Shapers, Makers, Builders and Breakers

So why the name Shapers, Makers, Builders and Breakers? I was searching for a name for- and classification that would cover all the different characteristics of people and topics that I felt are relevant and necessary to discuss in my new podcast. I toyed with the idea to call the podcast “Shapers”, but it seemed very narrow in its scope, so I Googled it, and I came across an article by Sonja Sadovsky entitled “Shapers, Makers, Builders and Breakers.” It was perfect!

Her article and description were in a religious context, but it was perfect as a podcast title! It gave me a simple classification that was broad enough to describe most (if not all) the individuals that significantly “move the needle” in our world.

Episode #49

Dion Chang

Futurist. Strategist. Ideas bank. Professional Cage Rattler


Episode #48:

Professor Wiseman Nkuhlu

Professor. Pioneer. Accounting Authority. Human Capacity Developer

Episode #47:

Herman Marais

SA Private Equity Pioneer, Founder, Entrepreneur & Strategist

The cover of the Shapers podcast series, featuring a man with a beard names Talifhani Banks

Episode #46:

Talifhani Banks

Group CEO of AnalyticsX, Township Entrepreneur, Data Scientist

Episode #45:

Solly Moeng

Brand Reputation Strategist, Socio-Political Commentator, Columnist, Lecturer, Constructive Disruptor

Episode #44:

Ameil Harikishun

Climate Expert, Marine Biologist

Episode #43:

Zachariah George

Start-up Investor, Wall Street Banker, Managing Partner of Launch Africa Ventures

Episode #42:

SAIS | Part 2 | Dan Novitzkas & Will Green

DAN NOVITZKAS  |  Start-up Accelerator, Venture Builder, Founder, Entrepreneur, Co-founder: Specno

WILL GREEN  |  Venture Builder, Leadership Coach, Entrepreneur, Ecosystem Developer, Founder: Co.lab

Episode #42:
SAIS | Part 1 | Michelle Geere & Tamika Sher

MICHELLE GEERE  |  Founder, AI Entrepreneur, Digital Marketing Guru, Africa Evangelist, CEO: Adbot

TAMIKO SHER  |  Ecosystem Catalyst, Entrepreneur, Thought Leader & Strategist, Co-founder: African Institute for Entrepreneurship

A formal podcast series cover displaying Rie Malan's name, designed to represent the show's content.

Episode #41:
Riël Mallan

Entrepreneur, Private Equity Executive, EXEO Capital Partner, Angel Investor, Technologist, Podcaster, Merchant of Hope

Portrait photo of Rachel Kolisi, guest on podcast of Riël Malan

Episode #40:
Rachel Kolisi

Kolisi Foundation Co-Founder, CEO and Member, Businesswoman, Humanitarian and wife of Springbok captain Siya Kolisi

Episode #39:
Dr Imtiaz Sooliman

Philanthropist, Humanitarian & Founder of The Global Disaster Relief Group, Gift of Givers.

Portrait photo Sailor Malan Riël podcast

Episode #38:
Sailor Malan
Forgotten South African WWII and Anti-Apartheid Hero with a message for today.

Episode #37:
William (Bill) Duggan
Professor of Strategy and Innovation: Columbia Business School in New York

Episode #36:
Joshua Ngoma
Founder and Chief Enabler Enterprising Africa Regional Network (EARN), Entrepreneur, Philanthropist and Teacher

Episode #35:
Sarah Arnot Mulhern
Leadership Expert, Coach, Author & Polymath

Episode #34:
Ronen Aires
Guide, Entrepreneur,  Psychedelic Boundary Breaker

Ian Fuhr podcast with Riël Malan

Episode #33:
Ian Fuhr
CEO: Maverick entrepreneur, Founder: Sorbet, brand builder and social boundary breaker

Riël Malan podcast richard fernandes

Episode #32:
Richard (Kiki) Fernandes
CEO: Marginpar, Floriculture, Ke, Et & NL High-impact, People-centred Leader

Episode #31:
Styli Charalambous
CEO & Publisher of The Daily Maverick, Merchant of Truth, Co-leader of Troublemakers

Episode #30 – (Part 2)
Professor Kelly Chibale
Making African research capacity globally competitive

Episode #30 – (Part 1)
Professor Kelly Chibale
Escaping Poverty Through Education

Episode #29
Andy du Plessis
Social Entrepreneur, Merchant of Hope & CEO: FoodForward

Episode #28
Louise van Rhyn
Social Entrepreneur, Passionate Education Activist & Complexity Theory Expert

Episode #27
Matt Brown
Podcast Host & Author of “Your Inner Game”

Episode #26:
Kirsty Chadwick
Teacher, Passionate Digital Shaper & African EdTech Entrepreneur

Episode #25
Anthony Farr
Allan Gray’s Philanthropic Legacy – A conversation with Anthony Farr

Episode #24:
Vusi Thembekwayo
International Speaker, Entrepreneur, Opinion Shaper & Breaker

Episode #23:
Gil Oved (Re-release)
Entrepreneur, Technology Investor & Shark at Sharktank.

Episode #22
Taps Mugadza
International Recording Artist, Zimbabwean Orphan & Phylanthropist.

Episode #21:
Themba Baloyi
Entrepreneur, Visionary & Founder: Discovery Insure (re-release)

Episode #20:
Julia Raphaely
Media Transformer, Digital Shaper & CEO: Associated Media Publishing

Episode #19:
Keet van Zyl
Venture Capitalist, Digital Shaper & Co-Founder: Knife Capital

Episode #18:
Gareth Ackerman
Retail Shaper, Philosopher & Chairman: Pick ‘n Pay

Episode #17:
Musa Kalenga
Digital Shaper, Author, Speaker, CEO & Co-Founder: Bridge Labs, Chief Future Officer: The Brave Group.

Episode #16:
Nyimpini Mabunda
Multinational Executive, Entrepreneur & Founder: Saseka Digitech

Episode #15:
Dr Michael Mol
Physician, Media Personality, Master Public Speaker, Tech Entrepreneur & CEO: Hello Doctor

Episode #14:
Allon Raiz
Business Incubator, Entrepreneurship Expert, Founder & CEO: Raizcorp

Episode #13:
Three African Technology Entrepreneurs

Episode #12:
Ntombi Langa-Royds
Shaper, Breaker & Director: Kumba, Redefine, M&R, M-Pact

Episode #11:
Vimal Shah
East-African Industrialist, Entrepreneur, Mentor & Chairman: BIDCO Africa

Episode #10:
Philip Krawitz
Retail Visionary, Entrepreneur & Chairman: Cape Union Mart Group

Episode #9:
Richard Cock
Conductor, Musician & Entrepreneur

Episode #8:
Arthur Gillis
Serial Hotelier, Former CEO: Protea Hotels & CEO: Platinum Hospitality Group

Episode #7:
Thabs Dube
Amputee, Inspirational Entrepreneur, Sportsman & Founder: LETZ

Episode #6:
Wayne Hull
Digital Shaper, Builder & Managing Director: Accenture Digital Africa

Episode #5:
Andrea Gevers
Shaper, Researcher & CEO: Ask Africa

Episode #4:
Anthony Farr
Social Entrepreneur, Philanthropist & CEO: Allan & Gill Gray Foundation

Episode #3:
Gil Oved
Entrepreneur, Tech Investor & Shark at Shark Tank SA

Episode #2:
Themba Baloyi
Visionary, Entrepreneur & Founder: Discovery Insure

Episode #1:
Introduction Episode
Shapers, Makers, Builders
& Breakers