Change Your Game.

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±43 min episodes every 6 days  | 
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 - 18 September 2020

This week on the show:
• TikTok in partnership with The Gritti Fund have launched the innovative and daring Pitch Up in The Sky – the world’s first elevator pitching event of its kind. We speak to Marcel Muenster the Founder of The Gritti Fund

• We chat to Desiree Zikalala who is the Head of Learning for East & Southern Africa Region at Nestlé about paid internships for unemployed youth

• Dillion Phiri, founder of Creative Nestlings and Our Game Changer for this week

• We speak to Nosipho Kholutsoane Founder of Lereku Trading Classic Cars. The business has a customer base of vintage car enthusiasts from all over the world

• The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is hosting a Makerthon at Tshimologong Precinct in Johannesburg, South Africa. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane spoke to Thokozani Tshabalala a Freelancer in the design space who is participating in the Makerthon

• The 7th edition of the annual Manufacturing Indaba will be hosted as a virtual conference on the 9 – 10 December 2020. We speak to Liz Hart, Managing Director of Manufacturing Indaba
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Change Your Game - 11 September 2020

This week on the show:

• We speak to Dr Audrey Verhaeghe the Chairperson of SA Innovation Summit about the 2020 Summit which is the largest startup event in Africa.

• Our Game Changer this week is South African DJ, TV host, and serial entrepreneur Dj Sbu born Sibusiso Leope. He has expanded his MoFaya energy drinks brand by adding a new range of soft drinks featuring fresh new flavours.

• Dr Winifred E Bowman, who is Cape Wine Master, Wine, Food and Lifestyle Writer, Occupational Health Consultant talks to us about the Sauvignon Blanc South Africa top 10 competition.

• Siyanga Madikizela, Volkswagen South Africa Public Relations Manager chats to us about the Volkswagen Lionesses Den competition which forms part of Volkswagen’s ‘Drivel Local’ campaign.
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Change Your Game - 04 September 2020

This week on the show…

• Viresh Harduth Vice President: Small Business, Sage Africa & Middle East to give us insight about how the South African youth can look for ways to uncover opportunities to build and grow their businesses.
• Makhetha Mohlomi is the founder of Purerra a proudly South African manufacturing company that was established in 2016. One of their offerrings, Purerra Organic Soap, a product manufactured and sourced from natural ingredients only.
• Our Game Changer this week is Ntokozo Mbuli First Prize winner of the Volkswagen Lionesses Den competition and Founder of Sugar Bean productions.
• Businesses and companies that understand the impact of Black women who bring their #BlackGirlMagic and ubuntu management style to the table can capitalise on this to build an organisational culture geared to greater employee engagement, productivity, and profitability. This is according to University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) lecturer Dr Phumzile Mmope.
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Change Your Game - 28 August 2020

This week on the show...

Dr Nontobeko Mabizela speaks to us about the Allan Gray Orbis Foundation virtual media roundtable which took place this week.

The AIEC will late this year host the 7th Africa Entrepreneurs Conference. We speak to Prof. Barada P Panigrahy the Director of the Incubation Centre at Sri Sri University in India.

Our Game Changer this week is Mookho Kabi Mantashe is the Founder and CEO of AppConverge, a tech company dedicated to innovation and technology.
To unpack what Level 2 in South Africa means to accommodation business, we speak to is Bart Dorrestein the CEO and Chairman of Legacy Hotels & Resorts.

