Super Lead Oct 22, 2023
SuperLead Podcast Episode 119 with Stephen Newton – Managing Director for Africa at Aleph Group on Cultural Intelligence
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Stephen Newton who is the Managing Director for Africa at Aleph Group, which is the largest digital media sales house in the continent. Stephen has more than 25 years of C-Suite experience leading global corporations in the EMEA region. He is also the Chairperson and Co-founder of The Illuminate Africa Group, a consulting firm that facilitates business pursuits of expansion in Africa.
In this interview, Stephen shares insights from his leadership journey. He also spoke about how he has developed cultural intelligence over the years as he works across continents. Stephen also shares insights from his knowledge in the digital marketing space.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 118 with Kershini Govender, Executive Head of Transformation and Strategy at Nedbank Group, discussing strategies for transformation
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Kershini Govender who is the Executive Head of Transformation and Strategy at Nedbank Group. Kershini is a seasoned executive for empowerment and has led transformation within the South African Financial Services industry for over a decade. She has achieved numerous industry accolades for her work and leadership.
In this interview, she talks about strategies for transformation, she shares practical steps to change organizational culture, she unpacks the 5C framework and the importance of clarity of purpose.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 117 with Njabulo Mashigo, Executive Director for Human Resources at Vodacom South Africa, discussing on Passion Fuelling Transformation
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Njabulo Mashigo who is an Executive Director for Human Resources at Vodacom South Africa. Njabulo is an international award-winning executive with over 21 years in HR experience across various industries.
In this interview, Njabulo shares lessons from her leadership journey. She spoke about the role of HR in this evolving environment, as well as the culture of experimentation.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 116 with Lincoln Mali, Chief Executive Officer at Lesaka Technologies, discussing and unpacking insights from his book titled, Blazing a Trail: Lessons for African Leadership
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Lincoln Mali who is the Chief Executive Officer at Lesaka Technologies, which is a South African Financial Technology company focused on serving the under served. Lincoln is an experienced executive with over 25 years in the Financial Services Industry. He is also a former activist and has held numerous executive roles throughout his career.
In this interview, he unpacks insights from his best-selling book Blazing a Trail: Lessons for African Leadership.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 115 with Deborah Mutemwa-Tumbo, Chairwoman and Co-Founder of TumboScott, discussing Scaling a Legal Business
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Deborah Mutemwa-Tumbo who is an accomplished legal professional and an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. She is the Chairwoman and Co-founder of TumboScott, a Sandton based law firm specialising in corporate and commercial legal services.
In this interview, Deborah shares her leadership journey from her growing up days as a Pastor’s Kid and her career in the legal profession. She also shares lessons from scaling her legal business.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 114 with Kganki Matabane, CEO and Executive Director of the Black Business Council, discussing how to play a Part in Solving Our Current Problems as a Country
On this episode, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Kganki Matabane, who is currently the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director of the Black Business Council, an umbrella body of black business in South Africa. Kganki is also a member of the Presidential Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Advisory Council.
In this interview, Kganki Matabane talks about the important role that the Black Business Council plays in the South African economy through their various initiatives. He encourages young people to participate on platforms that will not only give them the opportunity to play a part in solving our current problems as a country, but that will also give them access to influential networks that could potentially be helpful in the future.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 113 with Calvin Collett, Founder and CEO at Melon Mobile, discussing building South Africa’s first truly digital mobile operator
On this episode, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Calvin Collett, who is the Founder and CEO at Melon Mobile. Melon is South Africa’s first truly digital mobile operator. Melon is made up of a mix of tech experts, entrepreneurs and creatives who found a better way of delivering mobile offerings, allowing subscribers more control over their mobile needs.
