Sebenza: Behind the Hustle

MULTIMEDIALIVE  |  Podcast , ±25 min episodes every 1 week, 1 day  | 
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.

A Tiso Blackstar Group Production.

Keywords: youth, jobs, inspiration, South African job market, podcast, degrees, diplomas

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LISTEN | 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 define the work he has put into his many achievements.

LISTEN | 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 Kim Kardashian-West the beauty that she is.

We sit down with Dr Mia to learn more about his journey as one of South Africa’s got-to aestheticians and how he fell in love with aviation as a child and worked his way back into his passion as the mastermind behind the Pegasus Vertical Business Jet.

LISTEN: 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 of not only being in front of the mic and camera but behind the scenes.

LISTEN: 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 it back home as a wife and a mother? We chat to the superstar about her journey thus far and what has played a role in having power and control in the direction of her career.

LISTEN: 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 star about her journey in gospel and how she plans on continuing a career that breaks boundaries.

LISTEN: #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 of allowing students to download only the chapters that they need. We learn more about what inspired this young mind and his long journey to achieving a feat that hope to change the way we educate.

Listen: 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 force about the ins and outs of his advocacy and the ever toxic space of social media.​

LISTEN: 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 Lion” Nefolovhodwe about managing your brand effectively as well as Oldouz Mirzaie and Amelia Woudstra who are H&M’s Country Manager for South Africa and Press & Communications Manager respectively about their experience with cancel culture.

LISTEN: From learners to leaders: empowering students to make great changes in their communities

We chat with Sandile Dlamini, a young creative who is on a mission to change the education system in a good way.
Dlamini is part of the organisation, Help a Learner Become a Student. The event will be hosting a Leadership Imbizo that will assist the 32 high schools they have identified.
Dlamini shares how this organisation came to be and the importance of the work that they do to empower the youths of their community.

LISTEN: How to deal with depression while running your business

According to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group, one in four South Africans battle with depression.

Of that number, those surveyed between the age of 24 and 44 were found to take up to 18 days of leave per annum. However, what happens when you are your own boss and need to keep not only your business afloat but your mental health as well.

We speak to presenter, producer and entertainer, Mon D about how he is dealing with his depression while paving his way in the entertainment industry.

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