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The South African-ness
60 minutes | Sep 17, 2021
Paul Naude tells the story of the surf industry through a career that spans five decades.
Paul Naude tells the story of the surf industry through a career that spans five decades. There's Gotcha, Billabong, and his latest brand Vissla. He also talks about actual surfing and what South African-ness is to him.Hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross Zondagh, and Gary AmstutzProducer: Anna Greenfield
58 minutes | Aug 25, 2021
Dominique Scott talks about dreams of becoming an Olympian and how she empowers young female athletes.
Two-time SA Olympian, Dominique Scott, chatted with the guys about her journey towards the Olympics. From how she was resistant to running cross country at all as a child, to how a family trip to the US awoke her dream to become an Olympian. She also talks about ‘The Dom Squad’, her introductory training programme for young female athletes, and gives her unique take on what ‘South African-ness’ means…Hosts:Nick DreyerNick LatoufRoss ZondaghGary AmstudzProducers: Anna GreenfieldBrandon Daniels
52 minutes | Aug 10, 2021
Bryan Friedman on doing business in America - with added gems from his experience at Gotcha
Bryan has been living in the US for a long time. He first went over with iconic South African surf brand Gotcha! And the insights he shares are mind-blowing! Definitely the right podcast to listen to if you're thinking about launching your product or business in the US!
44 minutes | Jul 28, 2021
Shaun Tomson is best known as one of the top 10 surfers of the century but what he has to say about business, will blow your mind...
South Africans know Shaun Tomson as a world champion surfer and the founder of Instinct. did you know he was also instrumental in the growth of Patagonia? Shaun joined the guys to talk about surfing, olympic medals, business, and of course, South African-ness...Spoiler alert: Have a tissue handy for the end of the podcast.
26 minutes | Jun 18, 2021
This South African is driving circles around Formula 4 and she's only 14 years old. Introducing Tony Naudé
Tony Naudé moved to Switzerland from South Africa when she was very small. Tony isn't old enough to legally drive a car on the road yet, but her favourite thing to do is to is competitive Formula 4 racing, where she hits speeds of up to 240 km per hour. The guys caught up with Tony (and her dad) to learn about her speedy adventures all around Europe.
49 minutes | Mar 26, 2021
South African movie maker, Dylan Ben Israel compares two things between SA and the USA; the film industry and the food.
Dylan Ben Israel is a South African screenwriter and movie maker. Most recently, people know him as the guy who created The Dead Sea and Marked: Military, but back in the day ( if you were around back in the day) he also wrote the original screenplay for the movie Hansie. Dylan spent some time with the guys talking about the film industry in South Africa compared to Hollywood. He also told us about the essence of South African-ness, which for him is our amazing South African food! Hosts: Nick dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme Song: Donovan CopleyConnect with the show:Facebook: @veldskoen.shoes ( also check out SOUTH AFRICAN-NESS, our new page)Instagram: @veldskoenshoeswebsite: veldskoen.com
49 minutes | Mar 12, 2021
This South African is the VP of Marketing for Absolut Vodka and he gave us some tips about connecting with a generation Z audience...
In 2019 Charl Bassil was poached from Pernod Ricard SA, to head up global marketing for Absolut Vodka. The guys caught up with Charl, and tried to get him to email them the Absolut vodka marketing strategy. He didn't. He did, however, share amazing insight on how brands can connect with Gen Z and on the value of authenticity when you tell your brand's story. He also talked about South African-ness and told us about his all time favourite South African brand. Spoiler alert, it's Nando's. Connect with us:Facebook: @veldskoen.shoes or @SOUTH AFRICAN-NESS ( it's our open group)Instagram: @veldskoenshoeswebsite: veldskoen.comPodcast hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme song: Donovan Copley
44 minutes | Feb 26, 2021
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: @veldskoenshoeswebsite: veldskoen.comPodcast hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme song: Donovan Copley
54 minutes | Feb 11, 2021
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 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.shoesFacebook: @veldskoen.shoesInstagram: @veldskoenshoes
19 minutes | Feb 1, 2021
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 ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme Song: Donovan CopleyConnect with VELDSKOEN:website: www.veldskoen.shoesFacebook: @veldskoen.shoesInstagram: @veldskoenshoes
44 minutes | Jan 7, 2021
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 of creating a sustainable business. Connect with Gary:https://rubberstampsa.co.za/Connect with us:Veldskoen.shoesHosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme Song: Donovan Copley
38 minutes | Dec 2, 2020
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 10 Degrees South 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...Find Justin online...10degreessouth.combiltong-bar.comFind us online...Facebook: @veldskoen.shoesInstagram: @veldskoenshoesWebsite: veldskoen.shoesShow hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, and Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme song: Donovan Copley
34 minutes | Nov 11, 2020
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 story for his product, oh, yes, and also that he went to completely the wrong high school. Entrepreneurs, tea drinkers, and Kearsney College Old Boys... this episode is for you!Hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme Song: Donovan CopleyFind BOS Iced Tea on social media:Facebook: @BOSInstagram: @bosworldFind us on social media:Facebook: @veldskoen.shoesInstagram: @veldskoenshoes
33 minutes | Nov 3, 2020
This South African is providing educational opportunities for children in Gugulethu, Philippi, and Khayelitsha, through his work in Canada.
