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31
JAN
12pm

The damage caused by Illegal Tobacco Trade

Illicit trade in South Africa has surged, fueled in part by the Covid-19 pandemic and a steep rise in the cost of living. Business Day TV caught up with Sinenhlanhla Mnguni, Chair of the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association and Johann van Loggerenberg, former SARS Executive & Author of Tobacco Wars to discuss the impact the trade has had on the economy.
31
JAN
8am

SA government considers mechanisms to help with rising cost of living

President Cyril Ramaphosa says the increasing price of electricity will add to the difficulties South Africans are already facing. In his newsletter, President Ramaphosa stated that government is considering additional mechanisms to address the rising cost of electricity. Sunday Times reporter, Sisanda Mbolekwaspoke to Business Day TV about the issue.
30
JAN
12pm

Tracking companies' performance during bear and bull markets

Equities have been dealt a number of blows over the past three years. Headwinds like Covid-19, the war in Ukraine and recession talks, have sent markets into bear territory and contributed to a big drop in stock prices. Business Day TV discussed how listed firms behave in bear and bull markets with FNB Wealth and Investments' Wayne McCurrie.
30
JAN
9am

MTN to dispute Ghana tax bill

The Ghanaian government alleges that MTN under-declared its revenue by 30% in the 2014 to 2018 period. Earlier this month, the mobile operator announced that it was facing a tax assessment by the Ghana Revenue Authority. MTN has vowed to fight the tax claim in Ghana, stating that the rand equivalent of the assessment amount is R13bn, including penalties and interest charges. International relations & co-operation minister, Naledi Pandor, has called on MTN and Ghana to resolve the tax dispute stating that competitors from other parts of the world do not appear to be subjected to the challenges that SA companies face in Africa. Business Day TV spoke to Mudiwa Gavaza, Business Writer at Business Day for more.
26
JAN
12pm

Is the Sarb's rate hiking spree nearing an end?

The South African Reserve bank has slowed the pace of rate hikes at its first meeting of the year. The majority of the MPC agreed on a 25 basis point increase pushing the repo rate to 7.25%. Business Day TV spoke to Senior Economist at FNB, Koketso Mano for her analysis on the move.
26
JAN
10am

Sugar industry begs for support as it faces loss

SA Canegrowers is appealing to the government to put short-term measures in place to mitigate the impact of load shedding on the industry. The request comes as the sector is set to lose more than R700 million this year due to load-shedding. Business Day TV caught up with the Chairperson of SA Canegrowers, Andrew Russell for more detail.
25
JAN
12pm

Fortress loses its REIT status

The JSE has stripped Fortress of it REIT status, saying the property company no longer meets its minimum requirements. This follows a tussle between shareholders and executives, as they failed to reach an agreement on Fortress’ dual share structure. Business Day TV caught up with the company’s CEO, Steven Brown and CFO, Ian Vorster for more detail.
25
JAN
11am

Astral Foods flags big drop in headline earnings

Poultry producer Astral Foods expects a huge drop in its headline earnings in its next half-year results, because of load-shedding as it looks to recover input costs by hiking selling prices. Business Day TV spoke to CEO of Astral Foods, Chris Schutte for more insight.
24
JAN
1pm

Does South Africa need a state-owned bank?

The idea of a new state bank has resurfaced, at a time when public trust in state-owned entities is critically low. Business Day TV discussed the viability of a state-owned bank with Kokkie Kooyman from Denker Capital
24
JAN
12pm

Selling SA as an investment destination

South Africa’s delegation at the World Economic Forum in Davos showcased the country as an investment destination amid a dire energy crisis. Business Day TV spoke to BrandSA's Sithembile Ntombela for a look at how South Africa was received at the WEF.
24
JAN
12pm

Reserve Bank expected to hike rates

The South African Reserve Bank is expected to increase rates at its upcoming meeting and analyst forecasts range from a 25 basis point hike to a 50 basis point hike. Business Day TV spoke to Siobhan Redford, Economist at RMB for her view.

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