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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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This week index-tracking pioneer 10X Investments announce the sudden departure of its founder, Steven Nathan. Old Mutual-appointed chairman Henk Beets hastily moved into the CEO’s office with the company spinning the exit as friendly. It said: “Steven was presented with an opportunity to sell his shares…..he decided the timing was right. It was an …
 
Can South African employers impose mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policies as a pre-requisite to return to work or as a precondition for employment? What happens if an employee refuses to wear a mask. We’ve got the answers to these questions and more on how Covid-19 has changed employment law in South Africa, with specialist Imraan Mahomed of law f…
 
Justin Rowe-Roberts, who covers stocks for BizNews.com, shares his highlights on companies that caught the attention of investors during the week. In this episode, he picks up on Naspers and Tencent - and explains why the two companies have a big role in SA portfolios. SA-born Elon Musk is discussed, with some big investors taking profits by sellin…
 
Can South African employers impose mandatory Covid-19 vaccination policies as a pre-requisite to return to work or as a precondition for employment? What happens if an employee refuses to wear a mask, or an employer fails to implement mask-wearing laws? We’ve got the answers to these questions and more on how Covid-19 has changed employment law in …
 
In a sobering assessment of the state of the South African economy, Marius Oosthuizen, an economics and leadership expert at the University of Pretoria's Gordon Institute of Business Science (Gibs), warns that the country has run out of money and politicians have run out of ideas. He explains why ANC policy is not working to generate the higher lev…
 
South Africa is preparing to regulate crypto currencies like Bitcoin. In addition to protecting individuals, the new rules may pave the way for a mushrooming of products with crypto currencies as their underlying basket of investments. Brandon Topham, Divisional Executive for Investigations and Enforcement at the regulatory Financial Sector Conduct…
 
South African investment professional Kokkie Kooyman is probably the best financial sector analyst in the world. He knows every publicly listed bank and insurer. The Denker Capital global financial fund manager encouraged people to invest when the herd was stampeding away from stocks in 2020. Now, although markets have perked up, Kooyman believes b…
 
President Cyril Ramaphosa told the ANC at the start of the year that passing legislation to allow for land expropriation without compensation is a priority for the ruling party this year. It is move that would most likely deal a devastating blow to the already troubled SA economy because it will deter investment. Dr Anthea Jeffery, a legal expert w…
 
In the tech sector, nothing can be taken for granted. Remember the collapse of seemingly impregnable Netscape, MySpace, Napster and Blackberry? The ripple effect of Whatsapp’s new T&Cs - personal data will in future be transferrable between Whatsapp, Facebook and Instagram. In this podcast we speak to tech expert and futurist Pieter Geldenhuys, dir…
 
Cathie Wood's exchange-traded fund, the ARK Innovation ETF, surged by almost 160% last year, growing assets 10-fold—unprecedented inflows for an active fund of that type, notes The Wall Street Journal. She made concentrated bets on hot stocks such as Tesla, Roku, Square and biotechs and told an interviewer last month that she expects to nearly trip…
 
With South Africa in the eye of the Covid-19 storm, the pressure is on government to secure vaccines for mass vaccination - and fast. Earlier this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa said the roll out of vaccines would be in 3 phases, starting with health workers and moving on to people in crowded conditions, including prisons. So where do the individu…
 
Santam has agreed to pay up to three months of business interruption cover but that's not the deal that was agreed when many of its clients signed up for the insurance. Meg Fargher, co-owner of 18-room five-star boutique hotel and fine dining establishment Budmarsh, in the Magaliesburg, has been fighting to preserve the jobs of more than two-dozen …
 
The Covid-19 pandemic is at its most devastating in South Africa, with more than 190,000 coronavirus infections and more than 4,600 deaths since the start of the year. At least 15,000 people are seriously ill in hospital with roughly one third of these people on oxygen, says President Cyril Ramaphosa. In an update at the start of the week on nation…
 
A special venture capital vehicle, called a 12J, is a tax-efficient investment opportunity for high income earners. The Bright Light Solar 12J has the added advantage of underlying investments in renewable energy roll-out in South Africa. In this interview, Bright Light Solar's Kevin Shames explains the nuts and bolts of the investment opportunity …
 
* Land grabs in SA are back on the table, with ANC President Cyril Ramaphosa telling ANC members he expects parliament to approve an amendment to the constitution this year outlining the circumstances in which land may be expropriated without compensation.* President Ramaphosa has also repeated calls for officials accused of corruption to step down…
 
We’re talking about South Africa’s army of dirty lawyers in this BizNews podcast. Hundreds of SA lawyers are rich on the proceeds of crime - even ones who look respectable. But Paul O’Sullivan, Forensics for Justice founder, has a plan to bring many of them down. O’Sullivan has fought tirelessly to bring the corrupt and captured to book. He played …
 
Sonto Sithole tells how she has put her monthly R350 grant into starting a bakery business. A resident of Dawn Park in Boksburg, Gauteng, Sithole is now creating jobs through her business selling scones. This interview is sponsored by FirstRand. For more, visit the Good Hope section at BizNews.comBy BizNews
 
Catch up on some of the highlights of the week on stock markets. In this episode of Taking Stock, BizNews journalist Justin Rowe-Roberts provides a snapshot of the overall performance of the JSE - which has outperformed last year in the first week of 2021. He shares the details of how Naspers has fared with Chinese tech stocks under pressure in the…
 
