Change Your Game.

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±57 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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13
APR

Change Your Game

• We profile Sarinah Matema Morgans, cosmetologist who clinched her biggest business deal yet in the latter part of 2017. • We speak about the Vodacom Trade Direct portal which empowers small businesses and connect business buyers to suppliers with Taki Netshitenzhe the Chief Officer for Vodacom Group Corporate Affairs … • Raymond van Niekerk a Brand Expert who teaches the Brand Creation for New Ventures programme at the UCT Graduate School of Business (GSB) about the importance of creating a strong brand for your business. • Vanessa Carstens the Early Careers Lead at Barclays Africa Group Human Resources speaks to us about Absa’s Rising Eagles graduate programme. • We speak to Irene Ochem the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Africa Women Innovation & Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) about the 2018 Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) Conference and Exhibition, which will be held on 8 and 9 November in Cape Town, South Africa. • Do you know a very young entrepreneur who is making a difference in their community? We invite you to help the Anzisha Prize find young entrepreneurs across Africa! You can do this by nominating a young entrepreneur between the ages 15- 22 so that they can have the chance to win a shared amount of US$100 000 and become an Anzisha fellow. The competition is free to enter and the deadline is on the 15th of April. All entrepreneurs may apply at: www.anzishaprize.org/apply
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APR

Change Your Game

• This week on the show we spoke to Authur Goldstuck, Principal researcher at SME Survey about this year’s findings, revealing the impact on SMEs of seasonal and topical issues. • According to the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor’s (GEM) 2017/18 Global Report, Africa has one the least favourable entrepreneurship environments. We speak to the Innovative Solutions Group Chief Executive Officer, Arnoux Maré. • We profile Lucas Moloi is the inaugural South African Quality Champion, Author (wordpreneur), Social Entrepreneur and passionate speaker. • Tshepo Kgomo, the Students for the Advancement of Global Entrepreneurship Coordinator and marketing tells us more about the initiative. • The 4th Annual Fashion Without Borders event is taking place this week at AVANI Gaborone Resort and Casino in Botswana. We speak to one of the participating designers Palesa Mokgobung
30
MAR

Change Your Game

Last week on the show we profiled Ronald Muringai is an Inspirational Speaker, Voice Over Artist, Conference, Event and Corporate MC, part time Radio Commentator, part time Model & part time Comedian. Channel Africa’s Sihle Zuma attended a Youth Employment Service, launched by President Cyril in Johannesburg, in South Africa and filled a report. Sihle Zuma spoke to Kobus Engelbrecht, Spokesperson for the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year competition. We spoke to Simon Leps, Chief Executive Officer of XPRS Capital Africa about the latest preliminary report on Statistics of Liquidations and Insolvencies for January 2018. Refentse Shinners , the Executive responsible for Group Corporate Affairs at ACSA about the Goodbye Malaria initiative launched at the retail pods at O.R Tambo International, Cape Town International and George Airports. And Amber Harrison, Director, Corporate Social Responsibility at SITA SITA Air Transport Community Foundation about an innovation competition.
23
MAR

Change Your Game

This week on the show we focus on the South African edition of Business Insider, the world’s largest financial news platform. Business Insider South Africa has been launched in partnership with Media24. We spoke to Helena Wasserman, Editor at Business Insider We profiled an entrepeneur Kealeboga Pule who is the founder of Nungu Diamonds. Jozi Angels network exists to grow the start-ups ecosystem and facilitate several investments. We spoke to Abu Cassim Founder and Director of the network. We spoke to Skhulile Ndlovu a full-time entrepreneur and founder of Encore Real Estate. We spoke to Gugu Mjadu, Executive GM: Marketing at Business Partners Limited on the latest Global Entrepreneurship Monitor. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane attended the Vodacom Future Jobs Finder Portal in Johannesburg, South Africa
16
MAR

