Dragons’ Den South Africa allows entrepreneurs an opportunity to access venture capital funding, solid experience and business know-how to take their creative idea or business plan to the next level.
Xolani Gwala said in a statement: “I’m thrilled to be joining the Dragons’ Den team. Entrepreneurship is something I feel passionate about and it’s a subject that we frequently tackle on-air, from many different perspectives.”
Gwala currently hosts the afternoon drive show on Talk Radio 702 and he has been working in broadcast journalism for almost two decades. His sharp insight into politics, economy and current affairs comes as an advantage.
“I can’t wait to see who succeeds in getting a chance to pitch their idea to our dragons and, of course, which business idea is convincing enough to secure funding or mentorship from some of the best business brains in the country,” Xolani added.
Business gurus such as Lebo Gunguluza, Vusi Thembekwayo, Polo Leteka Radebe, Gil Oved and Vinny Lingham will weigh the aspirant entrepreneur’s ideas to see which one will win the show.
Dragons’ Den South Africa premieres on Mzansi Magic (DStv channel 161) on Tuesday, 23 September at 7pm.