Wed, Jan 13 2021
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Wed, Jan 13 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Ezana Raswork, is founder and CEO of Africa118, a directory of business listings throughout Africa and a provider of digital marketing services to Africa SMEs. On the podcast we hear Ezana’s founding story, how Africa 118 is trying to address clear market need, his optimism about business opportunities in Africa and the environm...
Fri, Mar 19 2021
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Fri, Mar 19 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Louw Barnardt is a chartered accountant by training and an entrepreneur by nature.
Sat, Mar 20 2021
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Sat, Mar 20 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This episode of the BigFive Podcast features a conversation with Gustav Praekelt of Praekelt.com. Gustav is an engineer and developer whose company creates UX design and engineering solutions for corporate clients. Our conversation centered around how conversational applications are transforming small business in emerging market...
Sun, Mar 21 2021
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Sun, Mar 21 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This podcast features a conversation on the challenges of building location databases in emerging markets. Our guest is Trevor Nadeau, founder & MD of Local Knowledge FZE, a listings management company based in UAE. Trevor has spent decades in the region learning the ins and outs of building location databases in challenging...
Mon, Mar 22 2021
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Mon, Mar 22 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This is the podcast version of the BIG5D.TV video series. This episode features a conversation about sales during the COVID-19 pandemic with Wayne Bischoff, CEO of Mediamark, a media sales house in South Africa, and George Lieth, EVP Sales at Vendasta, a Canadian martech company. The original interview was conducted in July 2020...
Tue, Mar 23 2021
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Tue, Mar 23 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Cape Town entrepreneur Grant Greeff shares his experience of trying to save one company, EHire, while launching another, OpenRoute, in the midst of a global pandemic.
Wed, Mar 24 2021
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Wed, Mar 24 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Today’s guest is Colin Timmis, the South Africa country manager for Xero -- the global cloud accounting platform.

We had a great conversation about what it takes to get SMMEs to overcome their anxiety about technology and use it to their advantage.
This episode is spons...
Thu, Mar 25 2021
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Thu, Mar 25 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This episode of BIG5D.TV features an interview with Samantha Naidu, CEO of Volt Africa. We discuss the optimal digital solution set for African SMEs, particularly in times of crisis.
Fri, Mar 26 2021
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Fri, Mar 26 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
The pandemic has created challenges for the region’s logistics players — ride-hailing services, food delivery apps, and others. But there is also a tremendous emerging opportunity to offer an ever-widening array of services. We will explore this landscape with Uber’s Kartik Taneja.
Sat, Mar 27 2021
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Sat, Mar 27 2021,12:00 AM - 12:00 AM
This is the first in the BIG5D Podcast's Fintech Founders Series, This episode features OZÉ CEO Meghan McCormick.