Change Your Game

• This week on the show, we profiled Liz Ogumbo-Regisford a creative entrepreneur, originally from Kenya, based in South Africa. She is greatly passionate about style, music, food & wine. As a Fashion Designer, Recording & Performing Artist, Radio host, Producer of Fashion Lab Radio & Television, she currently runs a showroom boutique & fashion styling consultancy. • We speak to MasterCard Foundation’s Youth Think Tank researcher, Faith Kaoma about the 2017-2018 Youth Think Tank Report. • And also to get further details of what came out from the report, our colleague Izak Khomo spoke to Dina Randriansolo the Associate Program Manager at Mastercard Foundation and began by asking her explain the work of the MasterCard Foundation… • Sappi Southern Africa, recently unveiled new skills hub in Ngodwana, Mpumalanga province and Umkomaas in KwaZulu-Natal province. Alex Thiel the Chief Executive Officer at Sappi Southern Africa shared more. • lastly, For the next couple of weeks on the show, we will be featuring entrepreneurs who have benefited from Eskom Business Investment Competition, launched in 2008 by the Eskom Development Foundation in an effort to boost enterprise development. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane went on a tour in Durban and had a chance to talk to some of these entrepreneurs. This week we find out the incredible journey of Esther Dladla the Founder of Megaphase Road Marking and Signs in the city of Durban, South Africa.
09
MAR

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.
02
MAR

Change your Game

• This week on the show we unpack South Africa’s Budget speech focusing on SMME’s,how they can transform the economy and we also talk about the R2.1 billion fund being developed between the Departments of Small Businesses, Science and Technology and the National Treasury to small and medium enterprises during the early start-up phase as stated by the former minister of finance Malusi Gigaba. • We talk about TEDx Johannesburg ‘s stellar lineup of speakers for their next event, TEDx Johannesburg Salon, taking place this week at Tshimologong Digital Precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa. • We profile a nationwide innovation competition, Solve IT. The competition is launched by the US Embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to promote STEM, entrepreneurship, and encourage a new generation of young Ethiopians to solve problems in their communities using technology, software, and hardware. • And the Red Bull which has earned a reputation for being a socially conscious brand that invests heavily in youth development in our country, and the Red Bull Amaphiko Programme is one of their most successful community investments a wonderful initiative that is purely aimed at giving wings to social entrepreneurs who are using their talents and creativity to make a difference in their communities, and inspiring a broader audience to do the same • We talk to Devcenter, a company which released the data from its survey to Nigerian developers in the tech ecosystem. The inforgraphic provides certain answers that the world needs to know about the Nigerian developers. Some of the interesting findings are the ages that the sector embraces. • Our Game Changer this week is Nondumiso Pikashe, a Gugulethu-born entrepreneur and owner of Ses’fikile Wines. Sesfikile is a Xhosa word which means - We have Arrived .Gugulethu is a township in the Western Cape Province of South Africa.
23
FEB

Change Your Game

• This week on the show we profiled Mikie Monoketsi, she founded her lifestyle company Mama’s Spices & Herbs in 2012 and later landed The BIG Workout, a slot on SABC1 YOtv’s BIG Breakfast Show which teaches South Africans how to work out without going to the gym. • Moeng Winery a wine making company established by Retshegofetse Moeng. It caters for the ambitious professionals and individuals who want to identify with a wine brand that communicates success, power, ambition, vision, and greatness. • And also Rooksana Modan a Business Broker, Business Coach, International Speaker and Branding Strategist. • We also focus on the Venture Incubation Programme (VIP) officially opening applications for 2018. Finding out from Shiela Yabo a representative from the Solution Space at UCT’s Graduate School of Business • Mastercard, a leading global payments and technology company, inviting all ambitious young female entrepreneurs to turn their aspirations into a reality by applying to take part in the 2018 Junior Achievement South Africa Youth Enterprise Development Programme (JASA). We spoke to Nelly Mofokeng, the Managing Director for the Junior Achievement South Africa. • Lastly w spoke to Herschel Alpert about the advanced tax app named hApp-e-tax has launched, an offering of everything accountants, auditors, tax practitioners, lawyers, those in business and students what they need to know about South African income tax legislation.
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.
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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.

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