Change Your Game.

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±58 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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22
FEB

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to Taona Kokera, the Associate Director Infrastructure Finance at Mazars about Africa’s need for a new infrastructure strategy to combat jobless growth.

We profile Mandlakazi Semane, the first black female plant manager for Anglo American’s Kumba Iron Ore subsidiary.

Rory Moore, Liquid Studio Director and Innovation Lead for Accenture in Africa told us more about the recently launched YAS programme by the United Nations Development Programme in partnership with Accenture.

Gama Phile, a new platform that discovers and celebrates unrealized writing talent. We spoke to the Founder Avela Gronemeyer.

We also profile Mokgadi Modiba, a 26 years old founder of Urban Legae Poultry (Pty) Ltd, which is a small-scale grower of broiler chickens based in Polokwane, South Africa.

And Zibusiso Mkhwanazi, the founder and Group Chief Executive Officer of M&N Brands, a holding company with diversified investments in leading advertising, media and communication businesses.

QUOTE OF THE WEEK:
"I am guided each day by these three questions: ‘What are you fixing?’ ‘What are you making?’ and ‘Who are you helping?'" - Juliana Rotich is an inspirational Kenyan technologist & social entrepreneur and co-founder of Ushahidi a company with a mission to change the way information flows in the world and empower people to make an impact with open source technologies.
15
FEB

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to: Chantal de Kock about the South African Breweries (SAB) Foundation Tholoana Program hosting a graduation ceremony for its business participants.

Katleho Nyawuza is the creator of Explore iKasi, a free application, which is a directory of township businesses in the country.

Our Game Changer this week is Sanele Zulu ,the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Sanele Zulu International, a global consultancy company specializing in the training, mentoring and development of individuals and organizations.

Gavin Reardon, Founder of Kingson Capital, spoke about Kingson launching a brand-new High-Growth Tech and Black-Owned SME Fund.

Kutlwano Pitso, the founder and owner of Moja Café, located in Orlando East, Soweto an urban settlement or township in South Africa. Moja Café is described as a disruptive brand that specialises in four pillars; a restaurant, car wash, entertainment hub and also comes up with projects that uplift the community.
08
FEB

Change Your Game

This week on the show we profile Vuyisile Zondi, the founder of Corium Skincare, a company which carries two ranges of natural and handmade skincare products, Corium Naturals and Corium Luxe.

Robert Lewis the Executive Chairman at Askari spoke to us about Askari Fintech, Mozambique’s first online insurance distribution solution, , which launched in Mozambique this month

Dr Judy Omumbo, the implementation of a multimillion dollar initiative to support Africa-led climate science research through the Climate Research for Development (CR4D) in Africa initiative.

We also profile Ladipo Lawani, the Chief Executive Officer of L&L Foods, which is a food processing and packaging company focused on the Nigerian market

Our Game Changer this week is Frank Ngwenya who is an entrepreneur, International Itinerant speaker, restaurateur, property developer and a business consultant
01
FEB

Change Your Game

Hlubi Mboya, an accomplished business woman who heads up the non-profit Future CEO’s, she is also a Director at Sunshine Cinema which is a solar mobile cinema that converts solar energy into social impact.

Nyakallo Mokoena, the founder of a coffee brand, Mcofana, a roastery that supplies coffee and tea to various businesses and coffee shops in Sasolburg, South Africa. He also operates a mobile coffee bar so that people can experience his coffee anywhere.

South Africa’s entertainer and fashion forward Riky Rick, also known as King Kotini as in King of Cotton, recently announced his first ever Cotton Fest which will take place on the 2nd of February 2019 in Johannesburg, South Africa. We find out more about the festival.

A dynamic new partnership between Raizcorp and Lulaway offers businesses a complete turnkey solution that allows them to fully and easily participate in Youth Employment Service (YES), become a partner in social change and reap all its scorecard rewards. We chat to the CEO of Lulaway, and the Allon Raiz, Raizcorp founder and CEO…

We talk about South African Textile businesses expanding their global footprint at Paris’s leading fashion tradeshow, TRANOÏ. Funded by the country's Department of Trade and Industry and led by Wesgro, the mission forms part of the Agency’s Export Advancement Programme (EAP).
25
JAN

Change Your Game

Andile Maseko, Head of Ecosystem Development at AlphaCode shares the organisations fintech predictions for 2019.

We focus on the 11th edition of the Africa Energy Indaba ,one of the most sought after business and trade events addressing energy issues around the continent.

Sibabalwe Ngxola, a multidisciplinary creative entrepreneur and co-founder ImboRoots.

We find out more about the 8 Africa member council launched by the Shared Value Africa Initiative. Zanele Jambane reports.

One of the top five Chivas Venture finalist Sibusiso Pilingane of Kgosana Holdings, who fell in love with the bee industry and started a project that upskills communities in the keeping and raising of bees.
18
JAN

Change Your Game

This week on the show we spoke to speakers of the two-day Real Success 2019 conference, Ann Wilson & Co founder Justin Cohen.

Profile Sam Gqomo,a South African Marketing executive and also the Founder of Wo-ma-ndla, a registered non-profit organisation platform.

Tebatso Molapo, the founder of Re Basadi, a company that was formed in 2015 and has an active network in South Africa, Namibia, Nigeria and Uganda.

