About us – Biznews

Biznews is a remote company with home offices in South Africa and the United Kingdom. If you would like to contact any member of the team, the email convention is the person’s first name followed by biznews.com – i.e. [email protected]

Who are we?

Alec HoggAlec Hogg is the founder and publisher of Biznews.com. A writer, broadcaster and media entrepreneur, he was the overall winner of the Sanlam Financial Reporter of the Year in 1982, aged 23. Thirty years later he was honoured by the Sanlam competition judges with a Lifetime Achiever’s Award for his introduction of business radio to SA and his creation, in 1997, of Moneyweb, an online publishing pioneer. He left Moneyweb in October 2012 and now focuses full-time on Biznews and is a regular keynote business speaker.

 


stuart_lowmanHaving graduated from Rhodes University in 2003 with a bachelor of journalism, Stuart Lowman soon started his career at ITWeb. A newbie to the world of online, and maybe before his time, he soon moved on to print. Since his days on gadget mags like T3, he has also held various positions on broadcast titles like CNBCAfrica. He now finds himself back on a medium where it all started. Stuart is the group’s managing editor.

 

 


Jackie Cameron

Jackie Cameron is an award-winning financial journalist and author of personal finance books. A Rhodes University journalism graduate, Jackie has written, edited and curated content for leading media titles in South Africa, China and the UK. She has produced content for some of the world’s largest financial brands, including London-listed multi-national banks and asset managers, and delivered writing workshops for corporate marketing teams. Career highlights include working with media entrepreneur and pioneer Alec Hogg in growing Moneyweb and helping to launch and build BizNews.


Jeanette Hogg is a qualified Commercial artist, a certified Life Coach, Nia teacher and an entrepreneur. She started her career lecturing in art and design at the Vaal Triangle Technicon but her passion for new and healthier business practices overtook her love of teaching three years later. At the age of 23 she had started her own business where she learnt the required skills, rules and do’s and don’ts the hard way. Through applying her life coaching, business systems knowledge and artistic flair, she serves as the culture chief for the Biznews team. Her mission is to inspire others to live BIG by being true to themselves and following their purpose.

 


Traci

Traci Klumper, who is self employed and based in the Cape, is responsible for transcribing the BizNews television interviews and Podcasts. She started as a typist at the CTPA (Cape Teachers’ Professional Association) and went on to become the team leader for the Old Mutual Health Care division. This is where the dream of starting her own business began along with a vision of creating employment for “stay-at-home Mums”. She secured the Biznews account in January 2014.

 

 


Miles Downard

Miles Downard is a qualified Chartered Accountant who obtained his Bachelor of Accounting degree through Rhodes University. His passion for all things finance is only surpassed by a deep seated love of all things motoring. An avid motoring journalist since 2006 and currently involved in multiple motoring related projects, including dabbling in amateur motorsport, Miles can most often be found in his element behind the wheel of a rear wheel drive V8 monster, pedal to the metal, eating up the asphalt.

 


Lindiwe Molekoa’s passion for online media began while studying for her Bachelor of Arts degree at Wits University. The online publishing platform is very exciting to her, allowing people from all walks for life to participate in making the world a better place. As the “Biznews magician”, she makes articles more relevant and accessible to our audience by waving her creative and magical wand over all the published content. Lindiwe enjoys reading books (Christian fiction), loves flowers and plants, travelling (the beach mostly) and spending quality time with her siblings and two gorgeous nieces.

 


Chris Bateman loves stalking any fish with a fly in remote, pristine settings. He’s inspired by talking in mother-tongue Zulu to open-minded, ambitious and innovative modern young South Africans, also grappling with their history, identity and culture. He believes every conversation expands who we are and how we view the world. Gifted with mostly Zulu playmates before school, his early rural years shaped his career and outlook. An uncomfortable boarding school pupil, he emerged with a keen eye for injustice, one that served his journalistic career, earning him accolades at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. A belated father and husband, he’s revelling in family life.

 


I have been in the online advertising world for 8 years now. I started out as a junior campaign manager, and worked my way up into an Ad Operations role, overseeing the ad placements for some of the biggest online publishers. I have a passion for all things Digital. I love the ever changing world of online, where you need to keep up to date with all the latest trends and technologies. Over the last 3 years I have built my own outsourced Ad Operations company, where I can offer my skills and experience to my valued publishers.