Business Buzz

WITS RADIO ACADEMY  |  Podcast , ±51 min episodes every 1 week, 4 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
Business Buzz is a weekly business show aimed at educating and enlightening young adults on financial literacy, with regular updates and interviews on business and entrepreneurship topics. The topics are tailored to resonate with young adults providing simplified answers to complex questions of the business world.

The show is presented by Mudiwa “Mobb Justice” Gavaza and produced by Glory Mabuza, Slindele Msibi and Ntando Ximba. Simbarashe “Simba” Honde is the executive producer, with Kutlwano “Gwinch” Serame as the Technical Producer.

Furthermore, Business Buzz is proudly produced under The Wits Radio Academy, for VOW FM and also syndicated to 5 other community and campus radio stations across the country. It is also podcast on www.wits.journalism.co.za/business

The Business Buzz is proudly sponsored by ABSA

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25
JUN

Business Buzz - BNH: Mbali Sebapu

On The Business Wrap, Zanele Kunene, a financial advisor at BDO, gives us more insight on the latest business and economics news with specific focus on budgets, both personal and national. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get for you in the cosmetics market.

The last Thursday of the month is when we take time to celebrate a young person in SA, 35 years and below doing great things in their industry, business or profession.
Our Brand New Heavy for June 2020 is Mbali Sebapu, who is an entrepreneur and CEO of Hermosa Flor which is a cosmetic brand made for women and members of the LGBT community. Before becoming an Influencer, Mbali worked for the SA Navy for 10 years and quit in 2019 to focus on her entrepreneurial journey. She takes us through her journey, business philosophy, support system, advice for young people and vision for the future.
18
JUN

Business Buzz - Investing Young

We talk to our financial expert, Ken Swettenham, on The Business Wrap who gives us more insight on the latest business news. The Buffalo Index looks at some of the best investment books that your R100 can get for you.

On the main topic we’re talking about what it means to invest as a young person. Should you invest in stocks, bonds or property? How does one go about it?

To help us navigate this topic, we speak to Thato Moitsemang, a research analyst at Absa’s Multi-Management unit. We then talk to Hope Dithlakanyane, venture partner at MEST Africa about her journey as a young investor.
11
JUN

Business Buzz - Jobs Show

We talk to Lebo Phasha, a business strategist and General Manager for Southern Africa at the African Management Institute, on The Business Wrap who gives us more insight on the latest business news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get for you in the foreign currency market.

On the main topic we’re talking about jobs, focusing on opportunities for young people in the market, how to make yourself more employable and what Covid-19 has done to impact the jobs sector.

To help us navigate this topic, today we speak to Joanna Preston, Head of Young Talent at FNB HR Centre of Expertise at FNB’s graduate recruitment programme. We then talk to Dr Tashmia Ismail-Saville, CEO of YES (Youth Employment Service) about the job opportunities that they are helping to create with their organisation.
28
MAY

Business Buzz - UIF continuation

We talk to Zanele Kunene from BDO Wealth Advisors on The Business Wrap who gives us more insight on the latest business news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get to make you comfortable if a queue for alcohol becomes a reality in life.

On the main topic we delve into Part 2 of our Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) discussion. We’re unpacking the UIF and Covid-19 TERS, to see what they are about from different points of view.

To help us navigate this topic, today we speak to Robert Legh, Head of the Labour workstream at Business 4 South Africa, a federation that includes Business Unity SA and the Black Business Council. Legh, who is also the chairman of Bowmans, tells about the development of TERS. We hear from Tsietsi Mohale, who’s been raising awareness about UIF payments on social media. The show ends with us talking to Phakamile-Hlubi Majola, a spokesperson for the National Union of Metal Workers of South Africa (NUMSA) who gives labour’s view on the matter, as well as considerations around labour policy during this time.
22
MAY

Business Buzz - Understanding UIF & TERS

On the Business Wrap, Lebo Phasha, general manager for Southern Africa at the African Management Institute, gives a round-up of the week’s top trending business and economics news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you on the alcohol ‘black’ market.

On the main topic, we’re here to understand the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF). To help us navigate this topic, today we speak to Dr Michael Cardo, the Shadow Minister of Labour for the Democratic Alliance about the development of labour policy in SA, especially given the Covid-19 crisis. We then turn our attention to the law regarding UIF with Dumisani Ndiweni, an associate at law firm, Webber Wentzel.
15
MAY

Business Buzz - Survival Toolkits for Small Businesses

On the Business Wrap, our financial expert, Ken Swettenham, gives a round-up of the week’s top trending business and economics news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in the face mask market.

