17 episodes

This series of conversations focuses on topics that are personal to each of us,encouraging self-reflection. Every week Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie hosts guests; authors, speakers, renowned academics and respected leaders for enlightening and insightful conversations in both isiZulu and English. New episodes are released weekly, on Wednesdays. Subscribe to the channel to get all the episodes as they are released.

Nongcebo McKenzie: The Podcast Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie

    • Society & Culture

This series of conversations focuses on topics that are personal to each of us,encouraging self-reflection. Every week Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie hosts guests; authors, speakers, renowned academics and respected leaders for enlightening and insightful conversations in both isiZulu and English. New episodes are released weekly, on Wednesdays. Subscribe to the channel to get all the episodes as they are released.

    Why Sleep is Important for our Health with Dr Lihle Qulu (Neuroscientist)

    Why Sleep is Important for our Health with Dr Lihle Qulu (Neuroscientist)

    Sleep allows our bodies and minds to recharge, leaving us refreshed and alert when we wake up. On this episode Dr Lihle Qulu (Neuroscientist) talks about the importance of sleep for our overall health and why without enough sleep, the brain cannot function properly.

    Qulu was born in Lamontville township near Durban and raised by her mother and sister. She went to school in Wentworth and then studied at the University of Zululand where she obtained a BSc degree in Biochemistry, followed by an honours degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (Durban-Westville) in 2009. She worked as a teacher at Lamontville High School for five years before deciding she was fascinated by neuroscience and wanted to study further in that field.
    She then went on to get her MSc Medical Science (Cum Laude) through UKZN (Durban Westville) followed by a PhD Med Science through UKZN (Durban-Westville) in 2016. Dr Lihle Qulu is currently a senior lecturer at Stellenbosch University in the department of Human Physiology.

    Host: Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie 
    Studio: United Rhythms Studios 
    Technical Editor: Sibusiso 'Dust' Nkosi 

    • 45 min
    UKZN Legends Conversations: Dr Imtiaz Sooliman

    UKZN Legends Conversations: Dr Imtiaz Sooliman

    The University of KwaZulu-Natal School of Clinical Medicine is hosting a series of conversations to honour the institution's  Alumni legends in Medicine. This is the inaugural conversation with Gift of the Givers Founder, Dr Imtiaz Sooliman. 

    Technical Editing: Sibusiso ‘Dust’ Nkosi

    Studio: United Rhythms Recording Studios

    Host: Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie 

    • 1 hr 8 min
    UMama Emndenini no Rev. Hawu Mbatha

    UMama Emndenini no Rev. Hawu Mbatha

    On this episode, Rev. Hawu Mbatha talks about what the role of a woman  within the family context is and how that role needs  to be nurtured and supported. 

    Technical Editing: Sibusiso ‘Dust’ Nkosi

    Studio: United Rhythms Recording Studios

    Host: Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie 

    • 33 min
    10 Lessons from Rev. O.T. Dlamini

    10 Lessons from Rev. O.T. Dlamini

    As we review the year and start planning for the coming year, Rev OT Dlamini shares some words on managing challenges, handling difficult situations and honouring yourself. 

    Technical Editing: Sibusiso 'Dust' Nkosi 
    Studio: United Rhythms Studios 
    Host: Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie 

    • 22 min
    Parentification

    Parentification

    On this episode of The Podcast , Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie sits down with Ndabenhle Myeza (Human Behaviour Practitioner) talk about parentification and how this affects family dynamics. 

    Technical Editing: Sibusiso ‘Dust’ Nkosi


    Studio: United Rhythms Recording Studios


    Host: Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie 

    • 29 min
    Leadership Insights with Dr. Judy Dlamini

    Leadership Insights with Dr. Judy Dlamini

    On this episode, Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie sits down with  Dr. Judy Dlamini.

    Dr. Judy Dlamini is the founder and Executive Chairman of Mbekani Group and former Chairman of Aspen Pharmacare Limited, a JSE-listed pharmaceutical multinational. She is the current Chancellor of The University of the Witwatersrand.

    She is the recipient of the 2020 Golden Door-Rex Karmaveer Gold medal; 2019 EY World Entrepreneur-SA, Lifetime Achiever award, 2018 UNISA Leadership in Practice Award amongst other awards. She received honorary Doctorates from The Nelson Mandela University in Business in 2018 and The University of KwaZulu Natal in Economics in 2019. A 2016 African Economy Builder Award, She started her career as a medical doctor before she went into business.

    Her book 'Equal but Different' is based on her doctoral thesis which investigated the intersection of gender, race, and social class in women leaders' career progression and the leaders' proposed strategies for gender transformation at the leadership level.

    "My interest in this area of study is based on my strong belief that people are born equal but different. It is a belief that equity across gender, race, and social class will be attained in my lifetime"

    Her second book titled, 'The Other Story: A Fireside Chat with African Leaders' covers the life journeys of 12 African Leaders.

    Her recently published book, which she co-authored with Lebohang Maango, "Grow to be Great: Awesome African Achievers" has 24 biographies of leaders from all sectors,

    Technical Editing: Sibusiso ‘Dust’ Nkosi

    Studio: United Rhythms Recording Studios

    Host: Nongcebo Vukile McKenzie 

    • 23 min

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