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Developing SA’s space industry

South Africa’s new space infrastructure hub will boost the local space industry’s capabilities. But how will it be funded? For more detail Business Day TV spoke to Andiswa Mlisa, MD of Earth Observation.
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Government looks to mining sector to fuel economic rebound

South Africa is not only pegging its hopes on an infrastructure plan to drive the revival of the economy, it's also banking on the rejuvenation of the mining industry. Business Day TV discussed how investment in that sector could boost the economy going forward with Arnold Van Graan from Nedbank CIB.
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What SA’s economy needs to get growing again

Eunomix has warned that South Africa could become a failed state in the next 10 years if nothing is done to fuel growth. Business Day TV spoke to Claude Baissac from Eunomix about some of the strategies South African can employ to avoid becoming a failed state.
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Will motorist funds the Gautrain's expansion plans?

The Gautrain Management Agency (GMA) is engaging with Treasury on ways to fund its multibillion-rand expansion plans. One suggestion is to tax motorists as a way to not only provide a funding source for the Gautrain but to also move people away from carbon-intensive modes of transport. Business Day TV spoke to GMA CEO William Dachs for more detail.
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Second wave fears rattle local bond market

The South African bond market has been dealt a blow by both global and local factors, with the yield on the benchmark 2030 government issue at 9.4%. That's as sentiment was dampened by Treasury committing to another bailout for SAA as well as second wave coronavirus fears. Business Day TV caught up with Michelle Wohlberg from RMB for more insight.
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No jackpot in Cannabis Bill

Almost two years after the landmark Constitutional Court judgment legalising the private use of cannabis, the Cannabis for Private Purposes Bill has been introduced. High hopes have been dashed though as the Bill has come in for some stinging criticism for failing to live up to the spirit of the apex court’s ruling. How did we get here and what happens next? ​
Michael Avery speaks to Paul-Michael Keichel, Partner, Schindlers Attorneys;

Dr Keith Scott Chairman of the South African Drug Policy Initiative;

Andrew MacPherson, Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution practice at Commercial law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr;

& Petri Redelinghuys, founder of Herenya Capital
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Under the bonnet of structured products

Michael Avery takes a look under the hood of structured instruments, with a particular focus on their applicability in diversified retail portfolios at times like these where we see so much market uncertainty thanks to the impacts of Covid 19. ​

He’s joined by Brian McMillan, Financial Products at Investec Corporate & Institutional Banking;

Melissa Dyer, Managing Director at Harbour Wealth; &

Darryl Hannington, Portfolio Manager at Anchor Capital
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Why Ford is investing in SA

Ford has announced plans to double production to 200, 000 units a year over the next three to four years by investing R138mn in its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria. Bussines Day TV caught up with Ford SA's MD Neale Hill to discuss the details.
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What unions want to happen at SAA

Unions have given the department of public enterprises seven days to finalise funding for the restructuring of SAA or face protracted protests. Both the National Union of Metalworkers of SA (Numsa) and the SA Cabin Crew Association (Sacca) are accusing government of delaying SAA's turnaround plans and potentially putting the carrier at risk of liquidation. Business Day TV spoke to Christopher Shabangu from Sacca for more detail.
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What is the definition of Venture Capital in the SA

The U.S. venture-capital industry is envied throughout the world as an engine of economic growth. Although the collective imagination romanticizes the industry, it can be a brutal and lonely place. If we're serious about growing the economy through supporting new businesses, and not just mom and pop type small and micro businesses, we have to start seeing growth in start-ups, we need to start seeing more venture capital money backing more investable ideas the same way it is done in the US... Michael Avery talks to SAVCA CEO Tanya van Lill; Stephan Lamprecht, the MD of Venture Solutions and Andrea Böhmert, Co-Managing Partner at Knife Capital
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Was the SARB wise to keep rates on hold?

After slashing interest rates by 300 basis points so far this year, the Reserve Bank kept rates unchanged at 3.5% at it's latest Monetary Policy Committee meeting. Business Day TV unpacked the decision in greater detail with Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib.
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Woolworths’ food sales remain resilient

Food sales continue to be Woolworths' saving grace, ticking up 10.7% during its full-year period. The group's fashion, beauty and home sales fell 10.7% as stores had to close during the lockdown period. Business Day TV spoke to Roy Bagattini, Group CEO of Woolworths for his take on the group's performance.

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