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Connecting The Dots Backward - The Memoir

9/21/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Maureen Ndlovu Maureen is an author, motivational speaker, MCee, Coach and many more things. Her story is one of triumph after a great tragedy at the hands of her former boyfriend. After surviving an abusive relationship that almost robbed her of her life, Maureen Zamagatsheni Ndlovu has written a book to inspire others to find healing. Ndlovu’s book ‘Connecting the dots backward’ relates the trauma and pain she suffered at the hands of her former boyfriend and her...

Duration:00:55:12

Making Art Work in Cote d’Ivoire – A Conversation with Cultural Attache

9/20/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Today Africa, we draw your attention to the beautiful country of Cote d’Ivoire and what is happening in that countries art scene. But first a bit of context. For those of you who don’t know - Cote d’Ivoire attained independence from the French on the 7th of August 1960. Her first president was Felix Houphouet-Boigny, who ruled the country until 1993. After Felix Houphouet-Boigny ended, Cote d’Ivoire has experienced a coup d’etat, in 1999, and two religious - grounded...

Duration:01:00:23

The Role of Telecommunication in Global Development - Dr Chaesub Lee

9/19/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Dr. Chaesub Lee joins Adetunji Omotola on the sideline of the ITU conference 2018 in the city of Durban South Africa. They discuss the different roles of telecommunication in the global development. Chaesub Lee is the Director of ITU’s Telecommunication Standardization Bureau, following his election at the 2014 Plenipotentiary Conference in Busan, Republic of Korea. He took office on 1st January 2015. Dr. Lee has been involved in the telecommunication and ICT...

Duration:00:20:28

Adetunji Omotola Chats To A Budding Lyricist on Africa Now - Selna Ncgobo

9/15/2018
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Africa Business Radio — On today's episode of Africa Now, Adetunji hosted Selna Ncgobo, Selna is an actress and singer, Selina Ngcobo from Ixopo, KZN. She started singing at age 14 and began recording in 2016 Selina is a graduate in Financial Accounting in DUT. She is currently studying for Music production@ Soul Candi Institute of Music with the help of the bursary she won at KZN music imbizo. She is a top five Business and Arts(BASA) finalist in KZN and the only woman sitting in top 5. The...

Duration:00:34:57

John Agboola Unpacks The landscape of The Nigerian Agricultural Industry

9/14/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Our guest on the line from Nairobi is John Agboola, a farmer who is here to assist us with unpacking agriculture in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria. We have decided to get John’s insights into the Agricultural sector and Agribusiness in Nigeria. As a country, Nigeria is synonymous with oil yet there are almost 200 million mouths to feed daily. John Agboola is an agriculturist/farmer with a passion for agricultural research for development. He is a value chain...

Duration:01:00:29

Doing Business in Africa For Africans In The Diaspora

9/13/2018
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Africa Business Radio — 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...

Duration:00:59:28

John Agboola Unpacks The landscape of The Nigerian Agricultural Industry

9/13/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Our guest on the line from Nairobi is John Agboola, a farmer who is here to assist us with unpacking agriculture in Africa’s largest economy, Nigeria. We have decided to get John’s insights into the Agricultural sector and Agribusiness in Nigeria. As a country, Nigeria is synonymous with oil yet there are almost 200 million mouths to feed daily. John Agboola is an agriculturist/farmer with a passion for agricultural research for development. He is a value chain...

Duration:01:01:23

EcoStuxure - Schneider Electric's move to embracing technology

9/11/2018
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Africa Business Radio — The organisations that are going to prosper and survive in this age of information technology are those who embrace it and are not afraid to change in order to adapt it into their processes. Schneider Electric has developed a technology called EcoStuxure for this very reason. Quinton McCutcheon, Head of EcoStuxure joins us to discuss this. Africa Business Radio

Duration:00:12:47

The Return of the SARS Large Business Centre - Ettiene Retief

9/11/2018
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Africa Business Radio — The Large Business Centre (LBC) brought in excess of 30% of tax revenue before it was closed due to the restructuring by the then commissioner, Mr Tom Moyane. Now the acting commissioner has decided to re-open the LBC, and this has been welcome by man tax practitioners and businesses. Africa Business Radio

Duration:00:09:43

Getting Up Close and Personal with Izuu Muoneme

9/6/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Today we get up close and personal with artist Izuu Muoneme – a native Anambra State in South East Nigeria. Izuu or Izuchukwu Muoneme in full was born in 1985. And his passion for the arts started at an early age. He trained as a painter at Nnamdi Azikiwe University. But later went to explore other mediums. For example his use of paper and aluminum cans to explore various art forms in his collages, mosaics, and installation. In his works, he uses captivating vibrant...