We profile Lindani Ntsibande a creative, musician and writer. He is also Co-Founder of Music & Innovation.
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Change Your Game - 21 August 2020

On the show this week...
- In February this year, UNDP enrolled eight entrepreneurs in a three-month business improvement programme. We speak to one of the graduates of the programme Nkateko Ncube of Sanineat.
- Gawie Cillié, employment relations expert and lecturer at the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB), says the alarming rate of infections could potentially provoke social stigma against anyone perceived to have been in contact with the Corona virus or who shows some of the symptoms even if they are not infected.
- Wits University’s Tshimologong Digital Innovation Precinct in South Africa has launched the Ya Basadi in 4IR programme, which aims to help grow female-owned tech businesses. We speak to Khwezi Fudu Cenenda the enterprise Development Manager at Tshimologong and also Entrepreneur taking part in the Ya Basadi in 4IR programme, Khomotso Makgatho from Mojaji Networks
- Wesgro CEo Time Harris speaks to us about prestigious Great Wine Capitals Best Of Wine Tourism Awards 2021.
- David Mahuma, General Manager: Working for Energy Programme at SANED talk to us about SANEDI and the Mineworkers Development Agency MDA partnership to bring relief t SA’s former mineworkers and their communities in the wake of mine closures.
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Change Your Game - 14 August 2020

On the show this week:

 The Circle of Global Business Women is a network of intelligent and innovative Women who are authentic in their endeavours to create a leadership shift globally. We speak to the President of the network Sindiswa Mzamo,
 It’s Women’s Month in South Africa and we speak to two dynamic women, one in mining and the other the field of science. Koketso Thobakgale a Mining and Production Foreman. Sarah Mckee a Physicist and PhD Student at South African National Space Agency.
 We speak to Kunle Aderemi the Publisher and Editor in Chief of InvestAfrica Media which is a leading trade and investment platform for Africa.
 Loyiso Mbete and Nosandi Dlamini are the Co-Founders of Group 500 Investments.
 Group 500 Investments is an enterprise development company that works towards developing woman owned entities.
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Change Your Game - 07 August 2020

On the show this week:
 We speak to Nhlakanipho Ntombela is a young black property entrepreneur who has a vision of creating a financially literate Africa and fulfilling the dream most Africans have, owning their own home.
 A group of South African Express employees have engaged an equity funding platform, Uprise.Africa, to assist in raising the capital needed to save SA Express. We speak to Tabassum Qadir , CEO Uprise Africa.
 We find out about the Total Young Dealer Programme and we speak to Lebogang Buthelezi the Regional Sales Manager, Retail & Convenience at Total South Africa.
 Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane chats to Selina Bieber GoDaddy’s director for Turkey and MENA about GoDaddy the world’s largest services platform for entrepreneurs around the globe.
 Mentorship Corner -Our mentor for this week shares ideas on how agribusiness can help itself, and readjust in order to stay afloat. Nono Sekhoto is an agripreneur, and Youth leader of the African Farmers Association of South Africa.
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Change Your Game - 31 July 2020

 The Anzisha Prize, a partnership with African Leadership Academy and Mastercard Foundation, is celebrating ten African entrepreneurs whose transitions into entrepreneurship started before the age of 25. We speak to Didi Onwu the Communications and Stakeholder Relations Associate at Anzisha and also Nigerian entrepreneur Temitope Ogunsemo the Founder of Krystal Digital who has been inducted to the Anzisha Prize Hall of Fame

 Down-sizing may present a short-term solution to survival for businesses under the pressures of the coronavirus pandemic. According to University of Stellenbosch Business School managerial accounting senior lecturer Sonja Cilliers, for business, these challenging times call for creative solutions to cost and relationship management that are just the right size

 The Enugu state Governor, His Excellency, Rt. Hon. Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi through ENUGU STATE SME Agency have partnered with Utiva to introduce ENUGU TECHNOLOGY TALENT CITY to empower youths with requisite digital skills. To tell us more we speak to Arinze Chilo-Offiah Special Adviser and SME Development and Head of Enugu SME Centre

 The Hague Institute for Innovation of Law (HiiL) has opened submissions for its 2020 HiiL Innovating Justice Challenge in South Africa. HiiL is looking to mentor and grow a digitally led innovative solution to widespread injustice from these African start-ups. To hear more we speak to Adam Oxford the Head of the Justice Accelerator in Southern Africa
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Change Your Game - 24 July 2020

