South Africa Real



South Africa REALDiscovering true GOLDThe intention of this podcast is to discover the true gold that can be found in us all. No matter who you are, your story is worth telling and should be heard. We intend  finding these stories to share them with our listeners.Through telling these stories we will not only inform and entertain you, but hopefully also inspire you to stretch your goals and overcome your own challenges and resistances. We want to give hope by sharing in the successes (and sometimes the failures) of others and in so doing, spread the joy of taking life by the horns and aiming at being the best version of you..This exercise is being embarked on with a firm belief that life should be lived with a sense of curioisty, adventure and fun. At the same time, there needs to be a purpose, a willingness to share and an eagerness to help one another live a life of fulfillment.Join us as we go out Discovering true GOLD


  • Young environmental entrepreneur targets the plastic straw

    30/06/2018 Duración: 23min

    Cara Kaltenbrun; a grade 11 scholar in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa; shares her thoughts on the single-use plastics polluting our planet. She has decided to launch a business, SIP, in an attempt to join the global assault on the single-use plastic straw. She is offering a glass straw as an alternative.Her concern for the environment is evident by the way she speaks about the plastic pollution problem facing the world.It is with action taken, such as is being taken by Cara, that global awareness of the problem will be heightened. The SIP straw, made of borosilicate glass, is extremely durable, making it suitable for all ages. It is the ideal replacement for the plastic straw.Cara can be contacted viaInstagram: @sipstraws e-mail:   

  • Cryptocurrency mining : a new-age route to financial freedom

    23/06/2018 Duración: 56min

    Dr Barbara Johnson - a Logotherapist with 35+ years in People Development - shares her excitement about the positive financial impact that cryptocurrency mining offers to one and all.After 24 months of personal involvement in crypto-mining, Barbara has not only seen her own net worth grow, but has been instrumental in introducing numerous others to this new age method of achieving financial freedom.Not to be regarded as an overnight "get-rich-quick" solution to your troubles, it is imperative to research the route one takes when getting involved with cryptocurrencies. Listen to Dr Barbara Johnson explain the basics about cryptocurrencies to me.If you would like to know more, please contact her directly on  +27 (0) 82 784 7656 or by e-mail

  • The Robinhood Foundation - bettering the lives of those in need

    16/06/2018 Duración: 30min

    Kim Griffith Jones, the sole employee of the Robinhood Foundation, fills the role of co-ordinator of this local NPO .The foundation was founded 13 years ago by local businesswoman, Cindy Norcott. She realised that she was in a position to help needy mothers in the community by merely passing on the nearly new clothing that her baby had outgrown. With this idea, she mobilized friends and neighbours to contribute what they had, and so the Robinhood Foundation came to be.Having grown considerably over the years, and being manned entirely by volunteers, the foundation did reach a point where a fulltime co-ordinator was required.When this position became vacant a few years back, Kim was the successful applicant. You can  hear the committment and passion that Kim has for her job as she tells of the work being done. She fully represents the values of the foundation and speaks with delight of the joy that it brings both giver and receiver when the Robinhood Foundation uplifts the community through their various proje

  • World class farmers market : home-grown on 20 years of passion

    09/06/2018 Duración: 01h21min

    Christine Standeaven shares her story of the establishment and growth of the Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market situated near to Durban in Kwa-Zulu Natal..Now 20 years old, the market was established by the Standeaven family when they found themselves with a excess of mushrooms that needed to be sold. After all these years, it is evident that the hands-on approach of this family in the running of this world-class market, has proven to be the perfect formula for success.The energy, love, commitment and passion that Christine and her family have invested in the market has delivered a host of benefits to the community. From the countless small traders who have had the opportunity of creating a livelihood for their families, to the community at large who are secure in the knowledge that the Shongweni Farmers & Craft Market will not disappoint. This market is a firm family favourite for food, fun and festivities. Not to be missed!(All well behaved dogs and other pets are welcome too)http://www.shongwenimarke

  • The JOY of being both HUMAN and KIND

    02/06/2018 Duración: 43min

    Nikki Jackman is a global ambassador of kindness, love & joy.Her story is inspirational in that it shows us how even the smallest acts of kindness can be transformative, not only to the recipients, but also to those performing the ARKS (Acts of Remarkable Kindness) .As a co-creator or The Joy Movement, she has been instrumental in bringing smiles, love & light into the lives of thousands of people over the past 14 years.She highlights just how easy it can be to positively impact someones life by creating and sharing of a moment of joy with them. Give JOY = Get JOY       A simple and very profound equation she lives by.To make contact with Nikki either to join The Joy Movement or to offer financial support you can visitFacebook:          thejoymovementorgWebsite    

