25.02.19 Pt 1 – As Gareth wrestles with traffic, Ben gives a frank assessment of the controversial movie Inxeba and what culture means nowadays. The team is all caught up with the latest from the The Bachelor SA, and some listener emails provide extra layers to the many facets of the show. Your latest news and sports stories from there, Anthea's weekly finance update, then Siya wraps things up with his positivity feature for the day.

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After spending ten years in finance and being interested in tech, it became obvious to Marcus Swanepoel that he would start something with Bitcoin. Fast forward to today, and Marcus is leading the future of money at Luno - learning many lessons along the way. The CEO and co-founder of the leading global cryptocurrency company shares some of these lessons with Gareth, ahead of the 5th Blockchain Africa annual conference taking place in Johannesburg and Cape Town.

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A big financial week lies ahead for South Africa as the nation braces itself for the Budget Speech. Comair has entered into a full and final settlement agreement with SAA over an anti-competition case. What does this mean? Anthea breaks it down, as well as touching on EOH falling a further 25% early in the week and Curro releasing a great set of results. She also looks at Dis-Chem and DSY's trading update.

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Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have the potential to revolutionise and transform existing business processes and is capable of making the world more transparent, connected, efficient and democratic. One of the people who truly understand this like we do is Sonya Kuhnel, co-founder of Bitcoin Events, which was born to educate and inform people about the opportunities offered by digital currencies. Bitcoin Events is the team around the 5th Blockchain Africa annual conference, which CliffCentral.com is the official premier media partner for. Gareth spoke to Sonya to find out more about Africa’s leading blockchain conference, and what she and her team have planned for #BAC19.

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06.02.19 Pt2 - Do you care about SONA? Of course not, but the team suggests a whole host of things that would make the event worthwhile. In the month of love Ben has some interesting Valentine's Day stats, which is balanced by Gord's natural romantic spirit. Gareth then chats to Christo from Coronation about tax-free investments and how this trumps savings every time. And finally Hendrik and Johan Cronje talk about their new movie 'Liewe Lisa' and the toils of getting it to screen.

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Shane turns the tables on Ernie and gets him to tell his own story – how he learnt from the inside why there is usually so little love for insurance companies... and how he discovered that it could be so much better. It's a redemptive tale of second chances and finding opportunities to do something different and meaningful.

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The drought is over and long forgotten, but after the Agri Business reports recently it looks like we’re not quite out of the woods. Anthea brings the latest on that, as well as discussing Absa CEO Maria Ramos's resignation. She also breaks down SHP's trading statement, LVMH's report and Eskom releasing a SENS listing by name of the people and companies they believe contributed to the irregular expenditure hole in their income statement for the half-year period ending 09/2018. She also touches on the effects of the horrendous Vale mudslide and the Apple shares trading 5% higher in post market trade after reporting on Tuesday evening. And finally, after an exciting competition, Waylon Smit from EasyEquities announces the #Invest-Star winner!

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04.02.19 Pt1 - It was a pretty drunk weekend as Ben drank like a sailor and Siya enjoyed some birthday festivities. Leigh-Ann finally got some sleep, thanks to her Sleeping Jesus - which she unpacks in studio. Gareth wages war against the rats in his roof... then into the latest news, sport, finance and the big winner in the #Invest EasyEquities trader competition.

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CPI Inflation came in at the middle of the SARB target, 4.5%, this is not a bad week on the JSE - considering more retailers put out terrible trading updates, and even the Rand strengthened a bit. Anthea highlights Massmart's trading update, Shoprite's numbers, and the Vodacom report which has raised eyebrows. There's lots going on in Naspers as it gets approval to separately list its pay TV business (Multichoice), and Tencent gets China Govt approval for more games. Lastly, she shares her thoughts on the general feeling on the global economy out of Davos.

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How does the build-up to elections reflect on the market? Anthea kicks off this week's update with a breakdown of that before tackling all of the discussions happening around the South African Reserve Bank. The other issue that raised its ugly head at the ANC conference was President Ramaphosa saying that the challenges at Eskom were being handled?!

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