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In conversation with the Branson Centre

In conversation with the Branson Centre

By Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa
Welcome to in conversation with the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship South Africa.

A series of conversations with industry experts. We hope these conversations will delight you, ignite ideas and propel you forward as you think about and grow your businesses.
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Community with Velma Corcoran Part 2
In this week's episode, Velma Corcoran, the Regional Lead for Middle East Africa at Airbnb, joins Nwabisa Mayema in our studio at Workshop 17. Airbnb operates an online marketplace for accommodations, homestays for vacation rentals, and tourism activities, and it is driven by its communities of hosts, guests, and employees. Because of her time at the company, Velma understands the importance of community. From her, we learn how Airbnb manages and engages with their communities and how they’ve managed to keep their communities going despite the devastation the pandemic has caused to tourism and hospitality globally. No matter how large or small your communities are, entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Velma about community management and engagement.
11:21
August 05, 2022
Community with Velma Corcoran Part 1
In this week's episode, Velma Corcoran, the Regional Lead for Middle East Africa at Airbnb, joins Nwabisa Mayema in our studio at Workshop 17. Airbnb operates an online marketplace for accommodations, homestays for vacation rentals, and tourism activities, and it is driven by its communities of hosts, guests, and employees. Because of her time at the company, Velma understands the importance of community. From her, we learn how Airbnb manages and engages with their communities and how they’ve managed to keep their communities going despite the devastation the pandemic has caused to tourism and hospitality globally. No matter how large or small your communities are, entrepreneurs can learn a lot from Velma about community management and engagement.
12:34
August 05, 2022
Investor Readiness with Rajiv Daya Part 2
"What I would be expecting to see is that you have a very very acute or deep understanding of a problem you're looking to solve." Season 2 of our podcast continues with Rajiv Daya, who sits down with Nwabsia Mayema to talk about investor readiness. Rajiv started his career in management consulting and investment banking, before moving to Founders Factory Africa, where he now focuses on funding small and medium-sized tech enterprises. From an investor's perspective, he shares with us what the key indicators are that an entrepreneur or business is ready for investment: A deep understanding of the problem they are trying to solve, expertise in the industry and sector they operate in,team members who complement one another and a pitch deck or financial model, for example, that credibility demonstrates they have taken into account all the above. When it comes to investor readiness, Rajiv is very knowledgeable and he makes investment relatable and easy to understand for anyone who's listening.
16:27
July 22, 2022
Investor Readiness with Rajiv Daya Part 1
"What I would be expecting to see is that you have a very very acute or deep understanding of a problem you're looking to solve." Season 2 of our podcast continues with Rajiv Daya, who sits down with Nwabsia Mayema to talk about investor readiness. Rajiv started his career in management consulting and investment banking, before moving to Founders Factory Africa, where he now focuses on funding small and medium-sized tech enterprises. From an investor's perspective, he shares with us what the key indicators are that an entrepreneur or business is ready for investment: A deep understanding of the problem they are trying to solve, expertise in the industry and sector they operate in,team members who complement one another, and a pitch deck or financial model, for example, that credibility demonstrates they have taken into account all the above. When it comes to investor readiness, Rajiv is very knowledgeable, and he makes investment relatable and easy to understand for anyone who's listening.
15:25
July 22, 2022
Angel Investment with Lee Zuk Part 1
"An Angel is an individual, generally who comes with money and networks and a bit of processes and ways they can help enable businesses. " We continue our investment conversation with Lee Zuk, co-founder of Dazzel Angels, one of South Africa's first angel investment firms. Dazzle Angles, a female-focused angel fund, was founded to increase the number of female investors in the country and to increase the number of investments in women-owned and operated businesses. During the podcast, Lee clarifies what Angel investment is and how it differs from other types of investments such as Venture Capital, Seed Capital, Incubators, and Private Equity. She also explains what she and her fellow angel investors at Dazzle look for when making investments in businesses and what entrepreneurs can expect when approaching angel investors. If you're an entrepreneur interested in investment this podcast is for you.
