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Welcome to BizNews Radio where we interview top thought leaders and business people from South Africa and across the globe.

    David Shapiro forecasts resource revival and bond market surge

    David Shapiro forecasts resource revival and bond market surge

    In an interview with BizNews, David Shapiro, a renowned market analyst from Sasfin Securities, shared insights on the potential resurgence of resource stocks amid global economic shifts. He highlighted optimism around platinum investments and discussed the evolving dynamics in luxury brands like Hermes and Ferrari. Shapiro also delved into the bond market's attractiveness amidst declining yields and speculated on the future of tech giants like Nvidia in investment portfolios. His perspectives provide a comprehensive view on current market trends and investment strategies amid uncertain global conditions.

    • 20 min
    Cadre deployment, cross-border crime - and a R6-million funeral, but there’s hope in the Free State…

    Cadre deployment, cross-border crime - and a R6-million funeral, but there’s hope in the Free State…

    In this interview with BizNews, Roy Jankielsohn, the Democratic Alliance (DA) leader in the Free State, gives an update on political developments in the province. He expresses the hope that with the arrest - and impending extradition from the US - of Ace Magashule’s former PA, that there will be convictions for corruption. He also details the findings of a Public Protector's report into the R6-million funeral for an MEC, in which a cap on State funerals is recommended. Another cause for optimism is the way national political developments have impacted the province’s politics where, for the first time since 1994, opposition parties have received chairpersonships of committees within the Free State Legislature. However, a huge concern remains cross-border crime, including human trafficking , drug smuggling, cattle rustling, and vehicle smuggling. But Jankielsohn has faith that the appointment of crime fighter Ian Cameron as Chair of the Portfolio Committee on Police in Parliament, will lead to improvements in law enforcement.

    • 20 min
    AGOA & Trump, the GNU & foreign policy - Colonel Chris Wyatt

    AGOA & Trump, the GNU & foreign policy - Colonel Chris Wyatt

    The United States House of Representatives has voted for a full review of US-SA relations, but  retired Colonel Chris Wyatt, the former Director of African Studies at the US Army War College, says he does not believe the US will remove South Africa from AGOA because it is really just a “soft power foreign policy tool to win us good favour, give us access to places”. However, he says that South Africa should be “warned” that its conduct is detrimental to US national security interests. “South Africa has been getting a free pass for several years,” he says, listing the reasons why South Africa does not even qualify for AGOA . “And you know what? The ANC is welcome to do what they want, but this is a gift. They've gotten this far with their lifelong commitment to the PLO, to Hamas, to Hezbollah, to Iran, to Russia, to Communist China.” Colonel Wyatt - who observed the recent elections in South Africa - says he doesn't see the African National Congress “changing” - and doesn’t think there is anybody in any of the parties in the Government of National Unity (GNU) “that can actually influence” the party to change its foreign policies.

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    • 19 min
    The shot that could seal a Trump presidency…

    The shot that could seal a Trump presidency…

    Retired Colonel Chris Wyatt, the former Director of African Studies at the U.S. Army War College, has called for heads to roll following the failed assassination attempt on former US President and Presidential hopeful Donald Trump. “The Secret Service has failed in epic proportions…if not for windage, if not for the president turning his head at a certain moment, we’d be having a very different conversation today. It would be the murder and assassination of Donald John Trump. Fortunately, he survived. And what they've done is, they've guaranteed an electoral victory for Donald Trump in November. There's no way he doesn't win this race now.”

    • 5 min
    DE BEER: Trump, Malema, Zuma - what's next…

    DE BEER: Trump, Malema, Zuma - what's next…

    In this interview with BizNews, Neil de Beer, President of the United Independent Movement (UIM), speaks about the attempted assassination of former US President Donald Trump and the iconic photo of him pumping his fist with blood streaming down his face and the US flag fluttering behind him. “…this scenario, I can tell you now, is going to play off like an unbelievable movement of seismic proportionality, think, in the Trump favour.” Back in SA, he describes the leaked affidavit on corruption in VBS Bank as “a nuclear explosion” that could impact the futures of Economic Freedom Fighters Commander-in-Chief Julius Malema and his deputy Floyd Shivambu. He also reveals the plans of former President Jacob Zuma’s MK, saying: “And their next strike is to go for every municipality in this country in about 18 months when we start building up the 2026 municipal elections. Meanwhile, De Beer says their is a problem brewing in the Cabinet lekgotla because “if you look at the people sitting in that room, this is a festivity of people, not all of them, but people that have criminal intent, that have got an absolute diverse of ideology, and that are covering up.”

    • 26 min
    Magda Uncut: Zille should go, ESG meaningless, SA’s irrelevance and more

    Magda Uncut: Zille should go, ESG meaningless, SA’s irrelevance and more

    In a riveting interview, Sygnia Limited CEO Magda Wierzycka discusses her controversial views on ESG investing, emphasising the need for genuine impact investing. She highlights the importance of tackling global issues like food security, renewable energy, and healthcare innovation, particularly through ventures emerging from Oxford University. She discusses SA's new government of national unity and calls for DA chair Helen Zille to leave politics. Wierzycka also critiques the AI hype, calling for realistic expectations and innovations in chip technology. The conversation delves into challenges faced by South African innovators due to funding reluctance and explores promising investment themes, including cancer and obesity drugs. Hosted by Nielsen Network CEO Bronwyn Nielsen, this interview offers deep insights into responsible and impactful investment strategies.

    • 40 min

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