Change Your Game.

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±56 min episodes every 1 week  | 
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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08
DEC

Change Your Game

• Sipho Mazibuko Hollard Branch in a Box Partner told us more about the Hollad’s entrepreneurship and job creation idea “Branch in a Box” • Alesimo Mwanga, Research Director at Global Entrepreneurship Network’s 22 0N SLOANE, spoke to us about the campuse’s progress since its launch early last month and its targeted two-week campaign to invite start-ups to apply for residency. • Entrepreneur, founder/owner of Vuyo Restaurant, SAB Spokesperson, Miles Kubheka spoke to us about the South African Breweries Digital Billboard. • We also spoke to one of the South African Breweries Digital Billboard participants, Inga Vanqa, the winner of SAB KickStart Boost 2016. • Friedel Weihe spoke to us about his article tittle “You are never too old to be an entrepreneur” • Channel Africa’ Zanele Jambane spoke to Youth Activist Category Winner of the 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards,19 year old Jubilanté Cutting from Guyana. • Mpho Mathiba, is a 24 year old entrepreneur and industrialist from Soweto a township in South Africa and a Business analyst consultant for SME's and Youth Start-ups just to name a few. They have started hosting networking sessions for youth in business She spoke to us about that. • Our Game Changer this week is Charles Ngobeni, one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs. He is an author, a serial entrepreneur, talk show host, business coach, and a Pastor.
01
DEC

Change your Game

This week on the show we spoke to Whitestone Joseph Mukulira a self-made entrepreneur, investor and business coach who started doing business in primary at the age of twelve as a coffee dealer at his village. Bavelile Hlongwa the Executive Deputy Chairperson of the NYDA told us more about the youth dialogue in UMdoni Local Municipality, KwaZulu Natal province. The two-part dialogue saw young people engaging the NYDA about its products and services mainly in agriculture and support of small businesses. Internet-of-things (IoT) network operator SqwidNet, part of Dark Fibre Africa, recently launched an entrepreneurship programme, called (IoT)E - to the power E - to empower entrepreneurs who would like to develop their skills and knowledge to become established players in the IoT ecosystem. Reshaad Sha the Chief Executive Officer at SqwidNe shared more on the programme Earlier this week South Africa’s Minister of Tourism Tokozile Xasa hosted the Annual Women in Tourism (WIT) Conference themed: “Sustainable Tourism: the event also included voices of women talking about the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children. We spoke to the Deputy Director General for the Tourism Sector Support Services Morongoe Ramphele… We speak to Badibanga ‘Badi’ Promesse is the Regional Vice President for Africa at the newly formed association between the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting (CIMA) and the American Institute of CPAs. Mindful business consulting may not be something familiar to many, but Sharon Sinclair looks to change all that with her company, Chandramala Pty Limited South Africa. She makes use of the scientific alignment methodology, as pioneered by Dr Jeff Levin, an international authority in the field of Energy Medicine. Sharon Sinclair And Our Game Changer this week is Florence Musengi. She is an MBA graduate and chartered public relations practitioner and has held high level corporate positions including head of communications and p
24
NOV

Change Your Game

This week on the show , we spoke to Mpho Mathiba, a 24 year old entrepreneur and industrialist from Soweto a township in South Africa. Sea Harvest has enjoyed tremendous success and even had bigger ambitions for this year. The company has become one of the largest vertically integrated black-owned fishing companies in the country. We spoke to Welmarie Coetzee the procurement manager at Sea Harvest. Thirty startups from across the African continent were selected totake part in the DEMO Africa, the launch of pad event for emerging technologies and trends which take place this week in South Africa. For more on this we spoke to Harry Hare, the founder and executive Officer of DEMO Africa. We spoke to Hezron Louw, owner of gourmet street food brand Sumting Fresh and the winner of the 2017 Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur of the Year Award. We also spoke to Brent Tollman, the leader of the MoreEyes team , a team of young people from Cape Town, that hacked a solution to in-store robberies at the Santam Hackathon at the South African Innovation Summit. Our Game Changer this week is Charles Ngobeni, one of South Africa’s most successful entrepreneurs. He is an author, a serial entrepreneur, talk show host, business coach, and a Pastor. He currently runs a number of his own businesses, ranging from Transportation, Mining, Wimpy Restaurants, Fuel Station, Skincare products, and is a shareholder in a number of companies listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange - JSE.
17
NOV

