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What does the Year of the Ox hold in store for South Africa?

Following one of most economically destructive years on record, 2021, a year the Chinese have dubbed “the Year of the Ox” promises reward for those who are willing to work hard to turn around their fortunes… but will the economy play ball? In this Investec Focus Radio podcast, we talk to the deputy governor of the South African Reserve Bank, Fundi Tshazibana, and four domain experts from Investec for their take on the country’s growth prospects and the factors likely to shape South Africa’s economic recovery in 2021.

The Covid algorithm: can Big Data beat the pandemic?

Tim Spector, professor of genetic Epidemiology at King's College London and the brains behind the Zoe Covid-19 Symptom Study, talks to Max Richardson, a senior investment director at Investec, about how data can help us defeat Coronavirus.

The new New Deal

President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced the country's recovery plan ahead of Finance Minister Tito Mboweni's mid-term budget. Our panel of experts, Annabel Bishop, Investec Chief Economist; Chris Holdsworth, Investec Wealth & Investment Chief Investment Strategist; and David Gracey, Investec Head of Foreign Exchange and Fixed Income Trading, give an in-depth analysis of the recovery plan and expectations of the mid-term budget. The conversation is facilitated by journalist and anchor Cathy Mohlahlana.

The geopolitical landscape post pandemic

The Covid-19 crisis has only heightened existing tensions between the global economic superpowers. Economist John Kay, British politician Philip Hammond, investor David Rubenstein, Investec's John Haynes and others discuss the US-China relationship, Brexit and other fault lines in geopolitics.
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Episode 6: The Women Behind the Mask – The humanity of technology

In the latest edition of The Women Behind the Mask series, a panel, made up of some of South Africa’s leading young tech entrepreneurs, discusses the Covid-19 pandemic and how it has highlighted ways in which technology can enable business activity when traditional ways of doing things are not possible. However it has also shone a spotlight on the importance of the human interface, not just in making technologies work for businesses, but also for remaining relevant for their customers and the broader community.

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