In this interview, Calvin speaks of how he was fascinated by technology from a young age, spending hours on end in computer science classrooms taking in as much as he could. He shares his journey to Melon, the lessons he learnt along the way and how putting people first was the key to the successful turnaround of Smart Village, now Supersonic.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 112 with Tauriq Keraan, Group Executive for Growth Projects at Tyme Group, discussing how Tyme Bank successfully scaled in the saturated Banking Market in South Africa
On this episode, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Tauriq Keraan, who is the Group Executive for Growth Projects at Tyme Group. He was formerly the Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Tymebank, South Africa’s first digital bank. Tauriq is a seasoned digital banking veteran.
On this interview, he shared the lessons from his leadership journey. He took us behind the scenes of how Tyme successfully scaled in the saturated banking market in South Africa. He spoke about tech, navigating risk, governance, regulations in various geographies while staying customer centric.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 111 with Sophia Alj, Co-Founder and COO at Chari, discussing the Social and Economic Impact Chari has on convenience store owners
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Sophia Alj who is the Co-Founder and COO at Chari, which is a one-stop-shop for traditional proximity stores.
In this interview, Sophia shares her early days of growing up in Morocco; deliberately paving her path to entrepreneurship through consulting; and going on to being the co-founder of Chari, the creators of the Chari e-commerce app. Sophia also shares lessons learnt from consulting, the inspiration behind Chari as well as the asocial and economic impact they have on convenience store owners and so much more!
SuperLead Podcast Episode 110 with Bruce Whitfield, Bestselling Author and Award-Winning Financial Journalist, discussing knowledge, wisdom and lessons learnt on his journey
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Bruce Whitfield who is the author of the bestselling book, "The Upside of Down", an award-winning financial journalist, and a global keynote speaker. This Money Show host is also a Contributing Editor to the Financial Mail, a Columnist at Business Live, and provides foreign correspondence to several international news providers.
In this interview, Bruce Whitfield takes us back to growing up in a multi-generational farming family in the Free-State where at the age of 5, he decided he wanted to become a journalist. He went on to have a fruitful career in journalism spanning three decades. He shares some of the lessons he has learned over the years, unpacks The Upside of Down and his most recent book, Genius: How to Thrive at the Edge of Chaos.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 109 with Dr Adriana Marais, Director at The Foundation for Space Development Africa, discussing the Off-World Leadership Approach
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Dr Adriana Marais, who is a director at the Foundation for Space Development Africa preparing Africa’s first mission to the Moon, a scientific moderator on space resources with the Geneva Science and Diplomacy Anticipator and chair of space sciences at Tod’Aérs Aeronautics and Space Research. She is also a research fellow at Stellenbosch University and a faculty at Singularity University and Duke Corporate Education. She previously held the position of Head of Innovation at SAP Africa and she holds a PhD in quantum biology.
On this interview, we unpack what she calls the Off-World Leadership approach. She talks about the Africa to the Moon project and so much more.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 108 with Saray Khumalo, an award-winning Motivational Speaker, Executive Coach, Mountaineer, Author and Social Entrepreneur, discussing helpful lessons from mountaineering
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Saray Khumalo who is an award-winning Motivational Speaker, Transformational Coach, Executive coach, Adventurer, Mountaineer, author and a Social Entrepreneur. This Guinness World Record holder, who is also the First Black African woman to summit Mount Everest, has over 20 years of corporate leadership experience. Saray uses her wealth of experience to inspire a generation of impactful leaders, that she believes we all are.
She shares on clarity of vision, lessons learnt from mountaineering, the reason for her resilience, the importance of preparation and so much more.
Book: My Journey to the Top of the World: And The Life Lessons I Learned Along The Way.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 107 with Phiona Martin, Founder and Managing Director at Talent Meridian, discussing everything networking
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Phiona Martin who is the Founder and Managing Director of Talent Meridian, a consulting practice. Phiona is an award winning Organisational Psychologist, a Career Coach, a Thought Leader in the field of Talent Management and Career Development. Her corporate and consulting work experience includes developing global leadership programs for executives and overseeing Talent Management Strategy.
