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Entrepreneur Connect

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.

Fri, 08 Feb 2019 03:23:53 GMT

Amplifying African Excellence

We are connecting African entrepreneurs and amplifying entrepreneurship across Africa.

We are excited to bring a range of voices offering master classes that impacts and makes a conscious contribution to stimulating business ecosystems, provide access to markets and enables immediate conversations through digital disruption,”  echoes Vanessa Perumal MD of JT Communications Solutions and architect of the #ECAfrica100.

Mon, 11 Feb 2019 02:20:18 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in conversation with Leruo Dichaba – Africa Business Radio

 In a bold move inspired by a collective vision to change the African narrative, #ECAfrica100 Premiers With Leruo Dichaba.
In this episode, Vanessa Perumal chats Leruo Dichaba, Ms. Dichaba believes in the power and importance of Africans telling’ our own stories in our own voices and on our own platforms’.
Leruo Dichaba is a South African born businesswoman in the field of Media, Renewable Energy and Transport. She is the CEO of Africa Business Radio and studied Project Management and Political Studies at the Walter Sisulu Leadership Academy and African & International Trade at TIMALI. Leruo has considerable experience in organization management and the planning of various projects.
She’s an Afro-optimist who believes that the development of Africa should come from the hands of Africans and therefore it is the responsibility of Africans to come up with sustainable economic industries for its betterment
Being a successful broadcaster, she shares her insights on why collaboration is relevant and why the radio station which aims to promote and share any and all business matters evolving around the African continent is partnering with #ECAfrica100
‘Let’s tell our own stories in our voices, on own platforms’ – Leruo Dichaba
“For us to progress as people, we have to collaborate. For another black person to succeed, it’s all our success” Leruo Dichaba 

Tue, 12 Feb 2019 02:02:35 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in conversation with Yashmita Bhana – The Nihka Technology Group

 Yashmita Bhana, CEO of Nihka Technology Group, joins #ECAfrica100 to unpack her journey during growth phases while also expanding on how she had started the company The Nihka Technology Group. She shares her take on how society works and how the IT sector fits in to make a positive impact.

CEO of Nihka Technology Group, a company that started off as a consulting agency 10 years ago and has grown over the past few years and has over the years it has seen very gradual well-thought through growth, not just running after what the next best thing.

The Nihka Technology Group eventually started moving away from consulting towards a more tech-focused company, which is what they currently do. ‘We manage the data value chain, which means we analyze your data, we store your data, we transport your data, we secure your data and we enterprise data.’ says Yashmita Bhana.

The Nihka Technology Group is also focused on bringing the digital future to both private and public sectors, locally and globally. They do this by delivering innovative, integrated technologies and intelligent solutions. The company offers end-to-end multi-dimensional consulting, with an emphasis on integrating the human potential because they believe that while artificial technology may be able to stimulate the human intelligence processes, a business cannot thrive on technology alone. 

Wed, 13 Feb 2019 02:24:21 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in conversation with Yogavelli Nambiar

On this episode, Vanessa Perumal chats Yogavelli Nambiar, she is the CEO of Allan Gray Orbis Foundation. As the CEO, Yogavelli joins the Foundation with extensive experience, having previously founded and headed up the Enterprise Development Academy at the Gordon Institute of Business Science (GIBS), the business school of the University of Pretoria as its Director, where she led the entrepreneurship efforts of the school within the center. Prior to that she was Country Director of Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Initiative and led the design and delivery of this successful international women’s entrepreneurship programme in South Africa.

Thu, 14 Feb 2019 05:18:06 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Nomsa Nteleko

 On this episode, Vanessa chats to Nomsa Nteleko. She is the Co-founder and the managing director of OS Holdings, fondly refer to as the boss lady.
OS Holdings was set up in 2012 as a consulting firm with the vision of providing sound and affordable solutions to state-owned entities and other government parastatals. These organisations deal with many processes which are not automated which causes great inefficiencies when it comes to reporting and compliance. 

Fri, 15 Feb 2019 01:39:40 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Roshnie Moonsammy

 Vanessa sits down with the incredible Roshnie Moonsammy.
Roshnie is the founder and director of Southern Africa Arts Exchange which hosts amongst other programmes, the Urban Voices, an exposure of international poetry, music and theater – focusing on African voices on the continent and in the Diaspora. 

Mon, 18 Feb 2019 02:06:19 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in conversation with Antos Stella CEO of Content Connect

 Antos Stella is a pioneer and a digital Disruptor with an extraordinary presence in the music industry for over 30 years. Ms. Stella is one of the most respected businesswomen to emerge from the industry. Her artist relations have been one of her major strengths, enabling her to successfully bridge the gap between the creative and business worlds.
Antos has been instrumental in some of the country’s biggest international artist deals, an ambassador for the country internationally as well as a leading content aggregator focused specifically on the relationship between telecommunications and the digital distribution of local and international content. Antos and her team at Content Connect are expanding the distribution of content to include not only music but mobile television and video content too.
Under her supervision, Content Connect Africa has come to be one of South Africa’s leading content aggregators representing independent labels and artists throughout the continent; and has evolved into a 360 record label with offices in Nigeria, Ghana and Uganda and represents legendary artists such as the Mahotella Queens.
She has been instrumental in some of the country’s biggest international artist deals, is an ambassador for the country internationally, and previously was the driving force behind Gallo Music South Africa – one of the country’s biggest record companies for over 20 years.
Having an extraordinary presence in the music industry for nearly 30 years, Antos Stella has successfully bridged the gap between the creative and business worlds.
Content Connect Africa is a content aggregator that started off as a digital distribution company providing content digitally, specifically focused on South African music, constantly developing entertainment services that reflect and fit with the cultural values that are unique in nature to this emerging market of business. 

