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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
On Monday the 13 November 2017, at a Heavy Chef event in Cape Town, the inspirational Sam Paddock, CEO of Getsmarter, will talk about his astonishing journey from starting an Educational Technology company 10 years ago in Cape Town, to selling it earlier this year for over $100m to an international giant.
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, 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.
On the 27th of July 2017, we're doing something we've never done before in 10 years of running these events. We’re going to ask you pay for attendance.
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.
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.