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The OFM Business Hour

The latest business news from Central SA. Presented by Olebogeng Motse.
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NWU Business School

A lot of small businesses in South Africa went through a rough time this year. Factors such as load-shedding, the high prices of fuel, inflation and interest rates – to name but a few, contributed to this. Prof Waldo Kruggel, who represents the NWU Business School, shares a few tips…
27 Nov 11AM 3 min

SARB hou rentekoerse onveranderd

Die Reserwebank se monetêrebeleidskomitee het besluit om die repokoers onveranderd te hou op 8,25%. Aubrey Larkins, 'n ontleder van Efficient Private Clients, sê aan OFM Sakeuur dat Lesetja Kganyago, president van die Reserwebank, die besluit geneem het ondanks die hoër inflasie. Dit het in Oktober tot 5,9% gestyg teenoor 5,4%…
23 Nov 2PM 4 min

Is dit eties om steenkoolnavorsing in Suid-Afrika te doen?

Beslis, sê prof. Marco le Roux, direkteur van die Sentrum vir Ingenieursonderwys aan die Noordwes-Universiteit. Hy was op OFM Sakeuur om steenkoolnavorsing te bespreek. Reuters het onlangs eksklusief berig dat Suid-Afrika sy bindende doelwitte vir die 2030-koolstofvrystellings ingevolge die Parys-klimaatooreenkoms gaan misloop. Le Roux sê volgens voorspellings sal Suid-Afrika ná…
21 Nov 1PM 4 min

Hoe sal die ouerskapverlof van vier maande verdeel word?

Ouers sal self moet besluit hoe hulle die ouerskapverlof van vier maande gaan verdeel. Dit het onlangs in die hooggeregshof in Johannesburg die groenlig gekry. Ilze Strydom, direkteur van familiereg by PH-prokureurs, het dit breedvoerig bespreek met Kayla Barker op die OFM Sakeuur.
16 Nov 8AM 13 min

To buy a music catalogue, or not?

Got some major cash to splurge on a music catalogue? Well, if you have the luxury of being in this position, you might want to hold your horses so to speak. Professor Waldo Krugell from the North-West University (NWU) Business School tells the OFM Business Hour that whilst investors splurged…
13 Nov 1PM 6 min

Landmark judgment shakes up parental leave in SA

A recent Gauteng High Court ruling has set in motion big changes for parental leave in South Africa as sections of the Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) have been ruled unconstitutional. To tell us more we're joined by Anli Bezuidenhout, Director of Employment Law at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr.
7 Nov 2PM 6 min

Plans to make Free State an energy hub underway

The Free State Provincial Government is determined to play a role in South Africa’s energy crisis by becoming the country’s central energy security hub. At least 500 delegates gathered under one roof at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State (PACOFS) in Bloemfontein for the province’s Energy Security Indaba…
6 Nov 12PM 4 min

Free Stators' Input Sought on Tobacco Control Bill

The Parliamentary Portfolio Committee on Health is set to hear opinions on the Tobacco Products and Electronic Delivery Systems Control Bill in Free State from Saturday (28/10) to Sunday (29/10). Dr Sharon Nyatsanza, Deputy Director of the National Council Against Smoking (NCAS) said the bill mandates a complete prohibition of…
27 Oct 5AM 6 min

SARS ups the ante to ensure compliance

With the South African economy facing numerous challenges, the role of SARS in tax collection is crucial. Walter Blake, MAZARS’ Regional Leader for the Central Region tells us more about SARS’ tax assessments and tax recovery…
26 Oct 3AM 5 min

Is love blind in the workplace? Regulating romantic relationships at work

ENS' Claire Nolan and Amy Pawson advise business owners and institutional heads on how to approach regulating romantic relationships in the workplace. Claire and Amy who are at associate and candidate practitioner level respectively, tell the OFM Business Hour they are increasingly observing a rise in workplace conflict or complications…
24 Oct 5PM 13 min

Pleidooi vir SAID-satellietkantoor in Springbok kry momentum

Die Namakwalandse Kamer van Koophandel in vennootskap met die Nama-Khoi Plaaslike Munisipaliteit in die Noord-Kaap doen 'n beroep op die Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens (SAID) om 'n satellietkantoor in Springbok teen middel 2024 te bou. Franklin Meyer, uitvoerende lid van die Namakwalandse Sakekamer, sê aan OFM Sakeuur dat sake-eienaars en inwoners minstens…
24 Oct 1PM 9 min

Don't leave trusted employer scheme applications to the last minute!

The South African government has heard businesses' complaints regarding work visa backlogs and has now invited organisations in the country to submit expressions of interest in the pilot of the Trusted Employer Scheme. Marisa Jacobs, the Managing Director of Xpatweb tells us more about the scheme and the requirements for participation.
18 Oct 7AM 7 min

X is getting rid of its circles feature - so what now?

X - formerly Twitter - recently announced its plan to shut down its ‘Circles’ feature as of October 31st, 2023. This offering was intended to let users restrict the visibility of tweets so they could be seen only by explicitly selected accounts. Sophos cybersecurity expert, Christopher Budd got into the…
10 Oct 2PM 11 min

LiSTN - an audio game-changer

The Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of African Media Entertainment (AME), Dave Tiltmann, joins the OFM Business Hour to discuss LiSTN, an exciting new app that has just launched. The audio player promises audiences will find exactly what they want and need while offering advertisers new opportunities to reach them.
10 Oct 2PM 13 min

‘SA boere moet beskerm word om voedselsekerheid te beveilig’

Agri SA se uittredende uitvoerende hoof, Christo van der Rheede, sluit aan by die OFM Sakeuur en praat oor sy werksaamhede by die organisasie en sy toekomsplanne in die sektor ná sy aftrede. Hy met met OFM se nuusredakteur, Morné van Rooyen, gepraat.
4 Oct 9AM 6 min

NWU Business School's annual open day is on the horizon

The North-West University (NWU) Business School will soon host their annual open day, and you’re invited! To share a bit more about this event is Simoné van Tonder, a marketing representative of the NWU Business School.
25 Sep 2PM 5 min
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