Welcome to BizNews Radio where we interview top thought leaders and business people from South Africa and across the globe.
The modern milkman is back in the form of Lekke Fresh founder Henk van der Merwe
Some people naturally possess an entrepreneurial flair. Henk van der Merwe, the founder of Lekke Fresh, is one such individual. In 2019, while still a student at Stellenbosch University – driving past the local dairy shop in his old Nissan bakkie, 1996 model – Henk’s idea of becoming the modern milkman emerged. When lockdown hit in early 2020, Henk did not let a good crisis go to waste. There was a significant demand for fresh bread, milk and eggs and, armed with the purpose of empowering local farmers and a desire to make some extra ‘dollars’, Henk stepped up and rose to the challenge of delivering these products right to the community’s doorstep. At the tender age of 25, Henk was nominated by the Stellenbosch Network as June’s Entrepreneur of the Month. BizNews spoke to the budding entrepreneur about his Lekke Fresh journey.
Meet Ian Cameron, the man who wouldn't cower to Bheki Cele
Community policing activist Ian Cameron - who heads up NGO Action Society - made headlines when cops ejected him from a community meeting in Gugulethu after a war of words with Police Minister Bheki Cele. Cameron told BizNews he was the 13th speaker at the event, where he proceeded to tell the minister about the reality of crime and gender-based violence in the area. Cameron said: “I’m tired of the excuses and I’m tired of you making this a political thing. I want to graciously invite you to come and patrol without a bodyguard, without a grand car, in normal clothes with this community tonight to get the sewage on your shoes that they patrol through.” The minister warned Cameron not to provoke him. “You regard me as a garden boy,” Cele said. When Cameron stood to defend himself from the racial assertion, Cele yelled at him to, “Shut up” several times and sit down. “It’s your turn to listen, young man, or get out,” shouted Cele. Cameron will be laying a complaint with the Independent Police Investigative Directorate regarding police conduct, as well as criminal charges against officers who attempted to assault him.
Making the most of South Africa in BRICS
Hot on the heals of the recent BRICS summit we gather top experts to unpack South Africa’s membership of BRICS with a keen focus on economic opportunities for our own development as well as for the rest of the African continent. Busi Mabuza, chairperson of the South Africa chapter of the BRICS Business Council, Ziaad Suleman, Chair of the South Africa BRICS Business Council Digital Economy Work Group and Leslie Maasdorp, vice-president and Chief Financial Officer of the New Development Bank share exclusive insights into how best to leverage SA’s position in BRICS.
BizNews Breakfast: Morning markets - tech stocks surge, tough session on the JSE; time to buy US stocks again? Is there an end in sight for ANC cadre deployment committee?
This morning's briefing looks at the overnight market movers – tech stocks surge in New York following tough session on the JSE. The show also features excerpts from interviews with David Bacher of Corion Capital on recognising the value on offer in markets now, in spite of the worst first half of shares since 1970; and the DA’s two-pronged approach to ending ANC cadre deployment.
More space for private participation in the renewable energy sector - Thiago Almeida
Renewable power generation costs have fallen sharply over the past decade, driven by steadily improving technologies, economies of scale, competitive supply chains and improving developer experience. Thiago Almeida, Sector Lead: Power and Infrastructure at Nedbank Corporate and Investment Banking spoke to Bronwyn Nielsen about the appetite from commercial banks to finance increased demands, and the interest from most African countries in deploying renewable energies, as well as the lack of required collaboration between the private and public sectors on this matter.
A special offering from OrbVest on Independence Day
BizNews founder Alec Hogg held a webinar with OrbVest's Martin Freeman and Justin Clarke. OrbVest, established almost a decade ago, sources, acquires and manages stable, profitable medical commercial real estate in fast-growing states and cities across the USA. This webinar presented some special offerings.
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What happened to the power hour?
What happened to the power hour?
I’m really enjoying the Biznews content. Specifically the biographical interviews and the rational radio features with David Shapiro. It is because of Alec Hogg that I discovered investing through the Moneyweb Power Hour on Radio 2000 many years ago.
Keep up the good work!