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Gender-based violence (GBV) continues to stain our annual Women’s Month celebrations. Despite the many initiatives implemented across the public and private sectors, South Africa still has one of the highest incidence rates of violence against women and children in the world. Men are the principal perpetrators of violence against women and girls, and a radical mindset shift is necessary to bring about lasting behavioral change. However, it is essential to note that marginalizing men to empower women only worsens GBV. Partnering with men as allies to establish positive gender attitudes is key to changing a culture that has historically reinforced…

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How do you combine 7 years of psychology training and your dream to open your own business and work with young people? Lindi Tshabangu was joined by Zandile Shabangu, Educational Psychologist in our entrepreneur show, Word of Mouth. We find out more about her life, career and some key lessons she has learnt in her entrepreneurial journey. To connect directly with Zandile – 0743415114 call or whatsapp, Instagram and Facebook @zandieedpsych

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13 August 2023 is celebrated as International Left-Handers Day. While this is not a widely celebrated day, this annual call for recognition was started by the Left-Handers Club in the United Kingdom in 1992. The aim was to create awareness for this small group of our population. While most activities on this day are centred around fun activities where right-handed people try to take on challenges with their less dominant left hand, there is a more serious need for us to examine how difficult certain tasks can be when you are a left-handed person. After all, most of the world…

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Discover the intriguing essence of a growth leader – a subject that has ignited captivating discussions among business visionaries, revealing a consensus that often revolves around the sentiment of “recognizing it on sight.” Let’s delve deeper and uncover the fascinating truth – a distinct constellation of qualities intricately woven into the fabric of growth leaders. Embark on a journey to unravel these attributes, an exploration that promises to enlighten, inspire, and broaden your understanding of what truly defines a growth leader. Hosts details: Kevin Britz Lunchtime Series Host Business Owner, Leadership Facilitator, Training Specialist and Coach Leadership by Design https://linktr.ee/kevinbritz…

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Collett Dawson, Owner at The CoLab Network is best known as a publicist across all entertainment fields, specialising mostly in theatre, music and film (more recently she has added lifestyle to that, including books, restaurants etc), She is also a skilled producer, strategist, media profiler. Lindi Tshabangu was joined in studio by Collett (and her dog Toffee) as she shares with us her over 30 years experience in the industry across all departments. “Where I don’t have the required skill, I have an extensive network where I can outsource to experienced, reputable professionals in that respective field, to bring them…

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The age of artificial intelligence is here. Many organisations leverage AI for planning and reporting functions such as business intelligence. Yet those examples often happened in the background, invisible to the average user, and AI grew stealthily. Then ChatGPT arrived and changed everything. “ChatGPT and similar software bring something very big to the table,” says Wade Calenborne, Chief Operations Officer at Sithabile Technology Services. “Now we can talk to software as if it was a person. That one step collapses the barriers of entry for AI. The generative part is also important because AIs can respond in plain language and…

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In 2022, South Africans experienced 205 days of load shedding[1], with a CSIR report stating that businesses and individuals had no electricity for 43% of the hours in the year[2]. January 2023 saw predictions of the same amount of load shedding this year, but the reality has been far worse. 21 March marked the first full-day suspension of load shedding this year[3], with the country experiencing 141 consecutive days of blackouts until then. Organisations of all sizes have had to factor in a number of measures to combat the effects of load shedding. From adding generators and inverters to power essential hardware,…

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As a business head I am privy to many conversations. I see and experience many businesses right now scrambling and embracing the NEW, testing and implementing AI. From a digital perspective and business strategy they want it and feel think need it right now. But as part of your business strategy, have you even considered what your PEOPLE strategy is? This was one of the most thought-provoking conversations I was party too. Take the time to listen or watch. Sometimes we focus so much on the bottom line, growth or expansion of a business that we forget that it requires…

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Identity is crucial enabler to successfully transact with today’s world. With the competitive market and tough business conditions, organisations need to speed up transactions whilst improving governance into the process. Further complicating the process is that security  for customers needs to be built in, all whilst the company actively needs to avoid money laundering and financial crime penalties by adhering to regulation and good business practices. A vital ingredient in achieving these objectives are the identities of customers, employees and contractors. But identity is complicated. As the entity processing the identity you want to retain control. You want to ensure…

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Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator is a non-profit social enterprise that partners with business, government and civil society to accelerate the participation of our youth in the economy. Over Harambee’s 12-year journey, they have learnt that one of the barriers that young people experience in their job-seeking endeavours is that they cannot afford work appropriate clothing. That’s why Harambee launched SmartWorks, which is an initiative that gives young people the opportunity to pick out an outfit from a fabulous closet of donated work attire. This allows young people to dress professionally and make a good first impression. All donations of work…

