Jacques Taylor, besturende direkteur van John Deer Sub-Sahara Afrika. Die man wat deur internasionale kenners bestempel word as ‘Afrika se Landboukenner’ gesels padlangs met my oor sy loopbaanpad, wat hom van die navraagtoonbank in die Bloemfontein-tak van Standard Bank geneem het na die vooruitstrewende boeregemeenskap van Schweizer-Reneke, die glanskantore van Johannesburg en Nigerië se welvarende landboumark tot, uiteindelik, die bestuurstoel van John Deere in Boksburg.

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The team begin to analyse how much time they lose in traffic, since they’re all trying to gear themselves up to be billionaires. They each also realise just how dependent they are on technology. Talking about successful and productive people, hear the inspiring entrepreneurship story of Albé Geldenhuys, the founder and CEO Of USN. His life reads like something out of a movie: A former policeman who took a leap of faith, put in a lot of work and now is reaping the huge, worldwide rewards.

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Seleho Tsatsi is in for Anthea today, and he anticipates that like-for-like net rental income for 2019 will be down by around 9%. He gives an update on Dis-Chem and how things are looking for them. Could they be the next Clicks? Uber on the other hand has their results out too, and it seems they’ve been bleeding money – $2.5 billion to be precise.

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You may know a lot about Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies… and if you’ve been following this podcast, you would have certainly heard about Luno. The app-based crypto exchange is helping revolutionise money, but there’s a lot more to it than that. Luno’s GM, Marius Reitz, tells us more about what it is that Luno does.

Decrypto is powered by Luno.

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Oil imports decreased during the month of September, causing trade surplus to widen. With the budget behind us, this past Friday Moody’s changed our outlook from Stable to Negative. On a brighter note, the US Dept of Labour said that they had added 128k jobs.

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04.11.19 Pt 1 – Everyone is still buzzing after the weekend, with many stories to tell. We also have a special guest this morning. Mbulelo Thinta is a proper sports fan and he’s in to give everyone a well-rounded recap of what is arguably our greatest sporting weekend this year. Siya is faced with a minor dilemma, and found himself having to break in and out of his own house this weekend.

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Siya Sangweni (CliffCentral Brand Manager), Rina Broomberg (CliffCentral co-founder) and I were in New York last week for a series of meetings, a conference and some interesting experiences in the world of podcasting. It’s always reassuring to hear other people’s stories of pioneering their businesses and ideas in new media and to compare them to your own. You quickly realise that the distance between Johannesburg and New York is shorter than it has ever been – and that we’re having similar experiences, challenges and discovering clever solutions to the flux that all media businesses find themselves in…

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This week crude oil dropped below $61/bbl… we find out why with Anthea. Pick n Pay on the other hand reported a very impressive set of results, with an increase in turnover. Twitter reported a Q3 net income of $37-million, or 5 US cents per share.

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In the final episode of Howzit China, Gareth Cliff and Phumi Mashigo chat to two South Africans who have a lot to share about the relations between South Africa and China, and the opportunities that exist in each country for the other. Grant Horsfield is a South African who has made a huge success for himself in China through naked Group – a premium lifestyle brand in Asia. Luyanda Sithole is the Chief Partnership Officer at the African World Heritage Fund… she speaks about the work the fund does in preserving World Heritage Sites in South Africa and Africa as a whole, and the role China has played.

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Henry Biddlecombe joins us in place of Anthea this week, and he chats about streaming wars – with Disney and Amazon coming up as strong contenders against the likes of Netflix. He also touches on Brexit, and what it actually means for investors.

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