360 Biz

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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.

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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 25% or fewer female employees, and an even smaller percentage of women in leadership. The team talks to women who are working in men’s worlds. They share some of their challenges and how they survive against all odds. In studio are Alice Madisha (Co-Founder of Smith & Madisha Construction), Nthabiseng Sathekge (Founder of Latitude Liberty), Jo Mathole (Founder and CEO of Kwame Diamonds), and Charon Maseka (Field Engineer at Hilti).

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 of democracy in South Africa following the end of apartheid in 1994. However, little success has been achieved in the struggle to create sufficient jobs. The team talks to entrepreneurs who have found solutions to the economic problems we are facing as a nation. Maggie Mo runs CV Desk - which recruits for national and international companies. Henri Bam is the co-founder of Sxuirrel - a peer-to-peer marketplace that brings together hosts and guests from within a community, to create local, unique and flexible storage solutions.

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 aspirations to pursue them. Our guests in studio are Takalo Mahlogonolo (Owner of Lamagia Events Management), Mikel Moyo (Managing Director at Mphato & Associates), and Katlego Rakoma (Chief Retail Strategist at Dinatla Manufacturing).

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 as important for an entrepreneur as their commitment to deliver value to customers. Statistics show that 50% of enterprises fail within the first year, and 95% fail within the first five years.

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 for entrepreneurs.
Most people believe that entrepreneurs in less-developed economies, such as those in Africa and Latin America, only start their own businesses because they have no other options and are desperate to earn a living for themselves and their families. Entrepreneurs today are breaking barriers and kicking down those locked doors.
On Opportunity Wednesday, we hosted guests: Zimkhita Zatu - Head of EDGE at Standard Bank; Chef Melusi Twala - Owner of The Mood Restaurant, and Lee-Roy Joyce - General Manager at Cool Ideas.

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 best way to innovate in your business.

The 4th Industrial Revolution in Empowerment

We stand on the brink of a transformational revolution that will fundamentally alter the way we live, work, and relate to one another. In its scale, scope, and complexity, the transformation will be unlike anything we have experienced before as South Africa.
We do not yet know just how BBBEE and Radical Economic Transformation will unfold, but one thing is clear: the response to it must be integrated and comprehensive, involving all stakeholders of the global polity, from the public and private sectors to academia and civil society.
Teboho Mafodi is joined by the legendary businessman and transformation specialist Vuyo Jack to talk about the 4th Industrial Revolution's transformation in empowerment.

#YouthMonth: Young Game Changers

Earlier last year, Statistics South Africa released the latest results of its Quarterly Labour Force Survey for the first quarter of 2017, which showed that, apart from the overall unemployment rate reaching a 13 year high of 27,7%, the youth (ages 15 – 34 years) unemployment rate also increased to 38,6%. The sharp increase in unemployment is testament to the lack of start-up skills in the country, and calls for an even more focused approach to building an entrepreneurial ethos – from grassroots level.
In SA today we have seen a number of young people going in the path of wanting to start their own businesses. Opting for entrepreneurship as a career choice. These young people have become game changers and trendsetters.
To talk to us about their businesses we had these powerful young people in-studio today; Vuki Dlamini, Tshepo Moses, Tumi Malie and Blaine Joseph.

The Power Women of SA

The 2017 Women in Business Report released on International Women's Day (8 March) states that only 28% of senior management roles in South Africa are held by women. The report reveals it is still most common for senior women to be in supporting roles, particularly as human resources directors or chief financial officers. However, there has been a slow rise in the number of women in chief executive officer roles in South Africa.
Having more women in corporate leadership is imperative for business. Companies with more women at board or senior management level are the companies that perform the best, because they adapt more quickly to changing social and consumption trends – unsurprising when you think that women are only 51 percent of the population but make 71 percent of all the household purchases.
Talking to us in studio is Mrs Tshidi Ramogase and Mrs Flora Jika - both from Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa.

The Real State of Property in SA

Due to the improved political and economic sentiment, the recent interest rate cut and the improved outlook for economic growth, there is evidence of affordable areas in South Africa’s economic heartland, Gauteng, as well as other accessibly priced properties in various regions becoming more and more appealing. South Africa is fortunate in that it has a young, growing population which has yet to enter the housing market. With affordability considerations making sectional title properties the preferred entry point for first-time buyers, the demand for sectional title properties is likely to remain brisk for the foreseeable future. Our guests in studio are Tebogo Molefe (Founder of First Class Property SA), Leroy Slava (Director of Property Pick), Buhle Gumede (Co-Founder of Africa Pure Property), and Thandeka Nombanjinji (Investment Partner at Vital Property Group).

Township Entrepreneurship

Township economy helps to boost job creation and drive entrepreneurship within the townships. The enterprises established are operated by township entrepreneurs to meet primarily the needs of township communities. These entrepreneurs are bridging the gap of unemployment and skills development.
The Township Entrepreneurship Awards are an initiative by the Gauteng Department of Economic Development to celebrate, recognise and reward entrepreneurial talent in the townships, whilst supporting the provinces’ goal and commitment to revitalising the township economy.
The guests in studio are GEP Acting CEO – Ms Leah Manenzhe, 2018 Judge – Dr Jabulile Msimango Galawe, 2018 Nominee – Wandile Ndaba, as well as Ms Puleng Molebatsi.

The Entertainment Business in South Africa

It might sound glamorous but the entertainment business is not all fun and games... there is a lot of hard work that goes on behind the scenes. In studio, Tristan Kaatze and Siphesihle Losi share stories from their respective industries.

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