Here is the speaker lineup and other details of the fourth BizNews Conference (BNC#4) to be held from August 30 to September 2 at the Champagne Sports resort in the Central Drakensberg (four hour drive from Jhb; two hours from Durban). Secure your spot by filling in the form at the bottom of this page.

The format is highly interactive with each presentation comprising of a 20 minute keynote from the podium; 20 minutes interview with BizNews founder Alec Hogg; and 20 minutes Q&A with the audience.

Speakers participate as delegates so are also available for casual interaction with other participants.


The cost of BNC#4 for those staying in the Champagne Sports Resort is R7,750 per single delegate; or R12,950 for a couple sharing the same hotel room (partners are full participants). This takes care of the conference fee plus accommodation, meals and activities including golf, mountain biking, tennis and the special concert by the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir.


Because demand for accommodation at Champagne Sports exceeds supply, we have introduced a DAY PASS. In a nutshell, DAY PASSES include the full conference package, excluding accommodation at Champagne Sports Resort hotel. The cost is R6 215 per single delegate; or R10 500 per couple. While accommodation is for the delegate’s own account, the DAY PASS must be purchased through the conference hosting hotel (Click here for more information or to secure your booking).

For DAY PASS accommodation, we recommend the beautiful Champagne Castle Hotel, which is offering BNC#4 delegates a bed and breakfast rate. Champagne Castle is an easy 8 minute drive from the venue of BNC#4. It is a Four Star hotel nestled even closer into the ‘Berg, boasting exceptional mountain views and facilities. (Click here for more information or to secure your booking).


Tuesday 30 August 2022 –

2pm onwards – Delegates check in at Champagne Sports Resort. There will be breakway events in the Exhibitions Hall, details to be confirmed closer to the event.

6-7pm –  Kim van Kets – an adventurer who ran, cycled and kayaked the entire 6 772km border of South Africa, which she put into words in her book Tri The Beloved Country. She is married to fellow adventurer Peter who delivered one of the highlights of BNC#3 – he promises Kim’s presentation is even better.

7 – 9pm – DINNER

9 pm – NIGHTCAP with Paul O’Sullivan – founder of Forensics For Justice; author of Stop Me If You Can.

Wednesday 31st August 2022 –

6:30 – 7 am                  – An introduction to Nia Dancing with Jeanette Hogg (UK and SA certified instructor)

6:30 – 8 am                  – BREAKFAST

8 – 9 am                      –  RW Johnson – How Long will SA Survive: an update.

9 – 10 am                    –  Dr Nathi Mdladla – Assessing Covid-19: Perspective from the ICU frontline

10 – 10:30 am              –  Break for tea/message catchup

10:30 -11:30                –  Bernard Swanepoel – Smart investing into SA’s Mineral Treasure Chest

11:30 onwards            –  LUNCH followed by leisure activities

7 – 9 pm                      – DINNER

9 – 9:45pm                 –  NIGHTCAP – Fireside chat with Helen Zille – Federal chair of the DA, author of Not Without A Fight

Thursday 1st September 2022 –

6:30 – 7 am                 – An introduction to Nia Dancing with Jeanette Hogg (UK and SA certified instructor)

6:30 – 8am                  – BREAKFAST

8 – 9 am                      – Mavuso Msimang, Addressing presidential directive of attracting skills to get SA’s economy moving again.

8 – 9 am                      – Stafford Masie: Changing the world, one CRYPTO convert at a time

10 – 10:30.                  – TEA BREAK

10:30 – 11:30.             – Charles Savage: Update on the Easy Equities disruption machine

11:30 – 12:30               – Sean Peche: Global investment opportunities – The view from London

12:30 – 13:30               –  LUNCH

13:30 – 14:10              –  INVESTING MASTERCLASS – Head of Equities at Counterpoint Asset Management,  Piet Viljoen

14:10 – 14:50              – INVESTING MASTERCLASS – Head of Investments at 36One Asset Management –  Cy Jacobs

14:50 – 15:30              – INVESTING MASTERCLASS DEBATE: Piet Viljoen v Cy Jacobs

15:30 – 16:30              – COMFORT BREAK

16:30 – 17:30        –    Special concert for the BNC#4 participants by the Drakensberg Boy’s Choir

19:00 – 22:00      – CLOSING DINNER

Friday 2nd September 2022 –

Breakfast and check out by 11am

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