Decision making can be daunting. And yet to move forward in life and business, we need to make decisions, and we need to make good ones. Heavy Chef contributor Pierre du Plessis shares his processes and practices for making great decisions - inspired by Tony Robbins, St Ignatius and Ikigai.
What started out as a discussion on African spirituality with the aim of understanding, reconciling and building bridges of spiritual understanding, turned into an intense reflection on the pain and healing that we need as a people and as a nation. ReImagineSA impact activator Ntsikelelo Mzibomvu’s heritage month session of Conversations over Coffee & Art was a moving and enlightening gathering.
Respected lawyer and entreprenuer Max Boqwana is the CEO of the Thabo Mbeki Foundation (TMF). Speaking at the Heavy Chef ‘Educators’ Inspire Session, Boqwana emphasised the need for a clear and practical strategy for education on the continent. TMF presented a 200-page report on how the 4th industrial revolution can transform education to former president Thabo Mbeki at the event.
South African Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga is a true Heavy Chef. Motshekga has been working in education for most of her life, from lecturing at Wits University to serving as the MEC for Social Services and Education in Gauteng. Motshekga has put her stamp of approval on Thabo Mbeki Foundation's 200-page report on the future of education in South Africa, acknowledging that having a body deal with intellectual engagement is enriching to the education sector in the country.
Discovery Insure CEO Anton Ossip recognises the value in supporting SMEs in a developing country. In order to solve the problem of unemployment and poverty, we need to create jobs - plenty of them. Stimulating the entrepreneur sector is probably the most powerful way we can create jobs right now. Ossip chats to Caley Africa about shared value and supporting entrepreneurship.
Former South African President Thabo Mbeki is a renown intellectual and an authority on the subject of education in Africa. Joining us for the second iteration of the ‘Educators’ Inspire Session, Mr. Mbeki addresses the violence and disorder in South Africa, one of the issues we have to overcome in order to meet the challenge of education and thrive.
Today in Sandton City in Johannesburg, artist Percy Maimela will attempt an official Guinness World Records™ title by creating the world's largest mosaic artwork using only ground coffee beans as a medium. A partnership with BrainFarm, the event is a lead-up to November’s inaugural Sound Idea Sessions 5-hour masterclass, which will be hosted by international growth hacking marketer and best-selling author, Ryan Holiday, with a 1-hour on-stage conversation with DJ Black Coffee.
Do you know the feeling? That feeling that your life is too small, like an ill-fitting sweater. Hemmed in, frustrated, feeling that something is wrong with the world, that your life and work should be more, bigger. Entrepreneurs and Heavy Chefs feel this perhaps a little more than most. We are not satisfied. There is always more to do, to build, to conquer. Yet, this can be exhausting and burn you out, not to mention leave a wake of damage as you plough forward. So what is the solution? Pierre du Plessis unpacks.
At 9am on Monday, 9 September, men from all over the country stood together in silence for 9 minutes as part of the #99949 campaign. The silent protest was the result of a challenge by Mankind Project, in a collaboration with Heavy Chef, to all men to step up and confront the ongoing violence against women and children in South Africa.
Heavy Chef and Discovery SA are honoured to have three of the most eloquent practitioners in the field on stage to speak on their experiences digging the trenches and laying the groundwork. Elizabeth Lee Ming, Gareth Cliff and Richard Poplak will be joining us for another exciting edition of the ‘Inspire’ Sessions, a ‘Media Mavens’ event that will take place on 19th September 2019 in Johannesburg.
Three fintech startups have received a boost of R23 million in supplier development loans from AlphaCode, Rand Merchant Investment Holdings (RMI)’s incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle. Zande Africa and Bright On Capital have been associated with RMI for some years now and have been awarded R10 million in supplier development loans each, while Livestock Wealth has been granted R2 million.
Pierre du Plessis is a tad obsessed with the idea of training naked-just-as-you-came-into-this-world. It was only when a friend pointed out how the idea can function as a great metaphor for being honest, authentic, and real in our efforts to become better humans, build better businesses and all-round better lives that he understood why. Now he want us all to train naked.
She’s coined a (much needed!) new word to define a special breed of woman. For advertising legend Sizakele Marutlulle, a ’Fentreprenuer’ is a woman who is clear about the gift they bring to the world. A woman who is focused on her growth and that of her community. She is gritty, generous and committed to being great at what she does. Sounds like the HC community of women, doesn’t it?
From dreaming of being a mermaid as a little girl to deep freediving and swimming with the sea’s magical creatures, Hanli Prinsloo is the definition of someone who is living her passion and protecting what she loves along the way. A writer, speaker and ocean conservationist, she’s also the founder I Am Water, an ocean conservation trust that’s committed to sustaining the world's oceans through human experiences.