On this interview Phiona talks everything Networking. She begins by defining Networking and outlines the benefits thereof. Phiona highlights the importance of the Networking relationship being beneficial for both parties, how these relationships can be maintained, what these types of relationships can give access to and so much more!
SuperLead Podcast Episode 106 with Nonkululeko Gobodo, Chief Executive at Awakened Global, discussing her book titled, ‘Awakened to my True Self’
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Nonkululeko Gobodo who is the Chief Executive at Awakened Global and a Founding member at SizweNtsalubaGobodo. Nonkululeko was the first black woman to qualify as a Chartered Accountant in South Africa. She currently serves on a number of boards, including Shoprite.
On this interview, she unpacks her first and latest Awakened… to My True Self. Her desire to see black people and women awakened to their true selves is reflected in the book. It is a contemplative celebration of self, courage, and the extraordinary spirit of resilience that we all possess.
The book is available in all major bookstores and online stores.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 105 with Kelebogile Moloko, CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Prowess Investment Managers, discussing cultivating a savings culture
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Kelebogile Moloko who is the CEO and Chief Investment Officer at Prowess Investment Managers, which aims to deliver value for both retail and institutional investors. Kelebogile is the founder of the first black female owned investment management company in South Africa. She started in the height of the 2008/2009 entrusted with 50 million to invest and now Prowess has over 10bn assets under management.
In this interview, Kelebogile shares her journey from growing up in Pretoria to founding Prowess Investment Managers. She unpacks what it takes to be a trail blazer in this environment and guides us how we can cultivate a savings culture. Kelebogile challenges us to not be passive with our money but be proactive in how we invest for the future.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 104 with Mixo Ngoveni, CEO and Co-Founder at Geekulcha, discussing how to provide a platform for young, skilled and ambitious tech minds to meet and connect
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Mixo Ngoveni, who is the CEO and Co-Founder at Geekulcha, fondly referred to as the Home of Geeks. Geekulcha provides a platform for young, skilled, creative, and ambitious tech minds to meet and connect with each other, share knowledge and collaborate on projects.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 103 with Muzi Kuzwayo and Mike TeTe, discussing their latest book titled, ‘This Generation Leads: The Latest Leadership Ideas from South Africa’
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Muzi Kuzwayo and Mike Teke, on their latest book, This Generation Leads: The Latest Leadership Ideas from South Africa. The chapters in the book were written by 16 of Mike’s mentees and the book was edited and compiled by Muzi. Mike is the Founder at Masimong Group Holdings, a diversified investment holding company. He is also the Chair of Counsel at the University of Johannesburg. He currently sits on various boards. Mike was formerly the Founding CEO of Optimum Coal and has also served as the President of the Chamber of Mines. Muzi is an author of multiple books and a Director at South Africa’s Promise. He has similarly served on various boards and was the CEO at TBWA, as well as, Ignitive Marketing Agency.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 102 with Themba Makamo, Founder and CEO at Vaya Footwear, discussing defying the odds and going for it
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Themba Makamo, who is the Founder and CEO at Vaya Footwear, the South African sneaker brand which is about celebrating ambition, encouraging people to defy the odds and going for it. Themba unpacks his story of quitting his job as a journalist from one of South Africa’s leading publications in 2010, trying out a few ideas and eventually founding Vaya. He also shares lessons learnt along the way.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 101 with Nyimpini Mabunda, CEO of General Electric (GE), discussing and unpacking his book titled, ‘Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO’
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Nyimpini Mabunda, who is the CEO for General Electric (GE) in Southern Africa. He is also the author of the recently published book, Take Charge: Life Lessons on the Road to CEO. On this interview Nyimpini shared his leadership journey and unpacked key insights from the book.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 99 with Steven Zwane, Founder and Chairperson at the award-winning Youth Leadership Entrepreneurship Development (YLED), discussing the NGO
