Business Buzz

WITS RADIO ACADEMY  |  Podcast , ±51 min episodes every 1 week, 3 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

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14
MAY

Business Buzz - Vehicle insurance

On the latest business news, we talk about the increased demand for the PlayStation 5, increased tensions in Gaza, and Pick n Pay owing up to R200 million to its loyalty shoppers. We talk to Lebo Phasha on The Business Wrap who gives us more insights on these latest business news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in affordable car insurance for affordable vehicles.

The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Edwin Sibiya,the Group CEO of Lesira-Teq.

On the main topic, we talk about affordable passenger vehicles and affordable insurance. We speak to Miranda Dlamini, personal finance enthusiast and online content creator who shares some of her knowledge when it comes to buying a car and the importance in getting an insurance when buying a car on bank finance. Later on, we speak to Ernest North, the co-founder of Naked Insurance, who talks about their unique car insurance offering and business model.

Photo by Karolina Grabowska
07
MAY

Business Buzz - Online scams

We talk to Ken Swettenham 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.

The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Tshepo Mokoena, founder of Tshepo Axe and Focus Street wear.

On the main topic, we talk about Online scams. Patience Nyembe, a scam victim who talks more about how she was scammed into investing her money into Bitcoin, an online cryptocurrency.

Photo by Pickawood
30
APR

Business Buzz - Brand New Heavy: Tinashe Ruzane (Flexclub)

We talk to Lebo Phasha 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.

The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Nolwazi Mkhize, the founder and director at Womandla Farming who chats to us more about running a farming business in a pandemic.

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 April 2021 is Tinashe Ruzane, the co-founder of Flexclub, a car rental platform for ride-hailing drivers that offers them a flexible path to car ownership. To acquire cars, the platform partners with people who own cars, or are looking to buy cars, with the intention of earning passive rental income from those cars.
23
APR

Business Buzz - Business of Vaccines

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 in vaccines from different manufacturers.

The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week,Tshegofatso Motswagae, the co-owner of Urbnature, a gift customising service business, speaks about running a business in a pandemic.

On the main topic, we talk about The Business of Vaccines. Professor Jannie Rossouw from the school of Economics and Business Sciences at Wits University talks more about the pharmaceutical industry, the implications of vaccine rollout on the economy and the costs. Later on we speak to Philani Mhlongo, a 5th year medical student about his personal experience with receiving the vaccine jab as well as being a frontline worker in the age of the pandemic.

Photo by Daniel Schludi
09
APR

Business Buzz - Pension Funds

We talk to Lebo Phasha 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 in shares. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Katleho Don, the owner of 935 The Journey, a fast food restaurant based in Orlando, Soweto.

On the main topic, we talk about Pension Funds and retirement planning. We speak to Omphemetse Masilo,financial advisor at Discovery, about pension planning, pension funds and the Pension Fund Act. Later on, we speak to Johann Peens, an Independent Consultant to the Umbra Pension and Provident Umbrella Fund, all about Pension Fund disputes and other means of preparing for retirement.

Photo by Scott Graham
02
APR

Business Buzz - Investing Education

On the latest business news, we talk about Eskom’s new Kusile power station, Tyme Bank signing it’s 3 millionth customer and the fall in Huawei’s Quarterly Sales.

We talk to Lebo Phasha 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 in shares.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Tatenda Chikombero, the founder of The Bottom Line Forum.

On the main topic we talk about investment education, Ralph Speirs, who is a CSI officer and part of the JSE Investment Challenge team talks to us about the annual JSE Investment challenge. Later on, we talk to Munya Chingono, Founder of Finforum, a financial education platform, about the importance of financial education and literacy.
19
MAR

Business Buzz - Business Development Support

We talk to Zanele Kunene, our residential financial expert, on The Business Wrap about the latest business news.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Mncedisi Sindane, the Co-founder and Managing Director of Inkolo Media, all about starting his company during lockdown.

On the main topic, we chat about Business Development Support through virtual accelerators. We speak to Hiten Keshave and Sanjay Soni, the co-founders of Qalisa Hub, a virtual accelerator that works with township entrepreneurs to help accelerate business concepts and ideas into a commercially viable business that is investor ready.

Later on, we speak to some businesses that have benefited from Qalisa’s business development accelerator. We chat to Thapelo Ramanasana the owner of Best Cars and, Thabiso Matlholwa and Tebogo Metswamere, the founders of Kempeh.

Photo by Christina @ wocintechchat.com
12
MAR

Business Buzz - Vaccination Policies for the Workplace

We talk to Lebo Phasha, our residential business expert, on The Business Wrap about the latest business news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you. On the main topic, we chat about vaccination in the workplace. We speak to Patronella Ngcobo, an HR Practitioner and Managing Director at Changed Managed Services, about some of the HR policies around vaccinations in the workplace. Later on, we speak to Oritonda Rambuda, Attorney at Rambuda and Associates Inc about the various labour laws and some of the legal rights that employees have in the workplace.
26
FEB

Business Buzz - Brand New Heavy: Sean Sanders

On the latest business news, we look into an analysis of the Budget Speech,Vusi Maupa from the National Treasury, gives us more insights on the Business Wrap. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you. The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Tsholofelo Moeketsane, the Operator of a kitchen called Tsholo M, speaks about launching a business in a pandemic and some of the factors that influenced her creativity in the business. 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 February 2021 is Sean Sanders, the CEO of Revix, a South African cryptocurrency smart investment platform that allows individuals to invest in cryptocurrencies and make a profit.
19
FEB

Business Buzz - Cryptocurrency

We talk to Lebo Phasha, our residential business expert, on The Business Wrap about the latest business news. The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in Bitcoin and Dogecoin. The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Dasyin Thaver, the Director of Supabrands. He speaks about his motivation behind starting a business under lockdown. On the main topic, we talk about Cryptocurrency, what it is and what the future holds it. We speak to Sean Sanders,CEO of Revix, about the state of Cryptocurrency in SA and the work that Revix does in the space. Later on, we speak to Marius Reitz, the General Manager at Luno Africa about the Luno platforma and the role of Blockchain technology in enabling Cryptocurrency.
12
FEB

Business Buzz - Insurance Premiums

We talk to Zanele Kunene, our residential financial expert, on The Business Wrap about the latest business news.
The Buffalo Index looks at the state of the R100 note in the form of insurance claims in the short-term insurance industry.

On the main topic, we talk about the importance of insurance and insurance premiums. We speak to Stealthy (anonymous), the founder of Stealthy Wealth, about the importance of having an insurance policy and finding the best deal.
Later on, we speak to Wendy Knowler, an expert Consumer Journalist about the implications of skipping insurance payments, insurance disputes and consumer rights.
06
FEB

Business Buzz - Investing In The Stock

On the latest business news, we talk about the lifting of the lockdown restrictions, fuel price increases and we look into the upcoming national budget.
Ken Swettenham, our residential business expert, gives us more insights on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in online stock investing courses.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features Ntwanano Godi, Director of Ntwanano Group, which produces gin and wine. He speaks about running a distillery business and some of the challenges that the restrictions have imposed.

On the main topic, we talk about investing in the stock market. We speak to Warren Ingram, Co-founder of Galileo Capital, about how to get started with investing in the stock market. Later on, we speak to Simon Brown, founder of Just One Lap, about what to invest in.

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