On the latest business news, we discuss the 2020 National Budget presented by Finance Minister Tito Mboweni earlier in the week. Of particular interest is the lack of taxes increases, raised excise duties or “sin taxes” and possible reaction from international ratings agencies. The coronavirus comes into focus yet again as local markets reacted negatively during the week to the increased threat of the disease. Ken Swettenham, our financial expert, helps us to unpack the issues on The Business Wrap.

The Buffalo Index looks at what R100 can do for those looking to improve their public speaking skills with a Toastmasters membership or private classes.

The last Thursday of the month is when we take time to celebrate a young person in SA, 35 years and below doing great things in their industry, business or profession.

This February we have Wits University alumni, Bongani Frank Masilela, who calls himself an entrepreneur, casual traveller and backpacker. He is also a founder of Tshimong, a social enterprise that specializes in debating, public speaking, consulting and leadership training. He talks to us about his journey in public speaking and debate, upbringing, origins of Tshimong, the circle he keeps around him, his desire to help young people and what he wants his legacy to be.