Change your game

Next week the Africa For Africa Women will host the second series of the international women in leadership summit in the North West Province in South Africa. Bea Hackula, the President of Africa for Africa Women. The 17th of November is Women’s Entrepreneurship Day and earlier this year Seed Academy conducted South Africa’s largest entrepreneurial survey, the Real State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa 2017. Donna Rachelson the Seed Engine CEO The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), in association with World Famous Events, last week announced South Africa’s 2017 Top 20 Small Business and Entrepreneurship Award recipients. We spoke to Bakani Ngulani from BN Solutions who won the 2017 National Young Entrepreneur Champion. Earlier this month Facebook launched the Nigerian Small and Medium Enterprise Council. The council is the first of its kind to launch on the continent and its part of Facebook’s ongoing commitment to help support small and medium sized businesses throughout Africa. We spoke to Abi Williams who manages the Small and Medium Business Council and she is also the Small and Medium Business Sales Manager for Europe Middle East and Africa at Facebook. We looked into the 9th AU Private Sector Forum that took place this week in Pretoria, South Africa from under the theme "Accelerating Africa's Industrialisation through Digitisation and Youth Technopreneurship". We also spoke to Phillipa Geard the Chief Executive Officer and Founder of RecruitMyMom which won the 2017 National Woman in Business Champion at the South African Small Business Award winners for 2017. This week is Global entrepreneurship Week and the Global Entrepreneurship Network (GEN) is celebrating ten years of helping millions of people unleash their ideas to start and scale new businesses. We spoke the co-chair of GEN Africa and Executive Head at SEA Africa Kizito Okechukwu. South African startup ThisIsMe was among the winners at this year’s Africa Fintech Awards, which recognise
10
NOV

Change Your Game

• Australian accelerator Spark launched a week-long Johannesburg-based acceleration programme YHER, aimed at female entrepreneurs in Africa. We spoke to Katleho Tsoku,Y HER Accelerator Co-Director • Ten winners of the AppsAfrica.com Innovation Awards 2017 were announced at a pan-African mobile and tech awards party at Shimmy Beach Club in Cape Town, South Africa. We speak to some of the winners: BoomPlay Music, What3words and Flare • Linum Labs, is running a large scale Blockchain Hackathon in Cape Town, South Africa in January 2018 in association with the University of Cape Town’s AIFMRM. We chat to Andrew Tudhope the Lead Architect Linum Labs. • A profile of Akro a company dedicated to helping entrepreneurs turn their ideas into businesses. They offer events, venture funding and consulting services. We spoke to Janine Basel • The African Innovation Foundation (AIF) has opened entries for the Innovation Prize for Africa (IPA) 2018 Awards. The application window will be open until 10 January 2018. We chat to Robinson Esialamba the Process
27
OCT

Change Your Game

Last month the South African Breweries (SAB) announced that it will help create thousands of jobs in South Africa and increase opportunities for entrepreneurs to become part of its supply chain through its key entrepreneurship programmes. Phumzile Chifunyise the Enterprise Development Specialist at SAB And the South African Minister of Tourism in South Africa, Tokozile Xasa launched and handed over a solar photovoltaic (PV) power plant to the Robben Island Museum (RIM,) as part of the department’s mandate to support sustainable and inclusive tourism development. Earlier this month, Massmart hosted an event celebrating local manufactures who are taking part in the Massmart Supplier Development Programme. Thando Makutu a founding chairperson of entrepreneur’s progressive network, a network platform that seeks to promote entrepreneurship and entrepreneurs businesses from local market to global stage. The People's Fund – TPF, is an asset crowd funding platform, where the general public and corporations, crowd fund an asset for an entrepreneur which they earn a royalty for each product sold through that asset. Luyanda Jafta the Boot camp General at the People's Fund – TPF… 22 On Sloane, is the continent's largest startup campus set to open in Joahnnesburg, South Africa. It is the ideal all-in-one space for entrepreneurs, startups and inventors to initiate create and innovate. For more on this, we spoke to Gamuchirai Mutezo (Ms) the Chief Operations Officer of 22 On Sloane… Earlier this week, the Anzisha Prize award ceremony took place in Johannesburg, South Africa. The award celebrates young Entrepreneurs who’ve made their mark. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane attended the awards and filed a report.. Lastly, Despite government’s efforts to create an enabling environment for the promotion and development of Small to Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in South Africa, SMEs continue to face several challenges, from dealing with a lack of access to finance and a tricky regul
20
OCT

