Face to Face with Success
Episodes in this series - Page 4
Rachel Irvine, accidental cheese factory owner22 August 2016 | 10 Minute Listen
This former journalist realized she was the worst paid link in the media value chain, and decided to do something about it. Five years later, she runs her own PR Company with a blue chip client list boasting the likes of Google and Marriot. As her fledgling company was punching way above its weight, she decides to start a cheese factory. Yes, cheese. Rachel talks to Charlotte Kilbane about how the concept of success changes, and how backing yourself is the best thing you’ll ever do.
Rohan Vos, Rail Rebel19 August 2016 | 8 Minute Listen
The man who started one of South Africa’s most high-end tourism brands, Rovos Rail, speaks to Charlotte Kilbane about working hard, always sweating the small stuff, and the cash flow crunch that almost sunk him early on. A Rovos Rail journey is on thousands of bucket lists around the world, and even at 70 years old, Rovos’ founder and father is working round the clock to make sure the experience delivers.
Mark Forrester, posterboy for a new tech revolution10 August 2016 | 10 Minute Listen
Meet the co-founder of a true South African Cinderella story. Mark Forrester was part of the 3-man team that started Woo Themes. Last year, the company was acquired in a deal worth 10s of millions of dollars. Mark speaks to Charlotte Kilbane about boot strapping a business, reinventing company structures for the digital age, and the priceless role of serendipity in success.
Maria Ramos, businesswoman04 August 2016 | 12 Minute Listen
Barclays Africa CEO Maria Ramos has been at the helm of one of the continent’s biggest banks since 2009. She describes herself as resilient and highly competitive. A recent poll found that she was the ‘most value for money’ CEO in all of the country’s banks, while another report says she is the most qualified banking CEO in SA. So what has driven Maria Ramos to succeed? She sat down with Nikiwe Bikitsha in this episode of Face to face with success… For more on the Face to Face with Success series of podcasts, published by Primedia Broadcasting, visit http://www.702.co.za/features/115/face-to-face-with-success
Arnold Goldstone, CEO17 June 2016 | 8 Minute Listen
Arnold Goldstone is CEO of Invicta Holdings - a major, listed, industrial giant. He was on track to become a medical doctor, but he wasn't sure it was for him. so, in his first year of medicine, he opted to do a full suite of BComm subjects in addition to med school. This set the tone for a typical a-type achievers life, and culminated in him running one of the biggest companies in SA. His definition of success these days extends further than the boardroom. As Charlotte Kilbane finds out, his family is where his heart is, and they are the people who ground him.
Akin Omotoso, Filmmaker and entrepreneur15 June 2016 | 12 Minute Listen
Nigerian born, but a household name and face in South Africa, following his long stint on blockbuster soapie, Generations. Akin Omotoso is a creative, and a believer in the power of stories. He's a household name, and as Nikiwe Bikitsha discovers, a really down-to-earth guy.
Nic Haralambous, serial entrepreneur15 June 2016 | 7 Minute Listen
Nic Haralambous started the massively successful MoTribe then cashed out and is now helping revive the textile industry in the Western Cape, with his new endeavour. He's thoughtful and considered, doggedly determined. And, as Charlotte Kilbane finds out, committed to giving back to the nation that has given him so much...
Enver Duminy, CEO of Cape Town Tourism09 June 2016 | 7 Minute Listen
From humble beginnings in Mitchells Plein, to one of the most high pressure jobs in South Africa. In this episode Charlotte Kilbane meets Enver Duminy, the CEO of Cape Town Tourism. Enver's journey has been full of twists and turns, but in his early 40s, he's redefining what it means to be successful - both in tourism, and in life.
Rapelang Rabana, tech entrepreneur30 May 2016 | 8 Minute Listen
Rapelang Rabana experienced great success at a very young age. After a successful startup straight out of university, she and her partners were feted as South African pioneers in the VOIP space. She’s a serial entrepreneur who walks to the rhythm of her own drummer, and has a unique view of what it means to be successful. Charlotte Kilbane asked her what advice she has for people who want to walk a different path, and what keeps her going - even when the path is rocky?
Tertius Nyawose, Attorney23 May 2016 | 11 Minute Listen
At 33, Tertius Nyawose is set to achieve his life long dream. He is now a qualified attorney. He started working at the age of 12 in Port Shepstone, to help out his mom, who was his very poor and couldn’t make ends meet, from her meagre wages as a school caretaker. When he failed matric he thought his dreams of becoming a lawyer were dashed. Ashamed of the failure, he ran away from home and lived with a relative in Gauteng, where he took up several jobs, while repeating his matric at a night school. One of the jobs he did was being a personal trainer. That’s where Nikiwe Bikitsha met him 8 years ago, which was when he shared his dream of becoming a lawyer. It’s been years of struggle and sacrifice, but now the stocky and sinewy muscled fitness trainer, will exchange his tracksuits for dark suits. Nikiwe asks him what drove him to succeed when so many odds were stacked against him...