Change Your Game.

CHANNEL AFRICA  |  Podcast , ±40 min episodes every 5 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

• DUO wins African tech PR agency of the year at MEA business awards. We speak to Judith Middleton the founder of DUO Marketing and Communications.
• We find out about the Junior Operator-Investor Network (JOIN), which aims to onboard fifty young people within the next year. We speak to Yusuf Shaikh the Spokesperson for Secha Capital.
• We speak to Zweli Mnisi, Corporate Spokesperson for Nestlé East and Southern Africa Region about the collaboration with the Cambridge Institute for Sustainability Leadership SA.
• CEO of the AIEC Oliver Chikodzore speaks to us about the Global Investment Business Conference.
• The SA Property Investors Network (SAPIN) is calling on property investors from across South Africa to share their property investment stories and enter the annual Investor of the Year Awards. We speak to Andrew Walker, CEO and Founder of the SAPIN.

Change Your Game

This week on the show…

• The Centre d’Innovation de Lubumbashi (CINOLU) in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC), will be hosting the country’s first Smart City conference and we speak Berry Numbi the Managing Director at CINOLU.
• This week the world celebrated International Women’s Day. We feature South Africa’s only black and female crime writer Angela Makholwa and Eva Endren, Vice President and Head of Managed Services at Ericsson Middle East & Africa.
• The UK-South Africa Tech Hub, a UK Government initiative delivered by the British High Commission, has conducted research into the challenges and needs of tech-focused entrepreneur support organisations (“hubs”) across South Africa. We chat to Katherine Abbot, the Deputy Director of the UK-SA Tech Hub.
• We also speak to of Sinelizwi Fakade, CEO of Rocky Park Farm.
• We profile Africhella a company founded in March by CEO Korede O, this LLC tourism company is based in Maryland, USA.

Change Your Game

• Appliance giant Defy and sister company Beko are hosting a three-day hackathon which starts today and ends on the 7 of March 2021. We speak to CEO of Defy Appliances, Evren Albaş….

• We profile Angolan entrepreneur Ivan Morais who believes the only vehicle suitable to rehabilitate the African economy is the use of digital technology.

• SilverLeaf Investments has recently launched a Section 12J Fund in January 2021, in partnership with Grovest, aimed at funding professionalisation of the cannabis industry. We speak to Pierre van der Hoven and Cliff Giesenow, Joint CEOs SilverLeaf Investments.

• We also found out more about and an online news media company Nigeria by its founder, Segun Oloruntobi

• 8th MARCH is INTERNATIONAL WOMEN’S DAY and to commemorate this, Nigerian business publication Compatriot Magazine, will be hosting the African Boardroom Webinar series. We speak to Tomi Moyan and Roberta Annan the Managing Partner at Annan Capital Partners and one of the Moderators

Change Your Game

• We speak to Dr Pali Lehohla, Member of the Indlulamithi Executive Committee and Former Statistician-General of South Africa ARDS report on COVID-19 and SA’s Economic Outlook.
• AWIEF hosted a kick-off international virtual networking event together with the City of Atlanta Mayor’s Office of International Affairs and Atlanta’s Women’s Entrepreneurship Initiative. We speak to Irene Ochem the Founder and CEO of AWIEF.
• The National Empowerment Fund (NEF) in partnership with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (the dtic) in South Africa, has established an Economic Distress Fund to provide concessionary business loans to Black-owned and managed enterprises. We speak to Nhlanhla Nyembe, the NEF Acting Divisional Executive for SME & Rural Development.
• The Gauteng Department of Economic Development in South Africa, in collaboration with its partners—Vodacom, Microsoft, PPC, Cash Build, Coca Cola, Accenture, Digify Africa and Heavy Chef— aim to assist SMMEs in directing their businesses and finding sustainable solutions. And we speak to Tseliso Mohlomi, Director: Special Projects, Strategic Partnerships and International Relations at the Gauteng Department of Economic Development.

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This week on the show …

• Zulé Vuuren, Chief Energy Officer of LocumBase, says that if South African corporates are to stay relevant in a rapidly digitised world they need to embrace collaborations and partnerships with startups.
• Our Game Changer this week is Naadiya Moosajee, founder of WomEng in South Africa.
• Entrepreneur Adam van Wyngaarden, CEO of Smokey Treats, has recently launched a campaign to educate South Africans on the long-term impact of plastic cigarette butts
• In today's "new normal" of remote work, the process of measuring performance is potentially more challenging when done at a distance. To hear more we speak to says Dr Natasha Winkler-Titus, Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Leadership at USB.
• We hear from Channel Africa's Arthur Davies Sikopo about Zambia determination to launch its airline this year.

Change Your Game

• Dr Sumarie Roodt, Chairperson of the Silicon Cape Initiative talks to us about the launch of Cape Town / Stockholm Connect (CSC) and we speak to
• Unilever has partnered with the Youth Power Panel, Restless Development and Project Everyone to initiate motion towards 2030 goals through the Youth Hackathon. We speak to Mechell Chetty Unilever Africa Vice President for Human Resources.

