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

    IFP leader Hlabisa’s message of rational hope to nervous South Africans

    IFP leader Hlabisa’s message of rational hope to nervous South Africans

    Inkatha Freedom Party president Velenkosini Hlabisa, widely tipped for a key cabinet post in SA’s new Government of National Unity, addresses the key questions of the moment with BizNews editor Alec Hogg. These include the stability of the GNU, Zuma’s MK and how it will act in Parliament and the KZN Province, the goals of IFP-led KZN, and the extension of the GNU partnership to the local level. A massive dollop of rationality and hope for nervous South Africans.

    • 24 min
    SA’s “centre” unites in historic pact

    SA’s “centre” unites in historic pact

    After two weeks of tense negotiations, Democratic Alliance (DA) leader John Steenhuisen announced today (Friday) that an agreement has been signed by his party, the African National Congress (ANC) and the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP) to enter into national government, as well as provincial government in Gauteng and KwaZulu-Natal. In this interview with BizNews, Ray Hartley of The Brenthurst Foundation calls it “a day of tremendous hope”. He describes it as “the good scenario…where there is a gravitation towards the centre and parties that support the Constitution, the rule of law, and boosting economic growth, come together to try and take the country forward”. However, he describes the volatile situation in KwaZulu-Natal as “very worrying” and says: “There is the question of what will MK do finding itself out in the cold in KZN where I think it expected, after getting 45%, to be in government”. As for the future of the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), Hartley comments: “They haven't played it well and…I just sense that they're in somewhat of disarray.”

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    • 11 min
    Breadline Africa eradicated pit toilet exposure for 11,000 South African Children - Marion Wagner

    Breadline Africa eradicated pit toilet exposure for 11,000 South African Children - Marion Wagner

    Breadline Africa has been a key player in providing educational opportunities for children since 1993. The organisation’s approach involves converting shipping containers into functional educational spaces. A critical aspect of their work is addressing the safety hazards associated with pit latrines in rural schools. Marion Wagner, the CEO of Breadline Africa told Biznews in an interview that Breadline has managed to raise R22 million to address the issue of pit toilets that have caused the deaths of young children in South Africa. By the end of July this year, Breadline would have completed installing flush and dry toilets at 24 schools, providing 550 toilet facilities to 11,000 children. Wagner said the scale of the problem was much larger than the 1000 schools they anticipated. They have found that 35000 schools in the rural areas of Limpopo, the Eastern Cape and Kwazulu-Natal still have pit toilets and that there are schools that have absolutely no toilet facilities at all. The charity plans to address period poverty, a major problem in South Africa as a next big project.

    • 12 min
    Dr Anthony Turton - Zuma-inspired 2021 Looter’s War mere ‘taster’ of MK’s plans

    Dr Anthony Turton - Zuma-inspired 2021 Looter’s War mere ‘taster’ of MK’s plans

    Dr Anthony Turton, a 12th generation South African polymath with experience inside SA’s Security Forces, Academia, Water and business, shares lessons from the July 2021 Looter’s War in KZN. The way he sees it, that may have been a mere curtain raiser for what is planned by Jacob Zuma and his MK party. Turton reckons the proposed ANC/DA/IFP government of national unity will have its hands full dealing with what’s coming - but says Zulu Royalty and the private sector, which played a decisive role in quelling the July 2021 unrest, could be a new government’s most powerful ally. He spoke to BizNews editor Alec Hogg.

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    • 30 min
    New era in SA retirement: Two-Pot system launches September 2024

    New era in SA retirement: Two-Pot system launches September 2024

    Starting September 1, 2024, South Africa's retirement landscape will undergo a dramatic transformation with the introduction of the two-pot retirement system. This groundbreaking reform promises to revolutionize how South Africans access their retirement savings, balancing immediate financial needs with long-term security. With a mix of emergency access and preserved funds, this system aims to empower retirees while ensuring financial stability. The Actuarial Society of South Africa's Natasha Huggett Henchie explains the intricacies and potential impacts of this pivotal change, highlighting the importance of understanding the new rules to make informed decisions about retirement savings.

    • 13 min
    Webinar: Futureneers Section 12BA Wheeling Partnership

    Webinar: Futureneers Section 12BA Wheeling Partnership

    In this exclusive webinar presented by Futureneers, featuring James Rothman and Deon Lewis, with BizNews' Alec Hogg as the host, they unveiled South Africa's first Section 12BA Wheeling Partnership. Discover how this groundbreaking investment opportunity can transform your tax payments into solar energy and a powerful wealth-building tool. With substantial tax benefits and promising long-term financial returns, this initiative is a win-win for savvy investors. Don't miss out on this chance to learn from the experts and explore a revolutionary approach to investment. For more information - https://www.futureneers.co.za/biznews-enquiry.

    • 58 min

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65 Ratings

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