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Chairperson for the South African Naturopathy Association Dr. Adele Pelteret explains how understanding your unique needs, and the healing power of nature, can help you design a balanced life.

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Mandla Khupe is the General Manager of Commercial and Business Development at Retail Capital. He outlines what the SME funder can offer small businesses.

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Masego 'Maps' Maponyane is a South African media personality and entrepreneur. He shares his recipe for building a sustainable personal brand.

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Entrepreneur Events

Fintech In Africa (JHB)

Jun 29. Workshop17 JHB.
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 Jonathan Smit. Zinhle Novazi. Marius Reitz. We're investigating the extraordinary impact fintech has had on Africa and the world. 

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Customer Experience 2021 (CPT)

May 27. Workshop17 Waterfront.
Event + Livestream.
 Brian Kalma. Luke Jedeikin. It's time to understand how to do e-commerce and customer experience right. 

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SA's Top 5 Startups (CPT)

Dec 2. Workshop17 Waterfront.
Event + Livestream.
 Siyabonga Mbaba. Zinhle Novazi. Fred Roed. We're going to uncover the best of the best startups in South Africa. 

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Technology Recipes

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.

Jonathan Smit, CEO of Payfast, demystifies the most important component of e-commerce: taking payments online.

Annette Muller, CEO of Flexyforce, South Africa's largest cloud services remote working agency, shares the secrets to creating a world-class flexible work environment.

Lwando Xaso has the unique distinction of having been mentored by some of South Africa's greatest legal minds. In this recipe, the acclaimed constitutional lawyer and author unpacks ethics, and how to apply them to life and business.

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.

In the fast-paced business world of today, growth strategy is a significant component of investment. Knife Capital co-managing partner Andrea Böhmert reveals the fundamentals of achieving critical growth outcomes.

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.

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.

Sizwe Nzima is the founder of Iyeza Health. The inspiring Khayelitsha-based entrepreneur reveals the intricacies of creating a sustainable business in new markets - and taking on the competition in well-established categories.

The CEO of Bottles reveals how his e-commerce app has achieved such phenomenal growth since it launched in 2016.

Infectiously passionate about creating a positive impact, WeThinkCode_ CEO Nyari Samushonga unpacks the world of coding, building a development team, finding programmers and managing tech projects.

A pioneer in the local collaborative workspace solutions landscape, Workshop17 co-founder Paul Keursten reveals the secret to building the workforce of the future.

Leadership Recipes

Roxy Davis is a nine-time South African surfing champion and an entrepreneur. The founder of the Surfing Emporium shares the secret to building a successful sports business while empowering others to live their healthiest best.

Having coached Indian cricket to a World Cup win in 2011, Gary Kirsten knows the secret to a successful team. The cricket legend and entrepreneur reveals how to build a healthy, productive team.

Entrepreneurs have a tendency to over-deliver and undercharge. Serial entrepreneur and managing director of HaveYouHeard Kirsty Bisset outlines how to price and add value to your service or product.


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.

Legal firm Whipping The Cat founder and director Graeme Wilson unpacks the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, with specific focus on how it will impact entrepreneurs.

The head of Founder Institute (FI) South Africa drops her recipe on getting capital in the early stages of your business.

Mathieu Coquillon is the CEO and co-founder of fintech business Mama Money. He reveals how he helped to build a multicountry, money-transferring platform without a formal background in tech, finance or business.

The co-founder Molo Mhlaba Schools reveals why she chose to establish an all-girls iSTEM school in her community of Khayelitsha and what it took to get the project off the ground. 

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.

Chartered accountant and successful entrepreneur, Nkhesani Kapena focuses her passion into 10 healthy financial bites.

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.

Sindile Mavundla outlines how he set up an enterprise that teaches disconnected communities the joy of riding bicycles.

Best known as the suave TV presenter and executive producer of shows like Top Billing, Dr Michael Mol is a medical doctor and the founder of Hello Doctor and CEO of TruthTV. He outlines how entrepreneurs can better care for their health and, in turn, their businesses.

Entrepreneurship is stressful. Meditation alleviates stress. Mimi Cooper, trained meditation teacher and founder of The Quiet Inside reveals the techniques and tricks you can use to find calm in the midst of all the madness that comes with being in business.

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

The legendary CEO of Retail Capital reveals the ins and outs of raising cash for your business.

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 enigmatic leader of Xero in South Africa shares his recipe on how accounting can change your business - and life.

Taxes are essential not just to business but to society as a whole. Economist and co-founder of the RealFin Group Steve Doidge outlines how to build a responsible, tax-compliant business.

Unless you're born into money, getting funding for your business is near the top of your mind. Investing strategist Cora Fernandez, who has over 20 years of experience in private equity, reveals how to attract investors to your business.

Marc Rogatschnig is a clinical psychologist and a globally respected consultant to blue-chip leaders. In this recipe, Marc explores how entrepreneurs why meaning is crucial to growing better businesses.

Creativity Recipes

A keynote speaker, facilitator, singer-songwriter and Southern Africa Public Speaking Champion, Verity Price unpacks how you can uncover your life force to produce a talk that truly connects you with your audience.

Award-winning filmmaker and YouTuber Dan Mace shares the recipe for creating kickass, compelling content for your YouTube channel.

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.

Award-winning standup comedian, actor and medical doctor Riaad Moosa reveals the inspiration and strategy behind his successful career in the spotlight.

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

Gareth Cliff is a South African radio legend and the founder of digital media platform CliffCentral.com. The owner of the biggest podcast in Africa outlines what it takes to start and grow a successful podcast. 

The outspoken, obsessive and self-proclaimed grammar queen shares her secrets of writing great copy for business.

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.

Jade Kirkel is the former brand manager of Sorbet, sold in 2017 in a landmark deal to Long4Life. Jade reveals what it takes to build a brand steeped in purpose and culture.

Mike Sharman is the undisputed champion of viral marketing in South Africa. With campaigns for iconic brands such as Nando's and RocoMamas under his belt, Mike lifts the lid on the secret sauce in marketing to scale.

Gamification provides customers with a richer, more engaging experience.  South African esports superstar and entrepreneur Julia Robson reveals lessons from the gaming industry and her journey to running an esports business.

Janez Vermeiren is one of SA's most successful models, a celebrated media personality and an experienced entrepreneur. The founder of Filmer.tv reveals what it takes to create impactful video content using intentional, relevant storytelling.

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.

There's more to a great cup of coffee than just coffee and water. Coffee expert and Head of Barista Training at the Guild of Coffee Thomas Boroma demonstrates the art of the brew.

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.

Award-winning raconteur and creative maven Pierre du Plessis share the ancient, archetypal secrets to effective storytelling.

Sbusiso 'DJ Sbu' Leope is a serial entrepreneur with millions of people following him on his various social channels. His superpower? Hustling.

Your business exists to serve your customers. Group Head of Customer Success at Jumo.World Carmia Lureman-Norton explains how you can design an great customer experience for your business.

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