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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Change Your Game

This week on the show Dr Audrey Verhaeghe (pronounced “Fir-Ha-Ghe”), the Chairperson of the SA Innovation Summit…. Explains to us exactly what the Fourth Industrial Revolution is and how is changing how we live, work, and communicate.

Melissa Mbazo, the Anzisha Prize Program Manager talks to us about the Anzisha Prize 2018 with 20 finalists competing for the Anzisha Prize, Africa’s premier award for her youngest entrepreneur. Taking place on the 23rd of this month (October)

We profile Ashley Ellis, a creative, educator and consultant who designs experiences and tells stories to inspire a global audience.

African Travel Enthusiast Vuyiswa Matomane recently started a drive selling the popular iTravel Africa t-shirt making travelling the continent trendy.

Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane spoke to some of the 32 emerging African social entrepreneurs selected in August as the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge winners and filled a report.

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• The city of Johannesburg in South Africa is set to have its first ever Joburg Cheese Festival. The event is to be held this weekend and will feature cheese and wine tastings and outdoor market vendors. Entrepreneur Mbongeni Vundla well known as Akim tell us more about the event.
• Avon has launched its first-ever exclusive beauty pop-up store last week in Sandton City Shopping Centre In South Africa with the aim of further expanding on the professional possibilities available to the brand’s female leaders. For more we chat to the Head of Integrated Marketing Communications at Avon, Precilla Kalogeropoulos.
• The South African Chemical Technology Incubator is a not-for-profit business incubator, under the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s incubation program. The incubator is dedicated to supporting the growth of very early stage technology-based businesses in the South African Chemical sector. Chemin provides clients with an entrepreneurial business environment that promotes collaboration, innovation and encourages ingenuity as well the creation of wealth. To find out more, Pezisa Sobuza – incubation manager at Chemin now joins us in studio …
• The South African Chemical Technology Incubator is a not-for-profit business incubator, under the Small Enterprise Development Agency’s incubation program. The incubator is dedicated to supporting the growth of very early stage technology-based businesses in the South African Chemical sector. To find out more, we speak Pezisa Sobuza – incubation manager and CEO Colin Mkhonza at Chemin.
• We also feature two beneficiaries of Chemin’s incubation program Banele Manana the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Energy Dots and Richard Happy Mngomezulu the founder of Mngomezulu Paper (Pty) Ltd).
• Our Game Changer this is week is Yamkela Kiviet. He is a Serial entrepreneur who aspires to empower young people and he owns a string of upmarket restaurants, a private college, a student accommodation business and even a funeral

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In this week’s show we spoke to Tshego Kekana the founder of the Alfa Destiny Communications about the lioness event taking place this Saturday in Pretoria, South Africa.

Tasmien Patel, head of communications of Bayer South Africa about the 2018 Youth Advocate Summit in Brazil.

Pearl Maphumulo, Managing Director Of The Business Development Agency (PTY) LTD about doing business in South Africa.

Turman Zuma, the Chief executive of Sanlam Integrated Solutions about the Entrepreneur Impact of the Sanlam HMC Fair, as the headline sponsors

AND one of the exhibitors at the fair Marie Aoun, the founder of Saints ‘d Ici, a producer of a stylish line of limited stylish perfumes created from ethically sourced ingredients.

Tebo Bakwena, Co-founder of Fashion Without Borders about the The annual Fashion Without Borders Designers Roadshow.

Bluegrass Digital managing director, Nick Durrant about the International law firm (CMS’s) new mobile app that will provide its staff with key information and messages for their specific practice areas, sectors and regions.

Mary Kate Vanecko the Lead trainer and course designer at Nerd Academy about offering nerds for hire at $10 US Dollars per hour for any basic digital job.

We Profile Zanda Isaacs the founder of Ting Tang Tea.

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This week on the show we focus on the Nutrition Africa Investor Forum to be held in Nairobi, Kenya during World Food Day on the 16th and 17th October 2018. The forum is a platform for bold, fresh, holistic ideas to develop the food value chain and the role that the private sector can play in enhancing nutrition in Africa with Greg Garrett the Director for Food Policy & Financing at Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition.

Co-founder of the Women's Lifestyle Expo, Helen Johns about the Women’s Lifestyle Expo High Tea Ko9 Chisa nyama, established 5 years ago, can be found located at the heart of Alexandra township, Johannesburg South Africa.

We profile Ko9 a car wash, great food which includes braaid meat and their famous braaid fish and beverages with the founder and owner, Andile

SA Property Investors Network is hosting an inspiring evening of sharing new property investment insights, updates, education and networking with Andrew Walker a Real Estate Investor, Coach and Entrepreneur.

AfricaCom will once again reward the success and innovation of those companies and individuals in Africa that have achieved the best solutions. The award ceremony will take place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from13 - 15 November with the Portfolio Manager for AfricaCom Chris Read..

