Change Your Game.

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±56 min episodes every 6 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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MAY

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to two of the ten Digital Lab Africa project winners , Lwazi Msipha, the founder of Old Fashioned Youngin South African winner in the Animation category and Shaka Ramulifho, for project SUNKAMBE winner in the Digital Music category.

We focus on the Shot'left Travel Week and the recap of travel indaba.

We also Mwabashike Nkulukusa: Director – Marketing at the Zambian Tourism Agency about the Zambian Tourism Agency.

Lilian Muhammed, foundeder Londre Tan Group in Johannesburg , South Africa.

Lethlogonolo Phuthi about the annual South African teen entrepreneur awards forming part of a programme of the university of the free state, economic and management sciences faculty, developed to in still the culture of entrepreneurship in teenagers in partnership with California State University in the united states.

Buogo Obi, who graduated with a merit from medical school and instead of going into the medical line, she abandoned the stethoscope and pursued her childhood passion in carpentry.

David King, Project Manager for Cape Town Air Access about the Aviation development conference that took place in Cape Town, South Africa from 24-26 April.
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MAY

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to Mary Njoki, a young leader in the entrepreneurship industry in Kenya. At the age of 23, she started a journey of building a company that would reinvigorate how PR and communication is done in Africa.

Charley Peterson, founder of The Growing up without a father Foundation, a non-profit organisation where he works together with his wife Brenda.

Isabeu Botha, Corporate Communication Manager for Agri-Expo, about the South African Cheese Festival, presented for the 18th time this year from 26 to 28 April 2019.

24-year-old female construction entrepreneur Thobile Nyawo, founder of Nyawo Construction, a Level 1 Broad- Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) construction company that provides with construction services and construction Plant Hire solutions.

Liyanda Handula, the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Masithuthuke Holdings, which is a proudly South African company.

And we also spoke to two Johannesburg-based moms, Patricia Bwalya Welmans and Mimi Kalinda recently launched SliqKidz, a haircare range specifically formulated for afro and mixed-race kids.
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APR

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to Boachie and Papa -Yiadom founders of P&H Boutique born as an online store operating from the couple’s home.

Maryana Iskander the Chief Executive Officer of Harambee about the Skoll Foundation announcing that Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator in South Africa has received the 2019 Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship.

Luvuyo Madasa the Executive Director at ReimagineSA about the pre-selected social entrepreneurs from across Africa pitched their business ideas at the Ashoka Africa Social Investment Accelerator in Sandton, Johannesburg, South Africa.

Events and marketing manager at Tshimologong Kendal Makgamathe about the Digital Lab Africa a springboard and an incubation platform for African creatives in digital content.

Ruth Mthabine founder of Masigide Consulting, a firm assists women-led small enterprises in rural areas with mentorship and training, and other business advisory services, among other support programmes.

Mckevin Ayaba the Chief Executive Officer of Setup A Startup about the Nominations for the second edition of the Southern Africa Startup Awards (SASA) opening on the 29th of April.
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APR

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to Hymie Marnewick the Managing Director at XLink an entrepreneurially driven company that was established in 2004. They have pioneered the use of mobile networks to link card payment machines to the banks.

Ghanaian born Sandra Appertey popularly known as Casandra, a Media personality, Entrepreneur and Musician.

Paul Penzhorn the Chief Executive Officer of Africam about Africam is a South Africa-based media company that focuses on bringing Africa’s wildlife to the world.

Dr Judy Omumbo, Programme Manager: Affiliates and Postdoctoral Programmes at the AAS about the African Academy of Sciences (AAS) and Royal Society have awarded 30 African scientists with funds to start their 2 year Future Leaders African Independent Research (FLAIR) fellowship.

We focus on Cement producer, PPC Cement, taking charge within its sector and hosting brick making workshops in various places in South Africa where there is a high concentration of brick-makers.

Spark Ideas, Nicolette Chinomona about the creative business cup Botswana has announced its 2019 winner, Segametsi Balosang who will represent Botswana in Copenhagen, Denmark later this year.

