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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03
JUL

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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26
JUN

Change Your Game - 26 June 2020

- We speak to Xolani Sedibe the Junior Business Developer at Digify Africa about the collaboration between Facebook and Digify Africa for SMEs in South Africa in need of training in digital tools and technologies.

- We profile Daze House a quintessential boutique hotel in Observatory, Johannesburg founded by African-American serial entrepreneur and art enthusiast Gabriel Leavell in January 2020.

- The Brand Specialist SA is a company that aims to create strong brands for companies, offering services like, Logo Design, Business Cards Design, Animation products, and other Promotional offerings. We chat to the Founder Baphile Duba.

- PPC has announced that its technical specialists have launched a series of workshops through which they can pass on their technical knowledge. To find out more, we speak to Gavin Gouws PPC Sales Manager.

- We find out what questions people should be asking their finacial advisers in relation to their finances and covid-19 and we speak to Sheila Ann Robey who is a Financial Adviser at Lifeguards an affiliate of Liberty.
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19
JUN

Change Your game 19 June 2020

On the show:

 Businesses have seen the rise of technology being considered as the solution to opening up the economy during the pandemic. To find out more, we spoke to Alain Tshal the District Sales Manager for Sub-Saharan Africa at F5 Networks.

 The Southern African Innovation Support Programme’s (SAIS) is offering training through its Boost Up 2020 initiative. Flora Ismail Tibazarwa is the Programme Director at the Southern African Innovation Support Programme’s (SAIS).

 We speak to Uzoma (Uzo) Ayogu the CTO & Co-founder of Releaf - a digital-industrial company employing technology to accelerate agricultural-based industrialization in Nigeria.

 We find out more about Harambeans Prosperity Fund – formed through the Harambe Entrepreneurship Alliance network of prominent families and corporations. We speak to Okendo Lewis-Gayle the author of Harambeans, founding partner of Harambeans Prosperity Fund and Chairman of the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance

 A group of young people in the Eastern Cape province of South Africa have found a lucrative opportunity in cultivating sorghum.To find out more; we spoke to one of the cooperative members, Anda Zaku...
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12
JUN

Change Your Game 12 June 2020

On the show this week:

 June is Youth Month in South Africa and we look at some of the organisations that are a driving force when it comes to youth empowerment and one of them is Harambee is a not-for-profit social enterprise. We spoke to Amantle Mokubung, Campaign Manager at Harambee.

 The Youth Ideas Development (YID) Tech programme was launched in partnership with Technoserve and the Citi Foundation to develop skills in electronics among youth in South Africa. Tumelo Dichabe the Business Advisor at Technoserve tell us more about the programme

 MyFanPark is a scaling local startup which allows fans to buy personalised video messages from celebrities. To learn more about the platform, we spoke Wouter Lombard who is the COO of MyfanPark.

 With hunger escalating in South Africa due to COVID-19 lockdown and economic downturn, winery Durbanville Hills together with SA Harvest and MES (Mould Empower Serve) is expanding food drives in Cape Town. We spoke to Dirk Steyn, Durbanville Hills Restaurant General Manager.
 Delivering health and value to nutritional dairy products that benefit consumers whilst supporting the dairy industry; is one of the important pillars of Nestlé across the East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR). To hear more, we spoke to Zweli Mnisi, Head of Corporate Public Relations, Media Engagement & Content Digital for Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region (ESAR).
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05
JUN

Change Your Game 05 June 2020

This week on the show:

• The Anzisha Prize has compiled a report titled “The Very Young Entrepreneur Scenario for Africa – a Blueprint for building the ecosystem for Very Young Entrepreneurs and creating jobs for African youth.” Josh Adler Executive Director of the Anzisha Prize tell us more about the report.

• Whisky brand Chivas Regal, as part of its ‘Business Unusual’ Instagram TV series announced Reneilwe Mojela of MRENENI PTY LTD as the first winner of a cash injection into her business to help her and her employees through this difficult and unpredictable time. Marco Vandeput the Assistant Brand Manager at Chivas Regal chats to us about this.

• As South Africa has moved to Lockdown Alert Level 3 due to the Covid-19 Pandemic, the economic outlook for the rest of the year is that the country will experience a deep recession of between -4.5% and -8.0% Gross Domestic Product contraction. However, MultINET Home Loans have experienced only a 15% reduction in volume for May 2020 compared to the same month in 2019. To tell us more we spoke to CEO of MultINET Home Loans Shaun Rademeyer.

• DHL Express has acquired a minority stake in Link Commerce, the UK-based e-commerce firm that helped the logistics company develop its DHL Africa eShop platform. According to DHL, The acquisition demonstrates the company’s commitment to growing e-commerce in Africa. For more on this, we has on the show Hennie Heymans the Chief Executive Officer of DHL Express sub-Saharan Africa.

• WeApply is a Fintech company, focused on bringing innovation to the credit and home loan industry. It subscribes to three rationales that support the business case for technology adoption. We spoke to Mark Bruyns the co-founder and CEO of WeApply
• Cape Town-based fintech startup Peach Payments has raised an undisclosed amount of growth funding to drive its expansion across Africa. For more on this, Rahul Jain the Cofounder of Peach Payments tell us more.
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29
MAY

Change Your Game 29 May 2020

On the show this week:
• The Breaking Down Borders Africa (BDBA) Initiative, convened virtually during this Africa Month in order to again create a space where African youth can still engage on a collective and inclusive response to the COVID 19 pandemic. We spoke to Lorato Modongo a Social Psychologist, and part of the Organizing team for the Breaking Down Borders Africa Virtual Summit.

