Bruce Whitfield – Economic Disruption is a multi-platform award-winning financial journalist whose creative and engaging presentation makes money matters accessible to a broad audience.

Bruce Whitfield - Economic Disruption
Bruce Whitfield

He has been named Sanlam Financial journalist of the Year in 2014 and Sanlam Radio Financial Journalist of the year in 2014 and 2015. Book Bruce through Conference Speakers

He’s also been crowned Citadel Words on Money Overall Winner for personal finance writing; was named Citi South Africa Financial Journalist of the Year in 2009 and completed a course at New York’s famed Columbia Journalism School as part of that programme.

Bruce has won numerous other accolades for print, radio and television in the Sanlam and Citadel awards over the past decade as well as multiple wins for best financial broadcaster in the MTN Radio Awards.

Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University and has been practicing as a journalist for over two decades. One day he hopes to turn it into a career.

Bruce Whitfield – Economic Disruption presents The Money Show on 702 and CapeTalk, hosts Tonight with Bruce Whitfield on CNBC Africa and is a columnist and writer for the Sunday Times Business Times. He is also a sought-after public speaker, MC and conference facilitator. Follow CSI on Twitter


Keynote Talks:

Rebels, Renegades and Problem Solvers

“Rebels, Renegades and Problem Solvers is a brand new talk about South Africa and why it is a great place for anyone with an entrepreneurial mindset.  It  incorporates individual case studies gleaned from financial journalist Bruce Whitfield’s two-decades of award-winning reporting on the political economy in one of the most complex societies on earth.

  • Why has South Africa spawned so many globally competitive corporations?
  • What do we learn from those that have thrived in the chaos of South Africa and how does that shape our future?

Rebels, Renegades and Problem Solvers analyses why some not only survive but succeed despite considerable volatility and uncertainty. Bruce brings to life inspiring stories from some of SA’s most dynamic and diverse entrepreneurs. It creates a sober, yet uplifting perspective on the challenges facing SA right now and how some of it’s smartest citizens are navigating the complexity of the current business environment.”

The Upside of Down

The Upside of Down is a 45 minute talk that takes audiences on a roller coaster ride through 50 years of South African history to provide some context to today’s troubles. Nenegeddon was not the end. What felt cataclysmic at the time of Nhlanhla Nene’s firing in December 2015 is actually proving to be a catalyst for change – a slow and painful catalyst – but a catalyst nevertheless.

South African’s have prospered despite the noise and the chaos over more than five decades. While many feel down in the dumps, we can survived considerably worse. All you have to do to verify that claim is ready history books.

My talk saves you the trouble.

Bruce Whitfield – Economic Disruption

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