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By Litlhare Moteetee
BDO South Africa's Sector Podcast series.
Covering Financial Services, Emerging Technology, Natural Resources, Real-Estate and Construction, Tourism, Telecommunications and Media.
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Financial sustainability: Green Variability


Financial sustainability: Green Variability
The topic of ESG has been on every good company's agenda recently, and with that, has come the concept of Green Variability. Joining me today to give us some clarity on this topic, is Shehnaaz Suleman, Director within BDO's Financial Services Technical sector. 
July 16, 2021
The role of ESG in the REC sector
When it comes to the concept of people, planet and profit, are we putting enough focus on people and planet?  Environmental, Social and Corporate governance, or ESG has become a large global focus in the realm of sustainability.  Today I am joined by Carla Clamp and Richard Walker, Risk Advisory Directors within BDO’s Real-estate and construction sector, and we will be discussing the role ESG plays in the REC industry.
May 24, 2021
The move towards clean energy use: South Africa
Having joined the global trend to move towards clean energy use, is South Africa ready to embrace renewable energy? Nato Oosthuizen, Audit Partner within BDO's Natural Resources Sector, gives us some clarity. 
May 7, 2021
A view on Telematics
The field of Telematics has grown from strength to strength and is steadily becoming an essential part of various other industries.  Discussing this further with me today is Carl Bosma, Director within BDO's IT Advisory and TMT Sector. 
March 30, 2021
The new world of InsurTech
In the period of innovation, technological progression has become a vital need for each business in order to meet the developing consumer desires and keep up with advanced change.  Chatting to us today about the world of Insurance and InsurTech as it relates to innovation is Justin Roberts, Associate Director within BDO's Financial Services Technology Sector, and Tatenda Mapurisa, Senior Analyst within BDO's Financial Services Technology Sector. 
March 11, 2021
Special Budget Speech 2021 commentary
Welcome to a special edition of BDO’s Frankly Speaking Podcast. Today, we will be bringing you some clarity to South Africa’s 2021 budget speech, delivered on the 24th of February. We have key BDO experts and friends of BDO who have keenly painted us a picture of what the country’s fiscal future holds. They include: Anthony Pillay, Associate Director within BDO’s Public Sector Kevin Lings, Chief Economist at Stanlib Marcus Botha, Tax Director at BDO Yugen Pillay, Partner within BDO’s Public Sector Cobie van Antwerpen, Advisory Director within BDO’s Public Sector Chiedza Madzima, Head of South Africa Research and Operational Risk at Fitch Solutions Professor David Warneke, Head of Technical Tax at BDO
March 1, 2021
Privacy: Should South Africans be worried about WhatsApp's updated privacy policy?
The tug-o-war over personal data and information continues. With WhatsApp releasing its new privacy policy and causing mass global panic and boycotts. Lisa Erasmus, Senior manager within BDO’s Financial Services Technology division is here to give us some clarity.
January 22, 2021
What is in store for South Africa’s Travel sector this December, and beyond?
From beach closures to increased "staycations"; what will the South African tourism industry look like over the December period, and beyond? In this week's episode, Lee-Anne Bac and Bernadine Galliver, Advisory Directors within BDO's tourism sector, give us some clarity. 
December 18, 2020
Bringing clarity to the insurance sector
One of the hardest hit industries by the COVID-19 pandemic is Insurance, and it seems some industries had an expectation that their insurers would foot their bills during South Africa’s lockdown. Here to bring clarity to the situation is Marnus Fourie, Partner within BDO's Financial Sector team. 
November 20, 2020
The war against cybercrime
According to the World Economic Forum (WEF), "cybercrime remains one of the greatest threats to global prosperity and is expected to cost the global economy $2.9 million every minute in 2020." Delving into this topic with me today is Technology analyst, Christopher O’Flaherty and Kevin Moodley, Associate Director within BDO’s Financial Servivces Technology Sector.
November 6, 2020
The complexities of cross-border transactions in Africa
The current landscape of cross-border transactions in Africa is complex and forever changing. Political relationships, pandemics and a variety of other matters make this one of the most complicated areas of discussion.  Here to give us some clarity on the subject, is Associate Director, Patrick McLennan and Transfer Pricing Partner Marcus Stelloh, from BDO. 
October 16, 2020
How secure is unsecured lending?
Despite earlier hiccups and scandals, unsecured lending has grown in popularity among South Africans.  Chatting to me today on the popularity of this type of lending and debt in South Africa is Chan-ré Pietersen, Senior Audit Manager within BDO's Financial Services sector. 
October 2, 2020
Managing your carbon footprint
Carbon, is arguably one of the biggest contributors to the changing face of our planet. We generate tonnes of it daily, as individuals, as well as organisations.  Chatting to me today on how individuals and organisations can reduce their carbon footprint is Dineo Mokono, Manager and Geologist within BDO's Natural Resources Sector. 
September 21, 2020
Currencies and their values
The currency landscape is in flux, and the value of different currencies is changing.  Chatting to me today about the factors that contribute to the value of currencies and investments is Zakhele Nyandeni, Senior Audit Manager in within BDO’s Financial Services sector.
September 4, 2020
Organisational Resilience
Covid-19 has not only lead to a massive loss of life, but has also led a lot of organisations and businesses to their demise.  In this episode, I chat to Nadine Rix, National Risk Officer at BDO South Africa, on Organisational Resilience and ways companies can salvage their businesses. 
August 21, 2020
Blurring the lines between fact and conspiracy: Will robots take over the world?
The biggest mainstream conversation that we are having when it comes to robots is if they are here to take our jobs. But it might be worth looking at the bigger picture, and hoping that we are still in it in the next century.  Chatting to me today on robots and the future of tech, is Nevellan Moodley, Head of BDO Financial Services Technology. 
August 14, 2020
Trends in Connectivity: where are we headed?
Connectivity has been a long-standing debate in South Africa, and globally.  The rise of Covid-19 has brought into sharp focus how we stay connected in the new world of social distancing.  I chat to Bernard van der Walt and Imtiaaz Hashim, Partners within BDO's Technology, Media and Telecommunications Sector, on all this and more.
August 6, 2020
Real-Estate: still a safe bet?
Real Estate has been one of the hardest hit industries during the COVID-19 pandemic. In this episode, I chat to Paul Badrick, the BDO National Head of Real Estate and Construction in South Africa, about the current state of this industry.
July 31, 2020
Cash or card? The future of banking
The global COVID-19 pandemic has heightened awareness of how germs are transmitted and some institutions are already spending significant amounts of money to deep clean potentially infected cash, and in some cases, destroying the ‘infected’ cash. In this episode, I chat to Shehnaaz Suleman, Associate Director  within BDO's Financial Services Technical Sector, about cash and the future of banking. 
July 23, 2020
A brave new world: Emerging technology and IoT
In this episode, I chat to Christopher O'Flaherty, IT Analyst within BDO's Financial Services Sector. We discuss emerging tech, focusing on the practicalities of the Internet of Things. 
July 16, 2020
Tourism in South Africa: Where to from here?
In this episode, I chat to Lee-Anne Bac and Christelle Grohmann, Directors in BDO's Advisory Services team, with a Sector focus on Tourism.  We will be discussing the current state of South African tourism, and what lies ahead for the industry.
July 9, 2020
The Future of Mining
In this episode, I chat to Jill MacRae, Associate Director within BDO's Natural Resources Sector. We discuss the future of mining post the pandemic. 
July 2, 2020