This week the SA Reserve Bank released a circular in which it eased exchange controls connected to 'loop' structures. Dissecting the details for the BizNews community is Robyn Berger, a partner at Bowmans. A loop structure arises where a South African exchange control resident (individual or company) has an interest in a foreign structure and that …
 
The South African variant of Covid-19 has changed the outlook for the way the coronavirus pandemic is likely to unfold - in South Africa as well as elsewhere. Scientists in South Africa say there is a "reasonable concern" that the new variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the country might prove to be more resistant to current vaccines being rolled o…
 
The South African variant of Covid-19 has changed the outlook for the way the coronavirus pandemic is likely to unfold - in SA as well as elsewhere. Scientists in South Africa say there is a "reasonable concern" that the new variant of Covid-19 sweeping across the country might prove to be more resistant to current vaccines being rolled out in the …
 
South Africa's government says 1.5 million Covid-19 vaccines have been procured for health workers. Medical aid schemes will cross-subsidise 14 million vaccinations. Zimbabwe's hospitals are buckling from a Covid-19 resurgence. MTN and AB InBev are both headed for legal battles.By BizNews
 
The price of Bitcoin has been swinging wildly amid growing expectation that crypto currencies are set to become more mainstream. In South Africa, the Financial Sector Conduct Authority has invited comments, by the end of January, to its draft declaration aimed at introducing some regulation around trading in currencies like Bitcoin. Trading in digi…
 
The persecution of people living with albinism condition in South Africa has prompted British film-maker Luke Bradford to put a spotlight on the horrific crimes that are still taking place - in a short film called ‘White Gold’. This film, featuring prominent South African actress and albinism activist Refilwe Modiselle, is getting noticed. It premi…
 
Many of South Africa's wealthiest individuals have qualifications in law, says Andrew Amoils, an analyst who has been studying trends among the country's high net worth individuals for the best part of a decade. The New World Wealth founder says there are only five US dollar billionaires but the ranks of the mass affluent have swelled in SA. He als…
 
South Africa's presidency says discounted Pfizer-BioNTech vaccines are still too costly. Plans are being made for private firms to pay to vaccinate the uninsured and Mondi will acquire Olmuksan Paper International in Turkey. Tiger Brands announces special dividend approval.By BizNews
 
Businesses in the hospitality and leisure sectors are finally set to receive business interruption pay-outs after a long, ugly battle with the big insurers. There are more large bills in sight for Santam, Guardrisk, Hollard and other insurers as owners of businesses in other sectors join the fight. Ryan Woolley of Specialist public loss adjuster, I…
 
In October, the rules changed for Exchange Traded Funds by widening access to foreign investments - but the authorities back-tracked in November reportedly under pressure from big companies in the financial services industry that have a vested interest in maintaining exchange controls. The development was seen as a blow to savers in pension funds, …
 
Two of the country's experts on the far reaching Protection of Personal Information Act unpack it for us - this has huge implications in a country where companies often play fast and loose with the private information of citizens. Our guests were:Okyerebea Ampofo-Anti: POPI expert and specialist in data protection, media and emerging technologies l…
 
BizNews founder Alec Hogg engages with Paul O'Sullivan, nemesis of the corrupt. In this half hour, O'Sullivan opens up about his Irish childhood that sounds a lot like that in Frank McCourt's classic Angela's Ashes to the reason why he has channelled the fruits of a successful business career into bringing the powerful to society's heel.…
 
There were some memorable meetings during our UK sojourn from 2016 to May last year. One of them was this on-the-record interview with independent cigarette manufacturer Yusuf Kajee, owner of Pietermaritzburg-based Amalgamated Tobacco. Kajee, accompanied by business partner Paul De Robillard, expressed himself so freely that, at the time, publishin…
 
Our guest in this episode is outspoken economist Chris Hart, a former science teacher who did a B Comm because he thought it would help when he was became a headmaster role. Instead, it was the ticket to a bank’s dealing room where he helped traders make a packet when contrarian forecasts that often beat the economic consensus. But the real story a…
 
At the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic, the worry was that health services would be overwhelmed. In Italy and New York, there was a time that the hospitals could not cope with the influx of critically ill patients, leading to difficult choices - who will be treated and who will die. In Wuhan and London, authorities have been able to respond quic…
 
As a result of his activism, young farmer Willem Petzer has rocketed to fame, becoming one of the loudest voices representing his community with, for instance, over 100 000 people having viewed his Youtube video on farm arson posted four days ago. He has more than 150 000 Facebook followers and around 50 000 subscribed to his Youtube channel. That'…
 
* South Africans are bracing for a tightening up this week of restrictions aimed at curbing the spread of a variant of Covid-19, which has pushed hospitals into crisis mode.* Health minister Zweli Mkhize has slammed the United Kingdom travel ban with South Africa last week after the arrival of the South African variant in Britain.* After a protract…
 
Smart health coach Dr Kate discusses the extra challenges of trying to stay fit and healthy while living under the cloud of Covid-19. Health coaching has picked up in South Africa, with individuals seeking individualised, holistic plans that keep them happy and motivated to develop sustainable changes. This interview is proudly brought to you by dr…
 
Meet Sygnia founder Magda Wierzycka, a visionary financial services entrepreneur whose story is an inspiration for all. A rags to riches story of penury in Poland when the country was a vassal to the Soviet Union, to a role model for anyone possessing the grit and determination to overcome the odds. Today Magda is living her dream - but in her word…
 
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