The Royal Academy of Engineering has organised a 2-day workshop for LIF Fellows from South Africa with Lucy Pat Moteka Programme Manager: Innovation Skills Development at TIA

Standard Bank last month announced co-founder of Girlz Ink ,a business behind the black baby doll, Thando and a full time Human Resources Executive Nonhlanhla Mthethwa, as the 2018 my fearless competition winner .

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This week on the show we speak to Tshepho Langa the Executive Officer for Business Development at the Da Vinci Institute’s and also responsible for the tt100 programme about the tt100 Business Innovation Awards, South Africa’s foremost business Awards programme.

Irene Ochem , Chief Operating Officer for Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum: the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) officially announcing the finalists for AWIEF Awards 2018.

Paballo Mokoqo the Project Coordinator for the Expo 2018 : Lesotho holding an entrepreneurship Expo and Business Summit for the 3rd time this year.

Jan Van Der Putten, the Hilton’s Area Vice President African & Indian Ocean about the current state of the tourism industry in South Africa.

We profile Yashmita Bhana, the founder of Nihka Technology Group, an Award Winning company in the field of Information, Communication and Technology based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Creative Brand Studios, co-owned by two childhood friends Tshepiso Malefane and Tshepo Ngwenya.

And AGROGEST , a private company specialized in the agribusiness sector, we do consulting and investments management for agricultural projects. Walter Camilo – Chief operating Officer for AGROGEST..

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• We find out what happening at the SA Innovation Summit currently underway in Cape Town, South Africa. The summit is where African and global innovators showcase their talents, innovations and ideas. We speak to Dr Audrey Verhaeghe the Chairperson of the SA Innovation Summit.
• Grow Africa Partnership is a partnership of the African Union Commission, Nepad and World Economic Forum that seeks to accelerate private-sector investment for sustainable growth in African agriculture. To find out more about the organisation, we speak to Ibrahim Gourouza the Chief Operations Officer (COO) of Grow Africa.
• Our Game Changer this week is David Seinker. He is the founder and owner of Business Exchange. He left his corporate job to start his own enterprise helping entrepreneurs connect with investors.
• We speak to Mmabatho Maboya who was recently appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation. The foundation provides innovative programmes that focus on improving education and supporting small business development.
• Retailer Shoprite launched Hustle Entrepreneur of the month competition, targeting small businesses with an annual turnover of less than one million rand. The competition aims to give 36 small business owners a marketing boost, fifty thousand rand in radio airtime, ten thousand rand in cash and a Thunda fund profile set up including a short video for the business. We speak t0 General Manager of Marketing at Shoprite, Willie Peters.
• We also speak to Matshidiso Portia Mngomezulu who is a qualified IT engineer who established Sibahle Skin Solution in 2011 trading as PortiaM, an international brand.
• The Seed Academy recently revealed the State of Entrepreneurship in South Africa, after surveying more than one thousand entrepreneurs across the county. The results indicate that entrepreneurs are not thriving and dramatically, more needs to be done to improve the country’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. We speak to Donna Rachelson the

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This week on the show we spoke to Nkazi Sokhulu, the Co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Yalu. It is a new black-owned insurtech founded by two former Old Mutual managers. Prior to Yalu, Sokhulu was the Co-founder & Chief Operations Officer of FNB Life.

-Khaya Matchegue is the owner and founder of Lechero, a fashion and design company which not only designs school uniforms, but different apparels, jumpsuits and bodysuits. She grew in Nelspruit a town in Mpumalanga Province, South Africa.

-The National Small Business Chamber (NSBC) and the national sponsors of Small Business Friday (SBF) are hosting the 2018 Small Business Friday national celebration and media event taking place at Breakfast Connect, an insightful business breakfast aimed to encourage, inspire and motivate business owners and entrepreneurs. We spoke to Mike Anderson the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of the National Small Business Chamber

-IDEASVOICE is an NGO that helps connect the right co- founders, exciting projects and startups locally and around the world for building the founding team. With their online platform and mobile apps, entrepreneurs can promote their project, test their idea and get support from creative and talented people. Also with Premium services, members get more exposure and save time. Yaseen Amod ,the South African Chapter at IdeasVoice.

-International keynote speaker, JT Foxx earlier this month hostedInternational keynote speaker, JT Foxx earlier this month hosted seminars dubbed Mega Business in Johannesburg, South Africa. Channel Africa’s Nosihle Zuma spoke to two of JT foxx’s best student Oscar Chavez and Adam Olso and compiled a report.

