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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16
FEB

Change Your Game

• This week on the show we profiled Esquared an impact investment company that empowers South Africa’s responsible entrepreneurs to unleash their high impact potential. Joined in studio by Sawa Nakagawa the Chief Executive Officer at E Squared Investments (E²) • We spoke to Tony Wood, the Managing Director for MYDAWA about their eHealth platform MYDAWA, which is enabling the healthcare consumers of Kenya, to purchase authentic medicines, health and wellness products online. • We found out more about the pitching boost programme, which is initiated by the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller (GEP) is a Provincial Government agency established under the auspices of the Department of Economic Development, to provide non-financial support, financial support and co-ordinates stakeholders for the benefit of SMMEs in Gauteng Province in South Africa. Thabang Mabuza the Director for Pitching Booster Programme shared more light. • And lastly we spoke about one of Africa’s first bean-to-bar chocolate brands, De Villiers Chocolate, now offering international consumers a bite of Africa. Chocolate maker and owner De Villiers Chocolate, Pieter de Villiers told us more.
09
FEB

Change your Game

• The entries for the township Entrepreneurship Awards (TEA’s) are now open. The awards are one of the Gauteng’s Department of Economic Developments’ initiatives. Acting Chief Executive Officer for the awards Mrs Leah Manenzhe • The African Leadership Academy – (ALA) is marking ten years this year and to mark its tenth anniversary, it will be hosting its Decennial Celebration on February the 23rd and 24th 2018. Vise President and Dierctor of strategic Relations for African Leadership Academy,Frank Aswani • According to Ben Bierman, Managing Director at Business Partners Limited .The South African economy is showing early signs of turning the corner after a couple of years of disappointing growth and high volatility. • Bizcash is empowering businesses by providing a new way of thinking about cash flow as a business. Cash flow burdens are one of the biggest challenges facing companies across South Africa. • The Eskom Development Foundation has been contributing to entrepreneurship in effort to curb the unemployment crisis South Africa faces today. It supports socio-economic development programmes by targeting communities in which Eskom implements its capital expansion programme. The Foundation is involved in number of activities. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane went on a media tour last week hosted by Eskom Development Foundation and filed a report
02
FEB

Change Your Game

• This week on the show we talk about the Eskom Development Foundation that has been contributing to entrepreneurship in effort to curb the unemployment crisis South Africa faces today. It supports socio-economic development programmes by targeting communities in which Eskom implements its capital expansion programme. • We profile Dandelion Breeze, a team of fiercely dynamic females whose vision is to be the first choice to finding strategic marketing solutions for their clients in South Africa. Medina Harverye, the Managing Director and the Public Relations Executive Officer, Zizo Tshwete. • Also Mark Sham an entrepreneur, writer and speaker. He is the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Suits & Sneakers and also founder of the Impello incubation hub. • And one of the winners at the Awethu Project event (Shiela Zwane) hosted in Johannesburg South Africa. The event hosted by Kagiso Lediga Culminated in announcing the TVETS Absa entrepreneur winner who walked away with not only a serious cash prize but invaluable on-going coaching from the Awethu Project. • Tech evangelist company Neutrinos has launched a development programme aimed at teaching ICT skills to young South Africans. The programme, which Neutrinos has called The Winds of Change. Dayanand Virasamy the Neutrinos Executive Director for Neutrinos in South Africa • Lastly we spoke about Khononoly an African services company that uses technology to transform and empower Africa's people and businesses. Africa Nkosi and Mosa Nyamande.
27
JAN

Change Your Game

• This week we profile India Martin is a 25 year veteran of financial services and career expatriate who has held anumber of global C-Suite roles in North America ,Europe and Asia. In her final role at JPMorgan,India was Managing Director & Global Chief Operating Officer for Investment BankingTechnology and Operations based in London which included multi-billion dollar budgetary, Management for 15,000 staff members in more than 40 global locations. • And we focus on the Bank Zero new “app-only” to be launched by former FNB Chief Executive Officer Michael Jordaan and a band of his former colleagues. Michael Jordaan one of the co-founders of Bank Zero app • WhereIsMyTransport partnering with Facebook for Developers to host the CONNECT Hackathon Series. The Hackathon Series kicked-off in Johannesburg, South this past weekend and will then move on to Kampala, Dar es Salaam, Kigali, and Nairobi. Marsh Reddy, Platform Evangelist at WhereIsMyTransport • Kenyan incubator Nailab announcing the 15 startups that will take part in its Make-IT accelerator programme. was Kariuki Mutembei from the Make-IT accelerator programme in Kenya. • Last week South Africa’s Wits University’s, Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct, announced the launch of the BCX Innovation Programme and are inviting technology start-ups to apply. Tanye ver Loren van Themaat, the Tshimologong Incubator and Accelerator Manager • Two young entrepreneurs are trying to tackle South Africa's high tertiary drop-out rate. They've developed a platform to help school pupils prepare for university. Thabiso Ramadiba the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer and Nimrod Dube also Co-Founder and Chief Operations Officer at PS Connect • And Egypt’s Startup Reactor a 6-month accelerator program designed to support innovative startups with high growth potential in Egypt. Mohamed Asaad the Programs Officer of Innoventures.
23
JAN

