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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AUG

In conversation with Cisco SA's new GM 

A look at Cisco’s business in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza joins Smangele Nkosi, GM of Cisco SA, at the company’s new offices in Midrand’s Waterfall precinct.

Topics of discussion include: Cisco’s current position in SA; the company’s current technology investments; relationship with private and public sector players; Nkosi’s career in ICT; social initiatives; and research findings around hybrid work.
03
AUG

Raising capital for technology backed businesses in SA

Raising capital for technology backed businesses in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Alison Collier, MD at Endeavor SA and Benji Meltzer, co-founder at Aerobotics.
Topics of discussion include: Endeavor SA’s investment strategy; Aerobotics’ business model; the challenges faced by technology startups in raising capital; ways in which SA can attract higher levels of investment; and which sectors are currently most attractive for investment.
01
AUG

Tech start-up is looking to on-board promising new talent

Construction technology is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Nadia Reichhart, head of talent at Cost Certified.

Topics of discussion include: Cost Certified’s business model; how the platform works; what attracted the company to the SA market; trends in the market; the company’s hiring drive; and competition in the market.
29
JUL

SA's new energy plan is not all doom and gloom, says analyst

Government’s new plan to tackle the country’s energy crisis is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Prof Sampson Mamphweli, director for the Centre for Renewable and Sustainable Energy Studies (CRSES) at Stellenbosch University.

The discussion focuses on the major points of government’s new energy plan; how long it will take to start implementing the plan; the likely challenges in addressing SA’s energy crisis; the economic opportunities that could to arise from the liberalisation; and how the market may be structured going forward.
25
JUL

Protect your long-term investments, assets and grow your legacy

The use and practical application of trusts as a tool for wealth building for consumers is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Matlhodi Leteane, head of client experience at FNB Fiduciary.

Topics of discussion include: the uses and benefits of trusts; making use of such structures for wealth building and saving; work being done to reposition trusts as accessible to the wider public beyond the wealthy; and efforts to increases conversation about money amongst ordinary people.
22
JUL

Risk of a recession and increased inflation on SA's horizon

The state of financial markets in the face of rising inflation and a fresh interest rate decision is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by George Glynos, co-founder, director and head of research at ETM Analytics.

Topics of discussion include: this week’s interest rate hike by the SA Reserve Bank; outlook for interest rates in SA and globally; how inflation has progressed through 2022; market performance for both equities and bonds; and the impact of US Dollar strength on the Rand.
20
JUL

Digital storage is big business in Africa

The growth of digital storage is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Ghassan Azzi, Western Digital sales director for Africa.
Topics of discussion include: Western Digital business in South Africa; the company’s intentions in the market; what its 2022/2023 strategy for Africa entails; an operational update; and insight into metrics around the size and scope of the company’s operations.
19
JUL

75% of black South Africans don’t have wills

Wills as a instruments for better financial planning are the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Advocate Sankie Morata, a certified financial planner and CEO of Sanlam Trust.

The discussion focuses on reasons why people tend to not have wills in place; how wills fit into the financial planning of one’s life; the psychology of money in society and how that filters into issues of passing away without a will; how the law provides for situations where no will is in place; and way in which take up of such financial instruments can be improved.
06
JUL

The rise of Oppo devices in SA

In this edition of Business Day Spotlight, we examine the gains made in SA by one of the world’s largest device manufacturers, Oppo.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Liam Faurie, head of go to market and operations at Oppo SA.

The discussion focuses on the size and scope of Oppo’s operation globally and in SA; how Oppo has differentiated itself from its competitors in the smartphone industry; market dynamics in the local smartphone market; the company’s position on retail locations; and the relationships built with local mobile operators.
04
JUL

Consumer confidence plummets to three decade low

Consumer sentiment is at an almost 30 year low in SA. This is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Mamello Matikinca-Ngwenya, FNB’s chief economist to discuss the results of their consumer confidence index (CCI), undertaken in collaboration with the Bureau for Economic Research.

Topics of discussion include: how the CCI is determined; results and findings of the latest study; impact of inflation on consumer confidence; pressures on different income groups in SA; ways in which government and private sector players can help ease the pressure on consumers and an outlook for the rest of the year.
01
JUL

The energy ministry is standing in the way, says energy expert 

SA’s unreliable electricity supply problem is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, examining implications for the economy. 
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Hilton Trollip, independent consultant in energy research and a research fellow in the Global Risk Governance programme at the University of Cape Town. 
Topics of discussion include: explaining what is meant by stage 6 load-shedding; reasons for the spate of rolling blackouts in SA; new power generation technologies; ways the state can fix issues at Eskom; and the urgent need for independent power production. 
29
JUN

The mobile app that makes investment accessible for all South Africans

Bringing down the cost of stock market investment is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sebastian Patel, Franc’s COO and Thomas Brennan, Franc’s CEO.

Topics of discussion include: Franc’s business model; the problem that the company is looking to solve; how the business has been funded; new products; plans for the future; and trends in the retail investment sector.

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