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An archive of each full weekday episode of the award-winning program presented by Bruce Whitfield.

An archive of each full weekday episode of the award-winning program presented by Bruce Whitfield.

Location:

Cape Town, South Africa

Description:

An archive of each full weekday episode of the award-winning program presented by Bruce Whitfield.

Language:

English


Episodes

South Africa prepares itself to open up – steadily

5/28/2020
Economists discuss the implications of a prolonged shutdown of the economy due to Covid-19. They also discuss how the economy can open up, safely.

Duration:01:22:12

Restaurants demand permits to operate under level 3 lockdown

5/27/2020
Wendy Alberts, CEO of Restaurant Association Of South Africa tells Bruce Whitfield that her association is getting legal advice on new religious gathering regulations. Jacques Rousseau, Lecturer in Critical Thinking and Ethics at University of Cape Town goes through lockdown regulation inconsistencies. Michel Aronoff, MD at Baby City takes Bruce Whitfield through the company’s genesis and philosophy

Duration:01:22:49

SA’s s GDP expected to plummet

5/26/2020
South Africa’s economy expected to contract by almost 10% in 2020, according to economists. Primary Market Insights shares some insights on Covid-consumer trends from the spaza shop channel.

Duration:01:13:42

Tiger brands and Netcare financial results during Covid 19

5/25/2020
Chief executives of Tiger Brands and Netcare Holdings chief executives take Bruce Whitfield through the companies financial results and the effect of Covid-19 pandemic of their businesses. Richard Poplak, Daily Maverick’s investigative journalist discusses his new documentary, Influence, a film about the rise and fall of a public relations firm Bell Pollinger.

Duration:01:23:34

Car manufacturing blues and Best Bits of the week

5/22/2020
Bruce spoke to Andrew Kirby, CEO of Toyota SA, about the car manufacturing industry. Also, a replay of the Best Bits of the week.

Duration:00:40:38

SARB Slashes interest rates by 0.5%

5/21/2020
Economist review the central bank's decision to cut interest rates. Distell Group, Spar and Investec'c chief executives discus the impact of Covid 19 on their businesses.

Duration:01:12:01

Interest rates’ cycles in the age of a health pandemic

5/20/2020
Bruce Whitfield previews the SA Reserve Bank Monetary Policy Committee decision on interest rates and the crippled economy during a global health pandemic. Ninety One CEO Hendrik du Toit takes Bruce Whitfield through the company’s maiden results.

Duration:01:18:48

What is the difference between Level 3 and Level 4 lockdowns?

5/19/2020
Phillip de Wet, Associate Editor at Business Insider looks at whether the gap between level 3 and 4 lockdowns differences are diminishing. Liza Eustace, Sector Head for Healthcare, Construction & Hospitality at Absa Corporate and Investment Banking (CIB) tells Bruce Whitfield that the private health sector bleeding revenue due to cancelled elective surgeries

Duration:01:15:41

Business pleas with government to move quickly to level 2 as a matter of urgency

5/18/2020
Martin Kingston, Leader of the Economic Intervention work group at Business for South Africa (B4SA) says SA needs to accelerate economic activity as lockdown threatens cascading corporate failures

Duration:01:19:29

Dis-Chem goes Baby City shopping and EOH does intensive care in a box

5/15/2020
Rui Morais, CFO at Dis-Chem Pharmacies, talks about the deal with Baby City, and Stephen Van Coller, CEO at EOH, talks baout EOH's innovative Intensive Care Unit in a box.

Duration:00:35:11

Online retailers open up

5/14/2020
Kim Reid, CEO of ecommerce business, Takealot and Gwarega Mangozhe, CEO of Consumer Goods Council of South Africa (CGCSA) discuss the implications of online retailers being allowed to operate under level 4 lockdown. Prof Paul Nugent, Centre of African Studies at University of Edinburgh look at SA's current alcohol ban (as a Covid-19 restriction) and the country's history with alcohol bans.

Duration:01:21:53

President Cyril Ramaphosa updates SA on Covid 19 lockdown restrictions

5/13/2020
Economic experts preview President Ramaphosa’s economic impact on ongoing measures to manage the spread of the coronavirus through the implementation of a risk adjusted strategy.

Duration:01:20:57

Pick n Pay freezes dividend pay-out while SA runs out of business rescue practitioners

5/13/2020
Richard Brasher, Pick n Pay’s CEO shares the group’s reasoning for holding onto about R850 million in cash by not paying a final dividend due uncertainty caused by Covid19. Dr Eric Levenstein, Director at Werksmans Attorneys says South Africa urgently needs business rescue experts as SA business faces collapse.

Duration:01:13:29

Why are SA’s bonds so cheap?

5/11/2020
Mike Keenan, fixed-income and currency strategist at Absa Capital analyses that state of SA’s bond market. Dr Martyn Davies , Managing Director of Emerging Markets & Africa and Dean of Deloitte Alchemy School of Management at Deloitte looks at ways to achieve inclusive growth in a post Covid-19 world.

Duration:01:20:04

A relook at Aid for Africa and Best Bits

5/8/2020
Bruce talks to dr. Dambisa Moyo on aid for Africa in time of crisis. Also the best bits of the week.

Duration:00:36:50

Curing Covid-19 by lockdown wont work

5/7/2020
Mark Barnes, SA Post Office’s former CEO and Investment banker says keeping an entire society locked in cages will not cure Covid-19 and its myriad consequences.

Duration:01:20:45

Calls for a phased opening of SA’s economy

5/6/2020
Martin Kingston, Leader of the Economic Intervention work group at Business for South Africa (B4SA) shares the significance of opening the economy in a phased manner during the covid-19 pandemic. Elmar Conradie, CEO of FlySafair explains how his airline manages to operate while other airlines file for bankruptcy. Gloria Serobe, chair of Solidarity Fund talks about her career path and about how the fund is assisting SA businesses thought-out the country.

Duration:01:21:32

Tax collection suffering from Covid- 19

5/5/2020
Edward Kieswetter, Commissioner at South African Revenue Service says warned that the combined impact of a slow economy and the lockdown could amount to a loss of up to R285 billion in tax revenues this year. G G Alcock, Author of 'Kasinomic Revolution' discuss the effect of the coronavirus on the informal economy.

Duration:01:21:43

South Africa’s Purchasing Managers’ Index crashes to all-time low.

5/4/2020
South Africa’s seasonally adjusted Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) contracted to its lowest ever in April as the coronavirus lockdown. Busisiwe Mavuso, CEO of Business Leadership SA says trade & industry minister Ebrahim Patel trivializes business sector's crisis caused by Covid-19 pandemic.

Duration:01:28:05

Tobacco industry threaten SA government over cigarettes ban

5/1/2020
Sinenhlanhla Mnguni, Chairperson of the Fair-Trade Independent Tobacco Association talks about the industry standoff with the government over cigarettes ban. Peter Attard Montalto, Head of Capital Markets Research at Intellidex analyses the country’s mini-budget to response the malaise caused by Covid-19 pandemic

Duration:00:40:45