FixSA

Moneyweb and Jeremy Maggs bring you robust conversations with South Africa’s top business leaders. FixSA offers solutions for the country’s national issues.
Occasionally English South Africa Business News · Politics
44 Episodes
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Mandela fixed SA, can his example show us the way now?

‘There is this myth that Madiba came out of prison without bitterness, but he carried a deep well of woundedness. What he found to do was to channel his anger in constructive ways’: Verne Harris of the Nelson Mandela Foundation.
11 Jul 23 min

'FDI floodgates will open with policy certainty'

Dr Andrew Golding, CEO of Pam Golding Properties, weighs in on housing the nation, the role of urban development in revitalizing South Africa's economy, and how the GNU and political stability will boost foreign investment into the country
28 Jun 23 min

The health of SA matters

Self-mastery is the reset button that puts you back in control of your life and helps you make healthy choices in both your personal and business life. It’s also a useful philosophy for fixing South Africa, says Alistair Mokoena, head of Google SA.
3 May 26 min

Truth, power and fixing the country

Athol Williams is a whistleblower, has seven university degrees, and wants to see South Africa move from the era of the bully to the era of the brave. It’s about speaking truth to power – but what does this really mean, how do we do it, and if we do…
19 Apr 24 min

AI and its role in the big fix

Futurist Lavina Ramkissoon is a technology creator with expertise in psychology, technology and economics and their applications into AI, blockchain, emerging tech, ethics and data. Her philosophy is humanising technology and actively serving as a growth enabler for talent. On the latest edition of FixSA she explores the power of…
4 Apr 24 min

Here’s how our universities can do more for the economy

Is university still only for the very poor and very rich? Rhodes Vice-chancellor Professor Sizwe Mabizela updates his take on this, stresses the need to get learners excited about maths and science, and gets to the heart of private sector reticence about investing in university-level research.
7 Mar 29 min

Fixing big things – how to get it done

A major part of fixing SA is about completing significant projects: roads, bridges, power stations and so on. These tasks are overseen by Rudi Dicks, head of project management in The Presidency.
8 Feb 25 min

An ethical vision for South Africa's future

'I believe that ethics is the cornerstone of any safe, just and prosperous society because, for society to prosper, you need people to get along with one another': Deon Rossouw, CEO of the Ethics Institute of South Africa.
25 Jan 25 min

Improving SA Education an imperative

On this week’s Fix SA: Basil Manuel a leading education figure in SA and Executive Director of the National Professional Teachers' Organisation of South Africa. We’ll look at what’s s not working in the system, deficits in teacher training, if the current curriculum supports the needs of a modern South…
11 Jan 25 min

To fix SA, ‘the devil is in the detail’

‘If you wait for something to be broken before you start fixing it, then you get exactly into the Eskom situation of not thinking ahead,’ says Max Price, a former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Cape Town and author of Statues and Storms: Leading Through Change.
29 Nov 2023 28 min

Colin Coleman’s solutions for SA

It’s obvious what our common goal should be, says the former Goldman Sachs exec – get five million people into employment.
16 Nov 2023 27 min

What needs fixing in SA according to Bobby Godsell

‘We have a disconnected elite and the resulting polarisation, but my sense of everyday South Africans is they're getting on with their lives and with each other – and for the first time in my adult life business and government are working to fix tangible things, working to bridge the…
3 Nov 2023 27 min

South Africa, change is coming …

‘I see great success for a lot of young people. I don't think it'll be like a bolt of lightning and thunder, as you get on Joburg afternoons. Often, change is very incremental. As you drive, a tree was pretty naked and, the next thing you see, it's all purple…
20 Oct 2023 25 min

To fix SA we must accept that we need each other

We need to focus on getting the best out of everyone and everything we have, because anxiety develops if there's not enough, or if there’s a perception that there isn’t enough – and growing an economy isn’t about how you dish out the existing pie: Sandra du Toit, director at…
9 Oct 2023 28 min
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