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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15
JUN

Change Your Game

This week on the show we profile Kofi Ofori Boakeng , a Ghanaian born popular author and speaker who is fast building a name for himself in the coaching and inspirational speaking space, with his message of self-love and self-identity. Our Game Changer this week is Blaine Joseph a young Business Leader who was born in Pietermaritzburg a town in Kwazulu-Natal a province in South Africa. He progressed to Standard Eight in high school and completed his matric at an FET college. Njabulo Bheka Nzuza, Secretary General of the ANCYL talks to us about the importance of Youth Day/ Youth Month and also what the youth wing of the ruling party in South Africa will be doing to commemorate the day and the month. Alexander Leibner tells us more about the All Africa Business Leaders Awards. Standard bank has officially launched an innovative new campaign to help South Africa’s budding entrepreneurs turn their side hustles into their main hustles by proving them with funding equivalent to as much as one year’s salary in order to encourage them to take the plunge and start their own business without the fear of losing their monthly income. We speak to Catherine Munjoma, Acting Head of Retail Marketing for Standard Bank South Africa. Camilla Swart, Ecosystem Manager at Rise Cape Town in South Africa shares light on the 12-week boot camp that is set to culminate in a funding pitch to potential investors at Rise, focusing on women entrepreneurs in technology.
08
JUN

Change Your Game

• This week on the show we profile Belinda Mapongwana, who started her own law firm in June 2014 after seeing a gap in the market for small, black, female-owned practices that specialise in corporate and commercial law. • Thirty year old qualified accountant, Reggie Mkhize, started his chicken business, SMkhize associates in 2013. • The Goethe-Institute in Johannesburg is inviting applications from cultural and social start-up ventures for Hub@Goethe's second intake commencing in September 2018 for six months!! We find out more from Vernon Scholtz the Hub@Goethe Community Manager. • We speak about to UNISA’s Chief Financial Officer, Mr Phumulani Zwane about the University of South Africa (UNISA) recently launching and hosting a Small Medium Micro Enterprise Suppliers (SMME’s) Development Day 2018 with the aim of work - shopping small businesses as well as informing them about business opportunities available at the university and externally • Jan Romboutsthe the chancellor and communications manager and Michelle Romboutsthe brand communication manager of the Future Of Flight University speak to us about an amazing group of young students between the ages of 18 and 24 who have basically developed aircraft technology that will take aviation into a new era.
01
JUN

Change your Game

This week on the show we profile Andile Siphesihle Mayisela a 26 year old Founder of Gamelihle Group, a successful Earth Moving equipment company and Forex Academy called Just Learn Forex. The Southern Africa Structured Trade Seminar which will be held from the 26th to the 29th of June in Livingstone (Zambia). Dale Beaumont, best known as an Award-Winning Technology Entrepreneur, International Speaker and the Author of 16 Best-Selling Books. The South African Breweries (SAB) and Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) Africa have committed to several ambitious Sustainability Goals to be achieved by 2025 in the areas of Water Stewardship, Smart Agriculture, Climate Action, Circular Packaging and Entrepreneurship. We find out more from Phumzile Chifunyise, Enterprise Development Specialist: Africa Zone for SAB… We speak to Terry Wyer from the USAID'S Southern Africa Trade +Investment Hub about the IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, announcing a $10 million US Dollars subordinated loan to I&M Bank in Rwanda. The World Economic Forum predicts that creativity will be one of the top skills valued in 2020 and that creative industries are on the rise. We speak to Professor Elaine Rumboll, founder of the Creative Leadership consultancy and founder and convenor of the Business Acumen for Artists (BAA) course at the UCT Graduate School of Business. And we also focus on the Africa Shared Value summit which took place earlier this month at the Maslow conference centre, in South Africa’s biggest business hub, Johannesburg.
25
MAY

Change Your Game

This week on the show we look Brown Sense Market’s Afrikan Food Festival gearing up to take your taste-buds on a tour of the continent on 26 May in Johannesburg, South Africa. We talk to Simba Mhuriro, Founder and Managing Director of Oxygen Africa, a Zimbabwean renewable energy development company, about being confirmed as speaker at the 6th Brazil Africa Forum. And Tshibvumo Sikhwivilu co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Lamo Solar, an electrical engineering graduate, with capabilities in design, analysis and problem solving as well as critical thinking and an ambassador for the Business Investment Competition and Mark Williams managing director of Vantage point about the Eskom BIC competition and the small business board game. Riadh Naouar the Head of IFC’s Financial Institutions Group Advisory about the company unveiling a study to help financial firms in Africa understand consumer perceptions and attitudes towards digital services. Angelique Edmund the founder of Dutchess designs And we speak to Riccardo Spagni a member of Monero Core Team, who stewards of the Monero Project about the SA –Based Block chain Protocol Tari To Revolutionise Digital Asset experience .
18
MAY

Change your Game

This week on the show, we talk to Dr Olugbenga Adesida the co-Director of the African Innovation Summit ¬- about the 2018 Africa Innovation Summit taking place next month in Kigali, Rwanda. We find out more about the 2018 SME Survey from by Arthur Goldstuck, Managing Director of World Wide Worx and principal researcher for SME Survey… We profile Zailab a Global software company setting up office and welcoming new faces to drive their North America expansion.. South African entrepreneur Sarah Collins, recently awarded the "Woman of the Decade in Entrepreneurship" award at the World Economic Forum in New Delhi, India. Renaldo Bothma, the 2018 Namibian Rugby Capitan launched the a mobile app called HomeFixer Applications are still open for the She Leads Africa Accelerator 2018, a 3-month program designed to identify, support and fund the next generation of Nigeria’s brightest entrepreneurs.
11
MAY