Change Your Game

This week on the show, we focused on a South African based Company, Euphoria Telecom has introduced tools for entrepreneurs to become digital nomads. They can now use technology to earn a living and conduct their life in a nomadic manner. We spoke to one of the entrepreneurs using the digital nomad, the Head of Operations and Technology at Khonology, Mosa Nyamande. The Climate Innovation Centre South Africa (CICSA) launched in 2015 in partnership with the World Bank’s InfoDev programme, with one of the entrepreneurs that have worked with the centre Murendeni Mafumo, the Founder of Kusini Water System a solar powered mobile water purification technology. Bonga Petros Masoka the co-owner and a Business Development and Marketing Manager of G-Tech, a 100% black owned operated green technology and Holding Company situated in Johannesburg South Africa. The 16th BBQ Awards hosted by Big Time Strategic Group, are taking place on the 20th of October at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, South Africa. Mr Justice Maphosa the Chief Executive Officer at Big Time Strategic Group and the title sponsor of the BBQ Awards shared more. AfricArena 2017 is the largest-ever tech innovation conference for startups and investors to be hosted on African soil and it will take place on 6th and 7th November in Cape Town, South Africa. We spoke to Ellen Fischat the Chief Executive Officer of Silicon Cape that is anchoring AfricArena. Standard bank hosted the Standard Bank Women in Technology Conference this week in Johannesburg, South Africa. Faith Tembe, one of the project managers of the Women in Tech Conference. Lastly, we spoke to Rapper-turned-businessman Siyabonga Metane, better known as Slikour, has given 12 emerging rap artists the opportunity to launch their music careers. Siya Metana (Slikour) told us more about SlikourOnLife Incubator project.
13
OCT

Change Your Game

The Lioness Empowerment event is taking place this Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa. The Lioness is an event that aims to empower women to showcase their potential in making this world a better place, and that potential lies in the act of unleashing one’s inner strength. Tshego Kekana the Founder of Alfa Destiny Communications. Startup FinChatBot is disrupting the South African finance and insurance industry by changing how companies in these sectors talk to their customers. Antoine Paillusseau the Chief Executive Officer and co-founder of FinChatBot. The 4th Instalment of Fashion without Borders - FWB 2017 is taking place next month at the Vaal Civic Centre in the Gauteng province of South Africa. Tebo Bakwena the Co - founder of Fashion Without Borders Africa. Entrepreneurs and small business owners that have set up and are running green businesses are invited to take part in a scholarship programme at the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s (GIBS) Entrepreneurship Development Academy in South Africa. Fazlyn Toeffie the Senior Manager for Marketing and Client Engagement at the Gordon Institute of Business Science’s - GIBS… Business entities are invited to submit entries for the 5th annual South African Premier Business Awards (SAPBA) by 13 October 2017. Brand South Africa’s General Manager and Stakeholder Relations, Mpumi Mabuza. We spoke to Noli Mini, the founder and owner of the Relax Spas in the Western Cape province and the finalist for the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur awards. And Gemkids’ pre-school founder and director, Devina Dawkinun who started her career as a lecturer and researcher is also the finalist for the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneur awards. Last week the third annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference, took place in Cape Town, South Africa. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane attended the conference and filed a report.
06
OCT

Change Your Game

• Caitlin Craig, the head of Community and Digital Business Development at She Leads Africa, joined us in studio to talk about the partnership between She Leads Africa and Dark and Lovely in the She leads Africa’s Dark And Lovely Accelerator. • We also spoke to the participants, Mathebe Molise, the owner of Beauty on Tap in Johannesburg,South Africa, Louisa Kinoshi & Theodora Mogo, Beauty Revolution Studio, in Lagos,Nigeria, Aniouvi Gnassaunou, Black Beauty Fair in Abidjan, Ivory, Sherri Rhode owner of Fresh Me also based in Johannesburg, South Africa and Violet Amoabeng owner Skin Gourmet ,based in Accra Ghana. • Two women entrepreneurs have returned from South Africa where Standard Bank sponsored them to attend an SME empowerment networking event under Lioness of Africa. Programme Manager at Standard Bank Incubator, Kabelo Matlala. • The Mpumalanga province in South Africa hosted this year’s Tourism Month during the month of September and also World Tourism Day celebrations. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane attended the celebrations and filed a report… • Last week the Limpopo Tourism Agency (LTA) in South Africa launched its new brand and logo to its stakeholders in Mookgophong, Limpopo Province. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane attended the launch and compiled a report… • The Da Vinci Institute of partnered with business coach and the Enterprise and Supplier Development specialised Diazz in launching his new sales and marketing manual. We spoke to the author,KK Diazz The third annual Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference is currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane is attending the conference and she compiled a report
29
SEP