• GhanaThink Foundation a social enterprise into youth empowerment is running a program called Diaspora Camp which focuses on the African Diaspora & Africa. We speak to Ato Ulzen-Appiah director at the GhanaThink Foundation.

• The SAB Foundation has announced recipients of its tenth annual Social Innovation and Disability Empowerment Awards. We speak to Bridgit Evans, Executive director of SAB Foundation & also one of the award recipients, Sarah Fraaze of Meat Naturally.

• We also talk to Rorisang Motlomelo the Co-Founder of Digi Doctor, a health access mobile app that allows users to access medical services anywhere.

Change Your Game

This week on the show:
• South African startup Workshop17, has scooped Best Coworking Space in the 2019 season of the Global Startup Awards (GSA), the world’s largest independent startup ecosystem competition. We speak to Caitlin Nash, the Managing Director for The Loudhailer and Lead for GSA Africa and also Paul Keursten, Co-Founder and CEO of Workshop17.
• We profile: Household 112 a professional home cleaner that provides quality home cleaning services in the province of Gauteng in South Africa. We speak to the owner James Matshubeng.
• 22-year-old Gift Soko talks to us about his proudly South African clothing brand called Huemanity.
• We find out more about the Egyptian African Business men's Association (EABA) which was established in 2020. We talk to H.O.C Economic Group Chairman, Dr. Yousrey El-Sharkawi.

Change Your Game

• Invest Africa hosted a webinar looking at - Understanding the AfCFTA: hopes and fears of businesses and investors.
• The Digital Foundation Africa is hosting the Small Business Summit virtually. This summit runs under the Africa Digital Festival .We speak to Foster Kofi Sam the Founding President of Digital Foundation Africa and also the Chief Vision Officer of Africa Digital Festival
• A chat-based service called SMMEstart has been launched on WhatsApp to provide SMMEs in South Africa. We speak to Samantha Manclark the Director of JoziHub and team leader for SMMEstart.
• We chat to Dr Ernest Messina Chairperson of Groot Constantia about the South African Wine Industry commemorating the first vintage on South African soil 362 years ago. This will happen on the 2nd of February 2021.
• We also speak to Winnie Joyce Dlamini, Founder of Joy Smash Poultry and Farming which is an initiative started by 7 women who live in the Western Cape province of South Africa.

Small Business Summit

The Digital Foundation Africa is hosting the Small Business Summit virtually. To find out more about the summit we spoke to Foster Kofi Sam the Founding President of Digital Foundation Africa and also the Chief Vision Officer of Africa Digital Festival....

Change Your Game

On the show this week:

• We chat to Vuyo Lutseke Director SVAI about the launch of African Entrepreneurship Forum.
• Nicho Boum CIO of Pay@ offers insight into how businesses can protect their consumers and themselves from the ever-changing threats within their digital environment.
• Xola Nouse is the Chief Executive Officer and Co – founder of The Odd Number and he is our Game Changer this week.
• Simon Swanepoel, the CEO of ISP RocketNet has some tips for up and coming Tech Entrepreneurs that want to grow their businesses.
• Tunde Omitegun is the Managing Director of HISPLUS Systems Limited, shares with us his entrepreneurial journey.
• We also pay tribute on the show to South Africa’s Minister in the Presidency Jackson Mthembu who has passed on.

Change Your Game

• We find out what happened at the Unicorn Battle and we speak to Mckevin Ayaba CEO of Setup A Start-up.
• We also find out why 52% of South Africans don’t want Covid vaccine, despite SA securing initial batch and we chat to Matt Kloos CFO at CompariSure.
• Oliver Chikodzore the Founder/CEO of AIEC chats to us about the Boot Camp series which they will be hosting virtually this year.
• The Enugu State SME Centre in Nigeria was established in 2005 in collaboration with the Enugu State Government to provide support for small and Medium Enterprises. We speak to Arinze Chilo-Offiah Special advisor, SME Development Promotion for the Enugu State Government Head.
• This year’s South Africa Music Week is going virtual and sees the country partner up with Canada. To find out more about the event we speak to Michael Moeti the Founder and CEO of SA Music Week

Change Your Game

This week on the show:

• OceanHub Africa (OHA) recently hosted the second Ocean Innovation Africa event. We speak to Alexis Grosskopf, CEO and Founder of OceanHub Africa.

• We speak to international actress, model and TV host, Pearl Thusi about her collaboration with international publicist extraordinaire Yvette Davis Gayle.

• We find out more about the Small Business Academy (SBA) programme and we speak to Leslie Jubelin, at the University of Stellenbosch Business School.

• Our Game Changer this week is Connie Aluoch is Kenyan entrepreneur, fashion designer, and Fashion lecturer at the University of Nairobi, School of Arts and Design.

• We look at the key take-aways from the 7th edition of the African Entrepreneurs Conference and we speak to Oliver Fortune Chikodzore the Founder/CEO of AIEC

• We profile Phumzile Mbinda better known as Chef Phumi a South African Chef from the city of Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal province.

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