The three founders of Veldskoen, Nick Dreyer, Ross Zondagh, and Nic Latouf, talk to innovative, resilient South Africans who are doing amazing things outside of Mzanzi. South African-ness: Descriptive Noun. A state of mind. A state of heart. The collection of attributes and attitudes that identify someone as a member of the rainbow nation.
This South African is revolutionising green fashion in the US by recycling clothes back to their original raw materials.
Luke Henning has done some awesome things. He studied for two undergrad degrees at the same time. He was a barista for Virgin. He's done an MBA at Oxford. He's met Joe Strummer without realizing he was talking to someone super famous. Now, he's got a company called Circ that recycles clothes to the raw materials they were made from, and he is revolutionizing the world of green fashion! The guys caught up with him and chatted about his business journey and his ideas around South African-ness. Connect with us: Facebook: @veldskoen.shoes or @SOUTH AFRICAN-NESS ( it's our open group) Instagram: @veldskoenshoes website: veldskoen.com Podcast hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross Zondagh Producer: Anna Greenfield Theme song: Donovan Copley
This South African created the Mandela Musical and has also landed a Grammy nomination!
Music producer Greg Borowsky was born and bred in Johanessburg. In SA he was signed with Sony, won a bunch of SAMAs, and produced the government's official "20 Years of Freedom" song. But in 2014 he took the leap and moved to New York City to take his musical dreams to the next level. The guys caught up with this extraordinary South African to learn all about what goes into developing a Broadway musical, how you get nominated for a grammy after from just one afternoon's work, and how he ended up making music in the first place... Greg studied to be an accountant, folks And of course, they asked him what he thinks South African-ness means... Connect with Greg: https://broadwaylicensing.com/contact/ Connect with Veldskoen: www.veldskoen.shoes Facebook: @veldskoen.shoes Instagram: @veldskoenshoes
Shark Tank's Vinny Lingham's advice to South Africans
The guys talked to serial entrepreneur, start-up investor, and Shark Tank judge, Vinny Lingam. Vinny shares advice about desirable skillsets for entrepreneurs and employees who want to work in a global market and not be tied down to one economy. He also shares a hilarious experience of South African-ness in the USA. Hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross Zondagh Producer: Anna Greenfield Theme Song: Donovan Copley Connect with VELDSKOEN: website: www.veldskoen.shoes Facebook: @veldskoen.shoes Instagram: @veldskoenshoes
This South African shares his experience creating remote businesses and sustainable businesses.
Gary Amstutz is the founder and CEO of Rubberstamp SA and also Veldskoen's newest international partner. Gary chatted to the guys about living abroad with a business in South Africa, the value of the people that make a business work, and the importance...
This South African is spreading the gospel of Biltong in America, one happy restaurant customer at a time...
Justin Anthony has been educating Americans about delicious South African food and wine for over 20 years! He has several restaurants in Atlanta, including Ten Degrees South, Yebo Cafe, and Biltong Bar. The guys caught up with him to learn about the magical spin he puts on traditional dishes and how he spreads South African-ness in the US...
This South African is taking ice tea to the world like a BOS(s)... see what we did there?
David Evans is the CEO of BOS Iced Tea. He's currently living in the Netherlands and spreading the gospel of delicious Rooibos throughout Europe. The guys caught up with him and learned about Rooibos, how he underestimated the value of a South African...