Nastassia Arendse is the host of ‘Stock Watch’ and ‘Business Live’ on Business Day TV. In this show, she and a panel of experts in diverse fields, discuss the action on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, debate the best and worst performing stocks and pick their favourites.
On Monday nights, she is seen anchoring “Smart Money”, a personal finance show that helps viewers navigate the world of money and investing.
Nastassia has a passion for all things technology related and innovative. She represents a new breed of journalists that have managed to break the mould of the profession and explore different avenues in the media and public sphere. She is a TEDx alumnus and you can watch her TEDTalk titled “Living from the Inside Out”.
Having debuted on radio as a traffic reporter for YFM (99.2 FM), Nastassia has been in broadcasting for 8 years, and has worked in both television and radio. As a television anchor, she presented ‘Closing Bell East Africa’ and ‘Open Exchange’ on international business channel CNBC Africa.
She has also hosted business shows on SAfm and Classic FM.
As an experienced reporter, she covered global commodity markets for Mineweb, where she wrote features that track changes and trends worldwide in the commodity space. That beat focused on how prospects for the global economy, interest rates and currencies influence investor decisions in relation to gold, precious metals, fixed income and equities.
Nastassia has also hosted a show called ‘Africa’s visionaries’ for Skytv, which aired in the UK on channel 412.
She has interviewed a range of business leaders, including Barclays Africa CEO Maria Ramos, Bidvest founder Brian Joffe, Comair CEO Erik Venter and former Mozambican President Joaquim Chissano among many others.