Face to Face with Success
Episodes in this series - Page 3
Meet powerhouse economist Thabi Leoka16 January 2017 | 10 Minute Listen
You’ll know her voice, and you’ll recognise her name. She’s a powerhouse economist who’s blazing trails in an industry that’s still overwhelmingly male-dominated. Nikiwe Bikitsha finds out what drives Thabi Leoka, and what advice she has for those who want to follow in her footsteps.
Ipeleng Mkhari, self-made millionaire26 October 2016 | 9 Minute Listen
Ipeleng Mkhari is the founder of Motseng Investment Holdings (MIH). She's a bold, brave and brilliant, self-made multi-millionairess. She started off small, in 2009, but with grit, sweat and some clever decisions, the value of her company's assets under management have grown to more than R20 billion. Nikiwe Bikitsha finds out how Ipeleng forged a path to success, in an industry that's tough as nails.
Dean Kowarski, food adventurer12 October 2016 | 8 Minute Listen
A traditional career in high finance, a killer CV, and a reputation as a business wunderkind. But Dean Kowarski wanted more. He wanted to change people's lives, and in his new incarnation as the founder of Real Foods, the company that recently bought the Kauai group, he's doing just that. One meal at a time. Charlotte Kilbane finds out what led Dean from a traditional corporate finance trajectory, to an adventure in the food industry.
Sipho Maseko, Telco tiger03 October 2016 | 13 Minute Listen
Telkom has a long history in SA, and is in a sense part of its ‘fibre’. It is not one of the most loved companies or brands, but over the past few years it has turned its fortunes and public perception of it around. We speak to a man, whom many believe is behind the turnaround at Telkom. The change at Telkom is palpable, it’s not just the cheeky adverts and endorsements by international sportsmen. You see It at Telkom headquarters in Centurion as well which is where Nikiwe Bikitsha caught up with Telkom CEO, Sipho Maseko, in this episode of face to face with success….
Godfrey Madanhire, serial entrepreneur13 September 2016 | 9 Minute Listen
Find out how this African immigrant landed in Johannesburg with just R500 in his pocket, and grew 3 thriving businesses in the 16 years that followed. Charlotte Kilbane hears how according to Godfrey, impossible is nothing, and dreams are the fuel that drive him on. Since arriving in Johannesburg with virtually nothing, he has carved a niche for himself as a life coach and motivational speaking. As Charlotte Kilbane reveals, he also owns a guest lodge, and a car hire company!
Vusi Mahlasela, the voice of South Africa13 September 2016 | 10 Minute Listen
Vusi Mahlasela is one of South Africa’s most celebrated musicians and cultural activists. Writer Nadine Gordimer, dubbed him ‘the voice’ of South Africa. He has performed in front of Kings and Queens around the world, but it’s his beloved hometown Mamelodi, which brings a song to his heart. Nikiwe Bikitsha met him there and has this face to face with success….
Ina Paarman, gastronomic missionary01 September 2016 | 7 Minute Listen
Meet the the woman who became a household name in South Africa, through her passion for good food, and great cooking. Ina Paarman shares with Charlotte Kilbane the story of humble beginnings in her garage, the trials and tribulations of formalising her business, and the profound impact her mother had on her will to succeed. A must listen with a very wise South African legend.
Thuli Mandonsela, fearless moral compass25 August 2016 | 13 Minute Listen
Thuli Madonsela has carved a lasting reputation in public life as one of the country’s most trusted public servants. As public protector, she has stood firm, by holding the powerful to account, and leaving no stone unturned in the fight against corruption. She sat down with Nikiwe Bikitsha as she prepares to end her term of office...