SCIX African Trade Talks

SCIX AFRICAN TRADE TALKS  |  Podcast , ±25 min episodes every 5 days  |  Broadcast schedule  | 
A 25 to 30 minute interview based show, that aims to drive the Intra-African trade agenda through discussions with relevant stakeholders on matters of: Business opportunities in Africa, the removal of trade barriers in Africa, learning from those who have been trading in Africa, connecting investors to African markets and lastly give a perspective of how much trade has evolved in Africa, since the formation of the Organisation of African Union (OAU) which later became the African Union.

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02
AUG
2021

Ike Arinze- Early investor, founding partner and head of operations in Trip Success at Kobo360

In this episode, Ike shares his reflections on the early days of Kobo360, an African company that is digitising cargo delivery and connecting truck drivers with cargo companies.He highlights issues around accessing funding, the infrustructure constriants on the continent and the need to build brand credibility.           Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
30
JUL
2021

Kenneth Hogrefe- CEO and founder of Tech Africa

In this episode Kenneth shares the highlights of his entrepreneurship journey reflecting on his earlier failures and how those have shaped his current successes. Kenneth offers some reflections on the growth of digital marketing on the continent and lastly forwards some advice for early stage entrepreneurs seeking funding.           Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
26
JUL
2021

Kimbeng Tah- Principal State Counsel & International Arbitration Lead at Attorney General's Chambers & Ministry of Justice of The Gambia

In this episode Kimbeng Tah, provides an overview of the economy and business environment in The Gambia. Kimbeng highlights the country's strategic importance as an English speaking gateway into Europe off Africa's francophone west coast. In a final analysis he notes the importance of the AfCFTA's dispute resolution protocol towards the harmonization of the African continent's investment environment.             Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
23
JUL
2021

Eva Warigia- Executive Director of the East Africa Private Equity and Venture Capital Association

 In this episode Eva provides an overview of the role and mandate of the East Africa Private Equity & Venture Capital Association. She further gives an account of the domestic economic conditions that have aided the East African Community's rise as a leading investment destination on the continent as well as some of the leading challenges faced by foreign investors.               Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
19
JUL
2021

Beenzu Amanda Muleya - Senior Trade Finance Specialist at Trade and Development Bank

In this episode Beenzu provides an overview of the trade finance landscape on the continent highlighting the Covid induced shifts in transaction sizes and costs. She gives an account for the low usage of factoring on the continent and her expectations of how the AfCFTA will positively impact trade financing in Africa.   Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
16
JUL
2021

Tunde Ajia- founder of Jabiut Development Partners

In this episode, Tunde provides us an in-depth analysis of Africa's Infrastructure paradox, highlighting  the leading causes for the high project failure rate on the continent       Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
12
JUL
2021

Mbakiso Magwape - Principal Legal Officer-  Legislation and Compliance at Botswana Unified Revenue Service.

In this epsiode, Mbakiso discusses some of the most pertinent customs related trade issues facing the continent at large. He unpacks the short to long term costs and benefits of trade liberalization most importantly noting that the short term reduction in government revenue from custom duties, can be offset by the long terms benefits of intergration into intercontinental value chains, if African country's are able to strategically position their domestic industries.         Enjoy! Don’t forget to leave a review & Let me know what you think. We value your suggestions & feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www. chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
09
JUL
2021

Alon Lits

Alon Lits, Uber's first employee on the continent. Alon shares some of the highlights of his time at Uber, reflecting on the launch of the first product in South Africa in 2013, to setting up the bussiness in six other sub-saharan countries whilst incorporating over sixty thousand drivers into the business. He goes on to provide his thoughts on some of the continents leading passanger transport related issues including the rise of electric vehicles, modal densification and the major challenges surrounding the e-hailing sub-sector. 
05
JUL
2021

Leslie Mlungisi Mpofu, Executive Director at Trans-Kalahari Corridor Secretariat (TKC)

In this Episode Leslie provides us with a brief history of the TKC,highlighting the organization's leading acheivements to date. The TKC has been a significant contributor to the regional intergration project with some of its trade related rules and standards being adopted by SACU and significantly influencing SADC initiatives.   Enjoy! Let me know what you think and if you have any guest suggestions or feedback. Tweet Me! @zimchad WhatsApp Me! +250 785 835 647 My Website: www.chadchawanda.com Facebook & Instagram @chadchawanda
02
JUL
2021

Creck Buyonge Mirito- Principal Consultant & CEO Customs & International Trade Associates Limited.

In this episode our guest is Creck Buyonge Mirito, Principal Consultant & CEO Customs & International Trade Associates Limited. Creck reflects on the importance of travel towards gaining more accurate perceptions on the conditions in many African countries, noting that the media often does not provide a true representation of conditions on the ground. He goes on to provide a brief history of one stop border cooperation within the East African Community, which predates the establishment of One Stop Border posts across the continent. Creck also offers his perspectives on the EAC's trade facilitation interventations in reaction to the COVID-19 pandemic. He further provides an overview of the leading customs clearing technoligies in use across the continent, emphasizing the need for business process re-enginerring to be done prior to the automation of customs clearing systems, in order for automation to be a gainful process.
25
JUN
2021

Sola Osinoiki- Senior Director of People Technology at Prosus and Naspers group.

In this episode our guest is Sola Osinoiki, Senior Director People Technology at Prosus Group and Naspers. Sola talks us through some of the leading ways in which the  pandemic has changed the role of people analytics within organisations, highlighting the African unicorns that have emerged during this time particularly in the fin-tech and logistics sectors. He highlights the need for the continent to address its power and infrustructure in order to be better integrated into the post-pandemic global economy and in a final analysis, he draws on the manners in which the continent can better leverage on its young population so as to facilitate economic growth.
21
JUN
2021

Ibrahim Dhamac- founder of iDhamac

Ibrahim walks us through the leading misconceptions that international investors have about conducting bussiness in the Horn of Africa, highlighting the importance of the difference between Somalia and Somaliland as well as poor understandings of the security situaton within the region. Commenting on the potential of the AfCFTA to stregthen trade relations within the region, Ibrahim notes the need for political biases to be placed aside towards the bolstering of regional trade.

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