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Heavy Chef Event: Accounting For Startups

Heavy Chef Event: Accounting For Startups


  • Mathabo Makhanya, Group Financial Manager (Health) at Harmony Gold Mining Company.
  • Depo Ogunruku, MD Outsourced Finance.
  • Zinhle Novazi (MC), Director, Heavy Chef Foundation.

Tuesday. November 21. 6pm-7:30pm. Workshop17 Sandton, JHB. (138 West Street, Sandton). Live On Stage.

Research conducted by Heavy Chef reveals that the bulk of African entrepreneurs struggle with financial literacy. Many entrepreneurs struggle with basic concepts such as gross profit, net profit, balance sheet, income statement, cloud accounting and the difference between a debtor and a creditor. In November 2023, Heavy Chef is featuring two stellar superstars of the accounting world on our stage to demystify accounting for startups. We will reveal ways to work more efficiently and focus on the 'least you need to know in order to succeed'. Depo Ogunruku, Managing Director of Outsourced Finance, and Top 35 Under 35 Winner Mathabo Makhanya will join Zinhle Novazi on stage for a scintillating discussion on accounting and fortifying your business.

Event Details:

  • Tuesday, 21 November 2023, 6:00pm-7:30pm.
  • Start Time: 6:00pm South Africa Time / Central Africa Time.
  • Venue: Workshop17 Sandton, 138 West Street, Sandton, Johannesburg.


  • Heavy Chef events are brought to you by Xero, Payfast and Workshop17.
  • Support is provided by Quicket, Sir Fruit, Goodleaf and Backsberg and Creed Living.
  • Heavy Chef is proud partners with xneelo, Whipping the Cat and Global Citizen.

Booking Details:


Mathabo Makhanya CA(SA) is currently serving as the Group Financial Manager – Health at Harmony Gold Mining Company. In her role, she oversees the financial strategy for the health of 44,000 employees.

With extensive experience as a board member, Mathabo sits on the board of Mine Workers Provident Fund (MWPF) and its various sub-committees, including the Investment Sub-Committee and Audit & Risk Sub-Committee. Her responsibilities encompass managing R34 billion in assets for approximately 70,000 members in the mining industry.

Mathabo is also a member of the SAICA ethics committee. She has been recognized for her leadership qualities and achievements, winning in the "Authentic Leader" and "Lift Up Leader in Business" categories at the YLC Young Leaders Connect (YLC) inaugural 2022 awards. Additionally, she is the Overall Winner of the SAICA 35 under 35 competition for 2022, acknowledging her impactful work in empowering women and driving diversity, equity, and inclusion in her various roles.

Depo Ogunruku (CA)SA is a passionate, driven, and charismatic businesswoman who holds the position of Managing Director at Outsourced Finance, a Digital Accounting Firm.

From an early age, Depo developed a passion for accounting and set out to establish herself as a highly capable professional. Her ambition extended beyond managing numbers; she aimed to revolutionize the business world by providing comprehensive support to businesses.

Depo graduated from the University of Cape Town and completed her articles at Deloitte, where she worked as a Specialized Consultant in finance transformation and financial management. She spearheaded key projects across the continent during her tenure. Later, she gained valuable experience in technology strategy at ThoughtWorks.

Driven by her entrepreneurial spirit, Depo founded Outsourced Finance, leveraging her technology background and finance expertise to empower businesses and help them reach new heights.

With a wealth of experience and insights across multiple sectors, Depo brings a unique perspective to business operations.