Africa is a place of innovation.

It does not serve us to think small.

In a post-Covid-19 world, how can the

Future Professional champion growth and change?

Profmed’s new 8-part podcast series is focusing directly on the future.

What mindsets are required to navigate a complex world that is still reeling from the impact of
Covid-19? Can Africa become an apex of innovation? Will the world look to us for revolutionary solutions?

Profmed’s Future Professional podcast series brings some of Africa’s most futuristic minds together. It’s time to be the catalysts for change that our country – and the continent – needs.

Episode 1: Navigating the 4IR and Its Opportunities

YOUR HOST: Mmabatho Mokiti

Founder and CEO of Mathemaniacs
In conversation with S’onqoba Vuba and Michele Rivard

Mmabatho is a mathematician turned impact entrepreneur with a passion for education and youth development. She launched her first business at the age of 20 and is living her passion by bringing quality STEM education to rural and disadvantaged schools. Working with corporates to design their CSI strategies, Mmabatho is making an on-the-ground difference to South Africa’s youth. More than 5 000 girls have received higher learning education through her DreamGirls Academy as well.

“The most valuable skills of the future are things that computers can’t do, including critical thinking, storytelling, scenario analysis, and having empathy. Tech savvy professionals need to leverage technology as a tool that is a means to the end, making them more effective and productive.”

The most valuable skills of the future are things that computers can’t do, including critical thinking, storytelling, scenario analysis, and having empathy. Tech savvy professionals need to leverage technology as a tool that is a means to the end, making them more effective and productive.

Episode 2: Mental Fortitude and the Culture of Failure

YOUR HOST: Vusi Thembekwayo

CEO of MyGrowthFund
In conversation with Steven McGown and Babalwa Latsha

At 25 Vusi Thembekwayo ran a R400 million division in a R17 billion multi-national and today is widely regarded as one of the most disruptive forces in venture capital in Africa. He was amongst the youngest directors of a listed company in South Africa and now serves on several boards. Currently, he is the CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm in Africa. Leading by example, Vusi’s firm forces medium, large and listed businesses into much needed, often painful, always lucrative new directions.

“I love process. It’s easy to see someone’s achievements and to think that they’ve been lucky, but true success is always the result of a scientific process and a mindset that pushes you when everything around you is telling you to stop.”

I love process. It’s easy to see someone’s achievements and to think that they’ve been lucky, but true success is always the result of a scientific process and a mindset that pushes you when everything around you is telling you to stop.

Episode 3: Future-proofing our children

YOUR HOST: John Sanei

Best-selling author and co-founder of Future Self-Academy
In conversation with Jasmine Swiel and Christine Kritzas

John Sanei is a Knowledge Mercenary who travels the globe to uncover the lessons needed to uplift communities and help humanity thrive. His unlimited fascination with the future has seen him become Africa’s first faculty member at Singularity University in San Francisco, a lecturer at Duke Corporate Education in Johannesburg, and a Partner Associate at the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies in Denmark.

Episode 3 released 28 October 2020

Episode 3: Future-proofing our children

YOUR HOST: John Sanei

Best-selling author and co-founder of Future Self-Academy
In conversation with Jasmine Swiel and Christine Kritzas

John Sanei is a Knowledge Mercenary who travels the globe to uncover the lessons needed to uplift communities and help humanity thrive. His unlimited fascination with the future has seen him become Africa’s first faculty member at Singularity University in San Francisco, a lecturer at Duke Corporate Education in Johannesburg, and a Partner Associate at the Copenhagen Institute of Future Studies in Denmark.

Episode 3 released 28 October 2020

Episode 4: The Future of Tourism Professionals | 2025

YOUR HOST: Phakamile Hlazo

Founder of Zulu Nomad
In conversation with Jonathan Kalan and Jeff Pan

Phaka is a seasoned strategist, consultant and founder of Zulu Nomad, a tourism startup solving challenges for travellers and business alike. Phaka believes that technology innovation is a necessary enabler for true transformation and inclusion in the tourism sector. In 2005, Phaka was named one of the 100 Brightest Young Minds in South Africa.

Episode 4 released 4 November 2020

Episode 4 released 4 November 2020

Episode 5: Artificial Intelligence and Big Data in Healthcare

YOUR HOST: Dr. Sivu Madikana

Commercial Executive at First Care Solutions, Medical Health Innovator
In conversation with Takalani Madzhadzhi and Dr Mpazi Siwale

Dr. Sivuyile Madikana is a South African Health Executive and service-oriented leader, passionate about healthcare in Africa, youth development, service and advocacy. He currently works as the Commercial Executive for a leading healthcare administration company and is a member a World Food Programme Innovation Accelerator project. A judicious young leader, Dr Madikana is committed to the advancement of young people in Africa.

Episode 5 released 11 November 2020

Episode 5 released 11 November 2020

Episode 6: Africa – the continent of the future

YOUR HOST: Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng

Vice-Chancellor, University of Cape Town
In conversation with Yolanda Cuba and Ben Nelson

Mamokgethi Phakeng has been invited to deliver over 40 keynote talks at international conferences across the world. She has won numerous awards for her research and community work, including the Order of the Baobab (Silver). Mamokgeth is founder of the Adopt-a-learner Foundation, a non-profit organisation that provides financial and educational support to students from township and rural areas to acquire higher education qualifications.

Episode 6 released 18 November 2020

Episode 6 released 18 November 2020

Mmabatho Mokiti

Mmabatho is a mathematician turned impact entrepreneur with a passion for education and youth development. She launched her first business at the age of 20 and is living her passion by bringing quality STEM education to rural and disadvantaged schools. Working with corporates to design their CSI strategies, Mmabatho is making an on-the-ground difference to South Africa’s youth. More than 5 000 girls have received higher learning education through her DreamGirls Academy as well.

Vusi Thembekwayo

At 25 Vusi Thembekwayo ran a R400 million division in a R17 billion multi-national and today is widely regarded as one of the most disruptive forces in venture capital in Africa. He was amongst the youngest directors of a listed company in South Africa and now serves on several boards. Currently, he is the CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm in Africa. Leading by example, Vusi’s firm forces medium, large and listed businesses into much needed, often painful, always lucrative new directions.

Episode 1: Navigating the 4IR and Its Opportunities

Mmabatho Mokiti

Mmabatho is a mathematician turned impact entrepreneur with a passion for education and youth development. She launched her first business at the age of 20 and is living her passion by bringing quality STEM education to rural and disadvantaged schools. Working with corporates to design their CSI strategies, Mmabatho is making an on-the-ground difference to South Africa’s youth. More than 5 000 girls have received higher learning education through her DreamGirls Academy as well.

Episode 2: Mental Fortitude and the Culture of Failure

Vusi Thembekwayo

At 25 Vusi Thembekwayo ran a R400 million division in a R17 billion multi-national and today is widely regarded as one of the most disruptive forces in venture capital in Africa. He was amongst the youngest directors of a listed company in South Africa and now serves on several boards. Currently, he is the CEO of a boutique investment and advisory firm in Africa. Leading by example, Vusi’s firm forces medium, large and listed businesses into much needed, often painful, always lucrative new directions.

Profmed aims to empower the professional.
Consume and digest our previous podcast series in your own time.

We #BelieveIn the Future 6-Part Podcast Series

Episode One:
Interrogating
Economics

Episode Two:
Personal
Finances

Episode Three:
Influencing the Future
in a Positive Way

Episode Four:
All The
Good Things

Episode Five:
The
Futurist

Episode Six:
There’s No Such Thing as Impossible

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