On the main topic, we talk about survival toolkits, tip and advice for small businesses looking to survive the crisis brought on by the coronavirus. To help us navigate this topic, we speak to Madzenga Mabaso, the CEO of CraziNerd, a web development company that specializes in smart technologies and programming about the importance of establishing an online presence for business survival. We then talk to one of our resident business experts, Lebo Phasha, who is a business strategist and general manager for Southern Africa at the African Management Institute, together with his college Irene Okoye. They giving us more insights on survival toolkits that small businesses can adopt to ensure continuity.
08
MAY

Business Buzz - E-commerce and Adapting Your Business to COVID-19

On the Business Wrap, Lebo Phasha, general manager for Southern Africa at the African Management Institute, gives the week’s top trending business and economics news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in the winter clothing market.

On the main topic, we talk about e-commerce and adapting business models to the new operating environment brought on by Covid-19. To help us navigate this topic, we talk to Mathebe Molise, a chartered accountant and founder of Beauty on TApp who tells us about her e-commerce business. We then speak to Arthur Goldstuck, an information and communications technology analyst about the state of the local and international online retail space.
01
MAY

Business Buzz - Rent (During the COVID-19 pandemic)

On the Business Wrap our financial expert, Ken Swettenham, gives the week’s top trending business and economics news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in the cigarette market.

On the main topic, we talk about the effect of Covid-19 on the property market, considering that the economic decline and reduced occupancy rate has meant many tenants are no longer able to pay rent. To help us navigate this topic, we talk to Kaone Ntlamelle, a real estate investment banker & co-founder of New Era Property Investments; and Keillen Ndlovu, the head of Stanlib Listed Property funds, about the current outlook of the property market and the debate around rentals.
24
APR

Business Buzz - COVID-19 Economic Stimulus

On The Business Wrap our host Mudiwa ‘MobbJustice’ Gavaza gives today’s top trending business and economics news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you.

On the main topic, we talk about Covid-19 economics in our first show since the start of the lockdown. To help us navigate this topic, we talk to economist Mackson Tshehla about the governments stimulus, Petri Redelinghys, Financial Analyst at Herenya Capital Advisors and founder of Say Siyabonga which is helping small businesses to cope with the lockdown; and Dr. Bob Wekesa, Deputy Director at the The Africa Centre for the Study of the US at Wits University helps us to compare and contrast the policy responses between the US and SA.
19
MAR

Business Buzz - Consumer Spending in light of COVID-19

We talk to Zanele Kunene on The Business Wrap who gives us more insight on the latest business news.

The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you.

On the main topic, we talk about the changes in consumer behavior in light of the global coronavirus pandemic. To help navigate the topic, we talk to Dhashni Naidoo, a Programme Manager at FNB and Wendy Knowler, a 702 consumer journalist about some of the principles consumers should be mindful of during the COVID-19 outbreak.
05
MAR

Business Buzz - Student Entrepreneurship

On the latest business news, we talk about the Budget Speech, South Africa slipping into a technical recession and the effect of the Coronavirus on the economy. Lebo Phasha, our financial expert gives us more insight on the Business Wrap. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you.

On the main topic we talk about student entrepreneurship and what it means for students to have a side hustle that could potentially become a big business one day. We talk to the founders of “Find A Funder”, Karabo Petja and Philip Ndlovu about their crowdfunding platform. We also talk to Sphiwe Blom, the MD of Convenience Group, who gives us more insight on his journey as a student entrepreneur and opening his first store in the heart of Braamfontein.
27
FEB

Business Buzz - Brand New Heavy - Bongani Frank Masilela

On the latest business news, we discuss the 2020 National Budget presented by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni earlier in the week. Of particular interest is the lack of taxes increases, raised excise duties or “sin taxes” and possible reaction from international ratings agencies. The coronavirus comes into focus yet again as local markets reacted negatively during the week to the increased threat of the disease. Ken Swettenham, our financial expert, helps us to unpack the issues on The Business Wrap.

The Buffalo Index looks at what R100 can do for those looking to improve their public speaking skills with a Toastmasters membership or private classes.

The last Thursday of the month is when we take time to celebrate a young person in SA, 35 years and below doing great things in their industry, business or profession.

This February we have Wits University alumni, Bongani Frank Masilela, who calls himself an entrepreneur, casual traveller and backpacker. He is also a founder of Tshimong, a social enterprise that specializes in debating, public speaking, consulting and leadership training. He talks to us about his journey in public speaking and debate, upbringing, origins of Tshimong, the circle he keeps around him, his desire to help young people and what he wants his legacy to be.

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