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Where we interview thought leaders and business people from South Africa and the globe on the BizNews Power Hour, live weekdays at 5.30pm with the show rebroadcast here at 7pm and 7am.

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Magnus Heystek co-host; Ivermectin’s Covid role; Open Letter 2.0 to Cyril Ramaphosa

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host Magnus Heystek; Professor Colleen Aldous on why Ivermectin is an important part of the Covid story but not a silver bullet, Niemoller’s second Open Letter to President Cyril Ramaphosa and the BizNews Power Hour Team.

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US govt to donate 5.7m vaccines to SA; riots relief package to cost R38.9bn; universal booster shot

SA-born biotech billionaire Patrick Soon-Shiong is backing a Covid-19 vaccine candidate that he sees as having potential as a universal booster of other pandemic shots.

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Niemöller: A new contribution by author of brutally honest Open Letter to Ramaphosa

The Open Letter to Ramaphosa penned last week by a BizNews community member captured the zeitgeist, having been read by more than a quarter million people within a few days. The video had over 75,000 downloads in the first 24 hours. On the assumption that you can never get too much of a great thing, here is the follow up, the first of what we hope will be many contributions by “Niemöller” the nom de plume our correspondent has selected.

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Steven Nathan co-host; Mango’s despair; UCT online high school; ULA’s Hein Marx

In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host Steven Nathan giving his take on the Chinese influence in the markets; Founder of Valenture Rob Paddock on UCT’s new high school; Guy Leitch on Mango’s business rescue; leader of the United Liberty Alliance Hein Marx unpacks why they want independence from RSA and the BizNews Power Hour Team.

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What is the Chinese government trying to do? – Magnus Heystek

Magnus Heystek is the founder of Brenthurst Wealth Management. Last week, Heystek joined BizNews for a highly informative webinar about investing in SA. With the country going through violent protests and rioting, many were concerned about the financial status in South Africa. This week, Heystek gives further insights into what to do with your hard-earned money, in light of the Chinese government putting its ” idealogical jackboot back on”, as BizNews founder Alec Hogg described it. Because of this, the value of the country’s next-gen tech companies are plummeting – directly affecting Naspers/Prosus.

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Let’s not overlook Ivermectin, it saves lives – Professor Colleen Aldous

UKZN Professor Colleen Aldous talks to BizNews founder Alec Hogg on a controversial topic that has divided opinions for many months now – Ivermectin. Many academics in the field of medicine are strongly against the use of Ivermectin as a measure to prevent Covid-19. Aldous says there is more than enough evidence pointing towards the effectiveness of the ‘miracle drug’ and that medical professionals continue to overlook the evidence that keeps building up in favour of the wonder drug. Aldous goes into Ivermectin’s origins and the many hundreds of lives it has saved over the years, earning its founders a Nobel Peace Prize in 2015.

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In hierdie potgooi het ek met bekende portefeulje bestuurder Piet Viljoen van Counterpoint Batebestuur gesels oor Glencore, Uraan, ESG belegging, en meer.

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In this episode of the BizNews Power Hour, Alec Hogg is joined by co-host David Shapiro; TreasuryONE’s Andre Cilliers on the rand; strong mining commodity prices with Mergence’s Peter Major; chief executive of the business chamber in Pietermaritzburg Melanie Veness updates us on life after the shame week and the BizNews Power Hour Team.

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Since the emergence of Covid-19 over 18 months ago, we have been bombarded with a constant influx of information. This information, the nature of which has ranged from medical to political, has had one very significant thing in common; it has instilled a very real fear in most of us. 

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Mergence Corporate Solutions mining director Peter Major is the go-to man when it comes to the resource stocks. The mining industry has been South Africa’s saving grace with commodity prices staying unbelievably strong over the past 24 months or so. 

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South Africa should aim to re-prioritise its budget to offset the cost of relief measures for businesses and individuals affected by deadly riots and accelerate reforms to foster inclusive economic growth.

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It was during the height of the chaos in KwaZulu-Natal that BizNews last spoke with Melanie Veness, head of the Pietermaritzburg Business Chamber. Frightening for those affected, it now seems as if the worst might be behind for the city and other areas. 

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As is customary for a Monday, South Africa’s favourite market commentator David Shapiro shares his pearls of wisdom on the BizNews Power Hour.

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Covid-19 brought about radically new ways of doing things, particularly in the education sector. The lockdown regulations imposed in South Africa led to several schools having to resort to the implementation of online learning strategies to adhere to national regulations, which accelerated the digitalisation of education in the country.

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Currency strategist Andre Cilliers of TreasuryONE joins Alec Hogg in this week’s Currency Focus to discuss what South Africa may have to do to attract investors who disinvest following the KZN unrest. 


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