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Steven Zwane, who is the Founder and Chairperson at the award-winning Youth Leadership and Entrepreneurship Development (YLED), which is an NGO that is aimed at empowering young people. This seasoned strategy and operations professional is currently the Managing Member at PAPO Communications, and has many years of experience in senior management roles. Steven holds an MBA from Durham University. On this interview, he shared his inspirational journey from growing up and not being allowed to go to school because he had to herd kettle, to rising and being the founder of YLED, which has gone on to benefit over 20 000 individuals since being founded in 2004. They spoke about this work and the importance of equipping and inspiring young people and to enable them to see a brighter future. They also spoke about how to think about sustainability challenges in non-profit organisations.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 98 with Professor Bonang Mohale, Chancellor at the University of the Free State, discussing “Lift as You Rise” and “Behold the Turtle”
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Professor Bonang Mohale, who is the Chancellor at the University of the Free State. Professor Mohale is a published author who has held various executive and leadership roles in major South African and Multinational organisations, which include, Business Leadership South Africa, Shell South Africa, Otis Elevators, the South African Airways and Sanlam Limited. He also has extensive experience serving on a number of boards. On this interview Professor Mohale, who is a multi-award-winner, unpacked his journey of leadership excellence and shared lessons that he has learned over the years. He shared insights from his first book, which was a Best Seller, Lift As You Rise: Speeches And Thoughts On Leadership. In closing he unpacked his latest book Behold the Turtle: Thoughts on Ethically Principled Leadership.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 97 with May Govender, Deputy Chief Information Officer at Old Mutual, discussing resilience and bouncing back
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed May Govender, who is the Deputy Chief Information Officer at Old Mutual. May holds an MBA from Henley Business School and she has over 20 years experience within the IT field, which spans across Banking, Telecommunications, the Public Sector as well as in the Retail space. May has recently been nominated for the CTO of the Year Award. On this interview, May shared her journey of leadership excellence, specifically focusing on resilience and bouncing back from those career stints that did not go well. She also unpacked Digital Transformation and how organisations of all sizes can drive this transformation.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 96 with Mukundi Lambani, Founder and Director of Ambani Africa, discussing the Ambani Africa Award-Winning App
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Mukundi Lambani, who is the Founder and Director of Ambani Africa, an education company that offers an accessible platform for foundation phase learners to learn their mother tongue. Mukundi has a Masters Degree in Communication and Media Studies. She was inspired to create this App after realising that her peers who were starting their families were increasingly getting worried that their children might grow up without being able to speak their home language. Ambani Africa App has done incredibly well and won numerous awards, including the MTN App of the Year 2021, IDF I am in Demo Day 2021, and the TIA Swiss SA award. Mukundi shared her personal experience of leading this start-up, and spoke to some of the challenges of how the team is working through them.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 95 with Noluvuyo Gqadu, Founder of CodeNgwana, discussing closing the digital divide
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Noluvuyo Gqadu, who is the Founder of CodeNgwana, an organisation that is focused on teaching children from disadvantaged areas how to code. Noluvuyo is an award-winning technology professional, notably one of the 2021 Mail & Guardian 200 Young South Africans. She has written stories about technology for kids and has published 3 books, including a coding encyclopaedia that has been translated into isiXhosa and seTswana. She is involved in numerous initiatives aimed at closing the digital divide. Most recently, she helped translate the MIT Scratch Junior Curriculum into isiXhosa. She holds a Masters in Information Systems from the University of Cape Town. On this interview, she talked about how her passion for solving social issues through technology led to the birth of CodeNgwana. She also unpacked lessons from that journey. She is passionate and driven to help that African child go digital through teaching computational thinking and coding.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 94 with Polo Leteka, Chair and Founder of the IDF Capital, discussing how to be investor-ready
