EC Africa 100

AFRICA BUSINESS RADIO  |  Podcast , ±14 min episodes every day  | 
In a bold move inspired by a collective vision to change the African narrative, #ECAfrica100 which launched at the end of 2018 kick-starts a journey to profile100 Entrepreneurs within 100 days with a formidable partnership with Africa Business Radio.
Demonstrating the power of collaboration, Africa Business Radio is throwing its weight to support a new Pan African Entrepreneurship movement; Entrepreneur Connect Africa is a movement determined to scale and profile African Entrepreneurship across multisector, driving collaborations among entrepreneurs across several countries in Africa.
This partnership with JT Communication Solutions paves the way for a new and highly relevant narrative on how African Entrepreneurs are creating sustainable business models impacting economies, stimulating job creation and offering social impact solutions.

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ECAfrica100 in conversation with Siya Ngcangca

Siya is an entrepreneur who inspires people to live to their full potential and recognize that they are living in the greatest Era. He has authored and self-published the book "Before You Get Married " which received a great response and generated substantial sales. Siya also works as a Senior Contracts Manager (Burkina Faso and Guinea) at Moolmans.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Sheila Leocádia Pires

Sheila Leocádia Pires was born in Mozambique and moved to South Africa with her family at the age of 12. She is a radio and television producer/presenter. Her commitment to critical thinking is rooted in her identity as a woman and a Catholic, and she does not shy away from raising contemporary and controversial issues related to women, youth and African politics in her programs on Radio Veritas South Africa.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Ashraf Garda

Apart from being talk show host, MC, Professional Public Speaker, Ashraf Garda is the Co-Founder of the Champion South Africa movement which was birthed with the desire to multiply the number of champions in the country to help turn South Africa into a champion nation. The movement, launched in November 2015, is currently asking: What are you doing to build your country Several local leaders, such as Vusi Thembekayo, Khanyi Dhlomo, and Yvonne Chaka Chaka, were chosen to be part of Champion South Africa, so they too can spread the message and urge more people to become champions.
Ashraf believes that South Africa will become a champion nation when the government, business, and civil society synchronize its efforts towards the goal of becoming individual and collective champions.

In April 2011, he became the host of the South African Broadcasting Corporation's investigative program "Special Assignment". During the 2010 World Cup Ashraf provided analysis on the games as well as the social impact of the World Cup on CNN, Al Jazeera, CBC Canada, and SABC 2's Morning Live.
Born in Johannesburg, South Africa on 4 June 1962. Ashraf lived with his parents in Fietas until they had to relocate to Lenasia due to the Group Areas Act of the South African Apartheid regime. He married Jamela Cassim and together they started a business retailing textiles in the Oriental Plaza, called "Fabric Fantasy". Ashraf's entry into radio began when he hosted sports shows on community radio stations "Radio az-Zaheer" and later "the Voice,95.4fm".
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Renee H Kruger

Renee H Kruger is the Managing Director and Principal Consultant at LTF Group (PTY)LTD, a Human Resources Management Outsourcing and Consulting Company, which she co-founded in 2017. LTF Consulting has an 18-year history, however, in 2017, she partnered with 4 other ladies, one who was part of LTF Consulting over the last 18 years to relaunch and rebrand a new legal entity, called LTF Group, that is 100% female owned.
She has spent 20 years in a various HR position, the last 15 years of her very successful career was spent in, General Management and Executive Director positions. Her last position prior to leaving the corporate world was for a Multinational US Based Software Development Company that had been on the Forbes Best Company to work for list for a number of years. As a Human Resources Management Professional, She is particulate skilled in the areas of HR Strategy, Employee Performance Management, Organisational Transformation Management, Organisational Restructuring, Change Management, and Talent Development Strategy Design and Implementation. Under her leadership Human Resources Teams has won HR Future awards for EE Strategy, Leadership and Talent Development Programmes, Employee Wellness Programs and HR Strategy Implementation in 2014 and 2015.
She holds a Master’s Degree in Business Leadership (MBL) from the UNISA School of Business Leadership, an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law, an Honours Degree in Industrial Sociology and an undergraduate degree in Humanities, from the University of Johannesburg. As a lifelong learner, she has completed programmes in Dispute Resolution, Conflict Management, Finance, BBBEE Assessments, and Leadership Development.
She's a mother, wife, daughter, sister, and mentor, who believes in showing up 100%. She comes from the township (Eldorado Park and Ennerdale) and was raised by a single mother, who thought her the value of working hard and always moving forward.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Pops Mohamed

