Bongani is joined by Dr Sibusiso Mkhwananzi (Demographer and Researcher), and Masters student Thato Mokoena to discuss adapting to university life, empowering youth for academic excellence, undergrad/postgrad challenges, and to offer helpful advice for success.

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Bongani Tau chats to Yamkela Keviet about ‘understanding your purpose for success’, the value of sacrifice, and running a couple of restaurants at 24. In the second installment, Bongani is joined by Brent Feinberg – a brilliant young author – to discuss his children’s range of books, that help kids and adults have meaningful conversations about fear, understanding their gifts, and how the accompanying workshops are changing people’s lives.

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Bongani Tau is joined by Public Policy Specialist focusing on Local Economic Development and Government Institutional Planning and lecturer at North West University, Dr Kagiso TK Pooe, to discuss the science of Local Economic Development, why it has failed in the past, ethics, and the concept of servant leadership to solve our problems as a country intrinsically. Dr Pooe also shares his PhD journey and the value of character for leadership success, and compares thriving economies to ours and how people in leadership need to balance ethics with intellectual education.

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Bongani Tau is joined by Dr Sooliman (Post-Doctorate Research Fellow, Faculty of Humanities: University of Pretoria) to decode the concept of Ethical Leadership, the effects of ‘Neo-Apartheid’, and why current leaders are ineffective in advocating for and driving social justice.

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Bongani speaks to Jake Willis, a recruitment expert, to get tips on how companies can make sure young people stay longer, building a ‘millennial-friendly’ working environment, and how job seekers can find and keep jobs. Jake also shares his entrepreneurial journey and ideas for business growth.

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Bongani Tau is joined by One Young World ambassadors Lerato Selialia, Tshepiso Ramotsehoa and Sibusiso Malinga who unpack their experience of the 2018 One Young World summit in the Hague, Netherlands.

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Bongani is joined by Wall Street stock trader, business advisor, and founder of Future Gen Leaders – Thembi Buthelezi, to discuss all things business intelligence/ entrepreneur IQ (EIQ), why entrepreneurs fail, and how they can overcome their barriers.

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Bongani is joined by two fresh faces of AFI Johannesburg Fashion Week – Neo and Sibusiso – to discuss Fashion Week preparation and the creative process, individual brand narrative, African consumerism, the meaning of Afrocotoure, and how they are planning to lead in changing the fashion narrative globally.

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“Bongani Tau talks to Thabiso Mahlape, the founder of BlackBird Books – a publishing house dedicated to amplifying unheard black voices and give a platform for black authors to showcase their work – about the role that books play in preserving our history and culture this heritage month. They also look at how literature can reshape the narrative of what it means to be young and African in the 21st century. ”

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Bongani is joined by Cathy O’Clery – creative director of Platform Creatives and 100% Design SA – to discuss the design landscape of South Africa. Cathy shares her vision of building these platforms to get young designers discovered and funded to start their businesses. They also reflect on the changes that need to be introduced to even the playing field in design as a whole, to reflect the demographics of the new South Africa…

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