Tonight with Lester Podcast
Episodes in this series
How to create a business vision for 2020 - The REAL Entrepreneur09 December 2019 | 25 Minute Listen
Guest : Susana Kennedy Brian Walsh | CEO at Entrepreneur.Co.Za | Creative Consultant, Philanthropist and Entrepreneur, Susanna Kennedy is with us every fortnight to discuss healing, therapeutic methods to clear the clutter and unique ways to become the best version of ourselves. Today we’re talking about transforming the mind of the entrepreneur onto a greater plain for success – a necessary topic with the state our economy is in right now? And in fact, Susanna this is a topic that touches close to home for you because you’re also an Entrepreneur? Who have you brought with you to the studio to help us understand starting your own business? Brian Walsh is renowned for his work on entrepreneurship. He is considered a leading authority on entrepreneurship and human behavior. He is the founder of The REAL Entrepreneur™ Institute, a private research and education organization dedicated to empower entrepreneurs to live a life of true wealth, freedom and meaning. It is a sad reality to think that almost 80% of small businesses are technically insolvent and more than 90% of all businesses fail in 5 years or less. There are various theories as to why this is but one that is more fact than theory is that the entrepreneur themselves has a major role to play.
SA's first woman Serjeant-at-Arms in Parliament, Regina Mohlomi, reflects on her career09 December 2019 | 11 Minute Listen
Guest : Regina Mohlomi Last month, embers of the National Assembly have bid farewell to Parliament’s first woman serjeant-at-arms Regina Mohlomi. She’s due to retire at the end of this year after serving eight years in the position. Mohlomi’s duties have included being the official guardian of the mace, a decorated rod which is the symbol of authority of the Speaker of the National Assembly. She was also responsible for maintaining the attendance register of the members. And what an honour to have Regina Mohlomi on the line with me – welcome to Capetalk!
Business Unboring with Andrew Thompson: Driver’s licence scanners collect a lot more data than you think09 December 2019 | 22 Minute Listen
Guest : Andrew Thompson It is becoming more and more frequent that the security at private property access roads scans your ID and your driver's license. Instead of the old sign-in book, which it was so easy to feed false information to – handheld scanners used by security guards at vehicle entry points to capture the details on your driving licence and car licence disc, before allowing you entry to a controlled site – is now the norm. And these scanners decrypt the barcode-like data on the back of credit-card style licences, keeping a real record of all who come and go. But where is the info (from your driving licence and car licence disc) stored? Who has access to it and what happens if this information is ever compromised? Delighted to have Andrew Thompson, freelance writer at Business Insider SA, joining me in studio now for a deep-dive into this issue
Effects of load shedding: small business owners suffer09 December 2019 | 14 Minute Listen
Guests : Lorraine Johnson | Ibtisaam Abdul | Bakes and Co-founder at H and I Sweet and Savouries | It is no secret that the intensified load shedding has had a devastating economic effect on many companies. Without electricity, many businesses cannot function, and in those instances, employees are unable to work. But what about the impact load shedding has on entrepreneurs and smaller business in Cape Town? What is the economic impact of load-shedding in our local communities? If you’re a business owner in CPT, how has no electricity for 2-4 hours at a time impact YOU and your pocket? How are you keeping your head above water? How has this inconvenience spoiled your December? If YOU have been negatively impacted by load-shedding or know of a business who is now struggling to keep afloat as a direct result of Eskom’s mismanagement – we want to hear your story.
New approach to drug use05 December 2019 | 14 Minute Listen
Guest : Tara Garady Yesterday a drop in centre for people who inject drugs in the Cape Town CBD was opened by NGO TB HIV Care as part of approach to reduce harm associated with disordered drug use. People who inject drugs are at particular risk for blood-borne infections such as HIV and hepatitis B and C. The Step Up Project aims to reduce these risks by providing a package of wellness services which includes sterile injecting equipment, opioid substitution therapy, HIV testing and screening, and psychosocial services.
Beautiful news04 December 2019 | 8 Minute Listen
Guest : Barbara Kingsley Who finds out they have HIV and then starts running ultra marathons? An accomplished athlete, maybe. But Barbara Kingsley had never run before testing positive almost two decades ago. Coming to terms with her diagnosis proved to be the motivation the paralegal secretary needed to complete both the Comrades Marathon and the Two Oceans Ultra Marathon. Kingsley discovered she was HIV positive in 2000, a time when information was scarce but stigma was rife. Despite thinking she would die soon after, she showed no sign of illness for eight years. Her initial good health fuelled her denial and refusal of medication. But in 2008, her CD4 count plummeted to 86 and she had to be hospitalised. Barely able to move, Kingsley finally began taking ARVs. Within two weeks, her strength grew and she couldn’t wait to start doing the things she had previously taken for granted. Running from one lamp pole to the next, she built up the strides until she reached the fivekilometre mark. Then 10 kilometres. Then 15. Since coming out of denial and working with her status, Kingsley’s physical and emotional health has improved. Living openly as an HIV-positive person, she runs as part of the Positive Heroes team to raise awareness. As the world acknowledges World AIDS Day, Kingsley remains proof of the importance of getting tested, starting treatment and realising your potential to live a full life.