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Sebenza: Behind the Hustle

Sebenza: Behind the Hustle is a podcast that unravels the work that goes into the most inspiring careers and difficult journeys that aim to educate, inform and uplift young South Africans.

An Arena Holdings Production.

Keywords: youth, jobs, inspiration, South African job market, podcast, degrees, diplomas
Weekly Other South Africa Careers · Health & Fitness
30 Episodes
1 – 20

Dealing with workplace bullies without getting fired

According to a study by the SA Journal of Human Resources in 2012, 31.1% of emplyees have reported to being bullied in the workplace. While many might view workplace bullying as another day at the office this migh not be the case for some. We speak to Clinical Psychologist, Sikander…
15 Oct 2019 22 min

How tech-education can solve the issue of a violent society

Can strengthening society from its grassroots change the way it solves many of today's difficult and often violent problems? We speak to CEO of IDEA Digital Education, Corrin Varady about how solutions have been found in using education to encourage young minds of the African continent to be greater thinkers…
8 Oct 2019 21 min

Supa Strikas artist tells us how he has made a business of his talent

Sihle Mkize, who is famed for his work on comic book Supa Strikas shares his journey in the world of visual arts. As the mind behind current locally produces comic book, Kwezi, Mkize shares how he has made life changing decisions that have ensured his ever soaring career.
1 Oct 2019 22 min

This musician is changing lives in Soweto through radio

The pursuit of a music career can come with a difficult price, hard work that often results in failure. However, for Sihle Ndlovu music was the key in solving issues in his community. Based in the heart of Soweto, R1Wradio is educating minds and creating innovative thinking in terms of…
25 Sep 2019 18 min

How to get a job and stay in it!

It’s one thing getting the qualifications for your job but another one trying to get employed and still avoid getting fired. To give you the top tips on how you can best be the perfect employee, we speak to youth employment agency, Lulaway Holdings, about how you can get the…
17 Sep 2019 26 min

Black women need to take the lead in the 4th Industrial Revolution

Channel and Commercial Sales Manager at Quest Softwar, Phumzile Zibani is giving us the run down on how she came to make big moves in the tech space. As a woman in a male dominated industry, Zibani shares how she came to conquer the IT industry and how other women…
10 Sep 2019 26 min

Here is why more millennials need to stop being broke know it-alls

Do you know everything there is to know about credit life insurance? Are you struggling to make sure you are saving enough money for the future? Do you know which insurance works best for you? We speak to Yalu co-founder, Tlalane Ntuli about her wonderful journey and what more millenials…
3 Sep 2019 27 min

This dancer has made his talent a major business

Internationally renowned choreographer and dancer, Gregory Maqoma, has made a reputable name for himself as a story teller who speaks volumes through dance. As the head of noted Vuyani Dance Theatre, Maqoma has used his experience to usher in a new fleet of talents. We speak to the legendary dancer…
27 Aug 2019 27 min

Journalist turned multimillionaire talks - here’s how media in Africa can improve

French-Gabonese journalist, Nicolas Pompigne-Mognard is the mastermind behind game changing media company, APO Group, a business he started in his own room. Having saved up and invested into his future with €10,000 we speak to Pompigne-Mognard about the media landscape in Africa and what can best be done to improve…
19 Aug 2019 29 min

Here is how Mabena is changing the business of tourism

Jerry Mabena might share a surname with a popular Twitter meme but his diligent work is no joke. From the dusty streets of Alex to the world, Mabena is changing the way people see tourism. We have a chat with the Thebe Investment Group figurehead and what has come to…
6 Aug 2019 22 min

From Instagram beauty to penis enlargements, lets talk aesthetics!

When it comes to being a multitalented individual Dr Reza Mia takes the cake. The young aesthetics doctor has made a name for himself not only on the local front but to international audiences including Dr Simon Ourian who is famed for being the face behind making the likes of…
23 Jul 2019 24 min

Becoming a TV personality and entertainer

If he never grew up on your screens on MNet's KTV you probably know our guest for his work on SuperSport. Meet Kamza Mbatha who has made a name for himself as a TV presenter and gifted muso. We sit with the multi-talented entertainer and discuss the ins and outs…
2 Jul 2019 32 min

From teen model to brand influencer

From her time as a Garnier ambassador to owning the the Miss Teen South Africa crown, Zizo Tshwete is running a fast race in the winner's lane. But how does the talented marketing guru and radio presenter balance the difficulties of demanding roles in the work space and still make…
19 Jun 2019 25 min

Getting into gospel singing #hallelujah

One of South Africa's biggest genres is without a doubt gospel. While one might assume it's easy to enter the world of music and praise, singer and song writer Farlon Lyte has taken the reigns in building a career where she plays by her rules. We speak to the young…
11 Jun 2019 12 min

#Feesmustfall inspired this entrepreneur to start an innovative business

When Ditiro Rantloane noticed a number of key factors behind the fees must fall protest, he didn't just see a need for change, he chose to be part of it. With his fresh approach to giving access to less fortunate students, Rantloane has started the e-llumin8 app as a means…
4 Jun 2019 20 min

Here is how you can use your voice as a tool to inform

Phumlani Kango has earned his right stripes as a go-to voice in sexual and mental health. Whether you have seen his work in collaboration with MTV Shuga and Health4Men amongst others Kango has become a reputable advocate for sexual awareness, especially in the LGBTQ+ community. We speak to the young…
28 May 2019 24 min

All you need to know about a career in public relations

From working with stars to coordinating events for the biggest brands in the country, we speak with PR and Communications expert, Ulwazi Mgwadleka about the ups and downs of leaving one career and finding success in another.
21 May 2019 25 min

Getting to know the creative force behind South Africa’s go-to marketing company

Sylvester Chauke becomes one of the biggest names in brand consultancy. Noted as the creative mastermind behind Nando’s iconic humour, Chauke is also the CEO of go-to marketing group, DNA Brand Architects. We sit down with the multi-award winning “enemy of the ordinary” about his journey and pick his brain…
6 May 2019 26 min

So your business has been cancelled? Here’s what to do

Cancel culture has come to define way we expect brands to best engage with us through social media or other platforms. But how does one avoid and deal with the backlash of marketing that offends a large amount of people. We speak to marketing guru and podcast presenter, Livhuwanu “Lebo…
30 Apr 2019 39 min
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