'Don't Idolise Elon Musk' - Google's Mzamo Masito shares secrets to success

'Don't idolise Elon Musk' - Google's Mzamo Masito shares secrets to success

'Don't idolize Elon Musk' - Google's CMO Africa, Mzamo Masito shares secrets to success.

Stop apologising for changing jobs! - Mzamo Masito
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Google Africa's Chief Marketing Officer, Mzamo Masito, went from fighting to make ends meet to being a South African captain of industry - but his journey is littered with battles and second-guessing. Not what you'd expect from a high-flying executive. 

He tells ‘Don’t Hold Back’ podcast, host Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba why young South Africans should not idolise Elon Musk, why Ubuntu is so underrated, and why changing jobs the right way helps you get ahead. 

Just a heads up: there is some swearing in this first episode of Season 2. Listen to the full podcast above, or watch it below.

Meanwhile, in the season one finale of the award-winning ‘Don’t Hold Back’ podcast, host Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba looked at Black Tax: what it means, why it’s a taboo topic, and how to navigate it in families. 

Nozi held a frank discussion with a very special guest, her husband Skhu Mayaba, which offers listeners a unique insight into how Black Tax impacts relationships from friends to family to spouses. 

Black Tax and how to deal with it

Nozi and Skhu (pictured above) also discuss the fine line between financial responsibility and generosity, and the tough choices these present! 

"It can have a heavy burden on a marriage if you do not discuss these things.. if you do not manage these things," shares Nozi in the episode. 

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South African presenter Nozibele Qamngana-Mayaba is well known for her HIV-AIDS activism and YouTube channel. After her own HIV diagnosis in 2013, Nozibele made it her mission to hold open conversations about her journey. Now a published author and respected authority on the subject, the 31-year-old’s work was named as one of the web’s Top 15 HIV YouTube channels.  She recently completed a second season of her TV show called #YesIHaveHIV, where she assists others to disclose their HIV statuses to friends and family. In May of 2023, her presenting skills earned her an international nomination in the "Presenter of the Year" category at the Association of International Broadcasting awards. With her direct, engaging, and empathetic hosting style, she's the perfect fit to address taboo topics - and to say: Don't hold back!

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‘Don’t hold back – say it loud’  is a co-production between German broadcaster Deutsche Welle (DW), East Coast Radio and Jacaranda FM.

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