Business Buzz - The Business of Love (Valentine's Special Edition)

On the latest business news, we talk about what economic issues are likely to be raised in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s State of the Nation Address and discuss how retailers may be affected by the Valentines Day season given lower than expected activity during the recent festive season. Lebo Phasha, our financial expert, helps us to unpack the issues on The Business Wrap.

The Buffalo Index looks at what your R100 can get for those looking to impress their significant others during Valentines by listing some of the priciest rose options on offer in SA.

Valentine’s day is around the corner and as such, businesses are preparing their campaigns to reach their marketing goals. On the main topic, we look into some of the businesses and ventures that may benefit from the day of love.

Mahlatse Mashao, founder of Dipalesa Flowas gives a look into what it means to run a flower business, particularly at such a busy time of year. Patience Manaba, co-founder and CEO of Ance AirBnB Property Management then takes us into the world of running rental properties for those looking for romantic getaways. The show ends with Joseph Hlongwane, senior product manager at GFK South Africa, sharing his years of experience in marketing to give insight into how businesses can craft effective advertising campaigns around Valentines.