Only 49% of South Africans are financially literate, in addition to that only 5% will be able to retire comfortably. Why is this the case, and how can we combat these personal finance issues? There is no simple answer to this, however, there are a number of ways someone can get themselves out of a financial rut and onto a much healthier path. A good starting point is to take steps to educate yourself – read books, watch YouTube videos or listen to podcasts on personal finance.
Podcasts are currently all the rage and there is one big reason why – it’s super convenient. All you need to do is stream/download your favourite episode when you’re connected to the internet and then listen to it on your commute to work or while you’re doing some mundane tasks at home. Flicking through all the podcasts available on Spotify, Apple, Audible and Google podcasts, you can easily find yourself getting sucked into a podcast wormhole. If you need a bit of guidance when it comes to sifting through the financial podcasts available in South Africa, we’ve done some of the research for you. Whether you are looking for investment advice or need a little help when it comes to putting together a basic savings plan, we’ve rounded up the most popular and useful finance podcasts.
5 best finance podcasts available in South Africa
1. The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield
Hosted by Bruce Whitfield, The Money Show podcast is focused on personal finance and business news. It aims to educate and inform listeners about money management, investments, and other financial topics. The show covers a range of topics, including savings, retirement planning, budgeting, and the latest financial news and trends. It provides expert insights, advice, and analysis to help listeners make informed decisions about their finances. You can listen to the show live on 702 on Mondays – Thursdays 6 pm – 8 pm; Fridays 6 pm – 7 pm. Otherwise, you can listen to the episodes on most podcast streaming services.
Here are a few of The Money Show’s episodes we’d recommend:
- Personal Finance – How to set your family up for financial success even when you’re not around – with Palesa Dube, Co-founder at Wealth Creed.
- Global Inflation Outlook – with Prof Adrian Saville, Investment Specialist at Genera Capital.
- Investment School – with David Shapiro, Deputy Chairman at Sasfin.
2. Personal Finance with Warren Ingram
Part of The Money Show with Bruce Whitfield is a segment called Personal Finance with Warren Ingram. Warren is a wealth manager, with heaps of experience in understanding South African’s personal finance habits and woes. His show focuses on educating listeners on various aspects of personal finance, including saving, investing, and budgeting. The program aims to provide practical advice and tips to help listeners make informed financial decisions and reach their financial goals. The show covers a range of topics, from basic money management to more advanced investment strategies, and features guest experts and financial advisors to provide in-depth analysis and insights. You can listen to the show live on 702, or stream it from most podcast streaming platforms.
Here are a few of Personal Finance with Warren Ingram episodes we’d recommend:
- Personal Finance – 2023 – what should be on your money “to-do” list?
- Personal Finance – Four key factors to financial success in retirement
- Personal Finance – What should you teach your children about money?
3. Stripped Money Conversations
In this podcast, host Lungile Mashigo interviews top business minds, authors, influencers, and brands about their financial philosophies, wins, failures, and habits. Stripped Money Conversations provides a great way to learn about different approaches to making and saving money plus you’ll get some insights into how successful people think about it. Whether it’s personal finance tips or how to build a successful business, Lungile shares her own experience and knowledge on financial management while chatting to leaders in this sector. Her podcast is available on most streaming services available in South Africa.
Here are a few of Stripped Money Conversations episodes we’d recommend:
- How to handle finances as a couple – with Henchard Mashigo, Lungile’s husband.
- Stripping down family budgets – with Diana Granoux, Founder of the Family Finance show.
- Healing financial trauma – with Thembisa Luthuli, Financial Coach and Author
4. SAfm Market Update with MoneyWeb
The SAfm Market Update with Moneyweb is a business news show that covers the latest breaking news, expert analysis and investment insights. The show is led by financial journalist Fifi Peters and airs Monday to Thursday nationwide on SAfm (104-107fm) from 18:00 to 19:00. From understanding health insurance and prime interest rates to navigating loadshedding and consumer inflation, Fifi Peters unpacks it all with the help of South African experts.
Here are a few of SAfm Market Update episodes we’d recommend:
- Quick and easy tips to start the year financial fit – with FNB Product Head, Ester Ochse.
- What to know when switching retirement funds – with Stian De Witt, NMG benefits
- Medical scheme, health insurance or both? – with Craig Comrie – CEO, Profmed.
5. The Women in Finance Podcast
The Woman And Finance Podcast provides a safe and welcoming space for women to have non-judgmental conversations about personal finance, business, and life. The ladies behind the platform believe that everyone deserves to be financially literate and empowered to make the best decisions for themselves. Host Mapalo Makhu interviews other industry experts on all things finance related, and breaks it down into a much easier to understand format. The Women in Finance Podcast is available on most streaming services.
Here are a few of The Women in Finance episodes we’d recommend:
- 7 ways to spring clean your finances – with ACK financial services
- How to talk to your partner about money – with Dr Ingrid Artus, psychologist
- How to manage your money as a freelancer – with Gugu Mfuphi, financial journalist.
And that’s a wrap of the top 5 financial podcasts available in South Africa. Now all that’s left is for you to sit back, relax and enjoy tuning in. We can assure you finance doesn’t need to be boring, and these podcast hosts know how to spice things up when it comes to talking about money. Let us know on our Facebook community – Money Made Simple if there are any other podcasts you’d recommend both locally and overseas.
Other podcasts we’d recommend:
- The David Ramsey Show – David offers advice on all things life and money, where callers can phone in and ask a question.
- Women and Money – Host Suze Orman believes money shouldn’t be the end goal, it’s about living a full and meaningful life while making smart decisions along the way.
Where can I listen to podcasts in South Africa?
There are plenty of different platforms where you can listen to and download podcasts in South Africa, here are just a few of the most popular options:
- Apple Podcasts: The default podcast app on Apple devices is available on iOS and MacOS.
- Spotify: A popular music and podcast streaming service, available on both mobile and desktop.
- Google Podcasts: The podcast app on Android devices is available on Google Play Store.
- Pocket Casts: A paid podcast app available on both iOS and Android.
- Castbox: A free podcast app available on both iOS and Android.
- Stitcher: A popular podcast app available on both iOS and Android.
- Audible: Amazon’s audiobook company offers a range of audio content available on iOS and Android.