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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01
DEC

The development of the shipping container market in SA.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we take a look at the development of the shipping container market in SA.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Wandile Robin Moganedi, founder Small Living Properties, a business specialising in shipping container conversions.

Moganedi also discusses how the disinfecting units work, shipping container trends in SA, the costs involved in converting such structures, the business model for Small Living Properties and plans for growing the business.
27
NOV

A reflection of how the economy has performed in 2020 and the health of other African economies.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we look back at this week’s top economics news, focusing on new inflation figures, interest rates and a recent downgrade by international ratings agencies.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Jacques Nel, head of macro-economic research for Africa at NKC African Economics, to chat about the issues.

Nel also talks about the recent consumer inflation figures released earlier this week by Stats SA, ratings downgrades for the country, interest rates, a reflection of how the economy has performed in 2020 and the health of other African economies.
25
NOV

Large corporate players helping to spur innovation in the technology startup market.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re talking about the role of large corporate players in helping to spur innovation in the technology startup market.

In the first part of our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Mandisa Ntloko-Petersen, chief marketing officer at technology firm, BCX; Vincent Viviers, co-founder and CEO of on-demand alcohol delivery service, Bottles; and Andrew Louw from retailer Checkers’ Sixty60 grocery delivery app.
23
NOV

The state of brand communication during crisis times in SA.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking at the state of brand communication during crisis times in SA.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Preetesh Sewraj, CEO of the Loeries.

Sewraj discusses the history of the Loeries, shifts in brand communication for both businesses and consumers, the role of technology for engaging with stakeholders, advertising campaigns that piqued his interest over the last year, whether companies can still afford to not invest in strategic communications services and his outlook for the industry in the coming year.
20
NOV

Economic news of the week: How Black Friday has been implemented in SA compared to other parts of the world

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking Black Friday, its value, place in the market and how seriously people should take it.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Avinesh Reddy, chief technology officer at Rentoza, a subscription based e-commerce platform in SA.

The discussion touches on Rentoza’s business model, the concept of Black Friday, how the concept has been implemented in SA compared to other parts of the world, the dangers of participating, ways in which consumers and businesses can be better informed or protected, the state of e-commerce in SA and what it will take to increase adoption locally.
18
NOV

How South Africans can invest in property internationally

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking at how South Africans can invest in property internationally through the use of technology.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Scott Picken, founder and CEO of Wealth Migrate, a digital real estate marketplace.

The discussion touches on global property trends,;background and history of Wealth Migrate; funds versus stockvels versus Wealth Migrate’s model; trends during the lockdown; size and scope of the industry at the moment; and an outlook for the sector
16
NOV

How technology is being used to give consumers access to the best deals for financial products.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking at how technology is being used to give consumers access to the best deals for financial products.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Michael Bowren, CEO of Fincheck, an online financial and loan comparison website for SA.

The discussion focuses on Fincheck’s business model, a recent partnership with Dashpay to compare products using point of sale machines, the effects of Covid-19 on the industry, consumer technology adoption, whether there’s enough room have more players in the market and an outlook for lending in SA.
13
NOV

Economic news of the week: Employment and manufacturing data released this week by Stats SA

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking at the week’s top economics news.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Ndumiso Hadebe, chief economist at Pax Africana, to discuss the issues.

The discussion focuses on employment and manufacturing data released this week by Stats SA, President Ramaphosa’s speech earlier this week, rising infections in developed countries and the impact the US Election on SA.
11
NOV

How businesses can reduce the cost of developing mobile apps at a time when digitalisation is on the rise.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking at how businesses can reduce the cost of developing mobile apps at a time when digitalisation is on the rise.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Nick Durrant, founder and CEO of Bluegrass Digital, a local web, mobile and software outfit.

The discussion touches on the benefit of digital skills in the digital economy, how the business model for developers has changed over time, whether companies should build their own mobile apps or outsource to firms like Bluegrass Digital, how to reduce development costs and an outlook for online business going forward.
09
NOV

The rise of Islamic Banking in SA

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking at the development of Islamic Banking in SA.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Amman Muhammad, CEO of FNB Islamic Banking, to discuss the issues.

The discussion touches on the history of Islamic banking, trends during the lockdown, size and scope of the industry at the moment, collaborating with other parts of the Firstrand Group, awards given to FNB Islamic Banking, and Muhammad time in the industry.
06
NOV

Economic news of the week: Why should we care about elections in the USA

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re looking back the week’s top economics news.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Peter Bauer, a professor at the University of Johannesburg’s School of Economics, to discuss the issues.

The discussion focuses on the possible of US election on SA, manufacturing data through the Absa PMI released earlier this week, thoughts around ratings agency,Moody’s take on finance minister Tito Mboweni’s recent mid-term budget speech and what could this mean for future ratings decisions.
02
NOV

Proudly South African made ultraviolet disinfection device ensures the safe use of touch-based fingerprint readers.

In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we’re focusing on how companies are trying to make fingerprint access more safe at a time when it has been discouraged due to the Covi-19 pandemic.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Marius Coetzee, CEO of Ideco Biometrics.

The discussion explores how biometrics technology works, Ideco business model, the impact of Covid-19 on operations and other biometric technologies.

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