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07
JUL
2am

Pandemic infects municipal finances

The economic ravages of Covid 19 are placing municipal revenues under pressure. Michael Avery speaks to Danga Mughogho – Programmer Manager for Well Governed Cities, Ian Neilson, Executive Deputy Mayor and MMC of Finance in the City of Cape Town, Nkosindiphile Xhakaza, Ekurhuleni MMC for Finance and Economic Development, Krish Kumar, CFO eThekwini Municipality about the measures some of the major metros are implementing to cut back costs and manage the economic impact of the pandemic on the cities finances.
07
JUL
2am

Dis-Chem found guilty of price gouging

The Competition Commission has found Dis-Chem guilty of excessive pricing on face masks and ruled that the retailer must pay a fine of R1.2m. Business Day TV spoke to the head of cartels at the Competition Commission Makgale Mohlala for more detail.
07
JUL
2am

How Omnia returned to profitability

Omnia is back in the black. The chemicals and fertiliser maker has reported profit after tax of R129m from a loss of R408m previously thanks to its turnaround strategy. Business Day TV spoke to the company’s CEO Seelan Gobalsamy for his take on the numbers and how well it positions the company to manage the uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic.
07
JUL
2am

Sarb eases bond buying programme

The SA Reserve Bank eased its bond buying programme in June by taking up R5.1bn in government debt. Business Day Tv touched base with RMB's Michelle Wohlberg for more insight.
06
JUL
2am

Ratings agencies cast doubt over spending cuts

Moody’s, Fitch and S&P Global are singing from the same hymn sheet. The ratings agencies are doubtful about finance minister Tito Mboweni’s debt stabilisation plan. S&P Global is the lastest reviewer to add its voice to the growing concern but is also the only ratings agency that has a stable outlook on the economy. Business Day TV spoke to Ravi Bhatia, Director of Sovereign Ratings at S&P Global for his perspective on where the economy is headed.
06
JUL
2am

Has the UIF dropped the ball on TERS funding?

Government’s UIF Covid-19 relief fund has run into various issues. Business Day TV spoke to UIF Commissioner at the Department of Labour Teboho Maruping for a closer look at what is being done to address the issues.​
06
JUL
2am

State of ETF industry during covid-19

Exchange traded funds faired well in the first-half of the year and Business Day TV caught up with the MD of etfSA Mike Brown for more detail on what contributed to the performance
06
JUL
2am

Why some short-term insurers are not paying for BI interruptions

Short-term insurers who reneged on the offer of business interruption cover have become the tourism and hospitality industry's enemy number one. Their decision to not pay out for business interruption claims caused by Covid 19 has seen one insurer so far, dragged to court by some of its clients. Mike Gaines claims consultant at Insurance Claims Africa, TBCSA CEO Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, Budmarsh Lodge co-owner Meg Fargher and Cathedral Peak Hotel owner William van der Riet talk to Business Day TV about the battle in the tourism and hospitality sectors relating to BI policies.
03
JUL
2am

On the Covid Frontline

This week we go to the frontlines of the search for a Covid 19 vaccine with director of The Vaccines and Infectious Diseases Analytical Unit (Vida) in the faculty of health sciences at Wits, Professor Shabir Madhi. Prof Madhi is leading the South African Ox1Cov-19 Vaccine VIDA-Trial.
03
JUL
2am

Construction activity falls to a record low in the first quarter

South Africa’s construction industry is under pressure. Afrimat's index for the sector shows that activity registered a year-on-year decline of 12% for the first quarter. Business Day TV unpacked the print, as well as the industry's outlook with independent economist, Roelof Botha.
02
JUL
2am

What role is private equity playing in the Covid-19 storm?

The business landscape has shifted fast due to Covid-19 and companies are having to pivot just as quickly to withstand the new terrain. But, where some businesses are being constrained by fairly priced capital, what role are private equity players playing amidst it all? Business Day TV touched base with the CEO of Agile Capital, Tshego Sefolo for more of the detail.
02
JUL
2am

How the Kisby fund plans to help SMEs

The Kisby investment fund is looking to raise as much as R5bn to support small businesses. This comes at a time when SMEs are feeling the pressure given the economic fallout from Covid-19. Business Day TV spoke to the fund 's chair Mark Barnes for more detail.

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