The manager of the Anzisha prize, Nolizwe Mhlaba spoke to us about the African Leadership Academy (ALA) alongside MasterCard Foundation hosting the Very Young Entrepreneur Education and Acceleration Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa.
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APR

Peini Naturals Cosmetics

Peini is a cosmedical brand created and dermatologically tested using principles of treatments for skin troubles most common to women. Founded in 2010 by Ghanaian born Dr. Michael Kwasi Sefa Frimpong, Peini uses a highly concentrated formulation of diverse natural and vitamin rich ingredients, with the essential vitamins of A,E,C and K.
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APR

Nihilent opens its first UX Lab on the African continent

Last week Nihilent, a global consulting and solutions integration company, announced the official opening of its first user experience (UX) lab on the continent, it is the only other such facility outside India and second globally. The Lab was inaugurated by the Honourable Minster of Public Enterprises Pravin Gordhan in South Africa. The lab offers an ideal setting to innovate, drive a deeper understanding of customers and build products and services that create an emotional connect with the users. To find out more, Channel Africa’s Lebogang Mabange spoke to LC Singh the Executive Vice Chairman at Nihilent and filed this report
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APR

Linum Labs hosts Africa’s first ETHGlobal hackathon

Next week community members, both local and international, will converge in Cape Town, South Africa for the first ETHGlobal hackathon on the African continent. ETHCapeTown, hosted by ETHGlobal and Linum Labs, is designed as a hands-on event that encourages participants to stay as focused as possible to develop their concepts into actionable solutions.

We speak to Nicole Mountain the Community Manager at Linum Labs
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APR

Launch of the Skill Initiative for Africa (SIFA) Project in South Africa

As part of the efforts to improve the employability of young people in Africa, the African Union, in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) of Germany, has set up a Skills Initiative for Africa (SIFA) Project which is implemented by the African Union Development Agency (AUDA-NEPAD) SIFA to support the development of practical and employment-oriented skills for youth, women and vulnerable groups in partnership with private companies.

To Find out more about SIFA we speak to Fati N'zi Hassane the Head of Programme, Skills and Employment for Youth at NEPAD
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APR

Digital KungFu launches Dreamers Dojo

Digital Kung Fu has launched Dreamers Dojo to support entrepreneurial mindsets at schools.
According to Matt Brown an entrepreneur and Founder of Digital Kung Fu; if the youth want to be financially independent, then an entirely different mindset is required.
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APR

Redefine Properties Innovation Challenge

Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Mary-Ann Mandishona on Tuesday became an instant millionaire when she won just over 71 hundred thousand US dollars (R1 million) in prize money through her “Cash4Trash” sustainability business idea in the first-ever Redefine Properties “Innovation Challenge”.
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APR

Change Your Game

This week in the show we spoke to Andrew Konig the Chief Executive Officer at Redefine about the Johannesburg-based entrepreneur Mary-Ann Mandishona who became an instant millionaire when she won just over 71 hundred thousand US dollars (R1 million) in prize money through her “Cash4Trash” sustainability business idea in the first-ever Redefine Properties “Innovation Challenge”.

Digital Kung Fu founder Matt Brown an entrepreneur.

Fati N'zi Hassane the Head of Programme, Skills and Employment for Youth at NEPAD about the Skills Initiative for Africa an initiative by Germany and the Chairperson of the African Union Commission that seeks to effectively contribute to creating new perspectives through increased employment and income opportunities for young people in Africa.

Community Manager at Linum Labs, Nicole Mountain about the ETHCapeTown, hosted by ETHGlobal and Linum Labs, designed as a hands-on event that encourages participants to stay as focused as possible to develop their concepts into actionable solutions.

LC Singh the Executive Vice Chairman at Nihilent about Nihilent, a global consulting and solutions integration company, announcing the official opening of its first user experience (UX) lab on the continent.

Dr. Michael Kwasi Sefa Frimpong, founder of Peini Naturals, Medical doctor, Health Analyst for MSF, and MMED fellow about Peini, a cosmedical brand created and dermatologically tested using principles of treatments for skin troubles most common to women.
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APR

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to Kgosana Monchusi and Juvaiś Dunn both Executive Producers at Weldun Media a creative media and production company that uses the medium of visuals to tell stories that inform, educate and entertain viewers.

Regional Manager for Africa at Seedstars, Claudia Makadristo about the recently held sixth edition of the annual Seedstars Summit in Lausanne, Switzerland.

Stacey Fru one of the youngest of 14 youths from Arab and Africa who have been awarded during the Arab Africa Youth Platform, a World Youth Forum initiative.

Alexandria Procter, University of Cape Town (UCT) alumnus and founder of Digsconnect.com an online platform for off-campus student accommodation.

Philippa Rodseth the Executive Director at Manufacturing Circle about the annual Manufacturing Indaba to be held at Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg from the 25 - 26 June 2019.

Karabo Nkoana, the investment association at the South African SME Fund about the launch of the SME‘s fund CEO circle in Johannesburg South Africa.

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