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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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In this final "dry run" ahead of the firwt live broadcast of the Biznews Power Hour on Monday, anchor Jackie Cameron hosts Sean Peche of Ranmore Funds; Biznews forensic investigator Ane' Steytler; wine queen Carrie Adams who interviews the SA's "bubbly" champions the Ferreiras and Biznews petrolhead Jarryd Neves shares his passion by telling us abo…
 
Known for his involvement in South African rugby, the CEO of Labat Africa, Brian Van Rooyen is moving into the ever-growing cannabis industry. He told BizNews Power Hour anchor Jackie Cameron about plans to launch CBD-infused energy drinks. Speaking about the debated medicinal effects of cannabis, Van Rooyen told BizNews about studies done by BioDa…
 
CEO of the Foundation for the Study of Cycles, Dr Richard Smith, joined the BizNews Power Hour to discuss emerging tech stocks. Investment guru Ray Dalio has warned that some stocks are in ‘extreme bubbles – particularly emerging technology companies’. Dr Smith says 'I think Dalio is talking about smaller stocks.' Smith also gives his thoughts on c…
 
In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, host Jackie Cameron is joined by the Chairman of the Foundation of Cycles Dr Robert Smith, Ocean Basket CEO Grace Harding, independent analyst Chris Gilmour; CEO of Labat Africa Brian Van Rooyen, CEO of Hyprop Investments Morne Wilken and the BizNews team.By BizNews
 
Re:CM founder, deep value investor Piet Viljoen will be delivering a keynote address at the inaugural Biznews Investment Conference on March 16 to 19. In this podcast he provides perspective on Warren Buffett's latest letter to shareholders - and explains how he uses his insights to uncover undiscovered gems on the JSE, including the four he will b…
 
DA MP Samantha Graham joined the BizNews Power Hour to discuss expropriation without compensation. She told editor at large Jackie Cameron that the expropriation bill is being sold 'as a panacea to deal with the ill's of land reform - which is not the case' Graham also added that 'they are sneaking in clauses around expropriation without compensati…
 
In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, host Jackie Cameron is joined by independent financial advisor Dawn Ridler; Crypto currency executive Jon Ovadia; Samantha Graham of the DA; and author Brian Pottinger with contributions from Bill Gates, Nick Hudson, Anthea Jeffrey and the BizNews team.By BizNews
 
PANDA co-founder Nick Hudson is a keynote speaker at the 2021 Biznews Investment Conference from March 16th to 19th at Champagne Sports resort in the Central Drakensberg (more details here: https://www.biznews.com/biznews-investment-conference). He has also been in the news after an attack on him personally and PANDA as an organisation, published b…
 
Joining the BizNews Power Hour was Rob Hersov, the South African businessman who is widely known for his outspoken views on South African politics. He spoke with Jackie Cameron and Alec Hogg, detailing his exciting SPAC that has been listed in the NYSE. In a BizNews exclusive, Hersov also revealed that he has purchased Fisantekraal Airport that he …
 
Doing business in the countries north of our borders can sometimes be challenging. Unstable politics, a lack of infrastructure, skilled workers, and a low-income consumer base being just a few. These are some of the challenges that Cape Town online energy start-up platform faced when they tried to enter the solar energy market in rural Malawi. Ther…
 
With the rate of Covid-19 infections plummeting, President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the lifting of restrictions from level 3 to level 1. Gatherings of up to 100 will now be allowed indoors, alcohol sales are permitted - except in the early hours of the morning. Masks will remain compulsory as the government rolls out vaccines. SA is ratcheting…
 
* The National Treasury has published draft amendments to Regulation 28 9of the Pensions Fund Act to encourage investment in infrastructure. * Public sector unions insist they will accept nothing less than above-inflation salary increases when they enter a fresh round of wage negotiations with the government on Monday, reports the Sunday Times.* Ov…
 
Discovery is held in the BizNews share portfolio. Last week, the group reported on its results for the second half of 2020, with headline earnings per share decreasing by 10%. The share price fell a little and was trading at around R141 by the end of the week. Joining Jackie Cameron of BizNews to pick up on the highlights and how Discovery has bene…
 
In this podcast, BizNews investigator Ané Steytler chats to Eusebius McKaiser about workplace rape culture and how companies do not do enough to protect employees that fall victim to sexual misconduct. With degrees in Law and Philosophy, Eusebius shares his views on how companies fail to take sexual misconduct seriously and how companies can improv…
 
Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib, a Johannesburg-based asset manager, spoke to Jackie Cameron of BizNews about the budget presented in Parliament this week. He notes that the the South African economy is expected to have contracted by around 7.2% in 2020, its worst annual performance since at least 1960. Closing the gap between South Africa’…
 
In this episode of Inside Covid-19, we hear from Professor Eli Schwarz. Professor Schwarz is an Israeli tropical disease expert, who says he has new proof that a drug used to fight parasites in third world countries, could help reduce the length of infection for people who contract the coronavirus. Professor Schwartz, founder of the Centre for Trav…
 
In this episode of Inside Covid-19, we hear from Professor Eli Schwarz. Professor Schwarz is an Israeli tropical disease expert, who says he has new proof that a drug used to fight parasites in third world countries, could help reduce the length of infection for people who contract the coronavirus. Professor Schwartz, founder of the Centre for Trav…
 
The Covid-19 Pandemic has drastically changed the face of IT work environments and so security must evolve. However this should be balanced with the need to reduce workload that compliance places on line of business. Listen to this webinar to learn more about Altron Security's offerings and how they, as Identity Security leaders use AI to make pred…
 