10:14
July 10, 2022
Angel Investing with Lee Zuk Part 2
"An Angel is an individual, generally who comes with money and networks and a bit of processes and ways they can help enable businesses. " We continue our investment conversation with Lee Zuk, co-founder of Dazzel Angels, one of South Africa's first angel investment firms. Dazzle Angles, a female-focused angel fund, was founded to increase the number of female investors in the country and to increase the number of investments in women-owned and operated businesses. During the podcast, Lee clarifies what Angel investment is and how it differs from other types of investments such as Venture Capital, Seed Capital, Incubators, and Private Equity. She also explains what she and her fellow angel investors at Dazzle look for when making investments in businesses and what entrepreneurs can expect when approaching angel investors. If you're an entrepreneur interested in investment this podcast is for you.
10:02
July 10, 2022
Changing Business for Good with Wesley Noble
Changing Business for Good is more than CSI or the social project or the trees you plant on Arbour Day.It’s about how and what you do every day in your business. In our latest podcast, the Executive Director of the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship SA, Wesley Noble, sits down with Nwabisa Mayema to talk Changing Business for Good! Changing business for Good is at the heart of everything we do at the Branson Centre SA. But what do we mean by that? Changing business for Good means that not only are we purpose-led, but we also enable other entrepreneurs to discover, embed, and measure their purpose. Why do we believe that it’s important for entrepreneurs to be purpose-led? Research has shown that it can increase your customers' loyalty, keep your business competitive during difficult economic times, and retain your top employees. For more on purpose, visit our website and explore our purpose resources.
08:56
June 25, 2022
Marketing with Nthabiseng Makgatho Part 2
“Can I Google you? That’s the first question because I think nowadays because we have that platform, if you tell me my business is so and so and how do I verify it as a consumer? I’m going to check Google, and if I can’t pick you up, I don’t know if you’re real, I don’t know if I should be giving you my money.” Nthabiseng Makgatho is a marketer who has been very deliberate with the brands she has worked for, choosing brands that have a positive impact. In this podcast, she discusses the evolution of marketing over the last few years, particularly the shift from traditional to digital marketing. With the rise of digital media, marketing is no longer a one-way conversation - with marketers bombarding consumers and customers with messages. Consumers and customers can now co-create marketing messages with marketers. Nthabiseng also highlights how digital marketing has made marketing more affordable and accessible to entrepreneurs, who can now access many of the same resources as big corporations, and encourages entrepreneurs to use these resources. For more on marketing and digital marketing, listen to the full interview with Nthabiseng.
13:40
June 10, 2022
Marketing with Nthabiseng Makgatho Part 1
“Can I Google you? That’s the first question because I think nowadays because we have that platform, if you tell me my business is so and so and how do I verify it as a consumer? I’m going to check Google, and if I can’t pick you up, I don’t know if you’re real, I don’t know if I should be giving you my money.” Nthabiseng Makgatho is a marketer who has been very deliberate with the brands she has worked for, choosing brands that have a positive impact. In this podcast, she discusses the evolution of marketing over the last few years, particularly the shift from traditional to digital marketing. With the rise of digital media, marketing is no longer a one-way conversation - with marketers bombarding consumers and customers with messages. Consumers and customers can now co-create marketing messages with marketers. Nthabiseng also highlights how digital marketing has made marketing more affordable and accessible to entrepreneurs, who can now access many of the same resources as big corporations, and encourages entrepreneurs to use these resources. For more on marketing and digital marketing, listen to the full interview with Nthabiseng.
11:41
June 10, 2022
Richard Branson on Business as a Force for Good
“If you try something you have a chance of succeeding and I found that by trying a lot of things in my life you know some have succeeded beyond my expectations and others have fallen by the wayside and it’s been a lot of fun in the process.” Sir Richard Branson, the name behind the Branson Centre of Entrepreneurship, needs no introduction. In his most recent visit to Cape Town, he stopped by Studio 17 to hear about the Branson Centre's entrepreneurs and sat down with Nwabisa Mayema to discuss business as a force for good on our podcast, "In Conversation with the Branson Centre." During the interview, he encourages entrepreneurs To Screw it and Just Do It as he has done in his entrepreneurial journey and points out the impact we can make, not only as entrepreneurs but also as individuals. It's an insightful conversation with Sir Richard Branson that you don’t want to miss.
09:07
May 27, 2022
Fintech with Buhle Goslar Part 2
“People used to say data is the new oil and now I think you can extend that to fintech is the new oil, it’s driving economies, it’s changing the world, it’s changing livelihoods.” In our latest podcast, Nwabisa Mayema sits down with Buhle Goslar, a technology operating executive and currently the Africa CEO for Jumo, to talk fintech. Jumo is a banking platform that operates across emerging markets and gives many people access to finance for the first time. Buhle is well versed in tech, and during the podcast, she expertly explains  what fintech is and why it’s so important. She also goes on to discuss the various financial tools available to entrepreneurs and how these financial tools are not only simplifying once complicated business processes, but also creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs. If you’re interested in fintech, this is a podcast worth listening to.