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What life and business lessons could we learn from a nun, I hear you ask? We connect with HR specialist, serial entrepreneur and author of this biography, Marcia Mandisi Mabaso, who joined Lindi Tshabangu in studio. Lets find out more. MARCIA MANDISI MABASO (née Jali), grandniece to Sister Mildred Lungile Madlala FMM, worked with her from August 2016 to write and publish The Adventurous Nun – Stories my family told me. Marcia is a wife, mom, friend, founder and CEO at Mah Originals Group. She has been a radio personality at Homegrown Radio and Poort FM, digital radio stations based…

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For years, growing customer expectations have resulted in a multitude of customer experience initiatives, ranging from loyalty programmes to personalised pricing. While these have all been effective to one degree or another, their success is tied into how effectively a company can communicate with its customers. Growing omnichannel strategies have led to a rise in conversational marketing, driven largely by consumers’ increasing expectations for convenience and tailored digital experiences. Coupled with a reduced number of in-person interactions across all industries and sectors, more brands than ever before are turning to messaging platforms to interact with customers in meaningful ways. These…

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Creativity is the transformative process of converting imaginative ideas into tangible reality. It involves perceiving the world through fresh perspectives, discovering concealed patterns, forging connections among seemingly disparate phenomena, and producing innovative solutions. Kevin Britz is joined by Angela Heeley the co-owner of Raintree Coaching. Today they discuss creativity, what it is why we need it and the reasons we resist creativity.

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Over the past three years, South African retailers have navigated a difficult landscape with challenges including the fallout from the pandemic, global supply chain disruptions, rising inflation and unprecedented load shedding. But those that are agile in readjusting their cost bases and finding new revenue streams will be set to thrive in the future. Data from Statistics South Africa paints a grim picture. Retail trade sales decreased by 1.3% in the three months ended April 2023, compared with the three months ended April 2022. General dealers and retailers in food, beverages and tobacco in specialised stores are experiencing an especially difficult time right…

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NightVision: Revolutionizing Campaign Performance  – Dentsu has taken the campaign performance delivery and optimization landscape by storm with its groundbreaking digital AdTech innovation, NightVision.  Over the past few weeks, NightVision has undergone significant enhancements, accelerating its scale and optimization capabilities as numerous campaigns go live during loadshedding.  Another standout launch campaign, which concluded in mid-June, surpassed all expectations. Compared to the control campaign data, the NightVision campaign achieved an astonishing 269% increase in impressions and a remarkable 2304% surge in clicks. Equally impressive was the 550% improvement in click-through-rates, coupled with a substantial 73% decrease in CPM on display. With YouTube…

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Imagine being a young herd-boy and dreaming of bigger things. The journey of serial entrepreneur Martin Manamela is truly and inspirational and success story. Lindi Tshabangu, host of ebizradio’s Entrepreneur Show_Word Of Mouth, is joined by Martin Manamela – who specialises in Motivation, Life skills and Coaching, Training, Facilitation, Team building and Team Management. Martin is a father, a husband, an author and a businessman, founder of Positive Drive Initiative Initiative, and authored many best selling books – Rejection Is Direction and Are You Married Or Buried first and second edition, From Process to Progress, Love Prescription first and second…

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Specialist software engineering company MIP Holdings, which focuses on creating and delivering bespoke solutions for financial services organisations, has been featured in Gartner’s latest Market Guide for Life Policy Admin Systems, EMEA. The company’s locally built Life Insurance Platform is the only African solution in this prestigious analyst report. Life insurance policy administration systems allow insurers to develop and administer new life, annuity, pension, and health insurance products for clients. Using these systems, organisations can design new policies, calculate policy costs, and maintain a record of policies issued to clients. These systems can improve policy flexibility and administration, enabling insurance…

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If your company does not provide career pathing, it risks talent churn, financial losses, and competitive stagnation. Work may be a constant of human life, but how we approach work constantly changes. There was once a time when your career influenced who you’d marry (if you ran a bakery, it made sense that both you and your partner had baking skills). Jobs would often pass from parents to children. During the 20th century, the corporate model took over. Now, employees exchanged loyalty for lifelong employment and retirement funding. But that model has made a radical shift since the 1970s. Economic…

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Zibusiso Nkomo, Strategic Account Director at iProspect (dentsu), and Lebogang Kgothadi, Music & Brand Partnership Strategist, have their fingers on the pulse of Amapiano, the genre that has taken the world by storm since its emergence in South Africa in 2012. As marketers, advertisers, and creatives, we can’t help but be captivated by its infectious beats and cross-cultural appeal. Amapiano’s rise to global fame is undeniable, from dominating South African townships to garnering over 600 million views on TikTok. For us, this presents an unparalleled opportunity to tap into its vibrant energy and connect with our consumers on a deeper…

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“It is in your hands, to make a better world for all who live in it” – Nelson Mandela 18th July marks Nelson Mandela Day, an important day for all South Africans. This day is usually celebrated by each of us devoting 67 minutes through acts of philanthropy and service. The purpose is to empower us to think in the spirit of Ubuntu, but also to see what a widespread positive effect we can collectively make with as little as over an hour of our time. Mandela Day is a time for us to celebrate and remember what a great…

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