South Africa faces a myriad of socio-economic challenges – from poverty to inequality – and there are calls for South Africans to solve some of their own problems by becoming a more “active” citizenry. Ellis Mnyandu and his guest co-host Bongiwe Moeli are joined by Mzwandile Simelane, who represents Citizens ZA Movement, a non-profit organisation looking to build platforms for engagement and active civic duty. They discuss the role of the youth, challenges to economic transformation and the inability of government and business to work together.

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Ellis Mnyandu looks at a unique strategic advisory programme run by The Center for Global Enterprise (CGE) to equip African businesses, including start-ups, with world-class technical and strategic capacity to drive growth, tap new markets and contribute to the continent’s development. Ellis is joined on the show by Natalino Mwenda, CEO of Tanzanian software start-up Rasello, which recently received strategic advice and engagement via the CGE learning platform and the positive impact it has had to his business.

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Ellis Mnyandu talks to Grant Thornton Pretoria’s managing partner, Johan Blignaut, about his company’s latest survey showing that nearly two-thirds of South African business executives (60%) are delaying their investment decisions, while almost half are considering investing offshore (49%), due to uncertainty regarding the future political direction of the country.

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This Small Business showcase features a conversation with Maushami Chetty, partner at Novate Legal - a law firm with a twist. Novate Legal is run by and structured for entrepreneurs. Maushami talks about what Novate Legal does, plus some of the legal hurdles that entrepreneurs and small business need to be aware of and how to overcome them. She is joined by her business partner, Eugene Botha.

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The Candid Business team, Ellis Mnyandu and his guest co-host Bongiwe Moeli, interview Paddy Brearley, managing director of Legacy Hotels & Resorts, a company that runs some of South Africa's iconic hotel properties, including The Michelangelo, and bush lodges. They discuss how the company is differentiating itself, driving innovation and looking to grow in the months ahead. It's a conversation you don't want to miss.

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