R145 (includes signed book). Cape Town. Nic Haralambous. Bruce Whitfield. We’re going to tackle the most important conversation in South Africa. 90% of businesses fail, so why is it such a pariah topic to talk about? Join Nic Haralambous, author of the brilliant new book Do. Learn. Fail. Repeat. and SA’s number one business show host, Bruce Whitfield, for a candid discussion on what business is really about. NOTE: This event includes a free book.
R145 (includes signed book). Johannesburg. Nic Haralambous. Maps Maponyane. We continue the conversation in Johannesburg, talking about the topic of Failure, and why it’s such a pariah subject - despite failure being so prevalent in South African business. Join Nic Haralambous, author of the brilliant new book Do. Learn. Fail. Repeat. and celebrity entrepreneur Maps Maponyane for a candid discussion on what business is really about.
R145. Khayelitsha. Shaun Tomson. Shaun Tomson has been listed as one of the 25 most influential surfers of the century and as one of the 10 greatest surfers of all time. During his career he was both the youngest and oldest surfer to win a pro event and is considered to be one of the architects of professional surfing. Additionally to his surfing career, Shaun founded, managed and sold two multi-million market-leading clothing brands – Instinct in the 1980s and Solitude in the 1990s.
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HEAVY CHEF RAW:
'Raw' is Heavy Chef's weekly video insert, where our intrepid anchors venture out into the entrepreneurial wilderness to sample the raw ingredients of the Heavy Chefs in our community. We taste-test the recipes of technologists, leaders and creatives in Cape Town, Johannesburg and beyond.
Sam Beckbessinger is a anomaly. One of the smartest financial minds in South Africa, yet her education was anything but financially-minded. Our immersive anchor Caley van der Kolk decided to face her financial fears and go head-to-head with Sam in tackling some of the basic financial questions that plagues her and just about any other millennial on this green planet of ours.
Marlon Parker is a true African entrepreneur phenomenon. Together with his wife, he started a very special project in the underserved area of Langa, outside of Cape Town, in the Western Cape of South Africa. "RLabs is in the business of hope," according to Parker. Since its inception, the project has reached over 9m people and operates in 23 countries. In this episode of Heavy Chef Raw, anchor Caley van der Kolk finds out the secret recipe that Marlon has been wielding in creating such a remarkable and impactive South African success story.
Monde Sitole is an astonishing young South African. He is an educator, philosopher, fundraiser, entrepreneur, social activist and mountain climber. Monde has already climbed 4 out 7 of the world's highest peaks and now, in his mid-twenties, he intends to scale the other three - including Mt Everest without bottled oxygen. In this episode of Heavy Chef Raw, our intrepid anchor, Caley van der Kolk hikes the Cape Town's most sedentary peak, Constantia Nek (Everest, it ain't) - and gleans an extraordinary lesson from an extraordinary individual.
Yesterday, on Wednesday the 2nd May, we paid a visit to Tastelab HQ, headed up by Wessel Adriaan Pieterse. With a BSC degree in Food Science behind his name, followed by an MBA from UCT GSB, coupled with product design courses in Barcelona (I mean, what’s next Wes?), Secco Infusion is Wessel’s first creation that lives, very neatly beneath the Tastlab Mother Brand. Secco is already in 50 stores in 8 months. We find out how Wessel did it.
Dennis Ngango is the winner of Samsung's Social Star Competition, selected by former Ms. South Africa Joanne Strauss herself. In this video, Dennis takes over the Heavy Chef Raw playlist (dayam dude, why you gotta be that way?). Heavy Chef anchor Caley van der Kolk spoke to Dennis before the "Online Video Revolution" Heavy Chef event in Johannesburg on 10th April to discuss his journey. Dennis is one sharp guy. Engineer by day, vlogger by night, Dennis is the millennial equivalent of a superhero. He shares with Caley why he started his channel, finding his authentic voice, the struggles, the rewards and the benefits of what it's like to conceptualise, produce and syndicate a personal YouTube channel.