Bruce Whitfield Finance / Money Matters
Bruce Whitfield is best known to most as the Money Show host on 702 and CapeTalk. He is also an award-winning financial broadcaster, writer, TV presenter and master-facilitator. Bruce is a witty, creative and engaging presenter who makes money matters understandable and accessible to listeners.
The Upside of Down: An engaging new talk from well-respected Bruce Whitfield aimed at executives and management who daily deal with despondent work forces concerned about the future. Politics and the levels of rhetoric are drowning out sober discussion. This talk brings perspective at a time of deep uncertainty and provides managers with the insight to lead their teams. It takes audiences on a roller coaster ride through 50 years of our history to provide some context to today’s challenges.
Bruce is an authority on the political economy and an esteemed financial journalist.
Bruce presents the multi-award winning Money Show on 702 and Cape Talk, hosts ‘’The Moneymakers’’ on CNBC Africa and he writes a weekly column for Sunday Times, Business Times. He is a sought-after public speaker, MC and conference facilitator.
There are some people who say that Bruce Whitfield is pretty good at what he does. They’ve even given him awards in recognition of his contribution to financial journalism on radio, print and television.
Bruce Whitfield has been named Sanlam Financial journalist of the Year three times, he has been crowned Citadel Words on Money Overall Winner for personal finance writing, Citi South Africa Financial Journalist of the Year in 2009 and he completed a course at New York’s framed Columbia Journalism School as part of that programme. He has won numerous other accolades for print, radio and television in the Sanlam and Citadel awards over the past decade and has also been crowned ‘Best Financial Broadcaster’ in the MTN Radio Awards three years running. Bruce was also named ‘Best Money Writer’ in the 2012 Telkom Classic Business Journalist of the Year awards.
He graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University when typewriters were still in use, the internet was in its infancy, cell phones were foreign concept and Google was a pipe-dream. He’s been practicing as a journalist for nearly two decades.
“Knowledgeable, entertaining, positive and professional. Bruce is always thoroughly prepared, with the ability to apply his profile, journalism skills and natural inquisitiveness to a client event – the result is a MC and facilitator who has always lifted the quality of our events with his personality and excellence.”
CEO, Discovery Life
The Annual Insurance Conference event team at the Insurance Institute of South Africa has engaged the services of Bruce Whitfield for several years as a Conference Facilitator in addition to being a speaker at our insurance Forums.
Bruce is a consummate professional, enthusiastic and a pleasure to work with. He is warm, engaging and is fully ‘on-message’ with our objectives of delivering a powerful and successful event. Bruce has the ability to deliver the best results, in his bespoke manner, for the organisation he works with.
His vast financial knowledge and excellent people skills allows him to be relaxed, informative and entertaining. Bruce has the innate ability to work a room of some 1300 delegates and deliver a powerful event that stays with you for some time.
His ability to lead and question speakers on a range of business topics has led to successful on stage debates and exchanges between top notch speakers and panel members. His lively sense of appropriate humour has kept our audiences engaged and amused. On the occasions where he has been used as a speaker his research and knowledge of the topic has been a refreshing view on many diverse matters of general business interest.
Events and Communication Manager