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The Head of Revenue at Capitalise, South Africa outlines what alternative lending is and the various options available to entrepreneurs in the sector.


The director of Gidalene Accounting and Tax Services unpacks how to get your business registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and how to stay compliant once you are operating.


The co-founder and Managing Director of Dermastore explains why putting your customers' experience at the heart of your business is a winning strategy.



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A Recipe For Every Entrepreneurial Challenge

Starting, scaling and selling your business - and everything in-between. Every week, new Heavy Chefs share their recipes. You will learn all the essential aspects of being an entrepreneur. 

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E-Commerce Essentials

Aug 18. 6pm. JHB. Workshop17 Sandton. In-Person Event + Livestream. Two SA e-commerce authorities will cover topics from set-up, to managing stock, delivery and customer service. 

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Public Speaking

May 31. 6pm. CPT. Workshop17 Watershed. In-Person Event + Livestream. Mark Brown (1995 World Champion). Verity Price (2021). We join current and former world champions of public speaking to find out the secrets of their trade.   

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April 21. JHB. Workshop17 Sandton. Event + Livestream. Lauren Beukes. Pierre du Plessis. Two of Africa’s most exciting creative narrators join MC Fred Roed to uncover the secrets to better storytelling. 

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This is what community members have to say about Heavy Chef: 

Lethu Tshabangu
Founder, Ukhamba Beerworx

"Heavy Chef has been a huge support for me personally and for my business. The learnings have been inspirational and the community is like a big family of entrepreneurs."

Maurice van der Merwe
Founder, MoCo Coffee

“Heavy Chef’s bite-sized learning helps me to both be inspired and empowered in short, manageable, relevant increments.”

Miles Kubheka
Founder, Vuyo's

"We entrepreneurs, need platforms that provide learning that speaks specifically to our needs. Heavy Chef has recipes for all the essential needs of all entrepreneurs, from admin to being awesome."

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Learn Technology

Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, widely regarded as Africa's most authoritative voice on the 4th Industrial Revolution, unpacks the dazzling world of Artificial Intelligence and how you can use it in your business.

Aisha Pandor is the CEO and co-founder of SweepSouth. She reveals how she helped to build Africa’s first online end-to-end platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning services.

The CEO and Co-founder of Yuppiechef provides ten learning bites on crafting South Africa's most celebrated online success story from his living room.

Kobus Ehlers is the co-founder and former CEO of mobile payment solution SnapScan, as well as the founder of HR and payroll solutions platform Radar. He reveals his recipe on building a successful tech business.

The Head of Marketplace Engineering at WooCommerce reveals how entrepreneurs can utilise the platform to grow and sustain their online businesses.

The Head of Communications at E-commerce Forum South Africa unpacks the online shop and outlines the power that e-commerce has to change the lives of many South Africans.

Learn Leadership

The man behind the growth of major multinational companies like Shell and OTIS in South Africa, Bonang Mohale is a leader. The CEO of Business Leadership South Africa reveals how you too can lead your business to greater heights.

Presenting yourself with clarity and authority is even more important now that everything happens through a screen. Rich Mulholland, speaker extraordinaire, outlines the steps you need to take to hold your audience and become an effective presenter.

Roger Norton has built over 50 products in 5 years. In this recipe, Roger shares his recipe for kickstarting and scaling a lean, efficiently iterated, startup.

The co-founder of Getsmarter and founder of Valenture unpacks how to create a culture of innovation from the outset.

South Africa's greatest ever rugby wing, part of the 2007 Rugby World Cup-winning Springbok side, reveals his recipe to a winning mentality.

The Digital and Performance Marketing Manager at OneDayOnly reveals how entrepreneurs can utilise data to create effective digital marketing strategies.

Learn Creativity

The 2021 World Champion of Public Speaking, Verity Price unpacks how you can uncover your life force to produce a talk that truly connects you with your audience.

Riyadh 'YoungstaCPT' Roberts is a South African rapper, songwriter and entrepreneur. He reveals how music has helped him fulfil his purpose to showcase his own diverse culture.

Zolani Mahola is a story-teller, singer and performer. The co-founder of Freshlyground shares her recipe on creative expression.

Nic Haralambous is a serial entrepreneur, acclaimed author and global keynote speaker. He reveals what it takes to build a sustainable side hustle to supplement your income.g.

After growing his agency Cerebra into a social media behemoth, Craig took his @southafrica Instagram account to 300k followers. In this recipe, he shares the ingredients to Insta success.

Email marketing whizz Jason Bagley manages direct marketing campaigns for some of the world's biggest brands. In this recipe, he reveals the secrets of the venerable inbox.


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