IJERE Africa

AFRICA BUSINESS RADIO  |  Podcast , ±59 min episodes every 4 weeks, 4 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
For the those who want to get ahead and stay ahead, this show is for you. We discuss opportunities, trends and break down the intricacies of running a business as an entrepreneur in Africa.
The show that gives valuable and much-needed information to the modern-day businesswoman in Africa. Targeting entrepreneurs, women in corporate and women aspiring to get into business the show offers information on opportunities, mentorship, the ins and outs of running a business in Africa.
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10
NOV

Developing An Entrepreneurial Mindset - Wendy Muhamad

On Today's show, we explore creating an entrepreneur mindset. Being an entrepreneur isn’t just about creating business plans, funding proposals, and pitching competitions. The most basic thing you need to master as an entrepreneur is creating the right mindset for you to succeed. We have in studio Wendy Muhammad who is a multi-million dollar business developer, thought leader, crisis manager, trainer and manager. She is currently president and Director of Business Affairs for the Minimally Invasive Vascular Centers. Wendy is also the creator and developer of Mind of an Entrepreneur brand that currently produces a radio show, authors and publishes books on mental strategies for navigating the world of business. We look at the qualities that are important for you to have as an entrepreneur, the opportunities available for you as an African entrepreneur which can benefit your society. We also chat to Wendy about the work that she does as well as why it is important to develop the right mindset and discover who you are as an entrepreneur. Finally, we go through some apps and web channels available for your motivation and inspiration in your day to day journey in business.
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01
NOV

The importance of youth empowerment in Africa

In today’s show we look at the importance of youth empowerment in Africa. An alarmingly large number of young Africans are dis-empowered and unemployed. We usually look to governments to solve the problem but what can we do to economically empower the youth of the continent, especially since we are the youngest continent on the planet. This is discussed with Ntsiki Khunju and Makhoape Letsie from Afrika Tikkun. We then have a look at organizations that are available for youth to receive mentorship and training as well as get skills to develop them as entrepreneurs. A more interview with Ntsiki and Makhoape helps us understand more about Afrika Tikkun and the work that they do in youth development from cradle to career.

Finally the rumor doing the rounds in the 21st century is that we are all being replaced by machines and will end up all jobless but have we taken the time to look at jobs that are actually being created because of technology? We take a look at the jobs that didn’t even exist 10 years ago and how young people can capitalize on this.
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24
OCT

Advancing Ecommerce in Africa

On this episode we take a look at growing Ecommerce platforms in Africa. We explore how to set up an ecommerce site for your business, what you should look out for and which platforms are available for you to use. We also chat to Horesia Nyawade and Tshiwela Ncube who are the founders of Vuuqa an online store for African products. A burning question is how to set up payment methods that work in African markets and that will work for your ecommerce site. We also explore the opportunities available in the Ecommerce sector from starting delivery services, creating the platforms and promoting Ecommerce sites.

Horesia and Tshiwela walk us through how they started their site and what they have learnt along the way and why it is important for them to grow African businesses. Finally we give tips on how to protect your ecommerce site from fraud which is the demise of most Online based businesses.
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29
SEP

Excellence And Leadership in Business

On today’s show we explore the topic of women in leadership. Women are unfortunately still lacking in the leadership spaces in Africa and the world as a whole. What needs to be done to put us as women in more leadership positions. In the ABCs we look at the skills needed for women to be more successful leaders. Some leaders are born but the majority of leaders in the workplace today are made. Becoming a successful leader requires deliberate action and for you to look at what skills you can develop and grow. We then look at the importance of mentoring and getting mentorship for women. We need someone to talk to, a guide and someone who can push us in the right direction career-wise and the significance of this is highlighted in the show. We are joined over the phone by Dr Erieka Benette who is part of the team organizing the Africa Women of Excellence awards in South Africa and she shares the importance of having more women in leadership. Finally in our tech and trends Kudzai gives a list of online leadership courses available for women.
Africa Business Radio
26
SEP

What You Need To Know About Self-Publishing - Chinwe Okoli

On today’s show, we explore the publishing industry in Africa. We start by understanding the different types of publishers in the industry. We know of traditional publishers mostly from the movies and the internet but don’t have contact with most of these companies here in Africa. Self-publishing is also gaining popularity amongst most authors as it is the only option available for most as well as Vanity publishers which seem to be popping up. Which option is best for African authors and which one should they be wary of. We then look at the opportunities available in the publishing industry for entrepreneurs looking to invest as well as internet platforms which can be used by self-publishing authors to design, publish and monetize their books. Our interview is with Chinwe Okoli a woman who is passionate about youth and entrepreneur development in Nigeria and who has also written two books aimed at helping youth and entrepreneurs utilize their time and efforts better.
Africa Business Radio
13
SEP

Doing Business in Africa For Africans In The Diaspora

On today’s show, we focus on doing business in Africa for our sisters living in the diaspora. A lot of Africans are scattered across the globe mostly due to poor economies or bad governance in their home countries. This doesn’t take away from the fact that a lot of these Africans abroad dream of one day going back home or starting a business on the continent. The biggest obstacle to this is lack of correct information on doing business. This episode focuses on the ABCs of going into Africa for business. From what you should avoid to how you should go about the very different business environment. We then explore opportunities available for people in the diaspora, some of the opportunities don’t even need you to relocate to Africa and can be done from where you are currently based. Our studio guest Clara Mufandaedza also shares her personal experiences of moving from the corporate life in the West to the tough entrepreneur jungle that is in Africa. Finally, there are some great communities for the African diaspora to do business in and we have a list of great ones you can join to connect with other women who want to start businesses on the continent.  
Africa Business Radio
06
SEP

THE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY IN AFRICA.

