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Should Airbnb be regulated in SA?

The Tourism Amendment Bill has been criticised for being a direct attack on global online hospitality service Airbnb and other home sharing apps as it's aim is to regulate short-term accommodation.

The bill, which was published in the Government Gazette on Friday April 12, will enable the minister of tourism to determine certain so called "thresholds" for short-term rentals.

The public has 56 days left to comment on the legislation and for some perspective on why the bill is necessary Tourism Minister Derek Hanekom spoke with Business Day TV.
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Rand to strengthen in the medium term, says UBS Global Wealth Management

UBS Global Wealth Management believes that the rand will strengthen in the near to medium term, with some domestic risk events having diminished, at least for now, and a more favourable external backdrop coming to bear.

The firm has however highlighted a few key risks to its positive outlook. In a note UBS states that on the local front a poor performance by the ANC in the general election, a further deterioration in public and state-owned enterprises' finances, and negative rating actions by ratings agencies are all potential stumbling blocks for the rand. While internationally concerns about global growth and obstacles to trade could weakened the local unit.

Tilmann Kolb from UBS Global Asset Management joined Business Day TV to discuss the company's outlook for the rand in more detail.
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Inflation accelerates after painful fuel price hike

Inflation has hit the midpoint of the South African Reserve Bank's target band at 4.5% year-on-year in March from 4.1% previously. It's the highest level since December on account of higher fuel prices.

Executive Chief Economist at Alexander Forbes Isaah Mhlanga joins Business Day TV to talk about what the latest inflation print.
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EOH shares jump on asset sales

Shares in EOH have surged following an announcement from the company that it plans to raise R1 billion through asset sales as a way to reduce debt. EOH plans to bring the firm’s debt-to earnings-ratio down to 1-1.5 times. As part of the disposal process, EOH has re-evaluated its assets and impaired them by around R1.7 billion. This has weighed on the group's financials with the company reporting a loss of R3.3 billion for the half-year.

The firm has described the past 6 months as ‘extremely challenging’ as it’s been the subject of ongoing governance allegations, compounded by Microsoft cancelling its channel partner agreement. This has led to value destruction for shareholder. EOH, however, says that it's making meaningful progress in addressing legacy governance issues and future proofing the business.

EOH CEO Stephen van Coller joins Business Day TV to talk about the company’s interim results and also takes a look at how it now marks the dawn of a new era for the company.
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Zeder maintains earnings and dividends in tough trading conditions

Amidst challenging and tough macro conditions, JSE-listed Zeder has delivered recurring earnings per share growth of 0.4% and maintained its dividend for the financial year ended 28 February 2019.

“Zeder has enviable strategic equity interests in leading organisations that span the agribusiness value chain. While the broader investor sentiment towards the sector and country is clearly negative at present and the external operating environment remains challenging, the underlying fundamentals of Zeder and its portfolio have not changed.

“Our companies are well positioned to deliver on their respective long-term strategies and, despite inevitable cyclicality, the strength of our defensive portfolio should ensure that we deliver the required shareholder return over time,” Zeder CEO Norman Celliers said.

Business Day TV caught up with Zeder CEO Norman Celliers to talk about the company’s financial performance and its strategy going forward.
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How load-shedding has stopped SA’s economy in its tracks

According to BankservAfrica's monthly Economic Transaction Index, banked economic transactions declined by 1.8% year on year in March. That’s as Eskom's recent rolling blackouts had a negative impact on South Africa's economy.

Mike Schussler from Economists.co.za joins Business Day TV to talk about the decline in SA’s economic transactions.
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Is it the end of active investing?

According to Morningstar, the passive investing movement has gained steam in the last year, putting pressure on its active peers.
Deputy MD of Investec Asset Management, Sangeet Sewnath talks to Business Day TV about how this pressure could be a good motivator for active fund managers .
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State of electioneering ahead of 8 May

The national election will see over 26 million registered voters head to the polls on 8 May and in the lead up to the event, political parties are making use of all sorts of campaign antics to ensure a mark is placed next to their party’s symbol. The Democratic Alliance, for example, has accused the ANC of orchestrating violent protests in DA-led areas while analysts have criticized the ANC in Gauteng for suspending E-toll debt collection as a move to win the party votes.

Political Analyst, Daniel Silke joins Business Day TV to talk about the electioneering tactics that various political parties are using ahead of the national election.
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More Brexit uncertainty ahead

British Prime Minister, Theresa May has been granted a Brexit extension. Britain is now set to leave the EU at the end of October adding six more months of political uncertainty over its ties with the EU.
Brexit Director at DLA Piper, Paul Hardy spoke to Business Day TV about what may play out in the countdown to the Brexit date.
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The next likely move in the palladium price

With the palladium price having consolidated over the past two weeks, and then resuming their climb, traders are wondering what direction the palladium price will take next. Georgette Boele, Senior Precious Metals & Diamond Analyst at ABN Amro speaks to Business Day TV about her view on the next move.
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Sibanye-Stillwater CEO on the group’s prospects

Plummeting mining production; labour unrest at its gold mines; and the upcoming platinum wage talks are piling pressure on Sibanye-Stillwater. CEO Neal Froneman spoke to Business Day TV about on what issues could mean for the direction of the company going forward.

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