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76 Episodes
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Cybercrime surging

Ted Keenan talks to online forensics expert Jason Jordaan on how cybercrime is now the fastest growing ‘business’ in the world.
15 Jan 29 min

Yoliswa Balfour: Empowerment Magician

Ted Keenan interviews Energy Extraordinaire, Yoliswa Balfour as they discuss her new business ventures and strides in the fuel and energy sector.
15 Dec 2022 21 min

A great clucking journey

Ted Interviews the CEO of ANCA Foods, Devin Isemonger, after their recent drive to go off the grid.
14 Dec 2022 23 min

Down in the Pitts

Daron talks to Sizwe Kupelo about his foundation's calls to ban Pit Bulls after the recent spate of attacks.
1 Dec 2022 9 min

Hello December

With the 2022 festive season around the corner, Daron talks to BCM spokesperson Samkelo Ngwenya about the state of readiness of the city.
17 Nov 2022 8 min

Reality or Perception

In yet another thought-provoking discussion, Ted Keenan and Liam Graham of NVest Securities unpack the recently held 91 Conference in East London, questioning the state SA today.
14 Nov 2022 17 min

Go Ahead... Call The Cops

With news surfacing of over 100 000 calls to the 10111 number going unanswered in East London over the past 3 years, Daron Mann speaks to DA's Bobby Stevenson.
10 Nov 2022 9 min

Trail Blazer

After the release of his book, Blazing a Trail, business banking extraordinaire Lincoln Mali shares his thoughts and tells the story behind the pages in an interview with Ted Keenan.
7 Nov 2022 27 min

A Journey Unravelled

After celebrating 5 years in the Automotive and Motoring Industry, Ted Keenan talks to Managing Director of The Automotive Learning Academy, a commercial partner to MBLA, Kim Smallie.
3 Nov 2022 19 min

Mining Matters

With the upcoming mining indaba ready to take place in the Eastern Cape, Nafcoc's involvement sets to open the industry up to all people, especially the youth. Ted talks to Tankiso Mosi, Deputy Chairperson of Nafcoc's Youth Chamber.
1 Nov 2022 18 min

A Chilli Feeling

Daron Mann interviews Morgan Memela, new head coach of the Chilli Boys, Chippa United, ahead of their clash with Richards Bay this Sunday.
28 Oct 2022 5 min

Thuma Thina!

In light of reports that the ANC Youth League in the O.R. Tambo region will not be backing Cyril Ramaphosa at the party's upcoming National Elective Conference, Daron talks to the Melikhaya Mcitwa of the branch to find out more.
27 Oct 2022 5 min

Message In A Bottle

With The Eastern Cape Liqour Board recently launching its Campaign against the abuse of alcohol by minors in a new culture of pens down parties, Daron invites Mgwebi Msiya, spokesperson for the ELCB, to discuss the campaign.
20 Oct 2022 7 min

Green Fingers

With growing concerns that Pondoland will lose out on the growing cannabis industry, Ted Keen talks to .Gavin Tessendorf and Jakes Jacobs about the challenges faced.
20 Oct 2022 15 min

The Heart of the City

Ted Keenan interviews CEO of East London's Mercedes Benz Plant, Mr. Andreas Brand in a discussion on the plant, successes and the challenges of the Company and the role it plays being situated in East London.
18 Oct 2022 18 min

Order! Order in Court!

After the High Court in East London granted a Court Order to members of a faction of the ANC who wanted to nullify meetings and voting that had taken place recently in the Dr. W. B. Rhubusana region, Daron Mann discusses the issue with Ondela Sokomani.
6 Oct 2022 10 min

The Investor's Dilemma

With the on-going tensions between Russia and Ukraine, The British Pound being less than the Dollar and Repo rates climbing up to 7.5%, investment seems to be a no-go zone. Ted sits with NVest Securities' Liam Graham in a discussion on the matter.
4 Oct 2022 11 min

Business Blackout!!

With SA plunging into the dark ages, not only consumers are affected. Daron Mann talks to Mthatha businessman Dr. Andile Nontso about how load-shedding is battering local businesses.
29 Sep 2022 9 min

Lemons Make Lemonade

With South Africa possibly being the largest Citrus producer in the World, Ted Keenan & South African Citrus Growers Association CEO, Justin Chadwick meet up to discuss the Industry Further.
27 Sep 2022 18 min

What The Future Holds...

Ted catches us up with Border Kei Chamber of Business CEO, Lizelle Maurice, giving her take on what's to come after having been a part of the the ECDC's Symposium and Exhibition.
26 Sep 2022 20 min
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