We have noticed an influx of international beauty brands making their way into Africa and establishing themselves in the market. On this episode of Ijere Africa, we explore the business side of the beauty industry in Africa. We have Nkem Itulu-Diegwu a Nigerian beauty entrepreneur who is taking her business to Southern Africa. She shares her journey from being a model to owning her own beauty and fashion business. She also shares some tips on establishing yourself in different countries remotely. We then share with you the opportunities currently available in the beauty industry in Africa. All these multinationals are coming into the continent because they see a growing middle-class market as well as more consumers who are able to purchase goods that were once viewed as a luxury. We also have Jacque Mgido the founder of JacqueMgido Cosmetics and renowned make-up artist sharing her experiences of creating a makeup brand and selling it in Africa. There is a lot to be learned in Africa which is different from what is available in the United States where she is based. Finally, Kudzai runs through how tech-savvy beauty entrepreneurs can make money through being influencers and participating in the beauty economy.
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03
SEP

Building The Confidence To Succeed in Business

When women start thinking about starting businesses they often focus on finding loans, drawing business plans and looking for staff. Rarely do we think or talk about finding the confidence to communicate and run a business effectively. Being a successful businesswoman takes guts and on this week’s show, we talk about how to build the confidence to do business effectively. We explore six ways of finding your voice in the office or corporate space. How do we as women speak up and get credit for our ideas in an assertive and not rude manner? Next, we explore ways to find a business opportunity that suits you. Most times we get into business without considering whether or not the opportunity suits us but because everyone is doing it and seems successful. If you’re not sure about the business you are doing, that lack of confidence will show in how you conduct business and ultimately affect sales. We also have a chat with Forbes coach and founder of Pursue Your Purpose, Tamiko Cuellar on her just ended four city masterclass tour “Own Your Brilliance” in South Africa and Namibia. Tamiko shares some very valuable lessons on how to grow your confidence and what steps to take to be a successful businesswoman. And finally, the show wraps up with a list of networking events and platforms women can attend to interact with like-minded peers.
Africa Business Radio
22
AUG

The World of Social Entrepreneurship in Africa

The focus of today’s show is on social entrepreneurship. What is social entrepreneurship? The term has been floating around a lot these days but very few people really understand what it is about. We explore what social entrepreneurship is, the opportunities available for social entrepreneurs. This includes grants and funding available especially for social entrepreneurs. We then have a chat with Busi Dziba a corporate queen turned social entrepreneur based in Midrand, South Africa. Busi has a passion for women and youth empowerment and this has led her to host regular Dialogues for women raising children with special needs. She also started BonguLwazi Montessori School, an inclusive elementary school which caters for all children, including children with special needs. Busi also founded an NGO, Daughter Zion Institute, which works with women who have been abused, especially those working in prostitution. She equips these women with skills that empower them for the workplace and/or for entrepreneurial opportunities. Finally, we take a look at the role of technology in social entrepreneurship.
10
AUG

Policy And Your business Plus Women Taking Over Boardrooms.

On this episode of Ijere Africa, we look at why it’s important for you as a businesswoman to know how policies put in place by their governments. How policy directly affects your business and what you and your business community should do to try and ensure that laws put in place can positively impact productivity. We also look at African countries that are leading in creating policies that favor female empowerment and entrepreneurship. We then chat with Marcia Ashong and Tamsin Jones on the importance of having more female representation in boardrooms. Marcia and Tamsin are the founders of The Boardroom Africa, the leading network of board-ready women in Africa. They aim to train and place as many women on boards and also be part of changing the perspective that women don’t do well on boards.

Finally, we take a look at African countries that are leading in technology advancements and that is best to place your tech startup.
Africa Business Radio
26
JUL

Owning Your Brilliance And Transformation From Employee To Entrepreneur

On today’s show, we explore the dos and don’ts of leaving the corporate jungle for entrepreneurship. What do you need to know and put in place before you leave your job and the comfort of a monthly paycheck? Entrepreneurship is not as glamorous as it has been made to sound and jumping into it really comes with a lot of ups and downs you need to be well prepared for. We also have Tamiko Cuellar, the founder of Pursue Your Purpose an organization that aims to help people live your purposeful lives and grow successful businesses. She breaks down what a master class is and how it can benefit both entrepreneurs and women incorporate. She also chats to us about her upcoming master class tour in South Africa and Namibia, the Own Your Brilliance Masterclass, and why it is important for business women to attend. Finally, our tech and trends will focus on online courses available for women ready to grow their businesses.
Africa Business Radio
11
JUL

Opportunities in The Tech Industry - Lorraine Steyn

Today’s episode focuses on the tech industry and how to improve sales for your business. The show takes you through how you can improve sales in your business as we all know without any sales we won’t make the money needed to sustain you and your enterprise. We then look at the tech hubs around Africa that women can be a part of to get into the tech ecosystem. For you to be successful in the most industry you must be part of the system as well be in the company of your peers, so you grow and feed off each other. We then have a chat with Lorraine Steyn the co-founder of Khanyisa Real Systems and KRS Mobile on starting and sustaining herself in the tech industry for the past 31 years. Lorraine is a phenomenal woman who strongly believes in building a comfortable and growth environment for her staff and co-workers. Lastly, you get to explore the applications you can use to develop an app for your business. People have now gotten the hang of using apps and depend on them for daily activities and it only makes sense for your business to have one as well.  
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