Upfront with Refilwe Moloto
The Western Cape Funding Fair
Guest: Peter-Jon Thebus | Assistant Director/ Enterprise Development Specialist at Western Cape Dept of Economic Development and Tourism The Western Cape Funding Fair is a joint initiative between Deloitte Western Cape and the Department of Economic Development and Tourism. It is an exhibition and conference styled platform aimed at creating awareness and access to multiple funding organisations. Deloitte and The Department are not direct funders of SMMEs but through the Western Cape Funding Fair seek to educate entrepreneurs and business owners on accessing finance, looking at opportunities available, investment readiness and typical issues affecting access to finance.
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An alternative view on Eskom16 August 2019 | 16 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Shamil Ismail Director and author of the report “Shedding light on Eskom” at Primaresearch. Primaresearch released a comprehensive research report on Eskom which dispels some of the popular views on the causes of Eskom’s malaise. The factual report reviews the performance of Eskom over an extended period, which includes the prosperous era before the crippling 2008 load shedding, and benchmarks the current state of the utility to its “golden age” in the 1990s when Eskom was considered a world-class electricity provider. The report highlights areas of critical impact, which should form part of the discourse going forward.
Ramaphoria is quickly dying15 August 2019 | 27 Minute Listen
Refilwe speaks to Mcebisi Jonas Author of After Dawn: Hope after state capture. Former Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas said his book was about dealing with the real issues after the euphoria of the so-called new dawn. Jonas launched his new book titled After Dawn: Hope after state capture in Hyde Park on Tuesday night. He was one of the first politicians to blow the whistle on government's dealings with the Gupta brothers, claiming they offered him R600 million to take the position of Finance Minister. The book covered events leading up to state capture as well as South Africa's economic and political landscape.