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Celebrate Southern Africa
Celebrate Southern Africa
Celebrating Southern Africans around the world, their roots, lessons they have learned about life and business, and how they bring Southern Africa into their lives, wherever they are.
Mar 18, 2022
Celebrate Sustainable Baby Clothes with Sashe Christopher
Join Dawn and Sashe Christopher of 'Pop My Way' as we chat about sustainanility in the fashion industry and especially baby clothes. Sashe shares her passion for 'modular design', a circular economy and why having her clothing GOTS certified means so much to her. She has also been recognised as one of the 100 most inspiring female entrepreneurs of 2022 by f:Entrepreneur. This lady is making waves! Check out her Pop My Way website Pop My Way on Instagram Pop My Way on Facebook
Mar 1, 2022
Celebrate Hemp with Jane Dunstan
It was so brilliant to chat with Jane Dunstan of The hemp hut about hemp and CBD. * What is it? * Why would you take it? Please get in touch with Jane for any questions and check out her Hemp Hut Belper website for her brilliant products. They may just change your life
Feb 27, 2022
Celebrate Storytelling with Andy Copps
Andy is a porfessional storyteller whose mission is to share the power of story with old and young! He works in schools, with corporate clients, academics and in individual and group coaching - telling stories and teaching others to do the same. Check out his Andy Copps website for loads more info And his children's book: A Pug named Hugg is available on his website and on Amazon.co.uk
Feb 13, 2022
Celebrate Shoes with Gaynor Marie Thomasson
Gaynor's business journey started as she strolled through an Italian piazza enjoying gelato. She saw a man making shoes and signed up to his course. Today she has won investment on the Dragon's Den for her innovative and exciting shoe patent, which is making such a difference to our planet and the way we wear and buy shoes! Gaynor is making waves and we are so proud of her! Check out her Heelz and Toez website
Oct 21, 2021
Celebrate Chris Thompson the Author
I loved this chat with Chris Thompson. He shares some of his most delightful stories about life in Rhodesia / Zimbabwe. His book 'Tommo and the Phoencian Treasure' is brilliant and a highly enjoyable read for children, teens and adults. If you love the African bush, you will love Chris and you will love his books! Available on Amazon.com and Amazon.co.uk
Jun 17, 2021
Celebrate Harare with Lynette Gonga
Lynette is passionate about hometown - Harare. The capital of Zimababwe has a mix of cultures and Lynette's Free Walking Tours take in the people and experiences that make the city so special. Lynette is also the founder of Adventure Horizons and is host of a local TV series called Zim Icons.
May 24, 2021
Celebrate the Fundi Box with Comfort Smithson
Comfort Smothson's passion for craft comes from her East African roots and her background in architecture. She loves making things and her Fundi Box subscription crafting boxes are her way to raising the profile of African crafters and sharing the joy of crafting!
Apr 26, 2021
Celebrate Southern Africa the Brand
A couple of years ago John Walton at Mix Tape Radio International chatted to me about Celebrate Southern Africa the brand. As a fellow South African we had a great time with loads of laughs! Get in touch with John if you are keen to explore a new hobby in radio: firstname.lastname@example.org
Apr 12, 2021
Celebrate Southern African Foods with Ginni Fotheringham
When Ginni met Rhodesian Al Fotheringham, she was introduced to biltong, boerewors, Flings and 'now-now'. Today they run a hugely successful shop in Trowbridge, Wiltshire (Kalahari Kitchen) where they supply the local Southern Africans with all their home-comforts. Ginni is now an honorary Southern African as she can also make koeksisters!
Apr 3, 2021
Celebrate Geniene Preston at Actonville fm
Time to swap roles....Geniene Preston got to interview me this week for Actonville fm. I loved chatting about what Celebrate means to me and how it is helping Southern Africans in the UK and now globally. Check out: All the amazing work Geniene Preston is doing Actonville fm Celebrate Gifts UK and Celebrate Gifts South Africa Please get in touch to find out more about the market, website contributions and for the African Ubuntu Network: email@example.com
Mar 27, 2021
Celebrate Blogging with Michelle Cheyne
Michelle Cheyne of the Content College is a great believer in growing your business using content, especially blogging. In this chat Michelle shares her knowledge about why to blog, SEO (Search Engine Optimisation), guest blogging and the Content College community.