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Polo Leteka, who is the Chairman and Founder of the IDF Capital, which is a South African based entrepreneurial financier and advisory firm. Polo is highly accomplished, experienced entrepreneur and a Private Equity investor. Through the IDF Capital Polo has contributed towards channelling investments into women owned SMEs across South Africa. She was also part of South Africa’s version of the Dragon’s Den, and she is a co-author of And for all These Reasons, I’m In. The book is aimed at assisting entrepreneurs to become investor ready. On this interview, Polo shared her journey and leadership lessons she has learned over the years. She also unpacked how the IDF has been instrumental in demonstrating her passion for transformation and development, expanding outside the borders of South Africa. She let us in on some of the secrets of why the IDF Capital has done so well since its inception and through the pandemic. She also gave entrepreneurs tips on how to be investor ready and to succeed in business.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 93 with Victor Kgomoeswana, Author, Speaker and African Business Expert, discussing and unpacking his latest book
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Victor Kgomoeswana, who is an Author, Speaker, an African Business Expert amongst others. Following the success of his book Africa is Open for Business published in 2014, Victor has just recently published another book titled Africa Bounces Back: Case Studies From a Resilient Continent. On this interview, Victor, who is well known as the Afro-optimist shared his journey from growing up in Lebowakgomo. Then he unpacked his latest book.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 92 with Faisal Mkhize, Group Managing Executive of Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance, discussing innovations in vehicle financing
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Faisal Mkhize, who is the Group Managing Executive of Absa Vehicle and Asset Finance. Faisal has served in several senior roles in the bank, including being Head of Market and Leadership and Change in the Absa Business Bank, and a Regional executive of the Private Bank in the Northern region. He holds a Masters in Development Finance from the University of Stellenbosch. He has also served as a director on various boards, including the Durban Chamber of Commerce, Ford Financial Services, as well as the Absa Vehicle and Fleet Management. On this interview Faisal shared his leadership journey and the principles he has learned from his extensive experience in senior roles in banking. They spoke about the transport month and Absa’s involvement there in. The unpacked vehicle financing and the innovations in the space.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 91 with Nontokozo Madonsela, Group Chief Marketing Officer at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings, discussing repositioning the Momentum Metropolitan Holdings brand
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Nontokozo Madonsela, who is the Group Chief Marketing Officer at Momentum Metropolitan Holdings. Nontokozo has more than 20 years of experience leading in various global organisations. On this interview, Nontokozo shared her incredible journey of leadership excellence, the lessons she has learned over the years, her experience of repositioning the Momentum Metropolitan Holdings brand, and the internal culture. She also offered branding insights for SME’s and individuals.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 90 with Steve Briggs, Chief Sales Marketing Officer at SEACOM, discussing how to lead with health rhythms of rest
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Steve Briggs, who is the Chief Sales Marketing Officer at SEACOM. Steve has two Master’s Degrees. One is an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand and the other a Masters in Theology from Stellenbosch University. He has also completed a senior executive program at Howard Business School. On this interview Steve shared lessons he has learned from his journey of leading in start-ups, medium sized organisations as well as in large corporates. Steve unpacked and shared a fresh approach to digital transformation. He spoke about leading with healthy rhythms of rest to avoid burnout, especially in this season.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 89 with Bongiwe Gangeni, Deputy Chief Executive for Absa Retail and Business Bank, discussing the future of Retail Banking
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Bongiwe Gangeni, who is the Deputy Chief Executive for Absa Retail and Business Bank. She heads up the Absa Relationship Banking Business Unit. Bongiwe holds a Bachelor of Pharmacy Degree from the University of the Witwatersrand, a Post-Graduate Diploma in Management from the Wits Business School, MBA from GIBS, and has also attended the Advanced Management Program at Howard Business School. Bongiwe shared her journey of leadership excellence and unpacked the Absa repositioning journey. They spoke about the future of Retail Banking and so much more.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 88 with Tinash Ruzane, Co-Founder and CEO at FlexClub, discussing on disrupting the car financing and ownership model
