Last Friday night, I was stuck over an hour in a Schindler lift at a venue in Johannesburg, between the 16th and 17th floor, along with an actuary, a video journalist, an investor, a nuclear scientist, an event coordinator, project manager and an educationalist.
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.
Meet Zsofia from Heavy Chef who is behind the the professional placement services business unit at our company. Hear her tell us about her experiences, past and present, and the challenges she's facing in a start-up in South Africa. We're obviously biased but we're super stoked to present this incredibly hardworking lady to you. Read on to learn more about her.
The Leadership Edition. In this time of reshuffling cabinets and building walls, God knows we need some of that good stuff. Who better than Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela to show us the way. We chose Madiba for our cover, because, well, we miss him. Featuring some of Africa's top business leaders, billionaires, hundred-millionaires and newly funded startup grommets, this edition aims to inspire and empower you to get cracking with your own path to leadership.
Fees will fall! - well, not quite yet, but until they do here is a free edition of the Heavy Chef magazine: The Education Edition. Edited and overseen by the irrepressible Mike Perk, Co-founder of digital innovation agency WWC, this magazine features some of the brightest minds in education on the African continent. The Education Edition includes entries and interviews with Sam Paddock, Sean Riley and Tarryn Knight.