Mphumi chats to three future disruptors about their different innovative and disruptive businesses. Reabetswe Ngwane – owner of KF designs, specialising in bags manufactured with recycled tires and other materials; Percy Maimela – a fine artist who creates portraits using salt; Siyabonga Ndwalane – Founder & creator of wireless bluetooth compatible Turn Up speaker. Powered by T-Systems.

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Kicking off with some of the interviews from the Singularity University Summit, the team chats to David Roberts on what Exponential is all about – and how Ice disrupted the world. They dig into AI and the world of data with Viviene Ming… she’s power and a ball of passionate inspiration. They also look at education with Sizwe Nxasana, CEO of RMB and is now passionately trying to solve Africa’s education. This is followed by Sarah Berg Breiter and the world of Robotics (she likes the small ones – with good reason).

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We are extremely excited to start our series from Singularity University, which was on 23-24 August. And wow, what an incredible show, where 1,300 South Africans were exposed to the 29 future thinkers from all over the planet. The world is changing and these are the beautiful minds changing it. We had the privilege to interview most of these amazing people. To kick off the series off we spoke to Shayne Mann, who with his brother Mic Mann brought Singularity University to Africa. What an absolute gentleman and shape shifter.

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The team looks at the new AARTO driver demerit system. They also check out the Car of the Year (COTY) 2018 semi-finalists, plus the 2017 Pirelli SA Bike of the Year. And in the tech feature – five of the most innovative self-driving and electric car designs revealed at Frankfurt Motor Show.

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Award-winning Yusuf Omar is one of the leaders in the mobile journalism revolution internationally, and has been producing stories with cellphones since 2010. From his days working as a Senior Social Media Reporter at CNN, being the Mobile Editor at the Hindustan Times in India and eNCA in South Africa, he’s built up his experience to now launch Hashtag Our Stories, which aims to empower mobile storytelling communities around the world and create shows in every language. Gareth talks to him more about his fascinating career and to look at future trends in journalism and technology.

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Will the Fourth Industrial Revolution accelerate Smart Manufacturing in Africa? Find out on DISRUPT With Mpumi as he chats to Mr Reshaad Sha, Chief Executive Officer of SqwidNet.

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Cryptocurrency (e.g. Bitcoin and Ethereum) is something that everyone is talking about right now, whether they know what it is or not. Someone who does know a lot about it though is Ran Neu-Ner, who comes into studio to discuss what it is all about, and how you can be involved going forward.

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The team chats to maverick economist Prof. Steve Keen. Steve was one of the very few economists who predicted the 2008 financial crisis and has just written the book, ‘Can We Avoid Another Financial Crisis? (The Future of Capitalism)’. The short answer is no, we can’t avoid another financial crisis. To understand this, we dig into why Professor Keen’s prediction goes against mainstream economists. We also look at how this crisis will hit South Africa and the current thinking on how to solve our current economic challenge.

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Mark Zuckerberg and his wife are invincible in many ways… even online. Ben speaks his mind about shallow matters, and Siya considers Larry King’s pyjama suspenders.

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Looking at Disruption and Innovation from the academic angle – what is the relationship between the two, can they be taught in class, can they be learned in school? What is the role of the corporate C.I.O. (Chief Innovation/Intelligence Officer) in driving disruption? Mpumi chats to Dr Jeff Yu-Jen Chen from Gordon Institute of Business Science & Forward Notion.

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