africa

Impact through empowerment and action

Reanne Olivier’s journey described on episode 119 from a psychology major at Stellenbosch University to the co-founder of Africa Matters Initiative demonstrates the impact that empowerment and action can have on individuals and communities. Her willingness to follow the path that led her to South Africa and to embrace the opportunities that came her way…

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119. Reanne Olivier: Empowering African Youth

In podcast episode 119, Reanne Olivier, co-founder of Africa Matters Initiative talks to Sue Stockdale about how her first journey to South Africa was sparked by her parents’ curiosity and exploration of the continent. This led her to challenge stereotypes and misconceptions about Africa, and ultimately shape her passion for making a difference. By immersing…

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90. Dr. James Kisia: Using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa

In the first of our series of guest-hosted episodes Racheal Wanjiku Kigame, Country Director, Help a Child Africa, who was a guest on episode 12 talks to her mentor Dr. James Kisia about using mentorship to cultivate leadership in Africa. He explains why leaders must listen, be curious and ‘walk their talk’ if they want…

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89. Alex van den Heever: The mindset of a wildlife tracker

Sue Stockdale talks to Alex van den Heever, a wildlife tracker and author who worked for many years at the famous Londolozi Game Reserve in South Africa. He served in numerous roles, as a safari guide, tracker and ultimately had full responsibility for the reserve’s environment.  Alex describes the ancient skill of tracking and how…

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