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. alec@biznews.com. Alternatively you can give us a ring on 021 200 5884.

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.

marijke_van_der_vlugtHaving held various positions in the publishing industry including Conde Nast Independent Magazines and Media24, Marijke is fascinated by the sweeping impact that digital is having on traditional media and consumer engagement models. As the head of integrated sales and marketing for BizNews, she is a strategic thinker and passionate about working closely with key partners to provide bespoke solutions and strong, sustainable partnerships that achieve long term results. Marijke will work with you and your team to unpack your brand’s specific sales and marketing objectives, providing a concise deliverable with a strong return on investment.

Jeanette Hogg Jeanette Hogg is a qualified Commercial artist, a certified Life Coach and an entrepreneur. She started her career lecturing in art and design at the Vaal Triangle Technicon but her passion for business 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 glue for the Biznews team, co-ordinating its processes and operations.

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.

Nick Hodgson Nick Hodgson has his BComm Honours in Information Systems from Rhodes University. He has an affinity for all things technological, however has always gravitated towards anything with four wheels and an engine. Exploring all aspects of motoring through journalism since 2009, never afraid to pull a punch when it comes to voicing an opinion and a good old fashioned car nut, his other passion in life is found in photography; most often found with a camera in hand and foot to the floor.