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The OFM Business Hour

The latest business news from Central SA. Presented by Olebogeng Motse.
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978 Episodes
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Unpacking CENTLEC's Token Identifier Rollover initiative

Are you a CENTLEC prepaid electricity customer? It's time to ensure uninterrupted power supply with CENTLEC's Token Identifier Rollover initiative. OFM News journalist Casey-Lee Anthony spoke to CENTLEC’s Lele Mamatu to find out more.
1 Jun 1AM 2 min

SMME indaba takes place in Free State

Barriers to market access and a lack of financing remain issues that small businesses in the Free State continue to battle. However there are some glimmers of hope, telling us more is Dr Mbulelo Nokwequ, the head of the Free State Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental…
21 May 2PM 5 min

Hofsaak werp soeklig op dagga in werkplek (die tweede deel)

Bernadette Enever, gewese werknemer van Barloworld Equipment, se aansoek in die arbeidsappèlhof het die kwessie van dagga in die werkplek uitgelig. Sy is afgedank omdat sy positief vir dagga getoets is terwyl sy aan diens was. Die hof het verlede maand beslis Enever se afdanking was onbillik. Adv. Tertius Wessels,…
20 May 10AM 6 min

Hofsaak werp soeklig op dagga in werkplek (die eerste deel)

Bernadette Enever, gewese werknemer van Barloworld Equipment, se aansoek in die arbeidsappèlhof het die kwessie van dagga in die werkplek uitgelig. Sy is afgedank omdat sy positief vir dagga getoets is terwyl sy aan diens was. Die hof het verlede maand beslis Enever se afdanking was onbillik. Adv. Tertius Wessels,…
20 May 10AM 7 min

Potchefstroom Business Chamber elects new chairperson

The chamber update features, attorney Nicholas van den Bergh, he is the newly elected chairman of the Potchefstroom Business Chamber, taking over the reigns from Juanita Smit (neé Greyling). Van den Bergh lauds Smits leadership and says he wants to build on the successes of the previous leadership.
20 May 8AM 8 min

Political neutrality in the workplace: what employers need to know

We discuss political affiliations in the workplace, especially with elections on the horizon. What do employers need to know. Our expert on this topic is Adv Tertius Wessels, Legal Director at Strata-g Labour Solutions. Adv Wessels says the onus of maintaining political neutrality in the workplace sits with both employers…
20 May 2AM 8 min

Years-long consent use backlog 'a nightmare' for Bloemfontein student home owners

For years the owners of student houses in Bloemfontein have battled to get their consent use applications approved by the Mangaung Metropolitan Municipality. In 2024, the nightmare for these smaller players in the bigger student housing ecosystem, continues. Bloemfontein realtor and chairperson of the Mult-Let Owners Association, Yolinde Loots, provides…
19 May 5PM 5 min

Standard Bank’s Brendan Jacobs charts a new agribusiness direction

Standard Bank’s Brendan Jacobs has recently been appointed as the institution's Head, Agribusiness, Business and Commercial Banking South Africa. This is a role that promises to leverage his earlier experience as the Head of Client Coverage in the Free State and Northern Cape provinces in propelling the bank's agricultural sector…
8 May 8AM 9 min

Ensure your community scheme is registered

Community Schemes are encouraged to ensure that they are registered with the Community Scheme Ombud Service as failure to do so will be in contravention of the law and may result in a fine or imprisonment. OFM Content Manager Elzette Boucher-Kruger speaks to Thembelihle Mbatha, the Acting Chief Ombud, to…
24 Apr 12PM 7 min

What is setting small businesses in the North West back?

One of the biggest hindrances to the growth of small and medium businesses in the North West province is the absence of a single vision, with all the stakeholders working in silos. The North West Chamber of Commerce and Industry (NWCOCI) has in a bid to counter this and get…
24 Apr 8AM 4 min

Wat behels proses van omgewingsmagtiging vir grootskaalse projekte? (die tweede deel)

Ons hoor gereeld hoe gewild sonplase is en hoe boere probeer om oplossings te kry vir die voortslepende energiekrisis in Suid-Afrika. Baie min word egter gesê oor die omgewingsmagtigingsproses wat verseker dat sonkragontwikkelings ooreenstem met ekologiese volhoubaarheid en bestaande regulering. Marélie Botha en Lisa de Lange, albei direkteure by Blue…
17 Apr 1PM 4 min

Wat behels proses van omgewingsmagtiging vir grootskaalse projekte? (die eerste deel)

Ons hoor gereeld hoe gewild sonplase is en hoe boere probeer om oplossings te kry vir die voortslepende energiekrisis in Suid-Afrika. Baie min word egter gesê oor die omgewingsmagtigingsproses wat verseker dat sonkragontwikkelings ooreenstem met ekologiese volhoubaarheid en bestaande regulering. Marélie Botha en Lisa de Lange, albei direkteure by Blue…
17 Apr 1PM 4 min

Earning above R21,198 per month? Take note

South Africa's Department of Employment and Labour recently implemented revisions to the earnings threshold, a crucial determinant under the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA). This alteration signifies a shift for workers whose salaries surpass R21,200 per month in 2024, as they will forfeit certain automatic protections. Shedding light on…
12 Apr 2AM 6 min

Call for meritocratic appointment of executives and board members in SOEs

According to the South African government’s official website, there are about 123 State Owned Enterprises in the country, operating at national, provincial and local levels. They are crucial to the development of South Africa, they play an instrumental role in ensuring success in a wide range of areas, and are…
28 Mar 8AM 11 min

Construction Contracts: get it clear, get it in writing (part 1)

Construction contracts formalise a project and reduce room for uncertainty or misinterpretation of the intention by the client; therefore – get it clear, get it in writing. This is the advice from Herman du Randt, senior associate at PH Attorney’s dispute resolution division. Du Randt tells the OFM Business Hour…
26 Mar 3PM 5 min

Rocking the Vaal slaag om plaaslike gemeenskappe nader aan mekaar te bring

Rocking the Vaal, wat verlede naweek in Vanderbijlpark gehou is, het wêreldrekords verbeter en daarin geslaag om plaaslike gemeenskappe nader aan mekaar te bring. Jaco Verwey, president van die Goue Driehoek Kamer van Koophandel, sê aan Kayla Barker van OFM Sake Uur die organisering van so ’n groot geleentheid is…
20 Mar 2AM 6 min
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