Nastassia Arendse studied financial journalism at Wits University. She has been in broadcasting for seven years, and has worked in both television and radio. As a broadcaster and writer she has interviewed a range of business leaders, including Barclays CEO Maria Ramos, Bidvest founder Brian Joffe and Comair CEO Erik Venter, among others. Throughout her career she’s picked up unconventional secrets to success.

Banks to face R60bn class-action claim

Banks are selling the homes of defaulting debtors at prices below market value, says Advocate Douglas Shaw.

Famous Brands trading update disappoints

Tencent/Naspers, resources ‘jump’, safe-haven stocks, gold pressure, US oil inventories, Sasol – Maudi Lentsoane on Wednesday’s market moves.

Curro Holdings: School arm Meridian slows profit

Bad debt figure up to 1.6% as recession and decline in disposable income weigh, says Curro CEO Andries Greyling.

Resources hard-hit on back of gold, platinum and oil prices

Old Mutual, Curro, Grindrod and Anchor Group – Simon Brown on Tuesday’s market moves.

Investment unusual: Whisky

From a growth point of view, over the last 10 years, whisky has been on an insane trajectory, says WhiskyBrother’s Neil Paterson.

No need for government to provide ‘free healthcare for all’

NHI is a tax on workers; those who can afford to pay for their own healthcare should be allowed to do so – Jasson Urbach of the FMF Health Policy Unit.

Bell Equipment up dramatically today

Strong day, Naspers, BAT, AB InBev, Steinhoff, Mondi and Richemont – Nerina Visser on Monday’s market moves.

Sandton’s luxury-apartment demand falling

The onslaught of bad news has made investors cautious, adopting a wait-and-see approach, says Kent Gush of Kent Gush Properties.

Becoming a trader: how to start, where to learn and potential dangers

You need to be prepared to lose a bit of money and work for little to get experience, says Petri Redelinghuys.

Naspers drops as China investigates media players

No change from Moody’s; Naspers/Tencent, resources weaker, US inflation and dollar weakness – Wayne McCurrie on Friday’s market moves.

Storm clouds gather across the global nuclear horizon

Companies, countries start to question the nuclear process.

Glencore anticipates rollout of electric cars and batteries to benefit it

JSE down, ‘safety’ theme, Harmony, AngloGold, Glencore HY report, and Moody’s statement tomorrow – Maudi Lentsoane on Thursday’s market moves.

Making contributions – first through medicine, then through fashion

‘We’ve taken the fashion industry and somehow opened it up’ says Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe.

Business confidence up but still indicates hesitancy, uncertainty

The Sarb’s independence, state of public finances and the danger of populism are all potential threats to business confidence levels, says Sacci economist Ricard Downing.

Pace of women moving into leadership roles ‘too slow’

Gender diversity fatigue is creeping in, says Grant Thornton director Christelle Grohmann.


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