360 Biz

Presented by Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala, 360 Biz is a show that brings many viewpoints to the table on “all things business”. Incorporating all stakeholders – established business, government, SMMEs, entrepreneurs, professionals and legislators – to tackle and provide practical solutions for real challenges facing African businesses – big, small, formal and informal.
Weekly English South Africa Business
230 Episodes
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Black Success in Engineering

The team discuss the challenges and many triumphs of black engineers in South Africa. Teboho is joined by engineers Tebogo Mosito, Lesego Mokae, Tshepo Manyaka and Muzi Mathebula.
12 Dec 2018 1 hour

The Beauty Business

The team discuss the booming beauty industry and how practitioners have taken advantage of this highly lucrative business. Make-up artist Tsholofelo Masenya, and celebrity make-up artists Zenzi Masuku and Treasure Mhlongo join the conversation.
5 Dec 2018 49 min

Events as a Business

Teboho Mafodi is joined by Precious the Planner, Gugulethu Zwane, and Sipesihle Losi in an interesting discussion on the business side of event management and the highs and lows of creating the perfect event.
28 Nov 2018 50 min

Creating an Economic Impact for Small Businesses

Teboho Mafodi is joined by Karabo Mashugane, Thato Ntseare, Joseph Migeri and Mfon Ekpo in an interesting discussion on the impact of small businesses in today's economy, and the yardstick we use to measure it.
21 Nov 2018 44 min

Failing your Way to Success

Joining Teboho Mafodi in studio this week are two entrepreneurs who are running successful businesses, but who also know the frustration of failing all too well. Ego Iwegbu is an entrepreneur and author who runs a highly successful nail boutique and cosmetic range. Maite Motsepe-Maponya is an artist and the…
7 Nov 2018 53 min

Unemployment vs Entrepreneurship

Stats SA has published its latest Quarterly Labour Force Survey results for the third quarter of the year, showing that South Africa’s unemployment rate increased marginally to 27.5%. There were 6.2 million people without jobs in the three months to the end of September, compared with 6.1 million people in…
31 Oct 2018 53 min

Transformation in Male-Dominated Sectors

Transformation in South African business is a prominent topic of discussion amongst today’s industry leaders. It is undeniable – since 1994, progress has been slower than expected. According to Lebogang Tsele from SME South Africa, black business ownership in the tourism sector (one of the most transformed sectors in the…
24 Oct 2018 51 min

Redefining Opportunities

Considering South Africa’s economic conditions, it is not surprising that some entrepreneurs start businesses due to lack of employment and on the other end female entrepreneurs are growing in numbers, but without access to appropriate funding many start-ups will find it difficult to grow their businesses. Our guests today will…
17 Oct 2018 52 min

Doing Business In Africa

As Africa continues its recovery from the 2014 commodity price slump, concerns are emerging that unsustainable debt poses the next great risk to the continent. According to Brookings, the median debt-to-GDP ratio in Africa has increased dramatically in recent years, jumping from 34 percent in 2013 to over 53 percent…
3 Oct 2018 53 min

Business Against All Odds

Recognising and overcoming the common pitfalls associated with growth is essential if your business is to continue to grow and thrive. Crucially, you need to ensure that the steps you take today don't themselves create additional problems for the future. Effective leadership will help you make the most of the…
19 Sep 2018 56 min

Free vs Freedom

Are we free as business people or citizens... or are we captured by Capitalism? Most African countries were colonised by pushing business interests, thus they are still captured to date. We are now officially in recession (is that not part of capture?) - hence we are borrowing monies to free…
12 Sep 2018 47 min

Digital Evolution in Marketing

For years, the terms "business model" and "marketing strategy" were cut-and-dried subjects. Both company and customer knew what to expect, and the process from touchpoint to sale could drag on for ages. In this linear approach to marketing, companies expected a lengthy time to reach a sale, all but leaving…
5 Sep 2018 54 min

Women in Leadership

According to the latest Women in Business report, only 28% of senior management roles in South Africa are held by women. Furthermore, the report indicates that almost 31% of SA companies have no women at all in senior management positions. Teboho Mafodi and Bulelani Balabala talk about women in leadership…
29 Aug 2018 55 min

Customer Experience

Companies who successfully implement a customer experience strategy achieve higher customer satisfaction rates, reduced customer churn, and increased revenues. For Women's Month, the female entrepreneurs we have in studio have excelled in their businesses to satisfy their customers in their service offering.
22 Aug 2018 51 min

Women in Male-Dominated Industries

There is no denying that women are faced with challenges in the workplace. These include sexual harassment, access to opportunities, the 'mom' effect, pay gaps, investing gaps, and more. The challenges increase exponentially in male-dominated industries such as mining, finance, tech, engineering, construction, politics, etc. These industries are comprised of…
15 Aug 2018 54 min

Entrepreneurship Solutions

Unemployment remains stubbornly high in South Africa and is one of the greatest socio-economic problems currently facing the country’s youth. Many are turning to entrepreneurship to make ends meet. But some have found it easier than others. Job creation was a leading goal of government policy during the first decade…
1 Aug 2018 40 min

Opportunity Wednesday

Entrepreneurs and innovators fuel economic growth. We rely on them to create new jobs, implement pioneering ideas and attract global investment. Entrepreneurial opportunities of all types exist in every part of the world, and while opportunities may be diverse in different economic contexts, there are ambitious entrepreneurs everywhere with the…
25 Jul 2018 49 min

Savings & Investments for Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs are meticulous about their marketing strategy, they will not compromise on the product or service quality, and will leave no stone unturned to make sure the team meets its target. Their saving acumen and investment insights, however, may be a different story altogether. Ironically, saving and investing money is…
11 Jul 2018 51 min

Opportunity Wednesday

Entrepreneurs and innovators fuel economic growth. We rely on them to create new jobs, implement pioneering ideas and attract global investment - yet this is a sector that has been largely overlooked and under-serviced by traditional banking models. Having recognised this critical challenge, there is now a unique banking proposition…
4 Jul 2018 47 min

Business & Innovation

Everyone can innovate. Innovation means coming up with new ways of doing things. However being innovative does not only mean inventing; it can also mean changing your business model and adapting to changes in your environment to deliver better products or services. Bulelani chats to Ndumiso Hadebe to discuss the…
27 Jun 2018 39 min
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