Change Your Game

• Tsogo Sun has announced the finalists for the Tsogo Sun Entrepreneurship Awards. We spoke to Candy Tothill,General Manager of Corporate at Tsogo Sun • Durban based businesswoman Nomfundo Mcoyi won the Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year category at 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year competition in South Africa. She spke to us about her journey • Julie Solomon’s drive and passion for selling property is a sought-after quality in the real estate market place, and after having received many property awards and accolades is one of Durban's top-performing agents with 10 years' experience as a real estate agent. Julie Solomon’s • The third annual, 2017 Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards Veuve Clicquot, Elle magazine and Old Mutual are celebrating successful women in the 2017 Veuve Clicquot Elle Boss Awards. We spoke to Aimee Kellen Moet Hennessy,Elle Boss Champagne Portfolio Manager • South African Breweries recently launched the country’s first rural and grass roots to big business entrepreneurship campaign, committed to creating 10 000 jobs in South Africa by 2021. The launch took place at the famous Vilakazi Street, in Soweto which is known for its rich history, particularly for its place in the struggle against apartheid. Channel Africa’s Sihle Zuma Attended the event and filled a report..
22
SEP

Change Your Game

• Sisters Jennifer Da Mata and Roxanne Goncalves of Strata-g Labour Solutions are making a mark in the corporate world. We spoke to one of the founders of Strata-g Labour Solutions Jennifer Da Mata and Roxanne Goncalve • South Africa has the most developed telecommunications industry on the continent ,there are more Sim cards than people. To find out more about the subject, we spoke to Sam Manclark, the Jozihub Manager • Earlier this year, African members of the World Economic Forum’s Global Shapers community launched the Durban Agreement on Open Africa to champion an open and border-free Africa. We spoke to Lisa Mavundla the Community Manager for OPEN Africa based in Maboneng, Johannesburg and she is also a member of the Global Shapers community. • The Women's Youthpreneur Academy events are aimed at female, youth entrepreneurs that attract more than 100 delegates. Sibabalwe Sesmani the Founder and Managing Director of Unorthodox PR and Media Group, told us more. • Our Game Changer this week is Bisola Edun. She is a leading name in Nigerian fashion with her label becoming the first Nigerian fashion company to be floated on the Nigerian Stock Exchange. She shared more about her journey. • Securing funding for a business is tough, but running a business is a whole different ball game. This According to The Global Entrepreneurship Monitor South Africa report (GEM), which states that 67% of South African SME’s had to close last year, due to a lack of profitability or because they had issues with accessing funding. Charles Meyerowitz the Chief Executive Officer of alternative asset-backed lender, Lamna • Brand South Africa and Owami Women will host the annual Owami Women Play Your Part Recognition Awards on Thursday in Johannesburg. We spoke to Bridget Nkuna, founder of Owami Women . • Njomstyle Accessories manufactures custom-made male accessories. For more on the brand, we spoke to Philani “Njoms” Mhlongo the Owner and creative designer at Njomstyle Access
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SEP

Change Your Game

• Standard bank this week launched a phase of a disruptive engagement model for accountants and entrepreneurs. We spoke to Warren Bond, the co-founder of Purple • Since its inception three years ago, South Africa's sanitary pads company, MIMI Women has been committed to helping girls and women in some of South Africa’s poorest areas to empower themselves. To find out more about the organisation and its work , we spoke to Ramona Kasavan the Chief Executive Officer of MIMI Women. • Tebogo Nefale is a Real Estate Entrepreneur, Public Speaker, Property Investing Coach and Mentor. He runs programmes that assist young people on how to invest or buy properties from younger age. He joined us in studio and told us more about his entrepreneurial journey. • Applications for the She Leads Africa’s Dark and Lovely X SLA Beauty Accelerator are officially closed. With thousands of applicants, from four African countries, the programme will only select five entrepreneurs to take part in the programme. For more information , we spoke to the head of Community and Digital Business Development at She Leads Africa, Caitlin Craig. • Itumeleng (Tumi) Phake, founder of Zenzele Fitness Group, won the Small Business Entrepreneur of the Year® category, at the 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS. He spoke to us about his journey. • The 2017 National Tourism Careers Expo will get underway later this month, in the Free State province under the theme tourism alive with opportunities. For more on the expo, we spoke to Bulelwa Seti, Chief Director of the Tourism Sector Development at the National Department of Tourism. • Last week the winners for 2017 Entrepreneur of the Year competition were announced at an awards ceremony in Johannesburg, South Africa. We spoke to Nomfundo Mcoyi the Founder of Icebolethu Group, who won the 2017 Medium Business Entrepreneur of the Year category.

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