In The Spotlight with Jeanne du Plessis and Rain Tree Innovate
In The Spotlight with Jeanne du Plessis and Rain Tree Innovate

Introducing Matoyana Media’s latest “In the Spotlight”feature with Rain Tree and their innovative Founder, Jeanne du Plessis, who is curious about everything, up for anything and passionate about making the world better. Rain Tree help entrepreneurs to tell their stories and find their voice, as well as assist established brands to turn social issues into […]

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In The Spotlight with Nourishing Africa and Matoyana Media
In The Spotlight with Nourishing Africa

As part of our Matoyana Media “In the Spotlight” Series we’re showcasing African businesses who have social transformation at the heart of their businesses. We’re honoured to feature Nourishing Africa as a business whose online platform has a range of tools and resources geared towards showcasing the talent and innovations of the agricultural and food […]

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Understanding the “Why-Why” Analysis in Small Business
Understanding the “Why-Why” Analysis in Small Business

understand – /ʌndəˈstand/ – verb interpret or view (something) in a particular way. My first corporate job was in logistics, specifically supply and demand management. Whenever something had gone wrong e.g.a container of stock got delayed or we had shelf out of stocks etc. we would have to conduct a why-why analysis, to understand the root cause […]

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8 Ways to Stay Connected During Covid_19
8 Ways to Stay Connected During Covid_19

Here’s the one thing I can say the current Covid-19 pandemic has shown me! That we are living organizisms – fragile humans and we need to take this opportunity to spend time with ourselves, our families and friends. Block out the distraction, filter the noise, choose the right information to protect yourselves, loved ones and […]

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Surviving Solo-preneurship
Surviving Solo-Preneurship

A few weeks ago, I had a catch-up session with a mentee of mine. He was telling me how he had listed “being a solo-preneur” as a weakness in his pitch to potential investors, and that one of the coaches he had during that pitch-event, told him that being a solo-preneur is not necessarily a […]

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Authentic Entrepreneur Talk
Authentic Entrepreneur Talk

In this rise of authenticity,  it’s time talk about the real issues in business, the things we struggle to articulate,  because it’s not just about profit, sales pipelines or tax returns but matters just as much, in the life of a business person. I’ll be writing a series of articles around this topic. The first […]

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A Startup Founder’s Guide to Entrepreneurship Books 3
A Startup Founder’s Guide to Entrepreneurship Books

As they say “knowledge is power.” So, where do successful entrepreneurs go to build their  knowledge hub? If you answered books, you’re correct. Turns out some of the most successful people are avid book worms. Warren Buffet is said to read he’s known to read roughly 500 pages every day. Other founders like Manish Chandram […]

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10 Entrepreneurial Tips from Successful Musicians
10 Entrepreneurial Tips from Successful Musicians

1.Make your name meaningful Link it to your unique story in life.    2. Take Calculated Creative Risks To inspire people and form deeper connections with a new generation. 3. Don’t Out-Price Define your value and have a tangible price-point.   4. Stay humble People respond to humility – it shows you place yourself at […]

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Art and African Identity with Malose Pete
Art and African Identity with Malose Pete

Fine Artist Malose Pete was born in Polokwane, Limpopo and grew up in a rural place called Ga-Mahoai. He went to junior school at Rachebole Primary where there were no art classes but realised his art potential by making illustrations of plants and animals for his teachers. Malose’s formal art education started when he enrolled […]

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African Heritage and Creating Art with Moeketsi Moahloli
African Heritage and Creating Art with Moeketsi Moahloli

South African artist Moeketsi Moahloli was born in Soweto and his chosen art mediums are charcoals, soft pastels, newspaper and acrylic paint. His work is unique to our urban life and absorbs creative energy from the diversity of our culture – especially in Soweto at grass roots level. Matoyana Media spoke to Moeketsi about his […]

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