 As part of its focus in bringing people together and building communities, Facebook has announced the 12 African community leaders who have been selected to join Facebook’s Community Accelerator. We speak to Kiran Yoliswa, Facebook's Partner Management Lead (Community Partnerships) - Middle East & Africa

 The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has launched a new initiative - Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy. To hear more about this, we speak to Irene Ochem the Founder and CEO of AWIEF

 Microgrid and off grid home solar systems are being rapidly deployed in Africa where power utilities have failed to keep up with demand. Gabriel Kroes, Head of Engineer at IMPower Pty Ltd, provider of Solar PV and Battery solutions predominantly to the C&I markets, tell us more about this

 Our Game Changer this week is Zamani Ernest Ephraim Letjane the Managing Director of Akani Retirement Fund Administrators

 Nobody could have predicted the turmoil the coronavirus pandemic would cause for the financial lives of most livelihoods. Now in its final week, Metropolitan’s Three Word Story campaign seeks to build resilience among South Africans by sparking conversations about real-life financial concerns, and ease their anxiety about the future by finding ways to deal with the challenges they face Channel Africa’s Nosihle Zuma spoke to Metropolitan’s James Boulton
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Change Your Game - 17 July 2020

 We look at the vital role that technology plays in education – EduTech. We speak to Sarah Mthintso the Head of the Telkom Foundation

 Comcorp is a South African supplier of software to financial institutions and mortgage originators has partnered with German biometrics company BioID as trusted technology partner for Curata. To find out more we speak to by Mike Roczynski of COMCORP

 Bonnievale has long been touted for the passion of its vintners and the quality of its vineyards among the South African wine industry. To tell us more, we speak to Bonnievale Winemaker, Marthinus Rademeyer

 Our Game Changer this week is Sibonelo Khuzwayo from Durban, Kwa -Zulu/Natal in South Africa. He is entrepreneur, youth leader, entertainer, and broadcaster.

 July is savings month in South Africa and. According to Ray Mhere, Head of Momentum Investments Distribution, wealth is far more a function of people’s spending habits, than their income. For more on this, Channel Africa’s Nosihle Zuma spoke to Ray
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Change Your Game - 10 July 2020

 We speak to Lunga Siyo the CEO of Telkom Business about Telkom launching an app to grow small businesses and
 Dr Armand Bam the Head of Social Impact at the University of Stellenbosch Business School cahts to us about the survival of NPOs in a COVID world.
 The Progressive Health Forum (PHF), has initiated a process to forge collaboration among clinicians to address the COVID pandemic. To find out more, we speak to Dr Aslam Dasoo of the PHF.
 We find out what’s been happening with the Regional Alliance for Youth in sub-Saharan Africa which was launched last year to promote employability for young people. And we speak to Desiree Zikalala, Head of Learning & OD at Nestle
 With the rise in reported cases in South Africa on gender based violence and femicide, we have to unpack this pandemic within another pandemic of Covid-19. We chat to Charley Pieterson, life coach and CEO of the Growing up without a father foundation.
 IMPower has developed a market-leading Medium Sized solution comprising of solar and energy storage technologies for the Commercial and we speak to Gabriel Kroes the Head Engineer at IMPower.
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Change Your Game 03 July 2020

 We profile Thomas Khumalo the founder of Zonke Bonke Hardware and Steel in South Africa. He started his business with the vision to provide his community with improved access to building supplies.

 Dynamic DNA is a 51% black female owned ICT learnership academy, which provides learners with a combination of the theoretical skills and hands-on work experience they need to thrive in the technology sector. We speak to Prudence Mabitsela the CEO and founder of Dynamic DNA

 Our Game Changer this week is Zambian Teacher and Arts entrepreneur Nalumino Mundia. With a background in Music, Law and Marketing and he is also involved in the fields of tourism and agriculture as well.

 Droppa, an online platform that provides transport delivery solutions, is expanding its recently launched Droppa Express service. To find out more, we speak to Khathutshelo Mufamdi – Founder of Droppa
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