13:28
May 20, 2022
Fintech with Buhle Goslar Part 1
“People used to say data is the new oil and now I think you can extend that to fintech is the new oil, it’s driving economies, it’s changing the world, it’s changing livelihoods.” In our latest podcast, Nwabisa Mayema sits down with Buhle Goslar, a technology operating executive and currently the Africa CEO for Jumo, to talk fintech. Jumo is a banking platform that operates across emerging markets and gives many people access to finance for the first time. Buhle is well versed in tech, and during the podcast, she expertly explains  what fintech is and why it’s so important. She also goes on to discuss the various financial tools available to entrepreneurs and how these financial tools are not only simplifying once complicated business processes, but also creating new opportunities for entrepreneurs. If you’re interested in fintech, this is a podcast worth listening to.
15:28
May 20, 2022
Finance with Barati Mahloele
We're back with another episode of In conversation with the Branson Centre. This second season of our podcast kicks off in Studio17, our brand new studio, with our first guest, Barati Mahloele. Having worked in finance for the FMCG industry on multiple continents for years, Barati is now the Tiger Brand Venture Capital Fund Director. In her latest role, Barati brings together her passion and purpose and works to alleviate the barriers that prevent entrepreneurs, particularly women, from accessing finance and unlocking their full potential. In this episode, she discusses what finance means to her, what she looks for when investing in a company as a VC fund director, and which financing options are available to entrepreneurs. This episode is a must-listen if you're an entrepreneur thinking about financing.
18:54
May 06, 2022
Simone Smit on the SDGs
“So the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are part of agenda 2030 for sustainable development which was adopted by all UN member states in 2015, it’s called transforming our world." Our latest podcast episode features Simone Smit, who is the Head of Exploration at the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) Accelerator Lab in South Africa. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the development agency of the UN and focuses on the Sustainable Development Goals. While The Accelerator Labs specifically focuses on infusing innovation in everything they do to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs by re-dreaming the way they deliver development! During the podcast, Simone explains what the SDGs are and how they provide a blueprint for a more sustainable and better world by working to eradicate poverty, protect our planet, and ensure all people live in peace and prosperity. She also emphasises the important role that entrepreneurs and businesses can play in accelerating the achievement of the SDGs. Visit https://sdgs.un.org/goals/ for more information on Agenda 2030 and the SDGs For more on the SDGs, watch the full interview with Simone on our Youtube channel.
17:38
February 04, 2022
Investment with Sine Zulu
"Impact is basically making the lives of people, the lives of Africans and South Africans better, and that can take the shape of giving them sustainable jobs. It can take the shape of giving them affordable housing, access to quality education, access to the internet even and also financial inclusivity; you know, giving people the tools in order to make their lives better." Sine Zulu is an investment and finance expert at Ninety One, who specialises in impact infrastructure projects on the African continent. With more than 12 years of experience in investment, she is well versed in South Africa's impact investment landscape and its key players. In this podcast, she breaks down what impact investment is, what impact investment opportunities are available for South African entrepreneurs, and how entrepreneurs can prepare for investor readiness. For more on investing and impact investing, watch the full interview with Sine Zulu on our Youtube channel.
14:50
December 10, 2021
Brand with Fiona Ross
"I think the first thing is what is purpose? And so purpose is about really being clear on the role and meaning you want to play in people's lives. It's why we exist, why we are here on earth. What difference do we want to make? And Richard (Branson) had a lovely quote that if you're not making a difference in people's lives, you don't have a business." If you're an entrepreneur struggling to find your purpose, this podcast is for you. Nwabisa Mayema, Strategic Partnership Director at the Branson Centre, sits down with Fiona Ross, the Head of Brand and Creative Capabilities at the Virgin group. Fiona has the wonderful job of codifying the Virgin brand DNA so Virgin teams across the world can bring it to life across all aspects of creative expression and experience design. During this insightful interview, she discusses what is the role of brand in business. Why is it important to be purpose-led, and how do you embed purpose into your brand by using examples from the Virgin Group. For more on brand and purpose watch the full interview with Fiona Ross on our Youtube channel.