* About 4,000 cases of re-infection with Covid-19 have been found in South Africa, Barry Schoub, the chair of the country’s Ministerial Advisory Committee on Vaccines, said.* Administrators for South African Airways have asked for another R3.5bn in taxpayer funds but no money has been set aside.* The SABC is facing an uphill battle to increase TV l…
 
Here's a "dry run" preparation for the new Biznews Power Hour which next week goes live on Fine Music Radio. and streams globally. Anchored by Jackie Cameron, this dress rehersal features her colleagues Alec Hogg, Justin Rowe-Roberts and Charl Botha; studio guest Dino Zuccollo and clips from interviews with Rob Hersov, Kevin Lings and Hylton Kallne…
 
We appear to have created a new tradition. A few hours after finance minister Tito Mboweni’s presentation of the 2021 Budget to Parliament, BizNews community members joined in our webinar with publisher Alec Hogg. He shared a presentation of what he picked up from a morning in “lock up”, after which the fun really started with Alec fielding questio…
 
Finance Minister Tito Mboweni has repeatedly warned that South Africa is in a perilous financial situation. Does the 2021 budget go far enough in reversing economic decline? Dr Azar Jammine is Director and Chief Economist of Econometrix, an independent economic research consultancy. He shares his considered opinion us whether he thinks Finance Mini…
 
SA’s trillion dollar debt question: R3.9 trillion - projected to go up to R5 trillion - is a massive jump and a big gamble that the SA economy will pick in a few years, says Magnus Heystek. The Brenthurst Wealth Management founder said, after reading through the details, in sum this is not a bad budget. Conspicuous in its absence was an announcemen…
 
Helping to unpick the details of the National Budget and how changes affect your investments and tax bill is Dawn Ridler, of Kerenga Wealth Ecology. She tells Jackie Cameron of BizNews that although there’s a huge hole in government funds, the government needs to be careful of killing the golden goose - the small, shrinking pool of personal income …
 
* SA needs to borrow more than R500bn a year and is 'dangerously overstretched', says finance minister Tito Mboweni.* SA expects to record its largest tax shortfall on record by the end of the tax year – and a staggering R213bn less than its 2020 Budget expectations.* To help pay for SA’s army of public servants, fuel levies and excise duties on al…
 
* South Africa’s unemployment rate climbed to a record in the fourth quarter as the economy was ravaged by Covid-19 lockdown restrictions . The jobless rate rose to 32.5% from 30.8% in the previous three months, according to Statistics South Africa.* South African Uber drivers are to go to court to seek rights including compensation for unpaid over…
 
The BizNews Share portfolio, launched in December 2014, has delivered spectacular returns for South African investors. Every month, BizNews founder Alec Hogg updates the latest developments at the companies whose stocks are held in the portfolio. Although the strategy has been to buy and hold, the portfolio has seen some adjustments over the five a…
 
Charl Jacobs, the founder of the Quan Holdings group - which has 12 companies and more than 6,000 employees - is committed to rebuilding South Africa. In this conversation with BizNews, he shares how he wants to change the world for the better and his guiding principles for growing his business and creating jobs. Jacobs shares the details of projec…
 
Should you invest in mining companies? What will change the bull run? Anglo Gold Ashanti has never been this cheap, notes Peter Major, director of mining, at Mergence Corporate Solutions. Stock-picking is called for, he says. Don’t buy the index. He sets out how one piece of legislation could change shortage of supply.…
 
The Sasol share price gained in value at the start of the week after the company released interim financial results. This came despite the group not declaring an interim dividend. Sasol showed it had made headway in slashing its debt burden by just more than one third or R64bn and increased earnings by more than 100%. Challenges remain, including t…
 
* Boeing has told airlines to stop flying its wide-body 777 aircraft equipped with a type of engine that broke apart during a flight over the weekend near Denver, as the Federal Aviation Administration said it would order immediate inspections of those jets.* Shares of US-listed small companies are outpacing their larger counterparts by the widest …
 
* As South Africans prepare to hear the details of the National Budget on Wednesday, 65% of economists surveyed by Bloomberg say the government won’t reach its goal of achieving a primary budget surplus in the next four years. Officials including Mboweni have repeatedly warned that the country faces a sovereign debt crisis unless is takes urgent ac…
 
* As Finance minister Tito Mboweni gets set to present the budget this week, analysts have warned that South Africa’s loss of skilled and high earners could limit room to raise income taxes.* More than a fifth of all property sellers in the R2.6m and up price bracket have plans to emigrate - with the emigration trend a concern as individuals earnin…
 
Using the pressure of the sun's rays to propel spacecraft, solar sails will allow future unmanned missions to be longer and cheaper while reaching the outer solar system—and possibly beyond. Hear about the advances in technology that are harnessing energy from the sun to allow us to explore other planets and the objects that move around them. #Moon…
 
Eastern Cape entrepreneur Candy Androliakos has developed a novel range of disposable sanitary products after she was asked by an elderly resident at the old age home where she works to come up with a cost-effective, dignified solution. Since then, she has expanded her range to children's nappies and women's sanitary solutions, adding clever design…
 
Dr Kate Couchman shares the moving story of how she became a health coach to help others after learning how to control her own debilitating epilepsy. Smart health coach Dr Kate walks the walk and explains how she works with your own personal circumstances and requirements to become healthier, happier and lead a more fulfilling life. Book your free …
 
Hin Leong was one of the most powerful and secretive names in Asia’s oil trading industry. But an epic gamble by its founder Lim Oon Kuin left the Singaporean company badly exposed, eventually leading to its collapse. Listen to this fascinating story of how one of the world’s biggest oil traders collapsed as the Covid-19 pandemic exposed hidden los…
 
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