The credo of those who trade on stock markets right now is “sell, sell, sell!” The trend as we stand is to move from equity to cash. The All-Share index is 9% down this week. South Africa – of all the emerging markets on planet Earth – is doing well, let’s see if that holds. Banks are trading at 2008 levels, yikes! Capitec came out with a strong message for shareholders. On the surface, some property shares are showing a 40% yield, but the fine print needs a sharp eye. There’s a difference between panic and capitulating – Anthea explains. Big up to the blue bank of South Africa… students and SMEs will be grateful for the next 90 days.

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Wherever you are in the world, Silicon Valley has led the charge when it comes to setting the standard of entrepreneurship the world over… including what work culture looks like, and how systems are created. But have they slipped up when it comes to innovation? That’s a thought Alexandre Lazarow expands on in his new book, ‘Out-Innovate: How Global Entrepreneurs–from Delhi to Detroit–Are Rewriting the Rules of Silicon Valley’. Gareth has a conversation about innovation in business with this author and venture capitalist.

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Acts of God will come and go, but the champions of our economic framework are our entrepreneurs. Being passionate is important, but being business savvy takes everything you have within you, passion is not enough. When you own a business, is there such a thing as a day off? Is it all just about bringing in ‘The Benjamins’, or is creating employment opportunities important too? What makes entrepreneurship fun? Linda Moeketsi, Sibu Mabena and Roxy Ferreira are three dynamic entrepreneurs who – along with Epson – are working together to not only solidify their own enterprises, but are also passing on the knowledge to the next generation.

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18.03.20 Pt 2 – Big Brother Germany has really created magical television by telling the unsuspecting housemates about Covid-19. There was a seminal moment where for a second it sounded like Gareth was giving Damon a compliment, touching stuff. Mel Brooks’ son has a social distancing video for the ages. The following events might sound related, but they are not… Amanda Bynes is pregnant and Pornhub premium is now free in Italy. We then talk about entrepreneurship with Linda Moeketsi, Sibu Mabena and Roxy Ferreira on #EpsonEntrepreneur.

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Ontmoet Isak Marais, ‘n entrepeneur met ‘n passie vir innovasie en bemagtiging. Marais het twee dekades gelede die groot sprong gewaag om sy eie besigheid op die been te bring. Dit het aanvanklik ‘klippe kou’ gekos, maar vandag sit hy aan die stuur van die toonaangewende Bramhope Groep. Bramhope spesialiseer in die lewering van MRO (Maintenance, Repair, Operations) bestuursdienste en sagteware, en is ook invoerders en verspreiders van meer as 150,000 industriële produkte.

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This week we saw the biggest decline on the markets since the global financial crisis of 2008. If you are a long term investor, don’t panic. Tito’s speech contained no tax increase… what a miracle. Can he cut the public sector wage bill though? How much more debt can South Africa take on before the Rand blows out? Sasol have had another shocker. BHP Billiton have had impressive reports and are just ticking along nicely. But Shoprite results are not as good as the books might suggest.

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Fund managers Avi Gordon and Adriaan Erasmus are two people who think of alternative energy in a progressive and bilateral manner. Taking strain off the grid and presenting cost-effective solar options to the public, business owners and future investors is just a small part of what this dynamic duo is doing for the future of business. Are centralised grids a notion we need to rethink in 2020 and beyond? Section 12J and alternative energy… an opportunity to do well while doing good. Brought to you by Grovest.

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Business dynamo Faith Khanyile takes us into her mind and journey as she has traversed the corporate South African landscape over the last 20 years. What is leadership and what demands do great leaders impose on themselves? She speaks about the role that business should have in society at large. Could diversification be good for a company’s bottom line? We delve into the challenges she has faced and continues to face as a woman in the corporate world. Is mentorship important and what role might it have in your long term development as a leader in business? Business can be good and also do good, as CEO and Director of WDBIH, Faith is a living breathing example of this. Brought to you by Grovest.

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19.02.20 Pt 2 – The criminal minds in South Africa are possibly some of the most refined in the country. The real question should be, how good are South Africans at stealing? Bathobile Mlangeni is a mastermind criminal who stole R4 million from a cash in transit depot, catch her if you can. Are we all idiots for not getting into the business of religion? Roger the alien is based off Siya Sangweni, there you have it, now we know. The business juggernauts of our time are not overnight successes, stop being lazy and you could invent Twitter at the age of 18. Business dynamo Faith Khanyile joins us in studio as she unpacks the ups and downs of the life of a female business executive in the corporate world on The Section 12J Show.

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Kahn unpacks his association with education and how he views the notion of learning as a lifetime experience. His story about why he decided to do his MBA was pure serendipity. We talk about the similarity between education and the songwriting process. As a family man, Kahn is now making decisions from a different perspective, and it has altered his view on life in general. A naturally inquisitive mind, he is enthralled by science and history in general… the mind of Kahn was truly great to meet. Brought to you by Henley Business School.

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