12:06
November 26, 2021
Partnerships with Nwabisa Mayema
"I'm a big word nerd, so I think when we start thinking about partnerships, let's go back to the basics of what the word is, which is to partner, and so that already means that there is more than one side to the conversation, there's more than one player in the relationship. And then we start thinking about what good partnerships feels like; it's when there is good exchange, there's clear exchange and so in order to get to that place of good and clear exchange, it actually means that we have shared objectives and have alignment in terms of our values and we're kind of we're striving towards the same things, and we also exist to make each other look good." In the latest episode of our podcast, we talk Partnerships, and who better to talk to than the Branson Center's own Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nwabisa Mayema.It is Nwabisa's purpose to connect people with one another and to opportunities. Many entrepreneurs overlook the significance of partnerships when developing business strategies, which is unfortunate since a well-developed and well-defined partnership strategy will elevate your business. In this partnership masterclass, Nawabisa guides us through what partnerships are, how to identify potential partners within your network, how to embed purpose into your partnerships, and so much more. Those who don't understand the concept of partnerships or aren't sure where to start will find this podcast useful since it simplifies it in a practical and understandable way. For more on Partnership watch the full episode on our Youtube channel.
20:53
November 12, 2021
People with Ayanda Mzondeki
"Through the journey of entrepreneurship, I've learnt that tenacity is everything, and It's very difficult to be tenacious in achieving your goals as an entrepreneur if you are not living your purpose. That being said, if an organisation has a clear purpose and the leader of that organisation is aware of what that clear purpose is for that organisation. The people within that organisation will also be as clear in terms of that organisation's purpose and leader's purpose." Nwabisa speaks with Ayanda Mzondeki, the founder and managing director of Liyema HR Consulting, a global HR consulting firm that serves some of the biggest multinationals in the engineering and management consulting sectors, about People. At the Branson Centre, we are deliberate about not talking about HR-human as resources- but rather about people, since it's about seeing the people in your business as enablers rather than as a resource or employees. We see people at work and beyond as people. Ayanda echoes this sentiment and as she puts it, Liyema Consulting's success is due to the people who make it what it is! The company has evolved and innovated despite the challenges it faced, especially in the last year, thanks to her people's commitment, tenacity, passion, and excitement for learning. Like us, Ayanda is a big believer in showing up in the world with your purpose in the forefront of what you do! And when it comes to embedding your company's purpose in your people, she maintains that you need to live and breathe your company's values and culture daily. By doing this, you can filter the people who enter your business and ensure you hire the right people. For more on People and purpose, watch the full interview on our Youtube channel.
19:10
November 05, 2021
Brand with Pride Maunatlala
“When people meet you, your product, your service, your staff, your employees or your leadership, they meet a brand! So, Brand is a way to create an identifier for them to connect with. So, that they can say ``wait that thing, that connection we made, that's the Brand.” As the owner of ar.che.ty.pal, a personal branding consultancy, Pride Maunatlala lives and breathes, creates and curates brands. In this podcast episode, Pride talks brand, why it’s important and how to embed your brand with purpose. According to Pride, embedding your brand with purpose has perks! Not only will it drive innovation, but it will also drive profits by attracting the right advocates and customers to your business. Now you can watch the full interview with Pride on our Youtube channel.
17:11
October 28, 2021
Product with Tumi Sineke
“People think, well I need to build my product first and then I will find my customers and I’m always trying to dissuade people from doing that because it actually starts with your customer. And it starts with customer discovery and so right at the point where you observe the problem and you think I may have a way to solve that problem, the next thing you do is you start speaking to people.” Tumi Sineke describes herself as a cheerleader of others and loves to watch people grow and develop. She also serves as an Entrepreneur Relationship Manager at the Branson Centre. In this episode of our podcast, Tumi talks about product development and the importance of using product personas and customer journey mapping to develop products that solve problems. According to her, product development begins with customer discovery. Customer Discovery is all about asking the right questions about the problem, gathering insights, and then developing Customer Personas and the Customer Journey. For more on product development, watch the full interview with Tumi on our Youtube channel.