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This week on the show we attendant the 1st BIO Africa Convention that took place earlier this week, at the Durban International Convention Centre, South Africa. The BIO Africa Convention aims to bring together African and global biotech industries to explore partnering opportunities within and outside the region with this year’s theme “Africa: Open for Business – Together Building the Bio-Economy”.
We spoke to Mrs Mmamoloko Tryphosa Kubayi-Ngubane,the South African Minister of science and technology.
Dr Shadrack Moepuli, the Chief Executive Officer of the Agricultural Research Council (ARC).
Thabang Tshabalala,the Managing Director of Lenong Tissue Oil.
Banno Manilao,Chief Executive Officer of TIA.
And Thulile Khanyile of Nkathulo Edu Propeller.

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This week on the show: We talk to Africa for Africa Women President , Bea Hackula about Africa for Africa International Women’s Conference taking place next week at OR Tambo Premier hotel in Johannesburg, South Africa.

We talk to Aisha Pandor the co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of SweepSouth about the SweepSouth Report that highlights the on Pay and Living Conditions for Domestic Work in South Africa published in May 2018.

The founder of Advertiza Holdings, Jabu Masombuka about the Advertiza Holding’s plans to raise funds for the launch of its mobile adverting app through an initial coin offering (ICO) in the third quarter of 2018.

We profile Suzanne Franco a renowned international author who recently launched her latest book, Soul Force, in Johannesburg, South Africa on the 18th August in celebration of women’s month in the country.

Chief Executive Officer at Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (SAVCA) one of the top women that SA Innovation Summit is shining the light on this women’s month.

Channe Africa’s Nosihle Zuma spoke to Stuart van der Veen, Head of Innovation and Disruption for Nedbank CIB about Nedbank’s expansion of their United State partnership with Silicon Valley’s Plug and Play,the world’s largest innovation platform, to include South Africa for the first time.

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August is Women’s Month in South Africa and on the show we’ve been featuring powerful, successful and remarkable on the show. We spoke to Natascha Viljoen, the Head of Processing at Anglo American South Africa.

Mulenga Kasoma an Author, Speaker, Teacher and Entrepreneur. She is the passion and driving force behind the women empowerment DARE seminars, workshops and networking breakfasts

Our Game Changer this week is Karen Thorne, the Founder and Station Manager of Cape Town TV. The South African film and television industry has historically been a male-dominated business, with particularly poor representation of women behind the camera.

We talk about Africa Bio’s recent announcement of the launch of the first BIO Africa Convention taking place later this month, at the Durban International Convention Centre in South Africa.

Recent research conducted by the Small Business Institute of South Africa, indicates that local small and medium enterprises (SMEs) are still economically fragile, with approximately 70% of emerging small businesses failing within the first two years of operation.

We also focus on Jack Ma ,founder of the Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba’s recent South African visit to launch the Netpreneur Prize initiative.

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• Our Game Changer - Lerato Naked the Owner and Manager Purple Esther. The company was established in 2013 with the intention to supply and manufacture Personal Protective Equipment (PPE). It is a 100% black female owned company, received a Level 1 BBBEE accreditation and is also an empowering supplier.
• The Entrepreneurship Development in Higher Education (EDHE) programme in partnership with universities in South Africa is hosting the second National Student Entrepreneurship Week (SEW2018) country-wide during the month of August. This year Student Entrepreneurship Week is building on the accomplishments of SEW2017 by making the circle bigger. We spoke to Dr Norah Clarke the Programme Director for Entrepreneurship at the Department Higher Education and Training & Universities South Africa.
• We featured Carla Pinto the owner & designer of African Style Story. She talks to us about the brand African Style Story and also their work around raising awareness of cancer especially educating young teenage girls about cancer.

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Celebrating three full decades of discovering and cultivating the best entrepreneurial talent that South Africa has to offer, the highly esteemed Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and Business/Partners has announced the shortlist of 15 standout entrants who have made it through to the final round of this year’s competition. We speak to Gugu Mjadu the Spokesperson for the competition…

And one of the entrants who has made it to the shortlist of 15 standout entrants Chieke Igwegbe who co-founded Mustbuy with his wife Damaris…

System engineer by profession and Chief Operating Officer at Reka Afrika, Bheki Nkomo shares more about Reka Afrika is an e-Commerce platform built by Africans for Africans and the rest of the world

With National Science Week commemorations underway, Bayer in partnership with Penreach, a Mpumalanga-based NGO which is working towards educational excellence in disadvantaged communities joined forces to take Maths and Science closer to a number of schools in Mpumalanga through the sponsorship of a mobile Math and Science laboratory mobile unit, known as the Penreach Baylab.we speak to Head of Communications at Bayer Southern Africa, Tasmien Patel

And we focus on the 3rd Annual SADC Industrialisation Week (SIW) 2018 taking place at the Safari Court Hotel and Conference Centre in Windhoek, Namibia.

Our Game Changer this week is Maxwell Ndlovu, the owner of Okuhle Waste Management, a savvy entrepreneur who has grown his recycling business from a tiny operation in a side-street in Johannesburg, South Africa to the establishment of two large, well-equipped buy-back centres in Jeppe Street and Denver.

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