Change Your Game

This week we speak to Lisa Airey, Strategy Analyst at Old Mutual Unit Trusts about investing in your business debt free Rest Kanju the Country Coordinator for SEED Programme and Head of National Operations for Indalo Inclusive South Africa about the SEED hosting Replicator Connect Workshops in Polokwane from the 17th to the 18 of May, and also in Pretoria from the 23rd to the 24th of May. We profile Idris Sultan Actor, comedian, radio host Big Brother Africa-Hotshots in 2014 winnerand the founder of Sultan by Foremen. Soraya Mohideen the Head of the CapaCiTi Programmes tells us more about The Cape Innovation and Technology Initiative scaling up its CapaCiTi Tech Skills and Job-Readiness programme to prepare South Africans as future leaders in tech. Simon Leps,the chief executive Officer of XPRS Capital Africa tells us why turn over can be misleading for SMEs. Regan Adams is the young Chief Executive Officer of the RCS Group about the RCS Group partnering with Startupbootcamp Africa to co-host Startupbootcamp’s first Cape Town-based Fast-track event at their head office in Cape Town,South Africa. We focus on the Shape Africa 2018 conference which is currently underway in Johannesburg, South Africa. The three day event features some of the continents top keynote speakers from various companies, institutions and governments.
04
MAY

Change your Game

This week on the show we profile Thabo Mooke a South African author. He was a reporter for both print and TV and has been publishing a community newspaper in Pretoria and coaching aspirant journalists since 2003. Sibonisile Ngubane, 25 year old from Umhlabuyalingana on the north east of KwaZulu-Natal a province in South Africa and who has made it to be one of Top 2 Finalists on SABC 1's TV youth debate show, One Day Leader. CM Trading has been awarded the Best Performing Broker in Africa by Africa investor (Ai) at a recent function at NASDAQ in New York. We talk Paul Venter, Head of Business Development for CM Trading. 2016 saw the launch of JM BUSHA 54 Races for Peace & Unity in Africa (“JM BUSHA 54”), a Pan African non-profit launched by Zimbabwean born businessman and social worker Joseph Busha. We speak to Matthew Piper the Director of marketing and Operations at of JM BUSHA 54 Races for Peace & Unity in Africa. We speak to Lisa Mavundla the Deputy Curator at Global Shapers about an initiative of World Economic Forum (WEF) is hosting a prestigious Conference on the 10th to 12th May 2018, in Partnership with the Department of Tourism. Amanda Jali speak to us about the Junior Chamber International South Africa running a program called the Ten Outstanding Young Persons (TOYP) awards, in partnership with Brand SA.
26
APR

Change Your Game

This week on the show we profile Koloni coffee, a start-up brand that seeks to be the change agent in the coffee industry by delivering great coffee experiences to the current market, as well as the non- coffee buying market. We speak to the founder Skhumbuzo Myeza Trevor Mumba, Director of Rovert Marketing, a progressive & creative organisation, specialising in Sales, Marketing, Training & Development and Brand Activations. As South Africa’s oldest black-owned tourism group, Thebe Tourism Group continues to not only drive transformation in the tourism sector but inspire the rest of the business community to transform and be more inclusive. A total of 25 young people from Robertson, a town in the Western Cape Province of South Africa and surrounding rural communities have successfully completed the Robertson Youth Entrepreneurship Workshop. We speak to one of the young participants, Jaco Herwel who came up with the Braai Café concept.. Nhlanhla Makwe the Public Relations Manager Plug Lifestyle Market Episode, speak to us about the Plug Lifestyle Market Episode 2 event, taking place this weekend, at the East Rand which is situated in the eastern part of Johannesburg, South Africa. AfricArena, the largest-ever tech innovation conference for startups and investors is to be hosted once again on African soil in Cape Town, South Africa.
20
APR

Change Your Game

• We find out more about the 3rd annual MEST Africa Summit taking place in Cape Town from the 18th of June to the 20th. It will bring together leading global investors, executives and entrepreneurs to discuss the pan-African startup landscape. Dylan Richts from MEST Africa tell us more about the summit. • What drives entrepreneurs? Not money but meaning. Entrepreneurs are not merely money hungry and wanting to be the boss, this is according to a study conducted by David Krige, MBA graduate of the University of Stellenbosch Business School (USB) and Head of Operations at LaunchLab in Stellenbosch. • GET RIBBED is a concept that started in 2017 and has since been growing strong. The aim behind the concept is to enhance the essence of street food and to find out more about it, we speak to the Owner : Mgabhi Gabs Mhlongo. • High levels of unemployment in South Africa remain a major obstacle to economic growth, including the realisation of the National Development Plan (NDP). According to Gugu Mjadu, spokesperson for the 2018 Entrepreneur of the Year® competition sponsored by Sanlam and BUSINESS/PARTNERS, a big part of the answer to the employment challenge lies in harnessing young South Africans’ natural entrepreneurial spirit, and building a robust small and medium enterprises (SME) sector. • A partnership between JP Morgan and Tshimologong Precinct has led to the launch of Africa Rising 4.0. This is an incubator program that aims at supporting digital entrepreneurship. To find out more, we speak to Shaun Randles the Enterprise Development Manager at Tshimologong Precinct. • HustlePreneur is an organization in South Africa that aims to build a community of entrepreneurs, convening once a month to discuss and address issues that affect start-up businesses in the townships. Their core value is to help recognize entrepreneur’s hustle. Lwanga Cengimbo is the Founder and Mikateko Mathebula tell us more about the concept. • Cruse in style is a South African registered Bla
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
06
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.

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