprop. In this interview, Biznews's Alec Hogg finds out from the low profile Slabbert why South African property players are so dominant in a country whose growth is second only to South Korea.…
 
* #Eskom workers are seeking 15% wage increases, even though the utility is struggling to pay its bills and repay debt of about R465bn - and inflation is at a much more modest 3%.* As the government fails to roll out #COVID vaccinations en masse, South Africa’s biggest business grouping has said it will help develop private industry’s capacity to a…
 
In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host Piet Viljoen, Pranita Daya of Anchor Stockbrokers on Growthpoint, Sable International director Andrew Rissik on rand strength, Evan Walker of 36One Asset Management on doing business in Nigeria and the BizNews team.By BizNews
 
* Western Cape Transport MEC Bonginkosi Madikizela has been suspended for 14 days while an investigation is launched into the misrepresentation of his qualifications.* The DA is astounded by the appointment of Thomas Kgokolo as the acting SAA CEO. He is the latest person appointed to run the embattled airline despite having no experience in running…
 
Islamic State has claimed responsibility for killing and displacing people - but experts in Mozambique don’t believe it’s that simple to blame Islamic militants for the humanitarian crisis that has unfolded in the southern African country. Complicated social conditions, ethnic rivalries, criminal gangs including drug traffickers, government corrupt…
 
EOH may be the largest technology service provider business in Africa, but it has seen its fair share of bad publicity and a massive drop in its share price. CEO Stephen Van Coller joined the BizNews Power Hour to share his fixing strategies and what the future holds for shareholders.By BizNews
 
* South Africa's health minister has blamed Johnson & Johnson for delays to the roll-out of the Covid-19 vaccine;* Democratic Alliance Western Cape leader Bonginkosi Madikizela has been accused of lying about his qualifications.* South African airlines are in a price war to attract customers - and one is tempting passengers with an offer to take a …
 
In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host Delphine Govender, Renergen CEO Stefano Marani, CEO of Satrix Helena Conradie, EOH CEO Stephen Van Coller on the company's interims and legacy issues, Sean Saunders on cryptos and Coinbase IPO and the BizNews team.By BizNews
 
Investor demand for all things #crypto surged amid #Coinbase Global Inc.’s public debut on Wednesday. Joining Jackie Cameron for BizNews, to discuss the direct listing of the biggest US crypto exchange and whether forecasts that Bitcoin is heading towards $100,000 (about R1.5m) are likely to be accurate is Sean Sanders who heads up cryptocurrency b…
 
The CEO of Balwin Properties, Steve Brookes, and EasyProperties Rupert Finnmore joined the BizNews Power Hour to breakdown their partnership in making owning property easier. Finnmore explains the benefits of EasyProperties vs Investing in a REIT. We also learn the importance of humble beginnings as Steve Brookes takes us back to when Balwin only h…
 
Emile Du Toit is the Managing Director of Harith General Partners. Du Toit, who has over 11 years of relevant Corporate Finance experience, joined the BizNews Power Hour to talk about doing things differently. Harith General Partners has been raising capital for infrastructure investment into Africa for over a decade; $200m is the number they are c…
 
One of South Africa’s most senior judges, John Hlophe, western cape judge president, has been accused of, among other things, moonlighting, tax evasion, racism and an allegation that he tried to sway a Constitutional Court judgement in favour of former president Jacob Zuma. Over the weekend, Hlophe was found guilty of impeachable conduct by a Judic…
 
In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host Steven Nathan, Emile Du Toit on Harith's $200m capital raise, Gerrie Fourie on Capitec's results, Magda Wierzycka on being spied on, Steve Brooks founder and CEO of Balwin Properties, Rupert Finnemore CEO of Easy Properties and the BizNews team.…
 
* In a victory for taxpayers and a blow for corrupt politicians, South Africa’s second-highest court has rejected an appeal by former president Jacob Zuma to get the state to pay his costs in a corruption case. * Around 35% of senior managers in government do not have the necessary qualifications or credentials for their position, reports MyBroadba…
 
Former Sygnia CEO Magda Wierzycka is in the media spotlight again, this time as a victim of state spying activities. In this interview with Alec Hogg, Wierzycka says the harassment included her phone being tapped and people following her to a point of hiring bodyguards. She also shares her views on vaccines and why South Africa has reached herd imm…
 
After an early knock by Covid-19 containment measures, JSE-listed Capitec reported a dramatic improvement in headline earnings to just under R4bn for the second six months to the end of February. Its headline earnings fell for the year by 27% overall, but the bank has joined peers FirstRand and Standard Bank in resuming dividend payments. Capitec i…
 
Everyone can recall this time of the year last year, where the global pandemic had just introduced itself to us and the panic and uncertainties around it. To help us unpack the giant Covid, was Prof Alan Whiteside, professor at the Balsillie School of International Affairs and professor emeritus at the University of KwaZulu-Natal. He is well known …
 
Poor service delivery from government is something that every South African has battled with. Millions of impoverished citizens sit without water, electricity, properly schooling and housing while corrupt officials loot and plunder. Other problems like crumbling road networks don't only damage vehicles, but endanger lives too. After waiting for loc…
 
Kokkie Kooyman and BizNews Power Host Alec Hogg unpacked Absa's decision to close its money market fund. While Absa chose not to join the BizNews Power Hour, banking analyst Kooyman shares his thoughts on this move by Absa. On the upcoming Capitec results, Kooyman commented "I think the full-year results will be better than the half-year results, b…
 
Adrian Saville joined the BizNews Power Hour to discuss his departure from Cannon Asset Managers. The experienced asset manager will be joining a multifamily investment office, Genera Capital. "It's a brand new venture and environment for me and it fits in very neatly with my experience in building Cannon, in looking after high net worth individual…
 
In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host Magnus Heystek, Cannon Asset Management founder Adrian Saville on his new chapter, Amy-Claire Morton and Dave Baxter on active citizenry and making a difference in your community and the BizNews team.By BizNews
 
* South Africa’s Road Accident Fund is on the brink of collapse, after it secured an extraordinary court order preventing claims. GroundUp reports that the Fund has been mismanaged and riddled with corruption.* Former intelligence minister David Mahlobo is facing a police investigation over illegal spying activities on critics of former president J…
 
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