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Business Day Spotlight

Behind the biggest business stories of the week - taking you inside key events, the movements at the top and their effects at the bottom.

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Weekly English South Africa Business News · News
548 Episodes
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Funding SA’s new and growing businesses

State of local venture capital (VC) and private equity (PE) is the focus of this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Tshepiso Kobile, CEO of the South Africa Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA). Topic of discussion include: what is the difference…
1 Mar 43 min

Seacom looks beyond traditional telecoms business

Seacom’s strategy to win in the IT services arena and evolution of telecoms infrastructure is the focus of this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Alpheus Mangale, Seacom’s group CEO. Topic of discussion include: Seacom’s shift in business strategy; the company’s plan to…
28 Feb 40 min

KPMG CEO Ignatius Sehoole says auditors who cheat should go to jail

KPMG CEO Ignatius Sehoole, has called for harsher punishment for auditors who knowingly sign off incorrect audit reports, saying they should go to jail and authorities must “throw away the key”. Sehoole, who took over the reins at KPMG in 2019, told Business Day Deputy Editor, Tiisetso Motsoeneng, he had…
27 Feb 46 min

Unwrapping off Mars’ e-commerce strategy for SA

The use of e-commerce in food and pet care is the focus of this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Tineiwo Muzenda, e-commerce national key account manager at Mars Multisales Southern Africa. Topic of discussion include: Mars’ strategy around e-commerce in SA, how…
26 Feb 46 min

Energy sector review of Budget 2024

A look back at the 2024 national budget through the lens of a large energy company is the focus of this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Aluwani Museisi, newly appointed country chair of Shell SA. Museisi gives his impressions of the budget;…
23 Feb 28 min

Technology driving Nutun’s BPO ambitions

SA’s success in the global customer support and technology investment is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by John Watling, the CEO of Nutun. Topics of discussion include: Nutun’s business model; the company’s growth strategy; reasons for SA’s success in the…
21 Feb 34 min

Zandaux’s push for African online business marketplace

The growth of online marketplace for business to source goods and services is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by the team from Zandaux: founder and CEO Franck Obambi Ngatse, and CTO Dennis Reumer. Topics of discussion include: Zandaux’s history and…
19 Feb 31 min

Rebounding business confidence in SA

Business confidence in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Richard Downing, an economist with the SA Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI). Topics of discussion include: the latest results around business confidence in SA; factors driving sentiment;SA’s monetary…
16 Feb 27 min

TCL’s push for smartphone penetration beyond Alcatel in SA

TCL’s strategy to win over SA’s budget smartphone market, beyond its Alcatel name plate, is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Ernst Wittmann, regional manager for Southern and East Africa at TCL. Topics of discussion include: the history of TCL…
14 Feb 37 min

The perils of mining exploration in Africa

A review of the recently held Mining Indaba is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Chris Green, managing partner at Hogan Lovells. Topics of discussion include: challenges faced in Africa’s mining sector; contribution of mining to economic output; the use…
12 Feb 32 min

Satrix takes the lid off two new ETFs

Diversifying investment portfolios through xchange traded funds (ETFs) is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Kingsley Williams, chief investment officer at Satrix, one of SA’s biggest providers of index-tracking investment solutions. Topics of discussion include: the state of ETFs in…
9 Feb 29 min

Defining AI business use cases in 2024

Online video streaming and growth of artificial intelligence (AI) is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Kumbirai Gundani, head of technology, media and telecommunications at Standard Bank’s corporate and investment banking (CIB) unit. Topics of discussion include: development of…
7 Feb 35 min

Opportunities abound with SA telecoms networks

Opportunities made possible by communications infrastructure in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Kumbirai Gundani, head of technology, media and telecommunications at Standard Bank’s corporate and investment banking (CIB) unit. Topics of discussion include: development of telecommunications…
2 Feb 41 min

AI competitive advantage according to AWS

Artificial intelligence (AI) and skills to capitalise on the trend are the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.  Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Tanuja Randery, vice president and managing director of Amazon Web Services for Europe, Middle East and Africa.  Topics of discussion include: AWS’s investment in SA;…
31 Jan 19 min

PSG Insure unpacks SA’s hard insurance market

The state of SA’s insurance market takes centre stage in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Cedric Masondo, CEO of PSG Insure. Masondo unpacks the state of SA’s insurance industry; the impact a prolonged hard insurance market; factors driving activity for both…
29 Jan 30 min

Interest rates unchanged, experts weigh in

The Reserve Bank’s decision to keep SA’s borrowing costs unchanged is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza hear from experts: Hilary Joffe, editor-at-large for Business Day; Ester Ochse, product head at FNB Integrated Advice; and economists from Momentum Invest. Topics of discussion…
26 Jan 12 min

The impact of data sovereignty on Africa's economy

The impact of data sovereignty on Africa's economy is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Tesh Durvasula, CEO of Africa Data Centres (ADC). Topics of discussion include: implications of data sovereignty; developments around cloud computing and artificial intelligence (AI);…
24 Jan 16 min

Growing Africa's tech ecosystem, according to Andile Ngcaba

Growing Africa’s technology ecosystem and attracting more funding to the sector is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Andile Ngcaba, chairman of Convergence Partners Topics of discussion include: the firm’s investment philosophy; Convergence Partners’ deal to buy Datacentrix; the…
22 Jan 30 min

Tackling political risk and uncertainty in SA economy

Economic resilience in a year of political uncertainty is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Ndumiso Kubheka, chief economist at KH Equity Partners. Topics of discussion include: looking back at the economy in 2023; efforts to curb inflation and…
19 Jan 23 min

Making online spaces healthier for young people, according to MySociaLife

Ways in which young people, teens and preteens, can better navigate life in a digital world is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Dean McCoubrey, the Founder of MySociaLife. Topics of discussion include: history of MySociaLife; business model; plans…
17 Jan 52 min
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