• During Africa Month the Pan African Business Women's Association hosted Africa Week with a whole line-up of events. The online events featured Africa’s leading authorities on Trade, women entrepreneurship, Economic Empowerment and Gender parity profits. Nkem Okocha is a Nigerian social entrepreneur and activist who founded Mamamoni a FinTech social enterprise.

• Digital disruptors are innovating their business models in order to remain relevant and operational during the economic fallout of lockdown and the current health crisis. Derek Cikes from the payment fintech, Payflex, looks at takeouts from businesses that have pivoted - looking at insights into actionable steps to restructure and transform business offerings in radically transformed conditions.

• Traditional models of business funding need a re-think if South Africa’s small businesses and entrepreneurs are to emerge from the financially crippling CORONAVIRUS, into a spring of growth and REJUVENATION. This is according to University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) Senior Extraordinary Lecturer, Daniel Strauss.

• Fully black-owned private equity company Agile Capital is actively seeking to invest millions of rands into diverse sectors and companies with a solid presence in their sector. To hear more about this, we spoke to Liz Kolobe the Principal Dealmaker at Agile
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22
MAY

Change Your Game 22 May 2020

• Lawyers operating in the South African tech and entrepreneurial market have been negatively impacted by delays and uncertainty. Attorneys need finance to get them through this period and Taurus Capital has R300 million available to support them. To hear more, we spoke to Elad Smadja the Chief Executive Officer at Taurus Capital.

• Following the recent news that Government has lifted restrictions on eCommerce, allowing e-tailers to sell everything except alcohol and cigarettes, South Africans are no longer limited in terms of the products that they would like to buy online, with immediate effect. Laurian Venter, director at leading South African e-tailer OneDayOnly.co.za says that the news of regulations being lifted was music to not only e-tailers’ ears, but also the industries that eCommerce supports.

• Cape Town has once again ranked as the top city for hosting international association meetings in Africa, according to the 2019 International Congress and Convention Association (ICCA) Statistics Report. We spoke to Corne Koch Head of Convention Bureau at Wesgro.

• Between June to August 2020, IBM and Tshimologong in South Africa, will be running the TechAccel accelerator programme aimed at black entrepreneurs who are running existing tech Startups and new innovative ventures that focus on new tech like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Cloud Computing, Blockchain, Internet of Things and Cybersecurity. We spoke to Khwezi Cenenda from Tshimologong.

• Flora Ismail Tibazarwa the Programme Director at the Southern African Innovation Support Programme (SAIS) spoke to us about the SAIS’s training programme through its Boost Up 2020 initiative.
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15
MAY

Change Your Game 15 May 2020

On the show...
• Air travel has been one of the hardest-hit industries by the COVID-19 pandemic. To hear more on how the Ethiopian airlines is coping during the COVID-19 pandemic, we speak to Abel Alemu the Southern Africa Regional Manager for Ethiopian Airlines.

• The Gray philanthropy ecosystem in South Africa having made available around nine US million dollars of funding to assist with the economic, educational and medical shortages created by the coronavirus crisis. We had on the show Anthony Farr the CEO of the Allan and Gill Gray Philanthropy in Africa.

• The coronavirus pandemic is expected to fundamentally change the way many organizations operate for the foreseeable future. According to Templar Wales, partner at digital transformation consultancy, DYDX, there are 3 main areas of focus.

• Our Game Changer this week is 16 year old Lunje Mengezeleli from Mossel Bay, South Africa. Her business idea is called "Storm Refiner", which started off as just a science project. After winning the YEEP Africa pitch competition, she has currently been testing her product through the Mossel Bay Storm Water Drain Facility.

• Dgital banking platform provider for SMMEs, uKheshe, has been selected to join Mastercard Start Path, an engagement programme for later-stage scaling start-ups. For more on this, we spoke to Clayton Hayward the cofounder and CEO of Ukheshe.
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08
MAY

CHIVAS REGAL RAISES A GLASS TO SMALL BUSINESS OWNERS IN NEW INSTAGRAM SERIES ‘BUSINESS UNUSUAL’

Whisky brand Chivas Regal has launched a digital lead campaign entitled, ‘Business Unusual’. The campaign will take the form of a series of live Instagram interviews designed to inspire and support small businesses desperately trying to make it through unpredictable and unprecedented times. For more on the campaign, we spoke to Blue Masoka the Senior Brand Manager at Chivas Regal
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08
MAY

REPORTCOVIDCASE.COM- A WEB APP

Trixta, a collaborative low-code and Cape Town-based platform for business thinkers and software developers, has launched ReportCovidCase.com- a web app that enables hospitals to get a leading indicator of how many cases they will have in the near future. We spoke to Mark Levitt the Co-Founder and COO at Trixta
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08
MAY

PLACE ORDER A PLATFORM THAT GIVES RESTAURANTS AND RETAILERS NEW DELIVERY CAPABILITY

Level Four of the phased reopening of the economy will see restaurants being able to serve customers via delivery only. The problem is that existing delivery service providers charge rates that are not feasible for restaurateurs and smaller retailers in the current economic climate. For these businesses to operate and contribute to South Africa's ailing economy, they need a solution that works within their budgetary constraints. For more on this, we spoke to Tim Strang the Co-Creator of Place Order
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20
MAR

Mentorship Corner - Andrew Walker

Our Mentor this week is Andrew Walker the founder and Chief Executive of the SA Property Investors Network who has invested in more than 50 properties in South Africa and the United Kingdom. So if you looking into investing in property, Take a listen...
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