Cryptocurrencies and blockchain technology have the potential to revolutionise and transform existing business processes and is capable of making the world more transparent, connected, efficient and democratic. One of the people who truly understand this like we do is Sonya Kuhnel, co-founder of Bitcoin Events, which was born to educate and inform people about the opportunities offered by digital currencies. Bitcoin Events is the team around the 5th Blockchain Africa annual conference, which CliffCentral.com is the official premier media partner for. Gareth spoke to Sonya to find out more about Africa’s leading blockchain conference, and what she and her team have planned for #BAC19.

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“Every single thing you do, is data.” That’s what Ernest North spotted in AI trends and decided to use that to benefit the consumer by revolutionising the insurance industry with Naked Insurance. He believes in taking new approaches to business and aiming to ensure that everybody wins, and that’s exactly what his new CliffCentral.com podcast series, The Naked Economy, preaches. In this conversation with Gareth, he takes listeners behind the scenes of South African companies that are doing things differently.

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How much do you know about cancer? As much as you might not want to think about it, educating yourself about it is the first step in empowering yourself. Discovery understands this and has put together a 10-part podcast series on Oncology. From discussing the Cancer Journey, to Healthy Living During- & Post-Cancer Treatment, this is a must-listen podcast.

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Continuing to blaze new trails, MTN have recently announced their 10,000th LTE site in Qatywa, Eastern Cape. This previously isolated community is now connected to the world, which now means MTN covers 90% of SA with 4G.

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A passion for agriculture and the sciences is what has led South Western Dairy’s Nkosana Mtimkulu and African Applied Chemical’s Mthokhozisi Sibanda to create waves in their individual entrepreneurial fields. They speak to Gareth and the team about the power of supporting and buying local.

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Are you planning on driving somewhere out of town this festive season? If you only commute a short distance to work and back each day, a summer holiday could be your longest trip of year. With the festive season being synonymous with a high rate of road deaths and injuries, ensure your vehicle is fit for journeys during the holidays. Christo Henning from Land Rover Rustenberg informs the team about the importance of holiday vehicle checks, giving more information about their service.

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Farana Boodhram is fostering global innovation, one school desk at a time… while Sibusiso Mkhwanazi is creating critical thinkers to improve the world. Both these entrepreneurs are blazing new trails in the business world and are shaping the economy by pushing for you and me to buy local. They’re our next two voices adding to our conversations around Proudly South African’s Festive Season Campaign with the message of buying local.

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As we continue our conversations around Proudly South African’s Festive Season Campaign, with the message of buying local, Gareth hears what two entrepreneurs have to say about how important buying locally produced and manufactured goods is. Nicole Vergos is from Smergos – a wheelchair accessories design and manufacturing company, while Rick Baker is from The Active Factory – one of the leading toilet seat manufacturers in South Africa.

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Leon Versfeld from VERSFELD & HUGO, LLC immigration law firm informs Gareth on the different ways you could make the move to the USA, what you’d need, what the pitfalls are and how you should begin your journey. From the EB-5 Investment, to work visas to whether or not your age is a factor, and scams to look out for, together they answer all the questions about becoming part of the world’s biggest economy.

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How much of an effect would buying more local goods and services have on the South African economy? To answer this, discover more from two entrepreneurs who are benefitting from Proudly South African‘s #WeBuyLocal festive season campaign. Rob Urquhart from Harambee Youth Employment Accelerator and Benji Coetzee from Empty Trips take Gareth through the course of their business journey and their success in the local markets.

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