AND Geronomow Tjiueza With 10 years experienced in the Human Resources field within both national and international spaces.
28
DEC
2018

Change your Game

This week on the show, we speak to Tiisetso Mathodlana is an entrepreneur, speaker and the founder of the Boxfree Society which was established in 2015 to host workshops in townships across Gauteng Province in South Africa.

journalist & founding editor of the Zkhiphani.com publication, Andile Mathobela about Zkhiphani.com, an online & print youth social lifestyle & entertainment global African powerhouse brand and executive mouthpiece.

Sips Wines, a unique proudly South African wine restaurant / wine boutique situated in Melville Johannesburg, owner Sydney Sifiso Motha.

Onidodo, a modern Nigerian restaurant which passionately brings an authentic taste of Nigeria with a modern twist to the London food scene,Dare Oni the Co-Founder of Onidodo restaurant.

Innocent Menyo, the director and co-Founder of M-SCAN with training in Medical Radiography to include Sonography.
21
DEC
2018

Change Your Game

Brendon Williamson from DPO PayGate gives E-tailers entrepreneurs pointers on how to navigate fraudulent customers.

We profile Thami Banda, was a Media Relations team leader of tournament 2010 FIFA World Cup hosted in South Africa, he Contributed to a 28% Year on Year revenue Growth in East Africa on William Grants Portfolio, Managed six independent products portfolio for William Grant and Sons across Sahara Africa , hosted the First live whisky tasting within a distillery, he is also a motivational speaker and an entrepreneur in his own wright.

MoJollof UK Ltd, an online African food delivery service founded by Omolara Tayo-Sobajo in Derby, UK.

Pelebox Smart Lockers and the Hybrid Five-Axis Machine Tool are the two South African innovations that are on the shortlist for the Royal Academy for Engineering’s Africa Prize for Engineering Innovation, accelerated by the Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative (CiTi). We speak to Mary Faulks, Entrepreneurial Development Operations Manager at CiTi ..

And Tshepo 1 Million, has come up with a programme that will increase opportunities for young artisans and engineers to secure jobs. The Installation Repair and Maintenance (IRM) Jnr Technician programme, run by NPO Harambee. Sylvester Moepya from Harambee and core lead of the IRM Jnr Technician programme.
14
DEC
2018

Change Your Game

We find out more about Andrew Leeuw and Hezron Louw the co-founders of Sumting Fresh.

How African governments need to join hands and work together to effectively address major issues affecting the youth. Zanele Jambane spoke to the Director for Regional Service for Africa and the united nation’s development programme,
Lamin Momodou Manneh.

Lisa Ndyalivani, 33, owner of WooWfoods, a mobile coffee shop, was named the Distell Top Student with the highest mark overall at the Small Business Academy (SBA) programme of the University of Stellenbosch Business School earlier this month.

Gavin Reardon, founder and general partner of Kingson Capital talks to us about many ways entrepreneurs can look for funding but one avenue is through Venture Capital.

Our Game Changer this week is Navalayo Osembo , the Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of Enda Sportswear. Enda means “Go” in Kiswahili.
07
DEC
2018

Change Your Game

This week on the show we speak to Sifiso Mtsweni the Executive Chairperson of the NYDA about Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is hosting the South African Youth Awards, which will take place in East London, a town South Africa, on the 7th of
December 2018.

Our Game Changer this week is Ntuthuko Shezi the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Livestock Wealth.

Andile Maseko, Head of Strategy & Ecosystem at AlphaCode gives tips on how to take your business globally.

Moboom has appointed Reputation Matters to operate the Hotfrog platform in South Africa under license. The appointment comes ahead of the planned release of Hotfrog Digital, a complete rebuild of the directory on the patented Moboom platform. We speak to the managing director of reputation matters, Regine Le Roux.

An apprenticeship system through Future Farmers Foundation, through the support and funding from Bayer, aims to answer the question of what support structures are available for the youth to fully develop their skills, enhance their interest and equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and practical experience to fully participate in agriculture. We speak to Tasniem Patel from Bayer.
30
NOV
2018

Change your Game

We focus on the 2018 African Youth Development Summit co-hosted by the Africa80 & JCI and in partnership with the APRM & Global Citizens Festival.
We speak to Mungai Nfi the Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East for Junior Chamber International (JCI).
We find out more about The 2018 SME Toolkit Business/Partners Business Plan Competition for aspiring young entrepreneurs announced innovative techpreneur, Khomotso Malakalaka, as the national winner of the competition.

We also speak to Khomotso Malakalaka the national winner of the 2018 SME Toolkit Business/Partners Business Plan Competition for aspiring young entrepreneurs.
We profile Gabriel Mokwana, a Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Life Legacy Projects SA.
Richard Mukheibir, CEO of Cash Converters shares his top tips on how to find the best franchising opportunity in South Africa.
2 founders of Soweto Ink Ndumiso Ramate and Sbusiso Dlamini, Soweto Ink, a tattoo parlor /Brand talk to us about the Soweto ink festival taking place on then 14th of  December in Soweto, Johanesburg.  
Quote of the week:
"My advice to women all the time is: If you want a certain future, go out and create it. Conquer your fears as that is what enslaves most women." - Divine Ndhlukula is founder SECURICO Security Services in Zimbabwe, and the queen of Africa's security industry.

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