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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SEP

Tiktok - the new frontier for business marketing

Changes in online advertising driven by the growth of TikTok is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Scott Thwaites, head of Africa and Turkey at TikTok For Business. 
Chinese founded TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media and video entertainment platforms in the world, with over 1-billion active users.
TikTok For Business is the group’s unit focused on bringing advertisers on to the platform. 
This discussion focuses on some of the insights that TikTok For Business has found around changes in advertising brought on by the platform.
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Satellite connectivity changing the face of SA

The use of satellite internet access in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Kathleen Janse van Rensburg, satellite product manager at Vox.

Topics of discussion include: the state of satellite internet in SA; costs involved in setting it up; comparison with other forms of access; and trends likely to shape the sector in the coming years.
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Google’s progress in promoting African business through investment

Support for small business in SA using technology is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Asha Patel, head of business to business marketing for Sub Saharan Africa and head of marketing for SA at Google.

Topics of discussion include: Google’s investment in Africa; how SA is benefiting from this investment; the development of an undersea cable project; and support for small businesses in the region.
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2023 doesn't look good for consumers, says economist

Sentiment amongst South African consumers is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sanisha Packirisamy, an economist at Momentum Investments.

Topics of discussion include: key findings from Momentum’s latest Consumer Pulse report; the impact of inflation on consumer sentiment; the response of different income
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Cyber crime and its impact on SA's government

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Moss Gondwe, public sector sales director at Mimecast.

Topics of discussion include: how public sector institutions and state-owned enterprises need additional measures to protect against cyber threats; ways in which the public sector tends to be attacked; how departments can be better protected; creating policies that enable greater protection for the state; and example of how government can up its digital security.
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Hospital-at-home care patients heal more effectively

Hospital care given in the home, is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Dr. Botho Mhozya, head of health professional risk and hospital at home at Discovery Health.

Topics of discussion include: how hospital at home works; the business model behind the concept; reception from healthcare professionals and patients; Discovery’s technology investment behind the project; and the cost implications of such care.
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The importance of having a proper will in place & what happens if you don't

Getting more people to have wills as an instrument for better financial planning is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Harry Joffe, head of legal at Discovery Life and Discovery Life International.

The discussion focuses on reasons people tend to not have wills in place; how wills fit into the financial planning of one’s life; practical examples of how ordinary South Africans are impacted by not having wills in place; how the law provides for situations where no will is in place; and consideration for offshore investments.
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Q2 results are "frustratingly disappointing", says PwC analyst

An economic contraction in the second quarter of 2022 is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Christie Viljoen, an economist at PwC.

Topics of discussion include: the latest GDP data from Stats SA; unpacking what the numbers mean for the country’s economic prospects; ways in which government and monetary policy makers could respond; and how business have faired in the current environment.
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SEP

Digital banking and modern business growth

With increased use of digital platforms in banking, we delve into Investec’s technology use and investment in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Shabhana Thaver, chief information officer at Investec.

Topics of discussion include: Investec’s investment in technology; drivers for digital transformation in banking; rising competition from fintech players; the concept of open banking; legacy systems in banking; and thoughts around decentralized finance and the blockchain.
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Loadshedding and food wastage in SA

The cost of load shedding on refrigeration in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Mustafa Soylu, CEO of Defy Appliances.

Topics of discussion include: Defy’s business model; impact of load shedding on household appliances, particularly cooling; the need for keeping food items fresh; and possible solutions to the problem.
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Empowering small businesses as part of a large supply chain

The case for empowering small businesses as part of a large supply chain is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sean Wright, head of distribution at The Unlimited.

Topics of discussion include: The Unlimited’s business model; the rationale for empowering small businesses as part of a larger supply chain; and initiatives being undertaken by the company.
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A trading platform for any South African

A new trading platform hoping to get more South Africans into the world of investing is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Connie Bloem, co-founder and executive head at Mesh.Trade.

Topics of discussion include: Mesh.Trade’s business model; the rationale for decentralised finance; who has embraced these financial products; the development of alternative financial asset classes; regulation; and an outlook for the business.

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