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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11
DEC
2020

Business Buzz - Year End: Covid Business Watch Show

On the latest business news, we speak about insurers being hit hard by COVID, the boom of take-aways, and clicks possibly offering vaccinations.
Lebo Phasha, our residential business expert, gives us more insights on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you.

It's the last show of the year and we decided to engage with our listeners and people running businesses through a COVID business watch year end special. The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week features multiple businesses.
We speak to Primrose Marote (founder of Guardian Health), Sizwe Khumalo (Founder of Chucks Service - Kasi Food Delivery Service), Mamorei Nyama (Founder of Luxe suits), Nombuso Manana and Lindokuhle Mahlangu (Founders of Edit Aid). Lastly, later on in the show we hear from Elizabeth Ngorima (Marketing Manager of Betty B Gifts), Fundiswa Mashabane ( founder of Fundi and Jem - People Centered Communication), Nokuthula Mabena (Founder of Glamour Bar ZA) and Gugulethu Ndwandwe (founder of GVN Global Pty (LTD).
04
DEC
2020

Business Buzz - Financial Planning (For The Festive Season And New Year)

Mudiwa Gavaza, gives insights into the latest business news on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in top selling business books.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Sthandiwe Msomi the co-founder of The Finance Gym company speaks about her online financial literacy platform that was started during the pandemic.

On the main topic, we talk about Financial budgeting for year end bonuses. We speak to Zanele Kunene, Financial Advisor at BDO about drafting a budget and financial planning. Later on, we speak to Nthuthuko Shezi, Founder of Livestock Wealth, about his livestock crowdfunding and investment platform that people can invest through.
27
NOV
2020

Business Buzz - Brand New Heavy: Ike Lekgoro

On the latest business news, we speak about consumer inflation and the ratings downgrade. Ken Swettenham, our business expert, gives us more insights on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in handcrafted shoes, leather belts, bags and wallets.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Kelaotswe Nicky Ditabo, the Operator of Diatla Trans Solutions, speaks about how the transporting business has been affected by the 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 November 2020 is Ike Lekgoro, the Founder and CEO of Tlotlego Handcraft, which designs and handcrafts shoes, handbags, wallets, watch straps and belts. He shares more about his journey, manufacturing and his proudest moments.
20
NOV
2020

Business Buzz - Financial Budgeting (For Your Year End Bonus)

On the latest business news, we speak about Naspers investment in Edtech start-up, Checkers and Starbucks’ partnership, and the Tesla stock rally. Lebo Phasha, our residential business expert, 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 features Betty Makhaya, the co-founder of B&E consulting, an entrepreneurial hub that provides consulting,accounting and business solutions to businesses.

On the main topic, we talk about Financial budgeting for year end bonuses. We speak to Zanele Kunene, Financial Advisor at BDO about drafting a budget and financial planning. Later on, we speak to Nthuthuko Shezi, Founder of Livestock Wealth, about his livestock crowdfunding and investment platform that people can invest through.
13
NOV
2020

Business Buzz - Tourism during Covid-19

On the latest business news, we talk about the employment statistics and the President’s speech. Ken Swettenham, our business expert, gives us more insights on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in holiday accommodation in Cape Town.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19, and this week, another features Jonas Zibia, the Operator of House of Branding. He speaks to us more about running a branding business and some of the business lessons he’s learned.

On the main topic, we talk about the outlook of the Tourism sector during the pandemic. We speak to Tshifhiwa Tshivhengwa, Chief Executive Officer: Tourism Business Council of South Africa (TBCSA) about the role of tourism in the economy. We then speak to Siphokazi Khoza, Founder & Director of STM travel agency about the experiences of actual travel businesses and tourism operators.
30
OCT
2020

Business Buzz - Brand New Heavy: Bonga Masoka

On the latest business news, we unpack the midterm budget speech further and the impact of COVID-19 on personal finances.
Zanele Kunene, our financial expert, 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, another entrepreneur shares insights on running a business during 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 October 2020 is Bonga Masoka, the founder of SplashAfrica, a business that he started in 2017 that manufactures paint. He talks to us about running a manufacturing business, his stance on empowering women and the role his mother played in influencing the entrepreneurial journey.
23
OCT
2020

Business Buzz - Wealth Planning during Covid-19

On the latest business news, we talk about financial markets and the upcoming midterm budget speech.
Ken Swettenham, our residential business expert, gives us more insights on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can buy you around the world using different currencies.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Lepulana Shai, the founder of Adorable Creations, shares her journey on starting an e-commerce platform that sells kids clothing and accessories.