Wed, 20 Feb 2019 01:00:09 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Lerina Subbiah

 Lerina Subbiah is the Sales and Marketing Director of SUBB10 Technologies, a Specialist ICT company providing IT and Telecoms solutions to SME, LARGE and Public sectors. The company is based in sunny Durban, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa.
Lerina has been in the Telecommunication industry for 18 years and is very passionate about the ICT industry and Technology in general. She is highly Skilled in Business Negotiation, Sales, Communication, customer relations management and converged products.
Lerina has completed numerous skills and management courses including a Marketing and Advertising Diploma, Vodacom Brand Management at the Vega School of Marketing and of recent a distinction pass in Technology & Enterprise Management from Northwest University Business School.
She is a strong sales professional that has been awarded numerous awards in her field.
Her career started with Autopage in 2001 in Mobile Retail Sales then moving to HUGE Telecoms as an account manager providing sales in the least cost routing division before settling with Telecoms Giant Vodacom in the Enterprise Business Unit. After just 8 months in her role, she was awarded the Managing Executive Award for outstanding performance. In April 2009 and 2016 she was awarded the “Award of Excellence” for conquering new Business Frontiers.
Her outstanding achievements and dedication to the Vodacom Team saw her travel extensively to Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Kota Kinabalu, and Morocco.
Following 10 years at Vodacom, she decided to venture out into entrepreneurship and forge her own path joining SUBB10 Technologies as Sales and Marketing Director, heading up the Telecoms Division.
Lerina stands on several Women Business Forums and chambers including KZNWIBB, SCBWN and Durban Chamber of Commerce. She is passionate about mentoring young females in the ICT Sector and developing Female Leadership in Technology. 

Thu, 21 Feb 2019 03:34:03 GMT

ECAfrica100 in conversation with Precious Mvulane

Precious Mvulane is a chartered accountant and registered auditor with more than 12 years of experience working for the big four auditing companies. After working in finance for 18 years, Precious moved on to become an entrepreneur, starting GAD, an Accounting and Tax consultancy, which has since evolved into a training, publishing and development organization that aims to educate, empower and enable people to achieve economic freedom.

She is also the author of THE ESSENTIAL FINANCE HANDBOOK - For Entrepreneurs

Entrepreneurs tend to build businesses around a specific skill or passion. They don’t realize that, as part of the package, they also have to become a sales, marketing, admin and accounting expert.

Entrepreneurship in South Africa has the highest business failure rate in the world, with around 9 of 10 new businesses failing within the first 3 years. One of the key reasons for this excessively high failure rate is that entrepreneurs don’t have the right finance structures, processes, and controls in place from the start.  This handbook could be just what is needed to change their potential for success in business and – quite possibly – even their lives!

The Essential Finance Handbook for Entrepreneurs is filled with over 200 best-practice strategies for small businesses as well as principals, tips, case studies, templates (more than 30), tools, checklists, and action plans to make sure entrepreneurs can implement all you have learned quickly and effectively.

Mon, 25 Feb 2019 02:04:35 GMT

#ECAfrica100 in Conversation With Irene Kiwia

Irene Kiwia is an accomplished business entrepreneur whose career spans over 18 years in Business Management, Media, Public Relations Communications and Gender and Youth  Empowerment. She is the Founder and CEO of Frontline Management, a management firm with 3 dynamic divisions;

- Frontline Porter Novelli, a PR and communication division that is a global partner of Porter Novelli the US-based PR leader owned by the communication conglomerate OMNICOM, and has a presence in over 85 countries.

- Frontline Solutions - A technology division that builds solutions to complex social challenges.

- The Women of Achievement - a platform to empower women and girls through social and economic transformation across Africa.

Recognition of her role as a woman leader empowering other women and the girl child include, being mentored by a Fortune 500 company woman leader under the 2010 Fortune/US State Department Women Mentoring Program, receiving the Coin of Excellence from the US Ambassador to Tanzania in 2011, becoming a 2014 Global Health and Diplomacy Fellow, participating in the 2014 UN General Assembly Health and Young Girl’s Empowerment Forums and being honored 2015 Woman of The Year Africa by Africa Reconnect, a South African based leadership organization that honors outstanding African leaders who empower women. In 2018 she was selected as part of the 200 Obama Leaders in Africa and on the same year nominated as a finalist in AWIEF (AFRICAN WOMEN INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP FORUM) Empowerment Award.


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