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Renowned African business reporter Victor Kgomoeswana joins us to discuss the African business stories he highlights in his book “Africa is Open for Business”. We discuss investment risks and opportunities on the continent and the need to form a unified African voice… Continue reading “Africa is Open for Business” »
One never really thinks of their country as a brand, and as having its own commercial identity. To discuss the brand that is South Africa and its business model for attracting FDI and local buy in, we spoke to Brand SA Brand Manager, Sithembile Ntombela…
We also found out what it takes to get a job at Psybergate as a developer, with their Director, Chris Naidoo…
In our “Business Wrap” we discuss the R65 Million loss over the cancelled “Tribe One Fest”, as well as the recent youth unemployment rates recently released by Stats SA…
Wrapping up the show, we find out what it means to be a bar tender today, as our package producer Queenin Masuabi explores on the day in the life of Mario the bar tender…
Everyone knows that sex sells, so we decided to speak to those who sell sex, in light of the upcoming Sexpo, we spoke to Jenni Holdsworth of lingerie and lovestuff store, Bella Rouge about how the sex merchandise industry has grown in South Africa.
We also find out about teaching opportunities abroad for all young graduates with Teach Korea’s Cliff Smith.
In our “Business Wrap” we investigate the Reserve Bank’s recent decision to leave interest rates unchanged and its implications, with financial adviser Ken Swettenham.
We end the show profiling the career of a cab driver in Johannesburg, in our “Real People, Real Careers” segment.
This week we find out from the National Credit Regulators Legal Advisor just how they aim to combat the scourge of bad unregulated credit, in light of the recent African Bank saga.
We also find out from Palesa Madi of the Wits Centre of Applied Legal Studies about the work they’re doing to promote and create awareness around the National Development Plan.
In our “Business Wrap” we discuss the recent drop in South African manufacturing output and the implications it has for the country’s economy, with financial adviser Ken Swettenham.
Our “Brand New Heavy” for the month of September is emerging markets economist and Daily Maverick columnist Xhanti Payi. We find out what grew his love for economics and how he grew his media profile to be one of the most sought after television, print and radio commentators in the country. His life is testament that you can be great even before you reach the age of 30.
Continue reading “Brand New Heavy – Xhanti Payi (Economist & Columnist)” »
Ever wondered how to further your business strategy so as to optimize your business and its outcomes? We spoke to Oran Cohen of Genius Works about how all it takes is a simple convergence of ideas about your business’ growth path, to realise all your goals and objectives.
BRICS member nations last month announced the launch of a New Development Bank aimed towards fostering development across the globe, especially within developing nations. Dr. Jack Ledwaba of Ledwaba Chambers joins us to discuss the inner workings of what the BRICS nations hope to be a healthier alternative to the World Bank and the IMF.
Business Buzz is a weekly business show that enlightens young adults about the financial world, with regular updates and interviews on business topics. This is a business show with a difference as all topics are relevant to students with the aim of simplifying the complex nature of the business world.
The Wits Radio Academy produces Business Buzz, which is broadcast on Voice of Wits 88.1, as well as Forte FM, at the university of Fort Hare in Alice, and Rhodes Music Radio in Grahamstown. It is also podcast on ww.journalism.co.za.
The show is generously supported by Sanlam.
CATCH THE BUSINESS BUZZ WITH:
Matthew Law and Bandile Mathandela on VOW FM 88.1 every Thursday evening from 6 - 7 PM.
Mfundiso 'Fufu' Miya and Deepa Kesa on RMR 89.7 every Tuesday evening from 6-7 PM.
Sinazo Mbobela on Forte FM 88.2 every Monday evening from 7-8 PM.