Change your game

• This week on the show we focus on the YALI Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa (RLC-SA) introduced by the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that was launched by the former President of the United States Barack Obama, as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. We speak to Derrick Manyisa Curriculum Manager and Bento Marcos Recruitment and Admissions Manager at the YALI Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa • A Nigerian born, Blessing Ugwoke who is working to provide governments and communities in sub-Saharan Africa, without access to electricity, a strategic factor for the transformation of the continent, a framework for improving rural electrification • Dominique Collett, a senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investments and the head of AlphaCode spoke to us about what we can expect in the Fintech space this year. • William Hughes, a Business Sustainability Consultant at Mazars gave us details on Mazars being the official sustainability partner of change and empowerment platform, ChangeMakersHub (CMH). • We profile Anny Modi a Congolese activist whose areas of intervention are the promotion of the rights of women and girls and the rights of people living with HIV / AIDS and survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC and the SADC Region. • And For the first time last year, broad business confidence indicators increased, according to the third quarter 2017 Business Partners Limited SME Index.It is survey measuring the attitudes and confidence levels of South African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners. Siphethe Dumeko, the Chief Financial Officer at Business Partners spoke about what it means for entrepreneurs. • And lastly we spoke to Former Miss South Africa, Bokang and her footballer husband Siphiwe Tshabalala on launching their kiddies clothing line named SB-kids.
19
JAN

Change Your Game

• This week on the show we focus on the YALI Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa (RLC-SA) introduced by the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) that was launched by the former President of the United States Barack Obama, as a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. We speak to Derrick Manyisa Curriculum Manager and Bento Marcos Recruitment and Admissions Manager at the YALI Regional Leadership Centre Southern Africa • A Nigerian born, Blessing Ugwoke who is working to provide governments and communities in sub-Saharan Africa, without access to electricity, a strategic factor for the transformation of the continent, a framework for improving rural electrification • Dominique Collett, a senior investment executive at Rand Merchant Investments and the head of AlphaCode spoke to us about what we can expect in the Fintech space this year. • William Hughes, a Business Sustainability Consultant at Mazars gave us details on Mazars being the official sustainability partner of change and empowerment platform, ChangeMakersHub (CMH). • We profile Anny Modi a Congolese activist whose areas of intervention are the promotion of the rights of women and girls and the rights of people living with HIV / AIDS and survivors of gender-based violence in the DRC and the SADC Region. • And For the first time last year, broad business confidence indicators increased, according to the third quarter 2017 Business Partners Limited SME Index.It is survey measuring the attitudes and confidence levels of South African small and medium enterprise (SME) owners. Siphethe Dumeko, the Chief Financial Officer at Business Partners spoke about what it means for entrepreneurs. • And lastly we spoke to Former Miss South Africa, Bokang and her footballer husband Siphiwe Tshabalala on launching their kiddies clothing line named SB-kids.
22
DEC
2017

Change Your Game

• Our Game Changer this week is Euginia Mokone, the founder of Addnum Training and Development in South Africa. She has worked as an economics lecturer at CIDA City Campus, and then as both a lecturer and programme director of the University of Johannesburg’s Centre for Small Business Development. Lecturing fulfilled her love of teaching and of learning. • Londoners with afro-textured hair now have a hassle-free way of connecting with natural hair stylists with the Afrocks.com. It is an on-demand platform designed to eliminate the stresses of finding a natural hairstylist, and getting the hair styled on time with just a few clicks. Stella Lucien the Head of Business Development at Afrocks told us more • We spoke to Refiloe Nkele famously known as Ref Wayne, a self-made billionaire, serial entrepreneur and Humanitarian. He has proved that anything is possible if you work tirelessly to uplift the lives of communities around you. • The first and most famous digital cryptocurrency has been racking up headlines this year due to a breath-taking rise in value. Bitcoin involves technology, currency, math, economics and social dynamics. It was invented in 2009 by a person or group who called himself Satoshi Nakamoto. Bertha Kgokong the Founder of GetBitcoinsNow
15
DEC
2017

Change Your Game

• We spoke about Cheri Yase Kasi, born from the partnership of three young and dynamic entrepreneurs, Sunshine Shibambo, Mandla Mazibuko and Tumi Mohube. • Roland Thompson, Business Development Officer, spoke to us about Long-term sustainable recycling in South Africa requires long-term sustainable investment in the country’s recycling capacity. • We spoke to Mic Mann from Singularity University about embracing an exponential mind-set for your business in 2018. • We also profile Francois Joubert a Global Award winning top entrepreneur and the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Jouling Group (Pty) Ltd. • The Launch Lab, an initiative of Innovus, the industry interaction and innovation arm of Stellenbosch University, one of South Africa’s leading tertiary education institutions. Philip Marais, the Chief Executive Officer for the launch lab. • And the Ithala Development Corporation in KwaZulu Natal – a province in South Africa, announced a three-year partnership with Sumitomo Rubber SA and Dunlop in an effort to boost township and rural economies, while also countering the sale of illegal and dangerous second-hand tyres. Sitandiwe Dimba, Ithala CSI Co-ordinator • Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane spoke to Victor Ugo, the founder of Mentally Aware Nigeria Initiative. He won the Civil Society Organisation Category at the 2017 Nelson Mandela-Graça Machel Innovation Awards. • And we also spoke about the Local entrepreneurs been given an opportunity to showcase and promote their businesses on an electronic street billboard for free with Entrepreneur, founder/owner of Vuyo Restaurant, SAB Spokesperson, Miles Kubheka.
08
DEC
2017

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
2017

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

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