On the main topic, we talk about Wealth planning in times of uncertainty. We speak to Gugu Sidaki, the Director and Wealth Planner at Wealth Creed, a wealth management and financial planning practice.
16
OCT
2020

Business Buzz - Employment during Covid-19 - Jobs Show

On the latest business news, we talk about some highlights in the presidential address, COVID relief grant extension, and the state of resource and agricultural exports.
Lebo Phasha, our business expert, gives us more insight on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in professional CV writing services.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Nhlanhla Mphakama, the Head of Bafitlhile MM, shares insights on how lockdown restrictions have impacted the events and marketing industry.

On the main topic, we talk about employment opportunities post-covid. We speak to Lyndy van den Barselaar, the MD of Manpower Group SA, about the macro picture of employment in South Africa. Later on in the show, we speak to Rajan Naidoo, the Head of EduPower Skills Academy, about the different ways in which individuals can increase their chances of employability.
09
OCT
2020

Business Buzz - Investing In The Property Market

It’s financial planning week and on the latest business news, Zanele Kunene, our business expert, gives us some financial planning tips.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in property investment books.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Nelly Nkosi, the founder of Infinite Hair and Skin Goodness, shares insights on the challenges of operating a business that sells non-essential items during lockdown.

On the main topic, we talk about Investing in the Property Market. We speak to Jabu Xaba, Head of Sales for Seeff Properties Johannesburg, about the patterns of property sales in the current economic state. Later on, we speak to Andile Fulane, CEO of FutureFin, who shares insights about some property financing platforms as well as getting started on the property investment journey.
02
OCT
2020

Business Buzz - The Gig Economy

Ken Swettenham, our financial expert, gives us more insights on the latest business news on the Business Wrap.
The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get you in rates for virtual assistants.
The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Sakhile Buthelezi, founder and MD of Imboni Agri-Supplies, shares his insights on running a poultry and hatchery business during a pandemic.

On the main topic, we talk about the current state of the job market and how millennials are taking up side hustles to survive. We speak to Thokozani Msimanga, a private banker by day and caterer by night. Later on, we speak to Andiswa Bata, the FNB Business Regional Head for Gauteng all about the Gig Economy.
25
SEP
2020

Business Buzz - Brand New Heavy: Apiwe Nxusani-Mawela

On the latest business news, we talk about rate cuts, load shedding and Aquelle being off the shelfs. Lebo Phasha, our business expert, gives us more insight 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, Xolisile Mahlangu (The Scientist chef) shares insights on starting a food business during 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 September 2020 is Aphiwe Nxusani-Mawela, a South African Brewmaster, the first person from South Africa to earn a National Diploma in clear fermented beverage and is also the first black woman in South Africa to found a microbrewery.
She talks to us about her business and the challenges of running it during lockdown, as well as insights around the brewing industry.
18
SEP
2020

Business Buzz - Agriculture Economy & Food Security

Zanele Kunene, financial planner at BDO, gives us more insights on the latest business news on the Business Wrap. The Buffalo Index looks at the state of the R100 in the form of an average household food basket . The COVID business watch looks into how different industries and sectors have been affected by Covid-19 and this week, Dineo Motsoko, Dental Nurse and founder of Sino Cleaning services, shares her insights on the state of the cleaning industry during COVID. On the main topic, we talk about agricultural economics and food security. We speak to Thabo Momoti, co-founder of Nature Growers about farming and the state of agriculture in SA. Later on, we speak to Hamlet Hlomendlini, Agricultural Economist at Absa and Agribusiness Enablement Manager all about the economics surrounding the agricultural sector.
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