16:15
October 22, 2021
Processes and Finance with Charlie Luzuka
“Processes are really just the steps and actions that you do to get a desired outcome. Whether it is building a product or service, it’s just what are the key steps or actions that you need to do to get what you’re looking for.” Charlie Luzuka is a partner at Dazzle Angels, an Angel Investing firm created to not only increase access to finance for women entrepreneurs, but also to give more women the chance to invest. Her background as an accountant and consultant has taught her the importance of consistently executing the processes or  'brilliant basics' of your business well, as they determine both the success and the failure of your company. During the interview, Charlie discusses what funding is available for startups and entrepreneurs looking to grow their businesses in South Africa. She also stresses the importance of entrepreneurs and startups ensuring that their values align with investors they approach in order to find the right funding options for their businesses. For more on processes and finances, watch the full interview with Charlie on our YouTube channel.
20:49
October 12, 2021
Planning with Tamburai Chirume
“Planning is really important! It either happens in your head or on a piece of paper, but either way, we all have a vision for our business, we all have a vision for our lives, but how do we get there?” Nwabisa sits down to chat with Tamburai Chirume, the co-founder of ONEOFEACH, an African luxury brand based in Cape Town, about Planning in your life and business. Tamburai, a second-generation entrepreneur, knows that goal-setting is important when it comes to planning and that you have to find the things around you that will help you achieve your goals. Among her tips for achieving your goals are: You can achieve your goals by breaking them down into smaller ones because big plans can be overwhelming. Find accountability partners to hold you accountable to those goals. Watch the interview on our YouTube channel. For more advice on setting and achieving your goals, register to join our community.
13:29
September 27, 2021
Food Waste conversation with Petro Myburgh
"Food waste, in essence, is a resource, it’s something that holds mass and nutritional value, it’s meant for human consumption that then goes to waste.” Petro Myburgh, is Senior Operations Manager at the V&A Waterfront, one of Africa's largest commercial precincts and Africa’s most visited destination. She oversees the cleaning, waste management and landscaping of the precinct; and also sits on the V&A Waterfront’s sustainability committee. She believes biodiversity and natural resources need to be conserved for future generations, and the way commercial precincts deal with food waste is an important part of that. The V&A Waterfront has implemented policies and procedures for separating waste, including distributing composting bins to tenants, which has prevented tons of waste from going to landfills. She adds that Commercial precincts are ideally positioned to lead by example in the fight against food waste since landlords have the partnerships and information needed to influence their tenants and the communities in which they operate. And while it can be overwhelming to get started, with the right partnerships and a little help from friends, she believes you can make a significant impact. Watch the interview on our Youtube channel. Register to join the Food Waste Innovation Community.
18:43
September 27, 2021
Food Waste conversation with Pavs Pillay
“That’s how you have to look at things as a system and I always like to start off by saying if you are to ever do anything in the realm of conservation, sustainable resources, how you manage the planet, how you exist- someone’s behaviour has to change” In this episode of our podcast, Nwabisa sits down to talk to Pavs Pillay, Behaviour change practitioner at the WWF SA. Pav shares some alarming statistics regarding food waste and loss, hunger and food insecurity and the prevalence of childhood stunting in our country as a result. Despite the challenges, it isn't all doom and gloom. Food waste is a fixable problem, but it begins with us and the small changes we can make in our daily lives. She suggests that we start with how we buy and store food since everything we eat has an environmental impact. Some of her suggestions include: Don't buy on impulse, plan your shopping and your meals Whenever possible, buy local and seasonal food Shopping when you are hungry or full is not a good idea Understand the difference between sell-by and use-by dates on food labels Don't bulk buy or buy 2 for 1 if you don't intend to consume the food. Keep food fresh by purchasing good storage containers. Be smart about your leftovers and freeze food. Watch the interview on our Youtube channel. Register to join the Food Waste Innovation Community.
32:28
September 20, 2021
Purpose with Pride Mauntlala
“Purpose for me is a living breathing journey of discovery of what I can contribute to the world, why I’m actually here, and that’s been so important for me because it doesn’t stop it, it evolves, it grows, it manifests, and it actually pours out into the spaces that I work, the work that I do and the people I’m around.” Pride Mauntlala is a purpose coach with 18 years of experience connecting brands to purpose and profit. Nwabisa sits down with Pride to chat about what Purpose means to her. Over the years, Pride has developed a very clear idea of what her purpose is today. “My purpose is to enlighten and illuminate other people’s purpose within them. My superpower is clarity, I create clarity in the spaces that I'm  in, and so my purpose is to bring that clarity to others to see what their purpose is.” Pride’s cheat-sheet for discovering and articulating your purpose includes asking yourself the following questions: Who are the people, and what are the experiences that are common in my life? (Look for things that are common in your life.) If I don’t exercise my purpose, what will the world lose? (Look for the things you do that make other people feel better than they did before you came into the room.) Watch Pride’s interview on our Youtube channel. Visit our website to find out more about the Branson Centre's Purpose. Register to join the community to Discover Your Purpose.
