Change Your Game.

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±41 min episodes every 5 days  | 
At Change your Game, we believe entrepreneurs are the key drivers of tomorrows’ African innovations and essential to creating a thriving African economy. As an authentic voice across the African continent, we cover the latest issues and insights affecting entrepreneurs and bring together credible, unique and authoritative voices in the world of entrepreneurship as well as providing peer-to-peer opportunities to engage and understand the challenges and success of African entrepreneurs.

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Change Your Game

This week on the show …

• Zulé Vuuren, Chief Energy Officer of LocumBase, says that if South African corporates are to stay relevant in a rapidly digitised world they need to embrace collaborations and partnerships with startups.
• Our Game Changer this week is Naadiya Moosajee, founder of WomEng in South Africa.
• Entrepreneur Adam van Wyngaarden, CEO of Smokey Treats, has recently launched a campaign to educate South Africans on the long-term impact of plastic cigarette butts
• In today's "new normal" of remote work, the process of measuring performance is potentially more challenging when done at a distance. To hear more we speak to says Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at USB.
• We hear from Channel Africa's Arthur Davies Sikopo about Zambia determination to launch its airline this year.

Change Your Game

• Dr Sumarie Roodt, Chairperson of the Silicon Cape Initiative talks to us about the launch of Cape Town / Stockholm Connect (CSC) and we speak to
• Unilever has partnered with the Youth Power Panel, Restless Development and Project Everyone to initiate motion towards 2030 goals through the Youth Hackathon. We speak to Mechell Chetty Unilever Africa Vice President for Human Resources.

• GhanaThink Foundation a social enterprise into youth empowerment is running a program called Diaspora Camp which focuses on the African Diaspora & Africa. We speak to Ato Ulzen-Appiah director at the GhanaThink Foundation.

• The SAB Foundation has announced recipients of its tenth annual Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards. We speak to Bridgit Evans, Executive director of SAB Foundation & also one of the award recipients, Sarah Fraaze of Meat Naturally.

• We also talk to Rorisang Motlomelo the Co-Founder of Digi Doctor, a health access mobile app that allows users to access medical services anywhere.

Change Your Game

This week on the show:
• South African startup Workshop17, has scooped Best Coworking Space in the 2019 season of the Global Startup Awards (GSA), the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition. We speak to Caitlin Nash, the Managing Director for The Loudhailer and Lead for GSA Africa and also Paul Keursten, Co-Founder and CEO of Workshop17.
• We profile: Household 112 a professional home cleaner that provides quality home cleaning services in the province of Gauteng in South Africa. We speak to the owner James Matshubeng.
• 22-year-old Gift Soko talks to us about his proudly South African clothing brand called Huemanity.
• We find out more about the Egyptian African Business men's Association (EABA) which was established in 2020. We talk to H.O.C Economic Group Chairman, Dr. Yousrey El-Sharkawi.

Change Your Game

• Invest Africa hosted a webinar looking at - Understanding the AfCFTA: hopes and fears of businesses and investors.
• The Digital Foundation Africa is hosting the Small Business Summit virtually. This summit runs under the Africa Digital Festival .We speak to Foster Kofi Sam the Founding President of Digital Foundation Africa and also the Chief Vision Officer of Africa Digital Festival
• A chat-based service called SMMEstart has been launched on WhatsApp to provide SMMEs in South Africa. We speak to Samantha Manclark the Director of JoziHub and team leader for SMMEstart.
• We chat to Dr Ernest Messina Chairperson of Groot Constantia about the South African Wine Industry commemorating the first vintage on South African soil 362 years ago. This will happen on the 2nd of February 2021.
• We also speak to Winnie Joyce Dlamini, Founder of Joy Smash Poultry and Farming which is an initiative started by 7 women who live in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Small Business Summit

The Digital Foundation Africa is hosting the Small Business Summit virtually. To find out more about the summit we spoke to Foster Kofi Sam the Founding President of Digital Foundation Africa and also the Chief Vision Officer of Africa Digital Festival....

