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19
JUN
12pm

Manufacturing Indaba 2018 kicks off

Manufacturing may have weighed heavily on first quarter GDP - which contracted by 2.2%, but it continues being punted as a potential growth engine for the country. And with the Manufacturing Indaba 2018 having kicked off today, what's being thrashed out are ideas on what it will take to revitalise the sector and its growth potential as we approach the fourth industrial revolution - where Emerging manufacturing technologies are expected to challenge the status quo and transform the industry as we know it. Philippa Rodseth, Executive Director of the Manufacturing Circle and Tsidiso Disenyana, Senior Economist at the Export Credit Insurance Corporation joined Business Day TV in studio to take a closer look at the potential for Industry 4.0.
18
JUN
12pm

Mining Charter 2018 has been published

The long-awaited draft of Mining Charter 2018 has been published and is open for public comment over the next 30-days. In the meantime, the Minerals Council said it has noted material improvements on the 2017 Mining Charter but does not support some elements of the draft as it will not promote investment and growth. Werksman's Chris Stevens and Tebello Chabana from the Minerals Council joined us to share their views on the draft of the Mining Charter 2018.
18
JUN
12pm

Grindrod Shipping makes its Nasdaq debut

Grindrod Shipping made its Nasdaq debut today. Grindrod had signaled its intention to unbundle the unit earlier this year, and had said that the move would allow shareholders to clearly understand the difference between its various divisions and assist in valuing them separately. Grindrod Shipping's CEO, Martyn Wade joined Business Day TV on the line.
18
JUN
12pm

PPC profits were boosted by its African Operations

Cement maker, PPC released its full-year results today, revenue is up 7%, headline earnings per share has more than doubled to 15 cents. PPC's Southern African division suffered declines in sales as well as net profit while its rest of Africa division grew sales by 30% with the company expecting continued robust demand from Zimbabwe and Rwanda. No dividend has been declared, shareholders have not received a dividend since 2016. Company's CEO, Johan Claassen joined us for a closer look at the detail behind the numbers.
15
JUN
12pm

Weekly gnashing of teeth is Sasfin Securities' David Shapiro

We are reaping the whirlwind but at least we can still make fire and our evolution in the alcohol making department has come a long way. So, light those candles, throw back the moonshine, play football world cup finger puppet games if you need to and let the weekend begin! This is the week that was, with Simon Brown, his co-host Giulietta Talevi and joining them for their weekly gnashing of teeth is Sasfin Securities' David Shapiro.
15
JUN
12pm

SA’s banking sector set to welcome new entrant

There's a new mutual bank in town, joining the influx of new entrants to challenge the big 4. The bank - called the 'Young Women in Business Network Co-operative Financial Institution' - will target informal traders and black business owners. The Managing Director, Nthabeleng Likotsi joined us on line to tell us more.
14
JUN
12pm

What was the outcome of the Absa investment management conference.

Absa held its annual investment management conference today under the theme, ''Who moved my growth?'. Fitting after the first quarter showed a GDP contraction of 2.2%. Still, even with key industries like mining, manufacturing and agriculture not delivering much needed growth - National Treasury, the World Bank and the IMF expect the country to grow by 1.5% or more for this year. Now, globally there has been a shift from traditional growth sources to finding growth in a world that is changing rapidly socially, demographically and technologically. So where exactly will South Africa's growth being expected to come from? Tsitsi Hatendi-Matika from Absa joins us for a closer look at the potential avenues.
14
JUN
12pm

SA mining production drop 4.3% year-on-year in April

South Africa's mining production continued its slide in April. Output decreased by 4.3% year-on-year with the largest negative contributors being the platinum group metals with a slide of 6.5% while other metallic minerals dropped 36.3%, diamond and gold production fell 24% and gold nearly 6%. Mining production weighed negatively on first quarter GDP, this is a second consecutive month of losses. Jason Muscat, Senior Economic Analyst at FNB joined Business Day TV to discuss this print and its indications about the future of the industry.
14
JUN
12pm

NERSA to allow Eskom further increase in 2018

The National Energy Regulator has given Eskom the green light to claw back more than 32 billion rand by hiking tariffs. This is to cover incurred by the utility over the past 3 years but it is only half of what Eskom had initially asked for. Nersa’s Nomfundo Maseti joined Business Day TV on the line to discuss how this figure was determined is
13
JUN
12pm

Strong rand takes shine off Peregrine earnings

A strong rand has taken some of the gloss off financial services group Peregrine's FY numbers. That's with almost every business in the group benefitting from a weaker rand, with 42% of the group's operating earnings now emanating directly from offshore entities. So, while Group headline earnings rose 6% to R504m and headline earnings per ordinary share was up 4% to 238.5c - adjusting for the effect of the stronger rand, headline earnings at an attributable operating level would have grown by 13%. Robert Katz, Group CEO joined us in studio.
13
JUN
12pm

Business confidence retreats Q2

The second quarter RMB/BER Business Confidence Index has fallen by 6-points to 39 after an 11-point 'Ramaphoria' surge in the first quarter. This as the reality of subdued economic activity kicks in, business activity is worsening in some sectors, policy uncertainty around the country's land question persists, oil prices are on the rise and the global economic uptick is waning but despite this, RMB maintains that the trend in business confidence remains upwards even if it's just tentative. Isaah Mhlanga, Economist at RMB joined us to discuss the index and its expectations in greater detail.
12
JUN
12pm

European union: an 'empire' crumbling?

Mobile giant, Vodacom is embarking on a R17.5 billion empowerment deal which will replace the current BEE deal which unwinds in October. This deal will give existing BEE partner, YeboYethu shareholders a more direct holding in Vodacom. The company says that the new transaction includes the newly formed employee share ownership scheme and will take its BEE shareholding to 20% of the group. Shameel Joosub, CEO of Vodacom joined us to discuss the rationale behind what they call the biggest ever empowerment deal in the country's ICT sector.

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