Episode 12 - Muggie van Staden

Episode 12 - Muggie van Staden

Muggie van Staden is the managing director and chief executive officer of Obsidian Systems, an open source solutions company that he has helmed for 21 years.

In this episode of Business Talk with Michael Avery, van Staden talks through how businesses, including Obsidian Systems have adapted in South Africa off the back of Covid-19. He highlights some of the trends around what is essentially free software, and the open ‘source code’ for businesses to thrive in the future.

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The show centres around the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on South Africa and consumers in general; life post-lockdown; how companies, and the country can move forward; and what can be done to ensure a prosperous future.

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