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Tinashe Ruzane, who is the Co-Founder and CEO at FlexClub, which is a car subscription marketplace. On this interview they spoke about his journey from growing up in Pretoria to his executive role at Uber based in Amsterdam, and ultimately co-founding this transformative organisation, which is aimed at disrupting the car financing and ownership model. He shared leadership insights from both his corporate and entrepreneurship journey. He also unpacked the fresh and customer-centric FlexClub model.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 87 with Dr Salome Maswime, Associate Professor and Head of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town, discussing the future of healthcare
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Dr Salome Maswime, who is an Associate Professor and Head of Global Surgery at the University of Cape Town. Salome is also the president of the South African Clinician Scientist Society. She is a consultant and adviser for many organisations including the World Health Organisation. Salome unpacked lessons from her journey of leadership excellence. They spoke about the future of healthcare and so much more.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 86 with Dr McClean Sibanda, author of, “Nuts and Bolts: Strengthening Africa’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems”
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Dr Mclean Sibanda. Mclean is an experienced executive who has worked in various industries and has served on numerous Boards as well. He is the author of Nuts & Bolts: Strengthening Africa’s Innovation and Entrepreneurship Ecosystems. McLean unpacked his book and shares leadership principles that have worked for him over the years.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 85 with Mteto Nyati, CEO at Altron and author of “Betting on a Darkie: Lifting the Corporate Game”, discussing building consensus – Part 2
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo continues his interview with Mteto Nyati, who is the CEO at Altron. He is also the author of Betting on a Darkie: Lifting the Corporate Game. He has won many awards over the years that recognised his leadership excellence, the most recent one being the EY World Entrepreneur Award for Southern Africa. This is the second of the two-part interview with Mteto. They started by talking about his approach to building consensus with his leadership team.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 84 with Mteto Nyati, CEO at Altron and author of “Betting on a Darkie: Lifting the Corporate Game”, discussing inclusive vision, equality and digital transformation – Part 1
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Mteto Nyati, who is the CEO at Altron. He is also the author of Betting on a Darkie: Lifting the Corporate Game. He has won many awards over the years that recognised his leadership excellence, the most recent one being the EY World Entrepreneur Award for Southern Africa. On this two-part interview, Mteto shared the lessons he learnt along his journey. Starting off growing up in Eastern Cape as one of ten children. He also discussed the importance of leading with inclusive vision, diversity, equality, digital transformation, turnaround leadership and so much more. He offered practical implementable advice that we can learn from.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 83 with Vuyo Mpako, Chief Digital and Data Officer at Old Mutual, discussing leading a systemic digital transformation
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Vuyo Mpako, who is the Chief Digital and Data Officer at Old Mutual. Vuyo is a Senior Executive with over 20 years experience in Telecommunications and Financial Services in senior positions. He also holds an MBA from GIBS. In this episode they unpacked a topic that affects every business leader, Digital Transformation. Vuyo is leading a systemic transition of the Old Mutual Group from a traditional, largely face-to-face product siloed, analogue business, to a Digitally transformed financial services company. He shared his holistic approach to digital transformation as well as powerful leadership insights from his journey.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 82 with Carice Anderson, author of, “Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional's Guide to Thriving in the Workplace”
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Carice Anderson, the author of Intelligence Isn’t Enough: A Black Professional’s Guide to Thriving in the Workplace, which is aimed at empowering young graduates entering the workforce and professionals already at work. Teaching them not only how to survive but also to thrive in the corporate environment. Carice holds an MBA from Howard University and she has over 17 years experience working at top companies as a Professional Development Manager and a Coach.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 81 with Stephen van Coller, Group CEO at EOH, discussing what many leaders are faced with - turnaround
