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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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568 Episodes
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New rules cutting SA’s competitiveness for international films

Cuts in tax incentives for foreign film and television projects is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Nick Cloete, Animation SA’s head of policy and outgoing National chairperson; Paul Raleigh, director at Hollard Film Guarantors; and Ayanda Sibisi, interim…
22 Apr 48 min

SA’s property sector according to Redefine CEO

The state of SA’s property sector in the second quarter of 2024 is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Andrew König, CEO of Redefine Properties. Topics of discussion include: current state of the property sector; trends driving activity; impact…
19 Apr 42 min

25 years of satellite in Africa. What’s next?

Investment in satellite communication is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Kyle Whitehill, CEO of Avanti Communications. Topics of discussion include: the development of satellite technology over 25 years; the growing popularity of low orbiting satellites; partnerships with telecoms…
17 Apr 38 min

Digital protections for SA’s small business

Digital protections for SA’s small business sector is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Reabetswe Motsamai, marketing and communications manager at MakwaIT Technologies. Motsamai outlines the economic impact of South Africa's high cyber exposure; why SMEs are vulnerable to…
15 Apr 21 min

Conducive Capital founders outline plans for R1bn fund

A new R1bn venture capital (VC) fund looking to shake up SA tech investment is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Conducive Capital founders Clive Butkow and Mitchan Adams. Topics include: developments in a number of areas such as…
12 Apr 59 min

The cost of IT noncompliance, a discussion

New IT governance laws set to come into later in 2024 are the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Guy Krige, Executive Risk Consultant at Escrowsure. Topics of discussion include: an outlining new IT laws that will soon affect SA’s…
10 Apr 30 min

Old Mutual’s push to grow SME unit

Effort to grow small businesses in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Nobesuthu Ndlovu, director of SME at Old Mutual. Topics of discussion include: challenges faced by small businesses in the country; pushing SME growth and profitability;…
8 Apr 26 min

How to grow soccer’s business in Africa

The economics of sports and entertainment in 2024 is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Tony Simpson, partner and global head of sport at Oliver Wyman. Topics of discussion include: value of sport to an economy; broadcast rights; growth…
5 Apr 44 min

Unpacking Sony’s premium consumer electronics business in Africa

Sony’s premium consumer electronics business is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Jobin Joejoe, MD for Sony Middle East and Africa (MEA). Topics of discussion include: Sony’s business in the region; pricing strategies; SA as a market for consumer…
3 Apr 37 min

Planet42’s push to dominate vehicle subscriptions

Planet42’s ongoing push to dominate vehicle subscriptions is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Eerik Oja, CEO and co-founder of car subscription service Planet42. Oja outlines his company’s funding and strategy. Topics of discussion include: Planet42 funding efforts; the…
27 Mar 51 min

Unpacking Telkom’s research and development strategy

Telkom’s research and development (R&D) strategy takes centre stage in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Tsabi Molapo, executive for research and innovation at Telkom, one of SA’s largest telecoms operators. Topics of discussion include: Telkom strategy around R&D; the company’s method…
25 Mar 30 min

Corporate AI, what now and where to?

Artificial intelligence use in corporates and large businesses is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Ria Pinto, country manager and technology lead for SA at IBM. Topics of discussion include: defining AI in 2024; data from IBM’s recent AI…
22 Mar 40 min

The push for temporary employment strategies in SA

Temporary and seasonal employment strategies is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.  Our host Mudiwa Gavaza talks to Quintus Sliep, MD of Worldwide Staffing.  Sliep explains the strategies that companies use to expand capacity; employment trends in SA; the impact of technology on hiring decisions; and the place of permanent…
20 Mar 32 min

Honor’s take on SA smartphone market

Honor’s business strategy in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.  Our host Mudiwa Gavaza talks to Fred Zhou, general manager for Honor SA. Topics of discussion include: the size and scope of Honor’s business; strategy for SA; the company’s local product range; and challenges faced by the business…
18 Mar 18 min

Unearthing the inner workings of SA largest black-owned advertising agency

Advertising business, Avatar Agency Group is helping to position and grow Absa’s business. In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk to the man at forefront of making this happen. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza talks to Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, co-founder of Avatar and executive chair at M&N Brands. Topics…
15 Mar 53 min

Anthony Wilmot unpacks trade of BEE shares in SA

Trading in local BEE share schemes is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza talks to Anthony Wilmot, founder of The Integrated Exchange (I-Ex). Topic of discussion include: I-Ex’s history’s and strategy; trade in local BEE schemes; MultiChoice’s Phutuma Nathi; and I-Ex’s expanded…
13 Mar 40 min

AI to redefine market research, says Sens

The use of artificial intelligence (AI) in market research is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza talks to Mike Abel, non-executive chair of Sens. Topic of discussion include: Sens’s business model; the concept of behaviour tech; opportunities for market research; and plans…
11 Mar 29 min

A daunting journey to home ownership in SA

Barriers keeping more people in SA from owning a home is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza talks to SA Home Loans COO, Zakheni Dlamini. Topic of discussion include: the latest in home loan trends; barriers to entry for South Africans looking…
8 Mar 41 min

Samsung SA’s consumer electronics strategy for 2024

Samsung SA’s consumer electronics strategy for 2024 takes centre stage in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza talks to Samsung SA’s vice-president for consumer electronics, Michael van Lier, at the company’s office in Johannesburg. Topic of discussion include: Samsung’s consumer electronics strategy for 2024; the…
6 Mar 42 min

Short terms contract strategies with One Degree

Short term and contract work trends are the the focus of this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Gary Silbermann, co-founder and innovation director at One Degree. Topic of discussion include: One Degree’s business model; the trend towards contract work; dynamics affecting permanent…
4 Mar 38 min
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