23:27
September 15, 2021
#ZeroWaste conversation with Sally-Anne Kasner
‘In a circular economy there is no waste, there are only materials and flows. Waste entrepreneurs are going to be material managers in the future.’ Sally-Anne Kasner is a director at Circular-Vision and a #ZeroWaste Challenge advisory board member for the Branson Centre. Nwabisa chats to Sally-Anne about how we can increase circularity in the system, a fundamental shift from our current linear approach. Their starting point is the question: what is waste? Sally-Anne defines it as man-made concept not found in nature. In nature, it’s a nutrient for new life but man has created monstrous hybrids we can’t do anything with that ultimately become bigger problems. Recycling shouldn’t be seen as the answer. Sure, it’s a first step but we need to reduce the waste first through resource efficiency to have a positive knock-on effect down the line to ultimately divert waste from landfill. Circularity addresses how we design our economic system so that we can break our current detrimental linear approach. Visit our website to find our more about the Branson Centre's Zero Waste Challenge.
29:27
December 03, 2020
#ZeroWaste conversation with Lorren De Kock
Listen as Lorren De Kock chats to Nwabisa Mayema about the circular economy and how she sees it as a regenerative model. Lorren is one of our Zero Waste Challenge advisory board members and works in the circular plastics economy programme for WWF. The programme primarily focuses on policy, the business sector, and the consumer to drive the systemic change that is required. Instead of focusing on waste management, their focus is on what can be done ‘upstream’ in the value chain to prevent waste, and plastic waste specifically. This is what will drive long term change. Lorren gives some great insight into how regulation can spur innovation. A perfect example is the upcoming ban on organic waste to landfill. A perfect example of the opportunities presented by the circular economy and how we can then move towards a circular economy. What are your ideas and how will you rise to the #ZeroWaste challenge? Visit our website to find our more about the Branson Centre's Zero Waste Challenge.
35:57
December 03, 2020
#ZeroWaste conversation with Rowan Le Roux
Let’s talk trash with Rowan Le Roux, a Future-Fit Certified Professional, and Nwabisa Nayema! An avid surfer, Rowan has always been aware of waste in the ocean environment, and it has been top of mind in his extensive career in sustainability. Take a listen as Rowan and Nwabisa talk about the dirty game of waste and the opportunities it can present. Most of our waste is a result of large-scale industrial processes, and it includes ‘unknown waste’ such as emissions, seepage and environmental contamination. The opportunity for entrepreneurs is questioning how to stop waste from occurring in the first place. How do you change a process so that it doesn’t generate waste, and then how do you scale it so that it becomes a solution for an industry? Entrepreneurs are the change agents. They can leapfrog the processes to provide a solution. The ingenuity of new practices will drive a #ZeroWaste economy. Rowan shares some great examples of local entrepreneurs being the change agents that have moved away from take, make, throw away. Share your own examples and stories. We would love to keep the #ZeroWaste conversation going. Visit our website to find our more about the Branson Centre's Zero Waste Challenge.
28:21
December 03, 2020
#ZeroWaste conversation with Dr Linda Godfrey
Have you ever considered waste as a resource? There was a time when waste was simply discarded, and never considered again. As our awareness and conscience has grown, our thinking has shifted and the opportunity presented by waste has grown, especially for impact entrepreneurs. In this podcast, Nwabisa Mayema chats to Dr Linda Godfrey, Principal Scientist at the CSIR, and the manager for South Africa’s Waste Research, Development and Innovation Roadmap Implementation. Take a listen as Prof. Godfrey shares fascinating insights about waste as a resource; that ‘circular economy’ is not a synonym for recycling but it is about sustainable resource management; and the sharing economy and how changing our thinking about the right to ownership can be a springboard for disruptive thinking. We would love to hear your thoughts and your feedback. Let’s have a #ZeroWaste conversation. Visit our website to find our more about the Branson Centre's Zero Waste Challenge.
30:60
December 01, 2020