Through the South African Film Festival, Cecil Herchler and his wife Ruth, raise the money every year that puts thousands of disadvantaged South African kids through school. They guys caught up with Cecil to learn all about his foundation, Education Without Borders, his love of South Africa and her people, and about his special nostalgic connection with vellies. Hosts: nick Dreyer, Ross Zondagh, and Nic LatoufProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme Song: Donovan CopleyFind us on social media:Facebook: @Veldskoen.shoesInstagram: @Veldskoenshoes
44 minutes | Oct 28, 2020
This South African is a marketing genius who is helping make rugby happen in America
Tami McQueen, originally from Benoni, has been in the US for almost 20 years. She began her marketing career after coming very close to playing pro tennis. Her marketing firm, 31 Degrees South, has worked with companies like Facebook, Twitter, Subway, Red Bull, Billabong, and Porche. (Tami makes fancy friends!) Now she's bringing her love of sport and marketing together, heading up marketing for the New England Free Jacks rugby team!The guys got Tami online for a chat. There's lots of rugby, and lots of reminiscing about home...Hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme song: Donavan CopleyLet's Connect!Facebook:@veldskoen.shoesInstagram:@veldskoenshoes@tamimcqueen
34 minutes | Oct 20, 2020
This South African turned his love of body boarding into a successful business in the US. It also got him deal on Shark Tank...
Steve Watts and his wife, and business partner Angela, own Slyde Handboards. Their cool body surfing company caught sharks Mark Cuban and Ashton Kutcher as investors. Steve is also a part of the Veldskoen team. In this episode, the guys chat to Steve about his Shark Tank experience and about building small businesses in America...Hosted by: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProduced by: Anna GreenfieldTheme song: Donovan CopleyFacebook: @veldskoen.shoes Instagram: @veldskoenshoes
31 minutes | Oct 13, 2020
This South African is a serial entrepreneur and crypto currency expert in America...
In this episode, the guys pick the brain of, crypto currency expert and serial entrepreneur, Ran Neuner. Ran used to be the CEO of Creative Council, one of South Africa's most famous advertising agencies. After selling that business, Ran relocated to the US, where he is currently hosting the Crypto Trader show on CNBC, but he still has business interests in South Africa, and a deep love for its people. Show hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nick Latouf. Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme song: Donovan Copley.Join our Veldskoen family on social media, @veldskoen.shoes on Facebook, @veldskoenshoes on Instagram!
43 minutes | Oct 5, 2020
This South African is rocking London's west end musical theatre scene.
This week's episode gives the guys a peak into London's west end musical theatre scene. SA actor, Sifiso Mazibuko, shares shares his personal journey with the smash hit Hamilton, including, a gruelling audition process that went on for a whole year! If you enjoyed listening to this episode, please let us know. (Also let us know if you didn't)We love getting feedback from listeners!You can connect with us about the show on any of the Veldskoen Social pagesFacebook: @veldskoen.shoesInstagram: @veldskoenshoesAlso, please share the show with your friends and subscribe...
35 minutes | Sep 28, 2020
These two South Africans are dominating marketing for Nando's and Starbucks in the UK...
Guy Carter is the Marketing Manager for the Nando's Group. He happens to be married to Donnay Carter, the Marketing Manager for Starbucks UK. Nick, Nic, and Ross spoke to this power couple of marketing because 1) they're brilliant at what they do and all brands can learn from them, and c) ... You guessed it, they both happen to be South Africans! If you love learning about big brands. If you love sharing stories of South African-ness, this episode is for you! If you find the episode entertaining or helpful (or even awful) we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please connect with us on Facebook (@veldskoen.shoes) or Instagram (@veldskoenshoes)Hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme Song: Donovan Copley
28 minutes | Sep 17, 2020
This South African is taking Veldskoen to China
Fei Gao is taking Veldskoen to China. The guys chatted to her about how to successfully take a South African brand to the East. This episode is a must listen for any fashion retailer looking to expand to China. Intertwined with her wonderful stories from home, Fei provides great insight into what the Chinese market looks for in a fashion brand, and into daily life in Beijing post Covid. If you find the episode entertaining or helpful (or even awful) we'd love to hear your thoughts! Please connect with us on Facebook (@veldskoen.shoes) or Instagram (@veldskoenshoes)Hosts: Nick Dreyer, Nic Latouf, Ross ZondaghProducer: Anna GreenfieldTheme Song: Donovan Copley
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