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Stephen van Coller, who is the Group CEO at EOH. They discussed what many leaders are faced with - turnaround. Most organisations are still battling with the effects of this pandemic. Stephen van Coller is delivering on that promise of turning around one of the most iconic proudly South African Organisations, EOH. They tapped into his playbook for turning around EOH so we can all learn from his journey.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 80 with Antoine Paillusseau, Co-Founder and CEO at FinChatBot, discussing customer-centric conversational AI solutions
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Antoine Paillusseau, who is the Co-Founder and CEO at FinChatBot. FinChatBot is one of South Africa’s leading providers of Conversational Artificial Intelligence solutions, largely known as ChatBots. Currently FinChatBot serves some of the largest businesses in South Africa and abroad with customer-centric Conversational AI solutions. Antoine holds a Master’s degree in Entrepreneurship from the EDC Paris Business School in France. They unpacked customer-centric Digital Transformation and he also shared powerful lessons from his entrepreneurial journey.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 79 with Molefe Pooe, Managing Director of Interia Leadership and Business Coaching, discussing leadership and wealth creation
On this podcast Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Molefe Pooe who is the Managing Director of Inertia Leadership and Business Coaching. Molefe is an author, certified leadership and business coach, speaker, leadership development expert, facilitator and member of the John Maxwell Team. He established Metamorphic Engineering in 2004, a company specialising in industrial piping and high pressure equipment. The business grew to employ over 150 employees in 12 years. On this episode, Molefe shares on his journey that lead him to publish his first book Money Talks, as well as some insights on leadership and wealth creation. He touches on a few topics including wealth destroying emotions, the influence relationships have on money and identifying good investment opportunities among others.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 78 with Hwalani Mabaso, Provincial GM at Absa, discussing how to lead effectively in unprecedented times
On this podcast Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Hwalani Mabaso, who is a Provincial General Manager at Absa . Hwalani is also a Board Member of Women in Tech® – an international organisation with a mission to empower 5 million women and girls in tech by 2030. She was a finalist in the Standard Bank under 40 young achievers in the Business Category and in 2019 was selected onto the list of the Mail & Guardian Women Changing South Africa. Hwalani is also completing her PhD at the University of Pretoria. She shared powerful lessons from her leadership journey, insights on how we can lead effectively ensuring personal and business resilience in these unprecedented times.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 77 with Prof Tshilidzi Marwala, Vice-Chancellor and Principal at UJ, unpacking his book – Closing the Gap: The Fourth Industrial Revolution in Africa
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Prof Prof Tshilidzi Marwala to unpack his book, Closing the Gap: The fourth industrial revolution in Africa. Prof Marwala needs no introduction to the SuperLead community, he is a Vice-Chancellor and Principal at the University of Johannesburg. He served as a deputy chairperson of the presidential commission on the fourth industrial revolution, Non-Executive board member at Nedbank.
On this conversation, he unpacked he unpacked critical questions on the 4IR topic, how to effectively lead in this era, the impact of 4IR on jobs and inequalities, He also explained key concepts in plain language – block chain, 5 G technology and so much more.
His latest book: Leading in the 21st Century: The Call for a New Type of African Leader
SuperLead Podcast Episode 76 with Prof Tawana Kupe, Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria, discussing how to maximise impact through the efficient use of limited resources
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed with Prof Tawana Kupe Vice Chancellor and Principal of the University of Pretoria. We unpacked key insights from his journey of leadership excellence, his philosophy of maximising impact with limited resources, future of learning, digital transformation and so much more. He gave us a fantastic challenge and recommended Ousmane Sembene’s book titled “God’s bit of woods”.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 75 with Elizabeth Rachidi, HR Director at Tiger Brands, discussing how to successfully transition from one role to another
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Elizabeth Rachidi who is an HR Director at Tiger brands. She has held senior HR leadership roles at Vodacom, Nedbank and as well as at Standard bank to name a few. Elizabeth holds an MBA from Gibs and is currently completing her coaching qualifications at UCT.
