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.
Private Investment by Nimrod Gerber
20:05In this episode, Mr Nimrod Gerber shares insights based on his journey living and investing in Africa, he shares more about impact investing and the value of building long term relationships. Mr Nimrod Gerber is the Managing Partner of Vital Capital Fund and a member of its investment committee. He is also a selected member of the World Economic Forum RAGA and Stratergy Officer, a member of The Africa Leadership Council in Global Private Capital Association (GPCA) and a member of executive consultation groups of OECD and others. Book recommendations: Dead Aid by Dambisa Moyo Principles by Ray Dalio What brought you here wont get you there by Marshall Goldsmith
Private Investment by Mr. Edward Galante
21:52In this session, Mr. Edward Galante tells us how and why Mangwana Capital came to be established in Zimbabwe, and the investments they have made and continue to make under the private equity fund. Edward Galante is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Mangwana Capital (Pvt) Limited, an investment advisory firm. He is the founder of Houses For Africa -Zimbabwe Private Limited (HFA), they have developed over 2400 residential medium density housing as well as 10,000 units of high and medium density stands. www.mangwanacapital.com Books; The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman
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Halal Tourism by Fazal Bahardeen
20:13In this episode, Mr. Fazal Habardeen tells us how he has reengineered travel for Muslims with CrescentRtaing and Halal Trip, having experienced the difficulties of finding basic faith-based needs as a frequent Muslim traveller. Mr. Fazal Habardeen is the Founder and CEO of CresentRating, the World's leading authority on Halal Travel providing insights, research, consultancy, training and rating services to every sector of the Tourism industry from Government bodies to hotels. CrescentRating has grown across the Middle East, South Asia, Western Europe and the rest of Asia. Halal Trip (2014) was launched along with a mobile app to become the trusted trip advisor for Muslim travelers. Book recommendations; The Rihla by Ibn Battuta
Sustainable Tourism and Development by Ms. Angela Njehia
28:52In this episode, Ms. Angela Njehia tells us that despite our leaders passing various policies, sustainability isnot just a thing of the leaders; it is a collective responsibility for each one of us to ensure that we survive; find and explore the different ways to doing things to achieve more sustainable solutions and results for our environment. Ms. Angela Njehia is a Founding member and Director of Tierranjani Africa, a Boutique Tourism Consultancy based in Nairobi that operates across Africa. She has 15years of experience in sustainable tourism working in Kenya and across Africa. Angela has extensive knowledge of African tourism currently having a footprint of her work in over 10 African countries, having worked as a tourism practitioner and later transitioned to tourism development. Angela is the first East African to be accredited as a Hospitality Food Waste Management consultant through The Pledge; and a certified coach and auditor of the Green destinations. www.tierranjaniafrica.com Book recommendations: Dreams in a Time of War by Ngugi wa Thiong'o The Leader who had no Title by Robin Sharma
Meaningful Tourism by Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt
34:51In this episode, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang tells us that all the different stakeholders in tourism have to be satisfied with the outcomes for meaningful tourism to work. Not only the guests, but the host communities and the employees have to be happy in that environment. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Georg Arlt is the founder and CEO of the Hamburg-based China Outbound Tourism Research Institute (COTRI) one of the leading experts on the biggest global outbound tourism source market- China. He has been connected to China and tourism development for more than 40 years. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang is a full time professor for International Tourism Management at the West Coast University of Applied Sciences Germany and a visiting professor at universities in China, UK and New Zealand. E-book recommendations; COTRI Weekly Meaningful Tourism Weekly www.china-outbound.com
A Journey to Leadership by Mr. Vincent Motholo CA(SA)
33:06Mr. Vincent Mohau Motholo is the Chief Financial Officer of the University of Cape Town (UCT) and is the Chairman of the South Afrcian Institute of Chartered Accountants (SAICA). In this session, Mr. Vincent talks to Chad about his role at SAICA, and emphasizes that technology has readily availed digital data to help us in decision making, understanding behaviour, understanding where trends are going, and anticipate what the future may look like. He also talks about his 5 personal values for leadership. Vincent is an experienced chartered accountant. He leverages professional exposure, career progression and knowledge building gained over a 15-year profession, marked by substantial development and success. His interests are in the fields of finance, governance, strategy and innovation. Book recommendations; Boardroom Dancing: Transformation Stories from Corporate by Nolitha Fakude Betting on a Darkie: Lifting the Corporate Game by Mteto Nyati
Limitations of the Trade and Tax Policies by Ms. Patience Namubiru Hilda
23:09In this episode, we feature Ms. Namubiru Patience Hilda, a Domestic Taxes Officer with the Uganda Revenue Authority who has a passion for Taxes and Trade. She is an author and member of the African Tax Research Network (ATRN), and a part of the research unit of African Tax Administration Forum (ATAF). Ms. Patience tells us how the Intra-African small businesses by women and young people are considered informal and invaluable in some countries, and therefore making it difficult to track such revenue.
Mama Money Generating Social Impact with FinTech by Mr. Nicolas Vonthron
28:01In this episode, we speak to Mr. Nicolas Vonthron the Chief Executive Officer at Mama Money which is the World's First social business money transfer operator that uses the advances in modern technology to provide a purposeful and low-cost money transfer solution. He talks about the responsibility that Mama Money feels to help immigrants overcome their challenges by not only employing them, but also supporting them to save money through reducing the costs of sending money to/from their loved ones. For more information, visit www.mamamoney.co.za Book Recommendations; Sapiens: A brief history about Humankind by Yuvai Noah Harari Art of Happiness by Dalai Lama and Howard C. Cutler
Green Growth and Greenpreneurship by Mr. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya
27:25In this episode, we speak to the Country Representative of the Global Green Growth Institute to Rwanda (GGGI Rwanda) -Mr. Okechukwu Daniel Ogbonnaya, an International Development Professional with practical knowledge on the institutional dimension on climate change and adaptation in developing countries. He has also acquired knowledge management expertise supporting the co-construction of knowledge between the national and international development actors/organisations through learning, listening, responding to and disseminating the knowledge generated during Green Growth Planning and Implementation. Mr. Ogbonnaya tells us how they are taking on issues related to entrepreneurship, unemployment and business to another level of thinking by creating awareness that we can change how business is done today through transitioning to a more sustainable business model, Green Growth and Greenpreneurship. Book recommendations; The Business of Building a Better World by David Cooperrider and Audrey Selian. Podcast- sustain267 hosted by Pato Kelesitse.
Investing and Trading in Global Financial Markets by Dr. Aderemi Banjoko
15:13In this episode, we speak to Dr. Aderemi Banjoko an avid private trader and investor in the Global Financial Markets with experience of over 20 years. He also has a passion for educating and enlightening others on wealth creation and financial literacy which lead to the creation of NextGenFL Limited. He speaks to us about how technology has made it easier to open up brokerage accounts, have access to the global stock exchange on your smart phone or laptop in the comfort of your home or on-the-go. Book recommendations; Secrets of the Milllionaire Mind; Mastering the inner game of wealth by T. Harv Eker 7 Powers; the foundations of Business Strategy by Hamilton W. Helmer