Mar 20, 2021
Celebrate Vandy Massey the Artist
Vandy only started painting 11 years ago and it has become such an important part of her life. Vandy shares about her journey and how to get started if you are keen to explore painting. Vandy has some exciting plans ahead, so please check out her website and her Instagram profile, Pinterest and Facebook Page.
Mar 14, 2021
Meet the lovely, passionate Zimbabwean born and raised Cath of CathCurios. Her curios are not just items in your home that are colourful and handmade, they support families and communities in mostly Zimbabwe.
Mar 6, 2021
Celebrate John Walton's 'A Small Town'
John Walton is co-owner of the online radio station Mix Tape Radio International. He is also a writer and has contributed to 'Of Airships & Automatons: Tales of Steam and Science' an anthology of steampunk short stories.
Mar 1, 2021
Celebrate Plus Sized Clothes with Hayley Joy
Hayley Joy Weinberg is an amazingly gifted and talented business woman. She cares deeply for her clientele and knows exactly what they need. She has also mastered WhatsApp to grow her business, and colour plays a big role in her creations. If you would like to see more of what Hayley talks about in this podcast, head over to THIS LINK on YouTube to watch the interview there. Check out Hayley Joy Shop on Facebook and her new venture Hayley's Joy Shared.
Feb 20, 2021
Celebrate Healing Businesses with Riana Avis
Riana Avis provides 'Grounded Solutions for Visionary Therapists'. Her work focuses on supporting those who help and heal others. The skills she brings to her business coaching come from a background in the tech industry and Riana uses her passion for people to help others do what they do best.
Feb 6, 2021
Celebrate Connected Therapies with Taryn Jacoby
Taryn Jacoby of Connected Therapies has a range of therapies that she draws from when she coached 1-2-1 and in workshop settings. Self-care is a priority for Taryn and something we all need to be more focused on during these difficult times.
Jan 30, 2021
Celebrate Virtual Working with June Whiteman
June Whiteman has made her home on the Isle of Man. Having worked in a range of different job - from a shoe factory to cermics - June is now working virtually supporting small business with admin and diary management. June chats about life on the Isle of Man and shares her joy in island life. Virtually There
Jan 23, 2021
Celebrate Rusks with Rene Everett
Rene Everett finds joy in the kitchen and it is around the dining room table that memories are made. Rene's 'Tyd vir Beskuit' book is a celebration of memories, South African culture and a collection of her own, passed down and adpated rusk recipes. Get your physical book or pdf on her Simply Renew website And find our more about her amazing sister Karen van der Poll on her Coffee with Karen Facebook Page
Jan 16, 2021
Celebrate Play & Story with Rory Berry
Rory is passionate about story and play. You will hear his energy as he chats about the value they both play in our lives and in our businesses. You can join his community, get regular email inspiration to enhance your life and some brilliant content on his website: https://www.roaringberry.com/
Jan 9, 2021
Celebrate Bolga Baskets with Nako Creative World
When Nako's son was diagnosed with Autism, she became aware of the lack of support for families in her homecountry of Ghana also living with autism. Her business imports Bolga Baskets from Ghana and some of her profits are fed back into Ghana to help families with autistic children. You can support Nako and the work she does for autism on her Nako Creative World Etsy Store
Jan 5, 2021
Celebrate African Craft & Recycling with Claire Shepherd
The dynamic Durbanite Claire Shepherd chats about her 3 businesses: * Zuza Trading which sells crafts from South Africa and Mandela Tea (where you can find all the products mentioned in the podcast episode) * Zuza Recycling the brilliant recycling social enterprise * Ouse Bridge Guest House in the Lake District
Jan 2, 2021
Celebrate EMF Protection with Lena Thompson
Lena is passionate about helping people around the world protect themselves against the Electro Magnetic Field (EMF). For more information, connect with Lena on her website and her Facebook Page
Aug 16, 2020
My African Dream with Claire Whatley of GAGA UK
Claire's heart is firmly in Africa after spending her formative years in Southern Africa. She is now Director of GAGA - Goodwill & Growth for Africa and working across Africa in education and health projects.