She is very passionate about seeing leaders succeed in critical transitions. Be it transitioning from one level of leadership to another or from one function to the next. After learning from her inspirational joinery, we unpacked how one can ensure a successful leadership transition, because statistics on failed transitions are worrisome.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 74 with Candice Watson, Group Executive for Human Capital at AECI, discussing how to lead through purpose in the new reality
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Candice Watson, who is the Group Executive for Human Capital at AECI. AECI is an explosive and speciality chemicals company focused on providing products and services to a broad spectrum of customers in the mining, manufacturing, agricultural, food and beverage, and general industrial sectors. In her role, Candice, leads the strategic agenda for the group’s 7000 or so employees all of which are spread across 26 countries in Africa, South-East Asia, the USA, and Australia. Candice, who has extensive experience as an HR executive, hold an MBA from GIBS and is currently completing her PhD at UCT. On the podcast, she unpacks how she transitioned from her first job as a call centre agent to pursue a career in HR, of which she leading at the highest level. She shared key leadership insights for leading effectively in this new reality.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 73 with Dr Vincent Maphai, Chairman of the Sibanye-Stillwater Board, sharing insights for navigating challenging times from decades of academia & leadership experience
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed with Dr Vincent Maphai, who is the Chairman of the Sibanye-Stillwater Board. He is also a non-executive director of Discovery Limited. Previously, Dr. Maphai was the Director of Corporate Affairs and Transformation at SAB. In addition, he served as the southern African Chairperson of BHP Billiton. He has accumulated 20 years’ experience in the academic profession, and 15 years as a senior executive in the private sector.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 72 with Dr Liziwe Masoga, Chief HR Officer at Massmart, discussing the future of work, HR, employee engagement and leadership skills for the new reality
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Dr. Liziwe Masoga who is the Chief HR Officer at Massmart. She is a seasoned Executive who has worked in Retail and Financial Services industries over the last 25 years. Prior to joining Massmart, Dr. Masoga was the Executive for People, Brand & Customer Experience at Old Mutual Insure, and Head of People Operations and Discovery Holdings. Dr Masoga holds a Doctorate in Consulting Psychology and completed an Executive Development Programme through Oxford University’s Saïd Business School in London.
She unpacked her journey, as proud Vista University alumnus and discussed the future of work, HR function, employee engagement and leadership skills for the new reality. She recommended 4 fantastic books.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 71 with Dr Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer at Eskom, discussing effective leadership in crisis times – Part 2
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo continues his interview with Dr Andrew Johnson, who is a guru in leadership development. He is the Chief Learning Officer at Eskom and co-author of the book: Leadership: perspectives from the front line. It was named the biggest book on Leadership in South Africa, with over 1000 pages. This episode is part two of the 90 minutes interview we had on leadership in crisis times.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 70 with Dr Andrew Johnson, Chief Learning Officer at Eskom, discussing effective leadership in crisis times – Part 1
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Dr Andrew Johnson, who is a guru in leadership development. He is the Chief Learning Officer at Eskom and co-author of the book: Leadership: perspectives from the front line. It was named the biggest book on Leadership in South Africa, with over 1000 pages. This episode is part one of the 90 minutes interview we had on leadership in crisis times.
SuperLead Podcast Episode 69 with Bohani Hlungwane, Group Head of Sales for Trade and Working Capital at Absa, discussing financial resilience and working capital management for challenging times
On this podcast, Maanda Tshifularo interviewed Bohani Hlungwane, who is a Group Head of Sales for Trade and Working Capital at ABSA. He is a guru and a respected thought leader in finance and trade. Prior to this role Bohani was a Director and Product Lead at HSBC based in Hong Kong. He holds a Senior Executive Leadership Program qualification from Stanford University and an MBA from GIBS. He unpacked his journey, reflecting on his key career development and leadership drivers and principles that have served him well over the years. We also deep dived into how large and medium-sized organisations can be financially resilient as we navigate these challenging times. Additionally he shared practical ways in which banks can help to business avoid collapsing because of this crisis.
Challenge: Learn a new skill
1) Long Walk to Freedom – an autobiography written by South African President Nelson Mandela
2) Influence: The Psychology of Persuasion by Robert B. Cialdini