Pops Mohamed (born Ismail Mohamed-Jan) is a South African multi-instrumentalist, jazz musician and producer.
Born in Benoni, Gauteng Pops Mohamed's career in music was the logical outcome of an early exposure at Dorkay House to the likes of Abdullah Ibrahim and Kippie Moeketsi. He started his first band The Valiants, at 14. Known by fans as the Minister of Music, he plays a wide variety of instruments: African mouth bow, bird whistle, berimbau, didgeridoo, guitar, keyboard, kora, and the thumb piano. He is also known for his wide range of musical styles which include kwela, pop, and soul. He produced Finding One's Self, the late Moses Taiwa Molelekwa's award-winning album.
Pops has also performed regularly with and sits on the board of the Johannesburg Youth Orchestra Company.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With James Urdang

James Urdang is the Founder and CEO of Education Africa, is a Social Entrepreneur, humanitarian and Public Speaker. He has dedicated more than 29 years helping to bring about real, positive and meaningful change to the lives of disadvantaged Africans.
James has been recognized globally and is a recipient of the Klaus Jacobs Awards in Switzerland for Social Engagement and Innovation.
James was mentored by the late Walter Sisulu and was honored to have been asked to speak at the funeral of the late Chris Hani. James was the first person in the non-profit sector to lead President Nelson Mandela and had the honor of presenting him the Golden Doves of Peace Award and accompany him at a number of Education Africa events.
The biggest challenge for James has always been the sustainability of Education Africa and his dream is to create an endowment fund so that Education Africa can be self-sustainable
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Penny Lebyane

Penny Lebyane is a South African Media personality -Radio and Television Host, MC, Speaker, Moderator, and Adventurist. She is known as a DJ for Metro FM. She was a judge on the first season of the M-Net reality competition Idols, in 2002.
In November 2007 she co-hosted the 8th Annual Metro FM Music Awards, with Siyabonga Ngwekazi.
Penny began co-hosting the SABC2 lifestyle show Motswako in February 2010 and left the show in 2013. In 2014 she joined the breakfast show Sunrise as an anchor, making her first appearance on Monday 14 July.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Nolly Qunta

Nolonwabo ‘Nolly’ Qunta is a 21-year-old, Mthatha-born entrepreneur who is the co-founder of Konnect House (Pty) Ltd, the holdings company of the subsidiary, WeTalk, a leading Pan-African twitter platform where entrepreneurs, leading industry experts share knowledge about business and succeeding as an entrepreneur. WeTalk collaborates with some of South Africa’s successful entrepreneurs such as Derrick Ndzavi, Idris Sultan, Carol Ndosi, Siya Beyile, Zimasa Lupuwana, Tebello Motsoana, Brian Wesley, Jodene Shaer, Adriaan Groenewald, Jason Gordon, Adel Meyer and many more.
Bringing Innovation to entrepreneurs
WeTalk is over a year old and grown enormously. They have been named as the best business twitter platform in their year of empowering entrepreneurs on Twitter through hosting business chats. A connection to entrepreneurs should not be restricted. They built, through #WeTalkBiz a platform that connects likeminded game changers to discuss and empower each other on how to tackle issues in the 21st century. WeTalk has developed to be an agency that is helping create the social media marketing industry. Social media has changed a lot in the past years and has proved to be a trusted medium of communication and connection for brands.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With David Alexander

David Alexander is the Managing Director of Sheer Publishing (Pty) Ltd, the fastest growing independent music publishing company in South Africa. Sheer Publishing represents South African songs and songwriters for the world amongst their clients are; Mandoza, Kabelo, Chris Chameleon and Jeff Maluleke. Sheer Publishing also represents international Publishers for Southern Africa and Africa – some of their clients are Kobalt Music, Reverb Music, World Circuit, Budde Music Inc Chimurenga Music, Rh Pozitif Publishing and Roba Music Publishing.
David serves as the Vice Chairman of NORM (National Organisation for Reproduction Rights in Music, which is the body that represents the music publishers in South Africa. Norm is also a mechanical collection society and has agreements with the recording industry, broadcasters as well as internet and mobile operators.