Duration:01:02:13

The Political Landscape of Student politics on South Africa's Campuses.

9/6/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Former president Nelson Mandela once said, “Young people are capable, when aroused, of bringing down the towers of oppression and raising the banners of freedom.” These words have been proven in recent history as more and more young people are stepping into the political landscape, invoking and demanding change. Student politics is a representation of the broader South African political context. Through student politics, we’ve seen The #AfrikaansMustFall,...

Duration:00:58:42

THE BUSINESS OF BEAUTY IN AFRICA.

9/6/2018
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Africa Business Radio — 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...

Duration:00:59:25

The Challenges of Entertainment Consulting with Victoria Nkong.

9/6/2018
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Africa Business Radio — We have the amazing Victoria NKong hailing all the way from West Africa. She is an entertainment consultant, event manager, public speaker, entrepreneur, and author. Wow! I’m speechless! So Victoria will let us in on her world and how she keeps ahead in the entertainment industry. As also it will be interesting to know how women challenge men in the Industry because you know women are rising in the entertainment industry but there is still a strong male presence...

Duration:01:00:32

A Reflection of the musical journey of Mam Letta Mbulu.

9/6/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Mam Letha Mbulu was born in Soweto, South Africa has been an active singer since the 1960’s, in her teenage years she toured with the musical King Kong. Mam Letta has been on several world tours and has worked with the likes of Quincy Jones & the late Michael Jackson. She also acted in the film Roots for which she won an Emmy Award. She is also a founding member of the South African Artists United. www.africabusinessradio.com

Duration:01:00:27

Cultural Bodies/Organizations in the Culture Economy: South African Case Study

9/5/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Tony Kgoroge renowned actor and cultural activist was our guest on the show today. We explored the challenges that face Africa’s creatives – from their inability to protect their intellectual property to royalties, lack of education and training and many more. Speaking in his capacity as the Chairman of The Creative and Cultural Industries Federation of South Africa (CCIFSA), he talked us through the importance of cultural bodies/ organizations and addressing these...

Duration:01:00:12

HOW TO PREP FOR YOUR UPCOMING PERFORMANCE REVIEW

9/4/2018
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Africa Business Radio — As the year heads to a close, companies across South Africa will be conducting performance reviews of employees. Heading into a performance review can be a nail-biting experience, but being prepared for it won’t only make a positive impact on your career trajectory, but could even help you land the raise or promotion you’ve been working towards, a career expert says. www.africabusinessradio.com

Duration:00:15:07

Employees are your Advocates in business

9/4/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Research conducted by Gallup shows that organisations that commit effort and resources to improving and sustaining high levels of employee engagement consistently maintaining increased profits, productivity and staff retention while showing lower levels of absenteeism, safety incidents and quality defects. In fact, according to the same research, companies with highly engaged employees have up to four times higher returns on share prices. www.africabusinessradio.com

Duration:00:13:56

Building The Confidence To Succeed in Business

9/3/2018
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Africa Business Radio — 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...

Duration:01:01:26

Misfit or Ill-fitting Executives And How To Hand Deal With it - Bret Rogers

9/2/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Bret Rogers and Gavin discuss ill-fitting executive in an organization and how do you handle a situation like this. Having been “raised” in companies with healthy talent planning processes, one can easily take for granted the benefits of having a bench of strong internal candidates and few talent crises. We make the case for onboarding or a situation whereby you have a consultant working with the internal team just on a particular project, how do you make sure that...

Duration:00:19:48

Is Criminal Record Holding You Back Professionally? Michelle Baron

9/1/2018
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Africa Business Radio — Michelle Baron-Williamson, CEO of Managed Integrity Evaluation, joins us to discuss what to do if you think your criminal record is hindering you professionally. Securing a job in South Africa today is tough for many. Latest figures from Stats SA indicate that unemployment has increased to 27.2% for the second quarter of the year (from 26.7%) – where hiring organizations are more cautious than optimistic about growth in the economy, their markets, and their...

Duration:00:24:20