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Behind the biggest business stories of the week - taking you inside key events, the movements at the top and their effects at the bottom.

An Arena Holdings production

Keywords: BDSpotlight, industry, markets, South Africa, news and views, money, success, entrepreneur, corporation, podcast

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Behind the biggest business stories of the week - taking you inside key events, the movements at the top and their effects at the bottom.

An Arena Holdings production

Keywords: BDSpotlight, industry, markets, South Africa, news and views, money, success, entrepreneur, corporation, podcast

    How one of the world’s largest tech companies manages human resources

    How one of the world’s largest tech companies manages human resources

    The ways in which one of the world’s largest technology companies manages its human resources and skills development in 2022, is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

    Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Fran Katsoudas.

    Topics of discussion include: Cisco’s strategy around finding and retain talent in its ranks; the group’s investment in skills development; the impact of a global economic downturn on human resource management; and trends in hybrid work.

    • 35 min
    Email impersonators and the risk they present to business

    Email impersonators and the risk they present to business

    Email impersonation - what it is, its impact on businesses, and possible protection against it - is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

    Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Steve Porter, MD at IronTree, together with Sacha Matulovich, co-founder and chief strategy officer at Sendmarc.

    Topics of discussion include: IronTree and Sendmarc’s respective business models; details around the partnership between the two companies; ways in which email impersonation is perpetrated; and tools for mitigating this risk.

    • 40 min
    The creative industry’s earning potential for SA

    The creative industry’s earning potential for SA

    The contribution of film and other creative sectors to SA’s economy is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

    Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Keitumetse Lebaka, CEO of the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC).

    Topics of discussion include: the mandate of the Gauteng Film Commission (GFC); the contribution of film and other creative industries to the local economy; efforts by the commission to increase investment in the local film sector; ways to increase Gauteng’s attractiveness as a filming location; and efforts to support local productions.

    • 35 min
    Tiktok - the new frontier for business marketing

    Tiktok - the new frontier for business marketing

    Changes in online advertising driven by the growth of TikTok is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight. Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Scott Thwaites, head of Africa and Turkey at TikTok For Business. 
    Chinese founded TikTok is one of the fastest growing social media and video entertainment platforms in the world, with over 1-billion active users.
    TikTok For Business is the group’s unit focused on bringing advertisers on to the platform. 
    This discussion focuses on some of the insights that TikTok For Business has found around changes in advertising brought on by the platform.

    • 27 min
    Satellite connectivity changing the face of SA

    Satellite connectivity changing the face of SA

    The use of satellite internet access in SA is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

    Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Kathleen Janse van Rensburg, satellite product manager at Vox.

    Topics of discussion include: the state of satellite internet in SA; costs involved in setting it up; comparison with other forms of access; and trends likely to shape the sector in the coming years.

    • 34 min
    Google’s progress in promoting African business through investment

    Google’s progress in promoting African business through investment

    Support for small business in SA using technology is the focus in this edition of the Business Day Spotlight.

    Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Asha Patel, head of business to business marketing for Sub Saharan Africa and head of marketing for SA at Google.

    Topics of discussion include: Google’s investment in Africa; how SA is benefiting from this investment; the development of an undersea cable project; and support for small businesses in the region.

    • 34 min

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