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Unpacking the African economy: A story of growth or decline?
n this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the outlook of business leaders in Africa about the economy.
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Lullu Krugel, chief economist for PwC SA, to discuss the issues.
The discussion focuses on GDP figures released earlier this week; President Cyril Ramaphosa speech on Thursday about the state of the economy; the impact of load shedding on SA’s prospects; PwC’s recent Africa Business Agenda 2021 report; the attitude of African business leaders regarding the economy; regional integration; the impact of vaccine rollout on Africa’s economy; and an outlook for the rest of the year.
Educate yourself before jumping into online trading in SA
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the use and growth of online investment trading platforms in SA.
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Dany Mawas, regional director at Infinox, an online trading platform.
The discussion focuses on the current online trading landscape in SA; the rationale for Infinox’s expansion into SA; the opportunity that the company sees in the local market; how the company has performed in SA; the impact of Covid-19 on online trading; Infinox’s business model and advice for South African traders.
Sanlam develops new loyalty rewards around e-learning amid Covid-19 schooling crisis
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the impact of online learning on loyalty programs in SA.
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Nathea Nicolay, Head of product at Sanlam Reality, the insurer’s loyalty program.
The discussion focuses on Sanlam’s investment in online education as a feature of their loyalty program; the evolution of the group’s loyalty program through the pandemic; ways in which companies have had to reconfigure their loyalty programs due to changes in the economy; loyalty programs as a tool for retaining customers; and an outlook for the sector going forward.
Unpacking SA's unemployment figures: "We have lost productive capacity."
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the state of employment in SA.
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sifiso Skenjana, chief economist of IQ Business to discuss the issues.
The discussion focuses on the latest unemployment figures released this week; factors that have contributed to current rates; how different industries and sectors have fared in terms of hiring; factors discouraging people from seeking employment; the impact of technology on the jobs sector; policies that need to be put in place for sustainable hiring in future; and an outlook for SA’s economy in the rest of 2021.
Health tech services show growth and innovation amid Covid-19 pandemic
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the development of health technology services in SA.
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Sheraan Amod, founder and CEO at RecoMed, a healthcare booking platform.
The discussion focuses on RecoMed’s business model; the development of health technology platforms in SA; the effect of Covid-19 in helping to increase the use of technology for healthcare professionals and patients; opportunities in the industry; ways in which technology can be made more accessible in the local healthcare system.
Visa reveals data on the growth of digital payments in SA
In this edition of the Business Day Spotlight, we talk about the growth of digital payments in SA.
Our host Mudiwa Gavaza is joined by Aldo Laubscher for country manager for SA at Visa.
The discussion focuses on Visa’s role as a technology company and its relationship with the financial services industry; the growth of digital payments around the world; the trends seen by Visa during the pandemic; how digital payments have fared versus cash; collaborations that Visa has with other fintech companies; and an outlook for the industry.