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 we speak to Sifiso Mtsweni the Executive Chairperson of the NYDA about Youth Development Agency (NYDA) is hosting the South African Youth Awards, which will take place in East London, a town South Africa, on the 7th of
December 2018.

Our Game Changer this week is Ntuthuko Shezi the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Livestock Wealth.

Andile Maseko, Head of Strategy & Ecosystem at AlphaCode gives tips on how to take your business globally.

Moboom has appointed Reputation Matters to operate the Hotfrog platform in South Africa under license. The appointment comes ahead of the planned release of Hotfrog Digital, a complete rebuild of the directory on the patented Moboom platform. We speak to the managing director of reputation matters, Regine Le Roux.

An apprenticeship system through Future Farmers Foundation, through the support and funding from Bayer, aims to answer the question of what support structures are available for the youth to fully develop their skills, enhance their interest and equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and practical experience to fully participate in agriculture. We speak to Tasniem Patel from Bayer.

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We focus on the 2018 African Youth Development Summit co-hosted by the Africa80 & JCI and in partnership with the APRM & Global Citizens Festival.
We speak to Mungai Nfi the Growth and Development Director for Africa and the Middle East for Junior Chamber International (JCI).
We find out more about The 2018 SME Toolkit Business/Partners Business Plan Competition for aspiring young entrepreneurs announced innovative techpreneur, Khomotso Malakalaka, as the national winner of the competition.

We also speak to Khomotso Malakalaka the national winner of the 2018 SME Toolkit Business/Partners Business Plan Competition for aspiring young entrepreneurs.
We profile Gabriel Mokwana, a Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Life Legacy Projects SA.
Richard Mukheibir, CEO of Cash Converters shares his top tips on how to find the best franchising opportunity in South Africa.
2 founders of Soweto Ink Ndumiso Ramate and Sbusiso Dlamini, Soweto Ink, a tattoo parlor /Brand talk to us about the Soweto ink festival taking place on then 14th of  December in Soweto, Johanesburg.  
Quote of the week:
"My advice to women all the time is: If you want a certain future, go out and create it. Conquer your fears as that is what enslaves most women." - Divine Ndhlukula is founder SECURICO Security Services in Zimbabwe, and the queen of Africa's security industry.

Change Your Game

This week on the show: We chat to our Game changer: Inga Gubeka founder of Inga Atelier, a brand specialising in contemporary luxury leather accessories,run by a team of six, headed up by Inga as the Creative Director.

Jo’burg’s Infinite Foods introduced one of Silicon Valley’s much publicised meat alternatives, the Beyond Burger, a game-changer in the innovative and exciting plant-based protein market. We speak to Neil Taylor the Chief Operating Officer of Infinite Foods

Matona Ntshona-Sakupwanya, General Manager of Marketing and Communications about the GAP awards and Daniella Botha a final year dentistry student and winner of the GAP Programme Awards, in the Medical category.

Dumisani Mahlangu the co-founder of the Chepa Streetwear, a South African based e-commerce business that produces and sells african-print bomber jackets for adults.

Flo Ndlovu, an Entrepreneur, Franchisee, Philanthropist, Academic and a Public Speaker.

The youngest PhD graduate in Africa, 24-year-old Dr Musa Suarombe, about being named by the Institute of People Management (IPM) as Youth Leader of the Year for 2018/2019.

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This week on the show we speak to Former Statistician General of South Africa, Dr Pali Lehohla, about joining the 22 on Sloane campus as a Research Resident Advisor.
Tsogo Sun’s Enterprise and Supplier Development programme graduates , Velaphi Mpolweni , founder of Lowe Furniture & Décor the 2018 Tsogo Sun Achiever Award winner and Thato Senosi the founder of Magauta Projects and Design.
Juliet Kekana, a South African Health and Safety Consultant with a wealth of experience in Environmental Health, Occupational Hygiene, Environmental management and OHS acquired during her 15year career.
Our Game Changer: Themba Ndala, the director and founder of South Africa-based Ritevac Media, a multi-platform media company in South Africa that specialises in digital media with a focus on marketing, social media, advertising, film and video production.
Makhosi foundation is a South African registered non-profit organisation, whose first priority, amongst others, is to provide financial and academic assistance to scholars who wish to further their studies and enrol with tertiary institution. We speak to the Secretary Sphesihle Majola..

Live recording of the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum – AWIEF (Cape Town).

• Nomso Faith Kana: Son and shield Tech SA
• Janet Kagiri: founder and CEO for Creative Edge solutions Kenya
• Irine Ochemu: CEO AWIEF
• Sabdiyo Dido: Senior technical adviser for the value chains in business and agribusiness at the Technical Centre for Agricultural and Rural Cooperation for Africa based in the Netherlands
• South Africa’s Slauzy Mogami, Chairperson for the Agriculture working group in BRICS

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This week on the show we profile Mundipharma ,an international pharmaceutical company established in 1967.

Dylan Mgobahozi runs and owns "Once in Joburg" - a contemporary accommodation concept that combines the experiences of eating, sleeping, exploring and doing business.

Sammy Mongwai is a real estate entrepreneur and a public speaker. He is the founder and chairman of Think Property Legacy.

The Future Females Business School, a three-month virtual incubator which commenced on the 4th of October, supporting 50 female entrepreneurs to transform their ideas into proven, profitable businesses. We spoke to Lauren Dallas from the Future Females business School is a Cape Town

Nigeria is hosting of this year’s TechCrunch Startup Battlefield. Organized in partnership with Facebook, the event returns to Africa in 2018, featuring panels and keynotes with high-powered industry leaders. Mike Butcher the Editor at large for TechCrunch in the United Kingkom..

Our Game Changer this week is Tshepo Mohlala, also known as Tshepo the Jean maker who launched his denim clothing line in 2015.

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This week we profile Tracey Chambers the co-founder and director of the awarding-winning The Clothing Bank.

Femi Oyedipe the founder and Chief Executive Officer of Loshes Chocolate based in Lagos, Nigeria.

Abdulaziz Mohamed from Kenya the winner of the Pitching Den at the 2018 SABC Education SA Innovation Summit (SAIS), which took place in Cape Town in September.

Theo Tshanga the Co- Founder and Managing Director of Ziyana Business Consulting and Training.

Founders Factory, the corporate backed tech startup accelerator and incubator based in London has partnered with Standard Bank and the Roo Rogers, a British-American entrepreneur to bring its unique model to Africa.

We attended the Anzisha prize 2018 earlier this week and spoke to some of the winner.

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Dr Audrey Verhaeghe 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.

French oil and gas giant Total has launched the second edition of its Total Startupper of the Year Challenge in 37 countries across Africa. To find out more about the initiative, we speak to Shirley Ndaba the Total Start Upper project manager

Fifteen teams of a total of 32 emerging African social entrepreneurs were selected in August as winners of the 2018 Resolution Social Venture Challenge. A total of thirty teams of Mastercard Foundation Scholars gathered in Kigali, Rwanda to compete in the Resolution Social Venture Challenge. Channel Africa’s Zanele Jambane spoke to some of the winners and filed a report on this.

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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

Change Your Game

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.

Change Your Game

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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