  • Consciousness coaching : wholistic wellness

    26/05/2018 Duración: 38min

    Vanessa Mogorosi, Consciousness coach and Lightarian Reiki Master is passionate about personal development and the wholistic wellbeing of her clients..In this conversation, Vanessa, who had what many would have believed to be a "dream job", felt unfulfilled. She needed to let it all go in order to discover and follow her true calling.During her personal journey of self discovery she has completed many years of studying numerous ancient healing techniques.Through her practice, Naledi Zoa, Vanessa passionately serves the needs of her clients in their personal development and wholistic wellbeing.To make contact with Vanessa you can e-mail her her on: +27 (0) 837129797 

  • Prof David Verster : Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu

    19/05/2018 Duración: 53min

    Professor David Verster is a passionate student and coach of Brazilian Jui Jiitsu.He tells of his life journey through various figting disciplines, up to achieving his Carlson Gracie Black Belt and the establishment of the Carlson Gracie Jiu Jitsu gym in Durban. David's passion for Jiu Jitsu very soon ignites a love of the sport in his new students. They start out looking to learn this effective form of self-defense, but are soon transformed from new member to friend and part of a very close-knit, caring "family". Each member plays a role in developing the skills of the other students. They grow in strength and confidence in all areas of their lives.This fighting art is suitable for all, from young children through to the more "mature" citizen, people with large strong builds down to the smallest and "weakest". The art of Jiu Jitsu teaches the advantage of using strategy and skill to overcome an aggressor rather than brute force. It is recognised worldwide as the single most effective form of self-defence.htt

  • Graffiti artist to pro street artist

    12/05/2018 Duración: 46min

    Giffy Duminy (24) talks about his passion for his art, the natural wonders of nature and his love of South Africa.He was successful in combining these three elements to launch himself into a career as a mural artist.He has many works to be seen around his hometown of Durban, as well as a few across South Africa and abroad. Listen to his story about following your heart and doing what you love.He is available for commissions and can be contacted via his website or hisFaceBook page

  • Grants & contracts management explained

    05/05/2018 Duración: 34min

    So often the importance of the administrative team in an organisation is overlooked or undervalued. Today Suzette Grobler, a research administrator who has 14 years experience in managing grants & contracts, gives us a better understanding of the vital role played by members of the administrative teams within an organisation. Without the proper management and controls in place, funding for the research projects could well be withdrawn thereby bringing the very important research being carried out to a complete halt.It is evident, therefore, that although not working on the "front line" of the research project, the administators have an indirect positive impact on the lives of the people benefitting from these projects.  

  • From senior management to errand runner - an entrepreneur's journey

    01/05/2018 Duración: 46min

    Scelo Nciki shares his story of embarking on an entrepreneural journey after being in corporate employment for 15 years.His initial idea was born out of a frustration he was experiencing. This inspired him to turn his frustration into a business. Currently based in Durban, South Africa, The VVIP Concierge is set to expand nationally and then globally as Scelo embraces technology to offer his services by means of an app.Scelo Nciki can be contacted at:The VVIP Concierge e-mail:

  • Steampunk Coffee SA introduces a zero packaging policy

    01/05/2018 Duración: 41min

    Michael Goddard, of Steampunk Coffee SA, is steaming up the local coffee scene with the elimination of all single use packaging from his roastery and coffee shop.Listen to Michael talk about the history of Steampunk Coffee SA, as well as some of his future plans. His determination and enthusiasm to serve a superior product in an ethical and earth conscious manner is attracting the attention of coffee lovers countrywide."Steam on" and others will surely follow!Michael can be contacted by:e-mail:

  • From being bullied to small business owner

    30/04/2018 Duración: 46min

    Ryan tells the story of his days at primary school where he was subjected to bullying by other children.Learning the art of Jui Jitsu, his confidence grew and the problem dissapated. At high school he endured bullying of a different kind.After completing his schooling, he opened his own small business giving fulltime employment to two others.At the age of 18 he took on the role of emotional pillar during my journey through cancer, introducing me to cannibis oil and guiding me through my dietary changes.He recently left home to begin his life of independence, travel and exploration. 

  • Introduction to South Africa REAL

    19/04/2018 Duración: 02min

    A short introductory episode