Events

Max Boqwana: We Need To Think Of 'Made In Africa' In Terms Of Education

Max Boqwana: We Need To Think Of 'Made In Africa' In Terms Of Education

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.

President Thabo Mbeki: Only Human Capital Can Change Society For The Better

President Thabo Mbeki: Only Human Capital Can Change Society For The Better

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.

Shaun Tomson: The Surfer's Code

Shaun Tomson: The Surfer's Code

Shaun Tomson spoke on the Heavy Chef stage, hosted in June 2018 by the amazing team at Bandwidth Barn, Lookout Hill, in Khayelitsha. Shaun addressed an audience who, largely, were not familiar with Shaun's exploits. However, the young entrepreneurs in Khayelitsha were blown away by Shaun's universal message, teaching them the power of "I WILL" and how they too can achieve greatness. 

Daily Maverick Reveals Ridiculously Jam-Packed Line-up For 'The Gathering: Media Edition' 2018

Daily Maverick Reveals Ridiculously Jam-Packed Line-up For 'The Gathering: Media Edition' 2018

In early August 2017, Daily Maverick hosted the inaugural Media Edition of ‘The Gathering’. Heavy Chef has been a close supporter of DM’s Gatherings since they came out around 8 years ago. These flippen things seem to garner more drama than a parliamentary hearing with Juju and JZ in attendance. In anticipation of this year’s Media Gathering Heavy Chef chatted to Styli Charalambous, the MD of Daily Maverick.

Sensational Speaker, Audience And Atmosphere At Heavy Chef's First Event In Khayelitsha

Sensational Speaker, Audience And Atmosphere At Heavy Chef's First Event In Khayelitsha

On June 9th Heavy Chef organized its very first event outside the city centre and had the privilege of welcoming this remarkable man to hear the story of his rise to fame and his thoughts on entrepreneurship, resilience and courage in face of adversity . The event took place in Cape Town’s largest township at the Bandwidth Barn, Lookout Hill venue in Khayelitsha.

Arlene Mulder: My African Coding Training Company Is Disrupting An Outdated Education System

Arlene Mulder: My African Coding Training Company Is Disrupting An Outdated Education System

Arlene Mulder is the co-founder of We Think Code_, one of Africa’s most explosive education startups. Upending the traditional route to becoming a developer, We Think Code_ has already trained hundreds of coders in its short existence - and Arlene's team plans to train hundreds of thousands more. Find out how Arlene did it in this fascinating video of Arlene's talk on the Heavy Chef stage in May 2018, in Cape Town. 

Your Chance To Meet David Orban, One Of The Top Global Authorities In FinTech

Your Chance To Meet David Orban, One Of The Top Global Authorities In FinTech

Are you prepared for how technology is going to change your life, your business and your investments in the next 20 years? Wealth Movement, a division of Wealth Migrate which is a global FinTech real estate investment platform, will be hosting the 2018 FINEVENT in March with Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town being host cities.

Heleen Mills: How A Social Influencer Campaign Reached 1 Billion People

Heleen Mills: How A Social Influencer Campaign Reached 1 Billion People

In 2014, water activist Mina Guli did something extraordinary. She ran 40 marathons in 40 days, tracing the world's greatest rivers - and initiating one of the digital industry's most iconic influencer campaigns to boot. At the time, Heleen Mills was tasked by African education / advisory firm Treeshake to project manage the social media component of Mina's quest. On the Heavy Chef stage, Heleen manages to capture the essence of the task in a heart-warming, funny and essential presentation. 

January’s Heavy Chef Events In Johannesburg & Cape Town Reveals 2018’s Hottest Trends And Show You How To Apply Them

January’s Heavy Chef Events In Johannesburg & Cape Town Reveals 2018’s Hottest Trends And Show You How To Apply Them

Heavy Chef is kicking off the year with a sneak peek into the future. Two of the most respected consultants working in South Africa’s technology sector right now, FutureWorld’s Craig Wing and WWC’s Mike Perk, are on stage in Johannesburg and Cape Town on the 25th and 30th January.

EVENT - Magda Wierzycka, Cape Town: The Story Of An Extraordinary Entrepreneur

EVENT - Magda Wierzycka, Cape Town: The Story Of An Extraordinary Entrepreneur

Magda gave a scintilating talk at Primedia Place in Sandton earlier in August and now she is in Cape Town. Magda’s story is a fascinating playbook for all of us, and will reveal some awe-inspiring secrets to her unstoppable rise. Magda is currently the CEO of Sygnia Asset Management and is a symbol for women in business everywhere. 

Heidi Patmore: Are Flying Cars A Reality Or A Flight Of Fancy?

Heidi Patmore: Are Flying Cars A Reality Or A Flight Of Fancy?

Heidi Patmore, CEO of Stellaris Group, was our featured speaker on the 6th of July at Primedia Place, Johannesburg. Are flying cars a short-term reality or flight of fancy? This was the leading question for the event as Heidi divulged what a drone-filled sky would look like. A riveted Johannesburg audience was given a taste of what the future is going to look like - with a few surprises in store. 

EVENT - Heavy Chef Startup Nation: Two Of SA's Most Exciting Startups

EVENT - Heavy Chef Startup Nation: Two Of SA's Most Exciting Startups

2017 has been super exciting, and at the end of July, Heavy Chef Events will be continuing our inspire and empower series, with the focus on entrepreneurship. This time, we’re casting a lens on two of Africa’s most exciting startups: SweepSouth and Augmentors.

Heavy Chef Event 6 July: The Future Is Drones

Heavy Chef Event 6 July: The Future Is Drones

Drones have truly arrived. However, the future is not just a million millennials adding clumsy drone footage to their vlogs. To unpack this airborne future, and just what drone technology means for us, we’ve asked renowned consultant, entrepreneur and investor, Heidi Patmore, to unpack her research on Thursday 6th July 2017, in Johannesburg. 

Nic Haralambous: The End Of Retail As We Know It

Nic Haralambous: The End Of Retail As We Know It

The Heavy Chef Event on the 30th of May featured Nic Haralambous, the man behind Nic Harry, the menswear fashion outlet. Nic gave our audience a captivating look into the South African retail industry and how it compares to international retail, its fight against the growing e-commerce culture and the struggles of big name brands and department stores.