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The MoneyMakers with Bruce Whitfield

A S.African listed company that is making it big in the debt collection world

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What does Shark Tank, taxis, data, Australia and debt collection all have in common? Find out in this episode of the MoneyMakers with Bruce Whitfield and Transaction Capital's CEO David Hurwitz.
 FICA Amendment Bill: The ball is in the President's court

Video / 3/22/2017 6:45:17 AM

FICA Amendment Bill: The ball is in the President's court

South Africa's President Jacob Zuma's concern about signing the Financial Intelligence Centre Amendment Bill into law was namely that section 45B(1C) may unjustifiably violate the right to privacy, because it allows for warrantless searches. Recently the National Assembly adopted minor changes to the FICA Bill, aimed at answering his concerns that it may be unconstitutional. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield finds out if the FICA Bill is due to gather more dust at the President's office with Bonang Mohale, Deputy Chairperson of Business Leadership South Africa.

 Moeletsi Mbeki on what is behind S.A's Afrophobia

Video / 3/17/2017 7:28:47 AM

Moeletsi Mbeki on what is behind S.A's Afrophobia

On Tuesday a high level delegation of lawmakers from South Africa's Parliament and Nigeria’s House of Representatives met in Cape Town to discuss the recent flare up of xenophobia in South Africa. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield finds out what is behind Afrophobia and its impact on South African companies doing business on the continent with Political Economist & Author, Moeletsi Mbeki.

 Blue Label continues to make moves

Video / 3/15/2017 5:36:11 AM

Blue Label continues to make moves

Blue Label Telecoms recently cemented its agreement to rescue debt-laden Cell C and is injecting R5.5 billion for a 45 per cent stake in the mobile operator. Now TicketPro, a division of Blue Label has entered into a joint venture with South Africa's oldest and largest bus company, Putco. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield is joined by Blue Label Telecoms Joint CEO, Brett Levy to discuss the growing synergies the company has been unearthing.

 SASSA & Net 1's CPS contract extension: Is it incompetence or corruption?

Video / 3/14/2017 5:51:52 AM

SASSA & Net 1's CPS contract extension: Is it incompetence or corruption?

The eleventh hour agreement to extend the social grants contract with Net1's Cash Paymaster Services has raised a lot of ire with of the public and threatens payments of grants to 17 million beneficiaries. Tonight on the MoneyMakers with Bruce Whitfield , he discusses the questionable tender and procurement processes of the social grant contract with David Lewis, Executive Director of Corruption Watch.

 Behind the commodities resurgence

Video / 3/10/2017 6:35:11 AM

Behind the commodities resurgence

Commodity prices are enjoying their best run in years, is this fresh evidence that investors are betting on a pickup in the global economy after years of sluggish growth and scant inflation? What are some of the drivers of this resurgence and is it sustainable? On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield is joined by Bevan Jones, CEO, Thebe Ventures and Peter Major, Director Mining, Cadiz Corporate to discuss if this is a rally or a dead cat bounce?

 Time to invest in an alternative reality?

Video / 3/9/2017 6:27:16 AM

Time to invest in an alternative reality?

2016 was a year to forget for equity investors. The FTSE/JSE returned just 2.6 per cent and offshore returns were even poorer, with the MSCI World Index down 4.6 per cent in local currency terms. But one of the interesting things to come out of last year was, the performance of equity products offering alternative exposures. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield discusses investing in alternative reality by closely looking at trackers like the CoreShares Divitrax & Satrix Rafi 40 which both returned double digit returns. Join Bruce and his guest, Brian McMillan from Investec.

 Funding small businesses to bigger highs

Video / 3/8/2017 6:53:00 AM

Funding small businesses to bigger highs

Many small business owners are at a loss when it comes to where to look for funding and how to access it. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield discusses a joint initiative between the private sector and government called Finfind. Join Bruce and his guests Mzi Memani, Director of Enterprise Development at the Department of Small Business Development, Darlene Menzies, CEO of Finfind and Nazrene Mannie from Business Leadership South Africa and Beyond Advocacy's Fund Manager to find out how to bridge the funding gap.

 What you need to know about the investigation into Ford South Africa

Video / 3/7/2017 5:57:05 AM

What you need to know about the investigation into Ford South Africa

The National Consumer Commission has received more than 130 complaints against Ford South Africa relating to various issues, including the combusting of Kuga vehicles, since December last year. On the 28th of February, the Commission investigators served Ford Motor Company with an investigation certificate. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield finds out if the NCC's bite is as big as its bark with the Commission's Head of Enforcement, Prudence Moilwa.

 Why global fintech investment is in decline

Video / 3/3/2017 6:31:05 AM

Why global fintech investment is in decline

According to KPMG, there was a 47.2 per cent slide in Fintech investments globally in 2016 to $24.7 billion. On this episode of the MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield discusses the waning investment levels in the fintech sector with Joelene Pierce, a Partner in Financial Services for KPMG in South Africa.

 A multi-million-rand SA tech success story no-one has heard

Video / 3/2/2017 6:45:44 AM

A multi-million-rand SA tech success story no-one has heard

Long before the #FeesFeesMustfall movement, the term 'outsourcing' already had a bad taste in South Africa's lexicon. But for several years now, DigiOutsource has been running client operations and manning a contact centre for leading online gaming sites around the world. The company describes itself as the biggest South African success story you've never heard of and says its turnover is in the hundreds of millions. On this episode of MoneyMakers, Bruce Whitfield is joined from Cape Town by DigiOutsource CEO David Stevenson to discuss how South African companies can turn themselves into employers and attract foreign investment.

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