Podcasts have finally caught on in South Africa – not only are more people listening to podcasts, but we also have more that are being produced locally.
Just like books, podcasts can be a great resource for entrepreneurs and now with a greater selection of South African podcasts to choose from, it has become a lot easier to get the local perspective on successful startup founders, new and innovative businesses and business tools and resources.
Below are some of our favourite South African podcasts to kick-start your new habit.
MashStartsup with Mashudu Modau
The show is designed to appeal to “Africa’s opportunity seekers, problem solvers, future shapers, world builders and entrepreneurs”. It’s hosted by the very passionate Mashudu Modau who calls himself a “Entrepreneurship Evangelist. African Startups Lover. Small Business Supporter. Community Builder. Podcast Maker.”
Modau has interviewed some of the most influential players in South Africa’s entrepreneurship ecosystem, including, The People’s Fund’s Luyanda Jafta and angel investor, Tomi Davies.
Where to start: Entrepreneurship Is Meant To Be Hard – with Katlego Maphai
Lessons with Lion: A Podcast of survival tips for the concrete jungle
Livhuwani Nefolovhodwe, more commonly known as Lebo Lion on social media is the marketing brain behind Lessons with Lion a podcast she describes as “a marketing and ideas podcast for African Pioneers”.
Lessons with Lion serves as a marketing and business handbook that students, entrepreneurs, and professionals can use to help them address the daily problems that they face in their businesses.
Through her extensive work as a marketing consultant and transforming over 80 small businesses, and running her own businesses , you can hear why this marketing disruptor’s lessons are changing the way that people view and run their businesses.
Siya Beyile is the founder of the styling consultancy The Threaded Man, a men’s fashion and lifestyle portal. His podcast, #TheThreadedExchange on the Cliff Central platform explores the lives of young African entrepreneurs and creatives.
They have covered topics such as style and grooming with the founders of MCHL and Bespoken Man, a gentlemen’s grooming hub, who also discuss the importance of building an authentic brand; the future of content with George Matsheke, founder of an online publication and creative agency, as well as how to make it in the influencer marketing field.
Where to start: The Poverty Mindset
Sbusiso Leope, better known as DJ Sbu launched his online radio platform, Massiv Metro, with the goal of opening up the online radio industry to people from townships.
Leope who is an entrepreneurs and advocate for youth empowerment, hosts his own show on the platform, #DJSbuBreakfast, where the mission is to impart information and skills and to inspire youth.
He has sat down with the likes of entrepreneur and PR dynamo, Farah Fortune, the Wealth Chef, Ann Wilson, and inspirational figures from the entertainment industry, such as Clint Brink, David Kau and Tshepi Vundla.
Where to start: Interview with Johanna Mukoki (Business Woman)
The Brain & Brand Show
Timothy Maurice is a man who wears many hats, the personal branding expert, author, TV producer also hosts a podcast on Cliff Central, the online radio service.
Maurice’s podcast, which has an impressive nearly 100 episode, covers the entire scope of marketing and branding topics from social media marketing and personal branding all the way to customer behaviour.
Maurice also often digs deeper into the psychology of why we like what we like with shows like ‘Succeeding with your Healthiest Mind’ and ‘The Neuroscience of Relationships’.
Where to start: Time for a Personal Brand Check-Up
Power Business – Power FM
Economist, Ayabonga Cawe, takes listeners through the day’s business and economic news in what is probably the most business focused podcast on the list.
Cawe invites corporate and entrepreneurship heavyweights into the studio to discuss everything from company results to the state of various industries. Also expect interviews with some of South Africa’s most influential business and entrepreneurship voices and C-Suite execs.