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AUDIO: Uproar at Business Day

Listen to the exchange between Business Day editor Songezo Zibi and PetroSA chairman Tshepo Kgadima

BUSINESS DAY TV: Major tax shake-up on the cards

Kyle Mandy, Head of National Tax Technical: PwC on why structural tax reform is needed to promote economic growth

‘Army of entrepreneurs’ needed to help transform wealth distribution in SA

A lack of economic transformation is undermining the miracle of post-apartheid SA was the message from speakers at the first annual Dr Richard Maponya Lecture on Entrepreneurship

Move to private education prompts R150m equity fund

We take a look at an initiative from Business Partners Limited to create a specialised SME fund specifically for the education sector

World’s toughest race on SA’s shores once again

Being on board and winching the sails as the keel lists and goes flying along the water, ocean spray soaking your only change of clothes, gives you an appreciation of what the crew goes through

Free Microsoft Windows drops tablet pricing into ‘affordable’ zone

Microsoft is offering its full Windows operating system free on an eight-inch tablet that will be sold at R1,499 in an exclusive deal with Makro retailers

BUSINESS DAY TV: Investors still ‘digesting Abil situation’

Standard Bank head of global-debt primary markets Megan McDonald explains why corporates are cutting back on debt issuance in wake demise of African Bank

BUSINESS DAY TV: CEO ‘delighted’ with Spar’s results

Spar Group CEO Graham O’Connor discusses the grocery franchise chain’s results for the year to September

Big Brother technology on your doorstep

Machine-to-machine communications, with no human intervention, has been a feature of advanced manufacturing environments for some time. Now the same technology common in industry is being marketed to consumers

BUSINESS DAY TV: Exciting time ahead for company, shareholders, says Central Rand CEO

Central Rand Gold CEO Johan du Toit speaks about negotiations with Chinese Group Hiria, flooding at its mines and future prospects

SA manufacturing production rebounds in September

Business Day economics writer Ntsakisi Maswanganyi takes a look at the latest data out from Statistics SA and what the numbers mean for the country’s GDP

BUSINESS DAY TV: Stable labour environment a key focus for Lonmin

Lonmin CEO Ben Magara discusses fourth-quarter production report, results for year to September, effects of five-month strike earlier this year

BUSINESS DAY TV: Sappi has made significant progress in reducing debt, says CEO

Sappi CEO Steve Binnie speaks about company’s strong focus on reducing costs, cash generation and new investments

Tours and tasting on Western Cape wine routes

The Stellenbosch American Express Wine Route represents more than 200 grape producers and wine makers

Numsa expulsion ‘tragic’

ANC secretary-general Gwede Mantashe laments the expulsion of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) from the Congress of South African Trade Unions

South Africans get off the grid as Eskom struggles to provide reliable power

We speak to three South Africans about the benefits of going solar

Low code takes apps to market faster and cheaper

OutSystems explains how low code greatly reduces time and development costs, which allows companies with limited budgets to can out-innovate their competitors

Only 15 watch brands hold their value

Peter Machlup explains which watches hold their value and why he has been consumed with a lifelong passion for collecting and trading fine watches

BUSINESS DAY TV: Low business confidence level a real concern

South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry CEO Neren Rau speaks about October’s business confidence index, which shows a further deterioration in sentiment

BUSINESS DAY TV: PPC has huge amount of potential and great team, says Ketso Gordhan

Former CEO of PPC, Ketso Gordhan, discusses move to call special meeting to reconstitute cement producer’s board and his hopes for future of company

BUSINESS DAY TV: Gold bulls ‘are resilient people’

Harmony Gold CEO Graham Briggs discusses latest quarterly results, keeping eye on trends in gold price rather than daily changes

Hotel with a heart in Soweto

Located in Kliptown, the Soweto Hotel overlooks an open-air market opposite Freedom Square where the ANC adopted Freedom Charter in 1955

Rare Pierneef collection goes under the hammer

Collection of paintings by iconic South African artist Jacob Hendrik Pierneef goes under the hammer at Wanderers Club in Johannesburg

Insurance report points to growth in Nigeria and Kenya

Victor Muguto, long-term insurance leader at PwC, explains why growth opportunities SA may be may be limited due to high penetration

BUSINESS DAY TV: ‘Machinery finally in motion’ for Challenger Energy’s shale gas bid

MD Robert Willes discusses road ahead as its application to explore for shale gas in Karoo through subsidiary Bundu Gas and Oil Exploration is finally being processed

Environment risk evident in current mine closure laws

When mines close, companies that own mining rights have environmental and social obligations to meet in the closure process, but some have found legal ways to avoid those obligations

Intisaar — Zimbabwean label at the MBFWA

Zimbabwean designer Intisaar Mukadan shares insights into her current comfortable collection, inspired by traditional attire

Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa opens with colour

Bdlive chats to Cameroonian-born designer Kibonen NY at the Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Africa in Melrose Arch

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