Change Your Game

On the show this week:

• We chat to Vuyo Lutseke Director SVAI about the launch of African Entrepreneurship Forum.
• Nicho Boum CIO of Pay@ offers insight into how businesses can protect their consumers and themselves from the ever-changing threats within their digital environment.
• Xola Nouse is the Chief Executive Officer and Co – founder of The Odd Number and he is our Game Changer this week.
• Simon Swanepoel, the CEO of ISP RocketNet has some tips for up and coming Tech Entrepreneurs that want to grow their businesses.
• Tunde Omitegun is the Managing Director of HISPLUS Systems Limited, shares with us his entrepreneurial journey.
• We also pay tribute on the show to South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu who has passed on.

Change Your Game

• We find out what happened at the Unicorn Battle and we speak to Mckevin Ayaba CEO of Setup A Start-up.
• We also find out why 52% of South Africans don’t want Covid vaccine, despite SA securing initial batch and we chat to Matt Kloos CFO at CompariSure.
• Oliver Chikodzore the Founder/CEO of AIEC chats to us about the Boot Camp series which they will be hosting virtually this year.
• The Enugu State SME Centre in Nigeria was established in 2005 in collaboration with the Enugu State Government to provide support for small and Medium Enterprises. We speak to Arinze Chilo-Offiah Special advisor, SME Development Promotion for the Enugu State Government Head.
• This year’s South Africa Music Week is going virtual and sees the country partner up with Canada. To find out more about the event we speak to Michael Moeti the Founder and CEO of SA Music Week

Change Your Game

This week on the show:

• OceanHub Africa (OHA) recently hosted the second Ocean Innovation Africa event. We speak to Alexis Grosskopf, CEO and Founder of OceanHub Africa.

• We speak to international actress, model and TV host, Pearl Thusi about her collaboration with international publicist extraordinaire Yvette Davis Gayle.

• We find out more about the Small Business Academy (SBA) programme and we speak to Leslie Jubelin, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

• Our Game Changer this week is Connie Aluoch is Kenyan entrepreneur, fashion designer, and Fashion lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Arts and Design.

• We look at the key take-aways from the 7th edition of the African Entrepreneurs Conference and we speak to Oliver Fortune Chikodzore the Founder/CEO of AIEC

• We profile Phumzile Mbinda better known as Chef Phumi a South African Chef from the city of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

Change Your Game - 11 December 2020

This week on the show:

• 2engage is helping to grow local taverns into mainstream businesses in South Africa. We speak to Andrew Weinberg the CEO of 2Engage.

• Our Game Changers this week are the founders of Pitori Craft Beer from Pretoria in South Africa. The local alcoholic beverage is led by Solofelang Tladi, Kagiso Makobe, Brian Nsibande and Odirile Ramutla.

• The Business Development Agency (BDA) has partnered with both Brand South Africa and Vega School in availing an opportunity for 20 fully funded Digital Brand Strategy courses. We speak to Pearl Maphumulo Director at Business Development Agency.

• Profile of Pura Soda and we speak to CEO of PURA Soda, Greig Jansen

• MyFanPark a startup founded in part by former Springbok, Jean de Villiers, has formally merged with Silicon Valley-based celebrity engagement platform, Starsona, Inc. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane spoke to Joy Des Fountain the Co-CEO of myFanPark about this latest move

Change Your Game - 04 December 2020

This week on the show:
• Women in Africa remain excluded from the benefits of property ownership, and this must receive the attention of African policy makers and society at large. To hear find out more we speak IRR project manager Terence Corrigan

• The Western Cape Department of Agriculture (WCDoA) in South Africa has joined the rest of the world by acknowledging the innovative applications of geographic information system (GIS). We speak to Western Cape Minister of Agriculture, Dr Ivan Meyer.

• As part of its quest to help South African entrepreneurs, the UK-South Africa Tech Hub has been hosting a free, four-part virtual training programme. We speak to Shirley Gilbey the UK-South Africa Tech Hub Director

• Our Game Changer this week is Loyiso Manga is an entrepreneur who saw a gap in the market related to the accessibility and appeal of Olive Oil to the broader South African market. That is how Ubuntu Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) was established.

• Yesterday the world commemorated International Day for people living with disabilities. LESCO manufacturing is one company that is all about empowering people living with disabilities in South Africa. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane spoke to Prominent business leader and LESCO Chairman Sipho Nkosi and also Lebo Mashego factory supervisor at the company. Let’s take a listen

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