Welcome to BizNews Radio where we interview top thought leaders and business people from South Africa and across the globe.
Global portfolio - Strong Rand impact
The BizNews Share portfolio, launched in December 2014, has delivered spectacular returns for South African investors. Every month, BizNews founder Alec Hogg updates the latest developments at the companies whose stocks are held in the portfolio. Although the strategy has been to buy and hold, the portfolio has seen some adjustments over the five and a half years since its creation. Today roughly two thirds of the assets are invested in US exponential growth stocks and the balance in carefully selected JSE-listings. This is the November 2020 update.
SA authorities back-pedal on easing exchange controls for ETFs - independent advisor unpicks the details, implications
Candice Paine, of PR Financial Services, unpacks the latest developments on exchange control regulations. Inward-listed Exchange Traded Funds and the controversial Regulation 28 are at the centre of this debate. A new circular allowed investors to diversify 100% offshore through ETFs - but this has been suspended. At stake are: how much money might flow out of SA; and consequences on the value of the rand. However some argue that many big companies have a material interest in continued exchange controls that require South Africans to invest in domestic assets.
BizBriefing: Regulating ETFs, Coronation outperforms, Tito muses over SAA, Sarb warning
Regulations surrounding the reclassification of inward listed instruments have been suspended. Coronation out performs, Mboweni mulls over SAA and Sarb worries about debt.
Property Talk: SA house prices; time to buy or rent?
In this BizNews Property Talk, property journalist Denise Mhlanga takes a look at what the latest property market research is telling us about property prices and the state of the property market - with snapshots of performance in the Western Cape, Gauteng and Free State. Denise also shares what the data is saying about whether it is a good idea to buy now, or rent.
The Great Covid Debate
A special episode of the noontime webinar which features a debate on Covid-19 between PANDA co-founder, actuary Nick Hudson; and SA and UK academic and HIV/AIDS activist Prof Alan Whiteside. In a recent interview - Whiteside referred to the drafters of the Great Barrington Declaration as misguided idiots. Hudson, whose organisation's advisory board includes the creators of that globally publicised declaration and who believes lockdowns are a crime against humanity, has challenged the more conventionally minded Whiteside to a debate on the whole Covid-19 matter. Biznews founder Alec Hogg moderated this Webinar.
BizBriefing: Prosus prospers, ANC angers unions, High court slams gavel on dodgy oil sale
Prosus prospers during the pandemic, ANC angers unions and High court bangs the gavel on SA's infamous 2015 oil sale.