Aug 2, 2020
Celebrate Pinotage with Gerhard Perold
Gerhard Perold of the Perold Wine Cellar is a champion of the South African wine industry. His DNA is dripping with wine and his heritage is deeply embedded in the history of the country and the legend that is Pinotage.
Jun 14, 2020
Corona Diaries Part Three
Some insights about the Corona Pandemic from Southern Africans around the world - sharing their experiences are Michelle in Johannesburg and Ian in Tzaneen, Rick in Manchester, Moya in Hertford and Sandy in Perth.
Jun 6, 2020
Corona Diaries Part Two
In this episode Southern Africans in the UK and SA share their Corona Virus insights. We hear from Mandy, Kim and Tania (of Spirus Marketing) in the UK, Jackie in Joburg and an update from Ian in Tzaneen.
May 27, 2020
Corona Diaries Part One
In this episode Southern Africans in the UK and SA share their Corona Virus insights. We hear from Claire in the Lake District in the UK, Gerald in Krugersdorp, Deon in London, Karin in Potch, June in the Isle of Mann and Ian in Tzaneen.
May 24, 2020
Celebrate the Tamarisk Tree with Annalie Kleinloog
From the misty Midlands in KwaZulu Natal, South Africa, Annelie Kleinloog writes of a hiking encounter in the Fish River Canyon. Visit Annelie's blog Wandering and Wondering Journeys for more of her wonderful tales and travels
Apr 12, 2020
Celebrate HomeSchooling with Natalie Farrell
Natalie Farrell lives in the UK, works shifts, has a cake business with her mom, and homeschools her three gorgeous children. In this episode, Natalie chats about why she homeschools, how she balances her days and tips for those considering it.
Dec 10, 2019
Celebrate Marianna Marks the Kitchen Queen
Marianna's passion for her roots in Namibia and her love for her grandmother, has put her on a path of cooking and baking books, and now children's books.
Nov 22, 2019
Celebrate Writing with Andy Hardy
Andy Hardy is a member of writing and music groups in Frome, Somerset, UK. In this episode we celebrate writing - short stories and how to make writing social.
Oct 29, 2019
Celebrate Musa Gift Masombuka the Writer
Musa Gift Masombuka's short story, 'The Initiation' was placed on the Honours List in the 2017 South African Writers College short story competition. His debut poetry book is a prescribed library resource for the Gauteng Education department.
Apr 2, 2019
Celebrate William Gets the All-Rounder
William is the supreme all-rounder. He is a proud South African who started his working life in the bush and is now a talented marketer in the UK
Mar 14, 2019
Celebrate Tania Verdonk the Networker
Tania is a Southern African who takes action. She has a marketing business and is very involved in her local community and the South African Chamber of Commerce in the East of England
Feb 28, 2019
Celebrate the South African Chamber of Commerce
The South African Chamber of Commerce UK is about celebrating South African business in the UK, South Africans and the wonderful South African culture. Support, networking, training, socialising and coming together to celebrate all that makes us so special.
Feb 3, 2019
Celebrate Deon Newbronner Changing Business
Deon Newbronner was born in South Africa, raised mostly in Zimbabwe and is, today, transforming the business world using the power of story telling.
Jan 21, 2019
Celebrate John Walton the Radio Man
John Walton has had so many varied careers, which have stood him in good stead for his current 'job'. Early retirement has given him the opportunity to fill a life ambition of having his own radio station. Mix Tape Radio International is his passion, and brings so many people around the global hours of enjoyment.
Jan 3, 2019
Celebrate Gerhard Perold & Pinotage
Gerhard Perold comes from a family tree that is well-known in the South African wine world. It was his great-grandfather who created the Pinotage grape, and Gerhard is slowly introducing this uniquely South African grape to the UK.
Dec 29, 2018
Celebrate Zimbabwean Bianca Goss in the UK
Bianca was born and raised in Harare. The first time she got onto a plane, was to move to the UK. She had some really tough times being young, partying and enjoying London - like so many young travellers do. She now lives in Wiltshire, UK with her husband and tow children. Bianca's African roots have shaped her life and have a daily impact on her family. Bianca is an example of someone who has made it happen....