David is on a mission to provide a comprehensive range of copyright services to all clients, domestic, continental and international. Steeped in the richness and creativity of the arts, Sheer Publishing specializes in the representation of songs and songwriters and a quick glimpse at the last 12 months will tell you that business is soaring. From mainstream commercials to movie soundtracks, the caliber of brands knocking on Sheer’s door at the moment is a testament to their sound standing and reputation in the industry.

Major clients include top advertising agencies such as Ogilvy, JWT and Clearwater as well as FILM and TV production companies.
With a ten-person strong team in South Africa, and staff in Cameroon, Ghana and Kenya respectively, Sheer Publishing might be small but they excel at what they do. Born in 1996, Sheer Publishing has a vast catalog rich with South African, African and International Chart music ideal for syncing purposes. Sheer Publishing offers the ultimate one-stop solution for all your music requirements.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With D'Banj

D'banj is the founder of Koko Foundation for Youth and Peace Development. He is also Nigeria's first United Nations Youth Ambassador for Peace. Dbanj is a ONE campaign ambassador; he released the song "Cocoa Na Chocolate" in support of agriculture investments. 'Cocoa Na Chocolate' featured 18 other African artists and won Best African Collaboration at the All Africa Music Awards in 2014.
In 2015, he was applauded by World Bank Chief, Jim Yong Kim for using his music power and high celebrity status to bringing attention to serious and critical issues in Africa with a special focus on agriculture and poverty alleviation. Jim Yong Kim was quoted saying that "I had the pleasure of meeting D’banj last month and seeing him perform. I’m thrilled he is the first artists to take part in our new Music4Dev series encouraging the global artist to raise awareness about poverty and related issues."
In 2015 D'banj released the video to "Extraordinary" to raise awareness on gender equality and women's empowerment. World bank endorsed song as a song for women awareness.


D'Banj is vastly immersed in information technology, particularly in the areas of value-added services and Content digital distribution. He owns MCOMM Ltd (Median Mobile Communications Limited, A Value Added Service Content Provider) and D' Kings Men Media Limited (a 360 Media Company), which are responsible for his major digital moves in recent times.

In August 2016, D'banj's D'Kings Men Media partnered with MTN Nigeria and the Bank of Industry to launch THE CREAM PLATFORM, a creative talent platform that was set up to help discover young creative minds across Nigeria by just dialing a USSD code on a mobile phone. It is reported that the platform, as at December 2016, had over 2 million paying subscribers and has discovered hundreds of talents from the music category alone, with tens of music videos and millions of Naira given out to winners.
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ECAfrica in Conversation With Livhuwani Nefolovhodwe

Lebo Lion is the host of Lessons with Lion, a Marketing & Entrepreneurship Podcast for entrepreneurs who want to tweak their mindsets and take their businesses to the next level.

Lessons with Lion is a podcast that challenges entrepreneurs to think differently and understand that the power to succeed lies in their own hands. They are in control of their success. Lessons with Lion is about learning, it’s about community, ideas, and creativity, just like its host Lebo Lion.
Lebo Lion is a marketer, strategist, and content creator who has worked on campaigns with a myriad of popular African brands assisted more than 100 entrepreneurs & small business owners to transform their businesses, & a digital doula who simplifies digital marketing for her listeners & clients.

At the age of 24, Lebo Lion co-founded a tech startup called Mzansipad that aimed to give children in rural and township environments, access to uniquely created learning applications (designed by Mzansipad) that specifically focused on the fields of mathematics, science, and languages. Now Lebo is the Co-Founder of a marketing and public relations agency that’s centered around the synergy between brands and people, aptly named PEOPLE. Lebo describes herself as an ideas person which makes her addicted to finding new opportunities and starting exciting businesses.

This young woman, with tweets that are quoted to “Shake tables”, has only just started to touch the world with her fearless and unique perspective of the world. And although this is just a piece of Lebo Lions story, she attributes her experience & comfort with failure as her motivation to succeed on her own terms, on her own timeline.
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ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Mbali Ndlovu

Apart from being a publicist, Magazine contributor, and Blogger, Mbali is the architect of one of the most active groups on Facebook with an ecosystem of over 100k individuals engaging to source assistance and make recommendations for products and services. Her platform, I know A guy positioned Mbali as an influencer in and is now a Regional Community leader for Facebook. She is an Experienced Founder with a demonstrated history of working in the media production industry. She is Skilled in Digital Strategy, Budgeting, Communications Management, Hospitality Industry, and Sales Management. Strong entrepreneurship professional with a passion for creative arts and project management.
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