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BPH: Shapiro co-host; Sbu Shabalala on Volaris offer; Sean Peche on Naspers/Prosus; Peter Major; Jeremy Boraine

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host David Shapiro, Founder and CEO of Adapt IT Sbu Shabalala on the Volaris offer, fund manager Sean Peche on Naspers and Prosus, mining guru Peter Major on Anglo American unbundling its SA coal assets, Jeremy Boraine on the passing of Jonathan Ball and the BizNews team.

Flash Briefing: Anglo American spins off SA coal; Volaris makes bid for Adapt IT; Eskom scandal; NDB; AstraZeneca

Anglo American will spin off its SA coal operations, into a company called Thungela Resources. Volaris Group has made a bid to purchase Adapt IT. More corruption uncovered at Eskom and SA gets another emergency loan from the New Development Bank.

Grant Pattison on life after Edcon on his first day as CEO of Servest SA

Ex-Massmart CEO at the tender age of 36 and Edcon CEO thereafter, Grant Pattison is as experienced as they come in the world of South African retail. He’s walked away from retail and on his first day as CEO of Servest, Grant shares his insights on his career thus far and what lies ahead.

BPH: Heystek, Viljoen on Naspers, Prosus; Gidon Novick on airline industry; Grant Pattison; Plett rate payers

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host Magnus Heystek, fund manager Piet Viljoen, Lift founder and serial entrepreneur Gidon Novick, ex-Massmart and Edcon CEO Grant Pattison and Chairman of the Plett Rate Payers Association Peter Gaylard, and the BizNews team.

Flash Briefing: Prosus to sell Tencent shares; IMF optimistic; SA business confidence; Norway’s clean energy investment

Prosus intends to sell some of its Tencent shares, to the value of around $14.6bn. The International Monetary Fund revised growth predictions upward while local business confidence slid in March. The world’s largest sovereign wealth fund in Norway has bought into clean energy infrastructure.

The UGLY truth about the Covid-19 lockdowns, Part 3 – Nick Hudson, co-founder of PANDA

PANDA (Pandemics – data and analysis) has been outspoken with regards to the policy-makers’ reaction to Covid-19, lockdowns and other approaches to the virus. Nick Hudson, co-founder of PANDA, spoke at the inaugural BizNews Investment Conference in March 2021.

BPH 6 April: Steven Nathan; Earle Loxton; Jon Ovadia; Kookie Kooyman; Nick Hudson; Andrew Golding

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by CEO of DCX Capital Earle Loxton, CEO of Ovex Jon Ovadia, banking analyst Kokkie Kooyman, PANDA CEO Nick Hudson, CEO of Pam Golding, Andrew Golding and the BizNews team.

PANDA’s Nick Hudson on his shot to fame; and the real concern behind YouTube’s censorship

Last week YouTube removed the video of PANDA co-founder Nick Hudson’s keynote at last month’s BizNews Investment conference because it “explicitly disputes WHO guidelines on social distancing and self-isolation”. This action has suddenly seen Hudson gain fame with Fox TV’s Ingraham Angle one of many inundating him for interviews. In this chat with BizNews founder Alec Hogg, Hudson talks about this shot to fame and says the real concern is the censorship of alternate views because governments aren’t always right. A must listen.

Flash Briefing: SA seals deal for Pfizer Covid-19 shots; Old Mutual backs LNG; China; Suez Canal

South Africa has signed a long-delayed deal with Pfizer for 20 million Covid-19 vaccines, arriving this month. Old Mutual African Infrastructure Investment Managers is betting on natural gas in SA’s transition away from coal. China has created a digital Yuan to be controlled by its central bank.