Kaya Bizz

KAYA FM  |  Podcast , ±10 min episodes every day  | 
At the helm of Gauteng’s biggest business radio show, Kaya Bizz, is Gugulethu who will be leading the conversation on what is next for the Afropolitan business landscape. The show presents local and international business news, entrepreneurship, corporate and investment banking. Since its inception in May 2006 Kaya Bizz has grown from a half-an-hour daily finance update to an hour show bringing compelling business news and market reviews to listeners.

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Kaya bizz talking to Siphamandla Mkhwananzi, fnb economist

kaya bizz with Gugu Mfuphi talking to Siphamandla Mkhwananzi, fnb economist about South Africa’s annual inflation rate rose more than forecast in August as food prices grew at the fastest pace in more than a year.Consumer prices grew 4.3% compared with 4% in July, the Pretoria-based Statistics South Africa said Wednesday in an emailed statement. The median estimate of 16 economists in a Bloomberg survey was 4.2%.Food inflation quickened to 3.8% in August, from 3% the previous month. That’s the highest rate since February 2019. The category for bread and cereals was one of the biggest drivers of this increase. The subindex for housing and utilities rose 5.3% driven by electricity prices.
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Kaya Bizz talking to Neville Mandimika, rmb sub-saharan africa economist

Kaya bizz with Gugu Mfuphi talks about , co-authors Celeste Fauconnier, Neville Mandimika and Nema Ramkhelawan-Bhana delve deeper into the traditional and alternative sectors driving African economies to reach ever-higher levels of economic growth. “We believe that the six sectors we’ve featured this year are key to inclusive growth across the continent,” says Fauconnier.
Contributor, Daniel Kavishe, adds that under the resources banner, “mining, energy and agriculture all offer vast opportunities for the savvy investor.” Turning to retail, Fauconnier says that it’s all about playing the long game. “While the middle class is not growing as fast as expected, the potential is still evident in the numbers.”
On the topic of finance, Ramkhelawan-Bhana stresses that “financial services play a critical role in securing Africa’s future. Without sustainable funding and commercial credit, project development in key areas such as infrastructure, healthcare, and energy projects remain concepts rather than reality”; she adds that “the ICT sector and internet access in particular, long-viewed as a luxury in Africa, are fast becoming crucial to inclusive economies.”
According to Fauconnier and contributor Chris Mabanga, manufacturing is set to take centre stage as the continent, with its advantage of an abundance of natural resources, is focusing on turning its raw materials into manufactured goods to boost exports and reduce reliance on imports. And, finally, Mandimika highlights that construction activity is surging as countries attempt to bridge the funding chasm between what’s needed and what’s actually being spent.

Gugu Mfuphi talks to Keshantha Naidoo, Ceo Of Channel Reach

Kaya bizz with Gugu Mfuphi talking about what is coding? How does it work? (Coding 101 for listeners)
What are the trends across the continent in terms of coding skills, abilities and application? How has it transgressed into employment or entrepreneurial opportunities for young people?
How to get kids excited about studying maths and science, make it enjoyable for them? How will robotics and programming enables children?
Why would coding be an important skill in 5-10 years’ time? Particularly on the continent.
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Talking to Dobek Pater, Telecommunications Analyst With Africa Analysis

Kaya bizz with Gugu Mfuphi talking about The JSE warned on Tuesday that Blue Label Telecoms failed to submit its annual financial results on time and that if it fails to do so by month-end, its shares may be suspended from trading.
In a routine statement issued by the bourse before the market opened, it said it “wishes to advise that the above-mentioned company has failed to submit its provisional report within the three-month period stipulated in the JSE’s listings requirements”.
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Kaya bizz talking to Siobhan Redford, rmb sa economist

After remaining unchanged at 28 during the second quarter, the RMB/BER Business Confidence Index (BCI) dropped to 21 in the third quarter. Eighteen months ago, the BCI was at 44. A reading of 21 means an astonishing eight out of every 10 respondents are unsatisfied with prevailing business conditions.
Not even during the height of the global financial crisis in 2009 have executives been this downbeat. In fact, the last time the BCI was at similar levels was in the 1998-1999 Emerging Market debt crisis. Then spillover effects dramatically weakened the rand exchange rate and the prime lending rate, as a result, shot up to an all-time high of 25.5%.

Kaya bizz talking to Nesan Nair, senior portfolio manager at sasfin

Kaya bizz talks to Nesan Nair, senior portfolio manager at sasfin about:
Naspers list Prosus: Naspers spinoff Prosus listed on the JSE on Wednesday and opened at R1 238 a share. At 9:34 am it traded at R1 214 a share. At 10:56, Naspers traded at R2 416.57 – 31.40% lower than Tuesday’s close.
Rand Merchant Investment, which owns almost 90% of OUTsurance, and also has stakes in Discovery (25%) and Momentum Metropolitan (27%) posted a 7% fall in its headline profit on Wednesday. OUTsurance saw a 13% decline in its profit, due in part to low car premium growth.
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Nthato Raboshaga - property expert and CEO of Wealth Creation Network

Kaya Bizz with Gugulethu Mfuphi talks with Nthato Raboshanga on property investments, touching on reports National Association of Realtors in the US, which says individuals aged 36 years and younger have accounted for the largest group of real-estate buyers over the last four years. Millennials overall remain the largest generation of buyers.

Investing in property in South Africa comes with its own unique challenges and opportunities. In order to take advantage of these, it’s important to have a solid grounding in the fundamentals of property investment.
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Feranmi Akeredolu, contributing writer, a tech and business enthusiast

Egypt remains the most appealing for investors, according to RMB’s Where to Invest in Africa. The Arab country has stabilised its economy since the revolution and coup a few years ago. South Africa continues to be strategic for investors coming into the continent.
Nigeria made a comeback into the top 10 this year helped by recovering oil prices and improved access to foreign currency. These three markets form almost 50% of Africa’s nearly US$7trn market size, said the research team at Rand Merchant Bank (RMB).


The South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry met with Police Minister Bheki Cele and senior members of the police service earlier today, where they discussed the attacks on properties owned by foreign nationals.
MTN Group CEO Rob Shuter said even though the company faced disruptions in other markets including Nigeria, where retaliatory attacks were carried out, their biggest worry was how the developments were viewed by shareholders.
MTN is one of the South African companies at high risk as it operates in 17 countries on the continent with 200 million customers.
Multichoice was also negatively affected by the recent violence. Two of its outlets were attacked and the company was forced to shut down its operations in Nigeria. The office was reopened on Friday.
Xenophobic attacks began on September 1 in Malvern, Johannesburg, and spread to other parts of Gauteng. Shops owned by foreign nationals were the main target, but also local business fell victim to bands of aggressive looters.
The violence has brought criticism for South Africa from the rest of the continent, accusing the country of not doing enough to end the violence against African foreign nationals.
The SA government has constantly condemned the attacks and called for calm. But on Sunday another outbreak of violence, accompanied by vandalism and looting, took place in Johannesburg.

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