This is Conversations From Africa with Chris Bishop, Managing Editor of Forbes Africa Magazine & Share Radio's Patrick Jones.
In this edition of the show:
- Chris tell us of his recent interview with South African finance minister Pravin Gordhan.
- Updates on the Oscar Pistorious court case.
- The latest news from South Africa's 'platinum belt' where there is considerable unrest between mining companies & the unions.
- SABC news in South Africa choose to ban footage of protests being shown on their network.
Share radio's senior analyst Ed Bowsher, joins Sue Dougan in the studio today to discuss the biggest finance stories of the last 24 hours. On the agenda today, cyber-crime is costing British businesses £1bn last year, motorists want more severe penalties for illegal phone use while driving, People in their twenties are spending almost half their income on rent, plus much more. Consuming Issues goes out every week day from 9 to 12 on Share Radio.
Steve Darragh, Director of affordable housing developer Uprise, launched their report on affordable housing in London. Uprise is an affordable housing developer using a commercial model to build additionality into London's housing stock. The report is compiled with the input and consensus of over one million Londoners. So what's wrong with the structure? What can be done? And how will it be spread to other cities?
In 2015, during London Technology Week, Wayra UK launched startupDNA, the first research study to reveal the social makeup of Britain’s start-up ecosystem. The Diversity Tech Summit is designed to bring together key individuals to pursue a diversity agenda and meet the challenges outlined in the startupDNA executive summary. Danny Bartlett, from Wayra UK, joined Share Radio to talk on the summit.
How does religion fit in the EU Referendum? Lord William Wallace, from Christians for Europe, and Adrian Hilton, Co-chair of Christians for Britain, join Marc Shoffman to discuss what role faith should play throughout the campaign. How big a factor should Christianity play when people come to vote?
Matthew Cook and Murray Stassen, Deputy Editor at MusicWeek, debate the latest story surrounding musician Ed Sheeran after two US musicians are suing him for an estimated $20m (£13.8m) for similarities of over his single 'Photograph'. Frey Lindsay presents the music industry anecdote of the week, while Adam Edelshain, Senior Manager at PwC, discusses the last PwC report, which suggests an impressive forecast for the UK media and entertainment industry.
This week on Shop Floor, in association with the Inspirational Development Group, Nick Peters looks at the role of unions in business with Tony Devlin, National Officer for Unite the Union, and Luke Primarolo, Regional Officer for Unite the Union. Guy Standing, Professor of Development Studies at SOAS, discusses zero-hour contracts and the rise of a new social class, the precariat, whose working lives are filled with uncertainty and doubt. Craig Preston, Managing Director at IDG, explains why businesses should nurture their staff's passions in order to learn new skills about leadership and teamwork.
JustLoans Group is an alternative lender aiming to disrupt business banking. Founded by serial entrepreneur John Davies who's been involved in the lending industry for over thirty years since 198, the company only lends to SMEs and they've developed a fintech platform which gives initial lending decisions in ten minutes. Linda Lewis finds out why their CEO is on a mission to disrupting business banking.
Linda Lewis meets the founders of The Inner Circle - an online dating platform for connecting 'successful singles around the world' with an app, a website and regular social events. They won first prize for best niche dating app at the European Dating Awards in May and theit co-founder, David Vermeulen, was voted entrepreneur of the year. Linda finds out how the company is planning to expand in other cities in Europe and the US.