BizNews Power Hour

BIZNEWS  |  Podcast , ±1 hour episodes every day  | 
The BizNews Power Hour, anchored by top financial journalist Alec Hogg, covers all the business news that matters. The program features contributions from the BizNews team, South Africa's independent and highly disruptive business media company. The format is conversational, fun and engaging with the team drawing on deep knowledge of the subject, providing the Rational Perspective.

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07
FEB

Spotlight on Transnet looting; Deep dive on Zondo's second report; SA restauranteur's 'byt vas' Covid attitude

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, the DA's Shadow Minister of Public Enterprises Ghaleb Cachalia shares his thoughts on the "eye-watering" levels of malfeasance exposed at Transnet by Zondo's second report; Michael Appel offers a digestible snapshot of what went on at Transnet during the state capture years; SA restauranteur Neleen Strauss chats to our UK correspondent about her journey surviving numerous Covid lockdowns while contemporaries closed around her; our partner the FT has your latest international business news.
03
FEB

BPH: Spotify/Meta stocks plunge; Sean Peche on mega-cap risk; Meet SA's top CEO David Hurwitz

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, the Financial Times has the latest on the Joe Rogan/Spotify saga, with the music streaming platform's stock plunging in after-hours trading; Ranmore Fund Management founder Sean Peche shares his insight on US mega tech stocks Meta and PayPal sliding more than 20%; In-depth interview with one of SA's most successful CEOs David Hurwitz from Transaction Capital.
02
FEB

BPH: David Bacher talks valuations; BizNews-inspired education innovation; CR's 2nd-term looming; Zondo's Part II

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour our partners at the FT bring you up to date on a 20 for 1 stock split by Google's parent company Alphabet; Michael Appel unpacks some of Zondo's second report hot off the press; Linda van Tilburg talks to a BizNews-inspired Mossel Bay resident about his ambitions to fix SA's education system; Shri Pillay from the Eurasia Group ponders the certainty of a December victory for Ramaphosa at the ANC's elective conference.
01
FEB

BPH: John Biccard talks stocks selection; SA pulls out of Chelsea Flower Show; tamper-proofing an anti-corruption unit

In this edition of the BizNews Power Hour one of South Africa's best-performing fund managers John Biccard shares his view on the macroeconomic environment and stock selection within the NinetyOne value fund; SA's prestigious Kirstenbosch Gardens has been forced to pull out of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show; Paul Hoffman says any new anti-corruption agency must be designated a Chapter 9 institution.
31
JAN

BPH: R1bn US biltong adventure; SAITA wants to quell xenophobic tensions; SA's anti-corruption progress stagnant

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, our partners at the FT speak to the head of the world's largest sovereign wealth fund about the longevity of the inflationary cycle; BizNews London correspondent Linda van Tilburg speaks to Springs local Warren Pala about a US company's R1bn bid to have biltong take on jerky; South African Informal Traders' Association is calling on government to halt "vigilante political parties" from stoking xenophobic tensions; Corruption Watch explains that very little has changed in South Africa's anti-corruption efforts since 2012.
27
JAN

US Fed's inflation targeting; Peter van Kets on being a full-time adventurer; Magnus Heystek plans investment pivot

This episode of the BizNews Power Hour brings you an extended interview with full-time adventurer Peter van Kets. The East London local gives insight into what makes him tick and the key to achieving a well-lived life. Our partners, the FT, provide the latest on the US Federal Reserve Chairperson Jerome Powell's tough-talking stance on inflation. Magnus Heystek mulls over the recent downturn in the market and elaborates on potentially pivoting from investing in the US, to Europe, Japan, and even emerging markets.
26
JAN

Jonathan Oppenheimer's legacy to late wife; Swiggy's valuation scrutinised; Treasury on R11.4bn World Bank loan

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, our partners at the FT in London explain what's going on at Google regarding its decision to overhaul its online tracking tools. Anthony Sedgwick speaks to us about Indian food delivery giant Swiggy's valuation that's doubled in the last six months. Businessman Jonathan Oppenheimer talks about investing in the future of Africa, and opens up about his late wife Jennifer. National Treasury Director General Dondo Mogajane gives greater detail about the terms and conditions of the latest R11.4bn World Bank loan.
20
JAN

Whistle-blower Athol Williams on Bain's SARS sham; Piet Viljoen's bullish energy thesis; Russia/Ukraine

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, whistle-blower Athol Williams, who fled South Africa after going public about Bain & Co's strategic destruction of SARS in collaboration with former President Zuma and former SARS Commissioner Tom Moyane, on what has to happen now; fund manager Piet Viljoen shares his thesis on energy stocks from which he’s been profiting handsomely; more problems looming for Russia as nations pledge to impose sanctions on the Kremlin if it invades Ukraine.
19
JAN

Electricity price line in sand for PMB; Baboon abuse trial to ConCourt; Back story to surge in JSE's delistings

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, PMB's organised business CEO Melanie Veness explains why her chamber, in partnership with its NMB counterpart, has drawn a very distinct line in the sane on electricity prices. The chambers are tackling the National Energy Regulator in court in an attempt to force it to rein in profilate municipalities. BizNews investigations editor Martin Welz explains one of the most bizarre challenges to ever hit SA's legal system - and one that's headed for the highest court in the land. Plus independent analyst Marius Strydom takes us behind the scenes to explain why so many companies are cancelling the listing of their shares on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange.
18
JAN

Meet Zondo's key whistleblower Themba Maseko; Unimpressed Woollam on today's Tongaat EGM

This episode of the BizNews Power Hour features an in-depth interview with ANC insider turned outsider Themba Maseko, one of the key whistleblowers at the Zondo Commission. Maseko was frozen out because he refused to agree to President Zuma's directive to turn over government's R600m advertising spend to the Guptas. His struggles continue, with Maseko needing to use his firearm to drive off two intruders over the weekend. Also in this episode, Tongaat whistleblower David Woollam shares what went down at the company's EGM today after which shareholders who have already lost 95% of their investment will be required to pony up six times their current stake or be further diluted.
18
JAN

Bain's role in State Capture hits global headlines; SA's top fund manager; Cadre deployment and the Judiciary.

In tonight's episode of the BizNews Power Hour, we follow up on last week's explosive disclosures of the ANC's Deployment Committee's involvement in the appointment of SA's judges. The DA's Dr Leon Schreiber explains why he has been "like a dog with a bone" on the issue; and in the first of weekly discussions on the practical effects of SA's Constitution, advocate Erin Richards warns that politicising the Judiciary is a dangerous exercise with potentially debilitating unintended consequences. Also in this episode, SA's top performing fund manager Piet Viljoen shares ideas on the stocks to own in 2022 and the FT unpacks the State Capture role of global services firm Bain & Co.
13
JAN

BizNews Power Hour: Calls for Boris's head; Activists attack PR firms; Half hour with Helen Zille

This episode of the BizNews Power Hour features a powerful interview with the DA's federal chair Helen Zille who looks back on the aftermath of November's Local Elections; discusses the dynamite expose of ANC cadre deployment into the judiciary; looks ahead to a probable change in SA's national government in 2024 - and shares how her party has managed to attract so much young talent. Also in this programme, our partners at the Financial Times of London explain why both allies and enemies are now calling for UK PM Boris Johnson’s head and explains why activists are targeting global public relations firms. Plus Accountability Now's founder Adv Paul Hoffmann considers consequences for the corrupt after recommendations made in the Zondo Commission's first volume.

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