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Business Day Spotlight

Behind the biggest business stories of the week - taking you inside key events, the movements at the top and their effects at the bottom.

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403 Episodes
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A pulse of SA politics and economics at the start of 2023

A pulse of SA at the start of 2023 is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by the team from Oxford Economics Africa: Jacques Nel, head: of Africa macro research and Louw Nel, senior political analyst. Topics of discussion include:…
13 Jan 30 min

Festive season spend expected to decline in 2022

An expected decline in festive season spend is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by James Williams, head of marketing at Wonga. Topics of discussion include: Wonga’s business model; results from its recent festive spending survey; trends highlighted by the…
22 Dec 2022 29 min

Expected recovery for 2022's festive travel season

The expected recovery of travel and tourism in the 2022 festive season is the the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Velma Corcoran, regional lead for Middle East Africa at Airbnb. Topics of discussion include: Airbnb’s business in SA; outlook…
22 Dec 2022 40 min

WRAP | The ANCs 55th national conference

It was an abrupt adjournment of the ANC 55th national conference on Tuesday. Delegates left without knowing who the National Executive Committee (NEC) the highest decision-making body of the party is nor where any policy resolutions adopted, instead it will reconvene at a hybrid session in early January to continue…
20 Dec 2022 5 min

Next 24hrs are win or lose for Ramaphosa and his rival Mkhize

In this Business Day “On the floor” from Nasrec Podcast Mary Papayya speaks to veteran journalist Carien du Plessis, Business Day Political reporter Thando Maeko and the Institute for Global Dialogue’s Sanusha Naidu. We take you to the heart of the contest. Hear who the front runners are and what…
18 Dec 2022 8 min

ANC leadership contest will not affect economy, says Enoch Godongwana

The SA economy, including the financial markets, will withstand volatility coming out of the ANC's internal political contestation, finance minister Enoch Godongwana said on Saturday. Speaking at a business briefing alongside the ANC national elective conference in Johannesburg, Godongwana said the leadership contest would not result in  policy shocks, whoever…
17 Dec 2022 4 min

What next: chaos erupts at the opening of the ANCs 55th Elective conference

Chaos erupted at the ANCs 55th Elective Conference as delegates jeered and called for change. There was a long delay in the programme due to logistical problems with the accrediting delegates. In this edition of Business Day “from the floor” part 2 - Mary Papayya speaks to political editor Harja…
17 Dec 2022 8 min

Do companies have to pay employee bonuses?

Bonus pay, whether or not employers are compelled to hand over a thirteenth cheque to staff, is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Fiona Leppan, director in employment law at legal firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr (CDH). Topics of discussion…
14 Dec 2022 29 min

Unpacking Naspers' growth strategy with the company's CFO

Naspers’ growth strategy is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Basil Sgourdos, group CFO of Naspers and Prosus. Topics of discussion include: Naspers’s plan reach e-commerce profitability; the downturn in technology valuations; capital allocation; how the group is evaluating…
12 Dec 2022 44 min

Our success is a result of graduate recruitment, says BSG

The role of skilled individuals in pushing business outcomes is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Greg Reis, founder of BSG. Topics of discussion include: BSG’s founding and business model; attracting and retaining the best talent; investments in education;…
7 Dec 2022 52 min

Reflection on this year's Black Friday

A look back at this year’s Black Friday through the lens of Absa’s transaction data is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Topics of discussion include: Black Friday transaction data from Absa; trends from the retail event; the growth of e-commerce in SA; recovery of consumer…
2 Dec 2022 28 min

The evolution of SA’s largest e-commerce

The evolution of SA’s largest e-commerce operator is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Mamongae Mahlare, Takealot’s group CEO. Topics of discussion include: Takealot’s business model; giving small business access to a large market of customers; growth of online…
1 Dec 2022 39 min

Last mile delivery solutions for e-commerce in SA

Last mile delivery for e-commerce in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Antonio Bruni, CEO of technology and delivery company Picup Technologies. Topics of discussion include: Picup’s business model; its acquisition by Karooooo; plans for scaling the…
28 Nov 2022 41 min

Payflex anticipates R40-50 million in online turnover on Black Friday

E-commerce buying trends are the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Paul Behrmann, founder and CEO of Payflex. Topics of discussion include: details around the latest interest decision; Black Friday predictions in e-commerce; the impact of the buy now pay…
25 Nov 2022 31 min

Business turnaround experts explain how business turnarounds work

Business turnaround is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Michael Dorn, founder and CEO of RT Group, a business turnaround firm. Topics of discussion include: RT’s business model; rationale for moving to SA; how business rescue and turnarounds work;…
23 Nov 2022 36 min

Global internet access trends 2022

Global satellite internet access trends are the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sulaiman Al Ali, Yahsat’s chief commercial officer at the recently held AfricaCom telecoms conference in Cape Town. Topics of discussion include: Yahsat’s strategy and activities in Africa;…
21 Nov 2022 26 min

PROFILE | Mteto Nyati makes the move from Altron CEO to tech investor 

The move from CEO to technology investor is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by the prominent businessman Mteto Nyati. Topics of discussion include: Nyati’s business activities since stepping down as CEO of Altron; rationale for investing in local technology…
17 Nov 2022 38 min
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