The Healthy Business Show is a business podcast that tells the stories of South Africa’s compelling business personalities. Launched earlier this year, the idea behind the podcast was to unveil the behaviours and habits behind healthy businesses. Since the first episode aired in April, the podcast has become one of the most downloaded business podcasts in South Africa. Yesterday, Heavy Chef received the news that The Healthy Business Show is a finalist in the International Content Marketing Awards to be held in London on the 26 November.
At two invitation-only briefings, in Cape Town Workshop17 15 October, and Johannesburg Workshop17 17 October, Heavy Chef will release the results of the largest and most comprehensive study into the learning habits of entrepreneurs in South Africa ever conducted. The 2019 Edition will mark the first of what will be an inaugural study to track the state of entrepreneur education in the country.
Verity Price is a multi-talented creative extraordinaire. In what seems like a previous lifetime, Verity was the first singer-songwriter in South Africa to conduct a crowdfunding campaign - way back in 2007 - to generate income for her upcoming album, and circumvent the big record labels. Verity's story is riveting, and the lessons she gleaned from the experience are timeless.
Graeme Wilson, founder of award-winning legal firm Whipping The Cat sees law differently. At the start of his career he was pacing the hallways of large corporates, working for multi-national firms. This shaped his outlook on law, and underpinned his foundational belief that law should be accessible and mobile - and ultimately evolutionary. In this interview, the first of two parts, Graeme shares how law is being disrupted internationally and what we need to know. Graeme also shares the story behind the iconic name of his company.
In a remarkable interview with a truly remarkable individual, Heavy Chef anchor Caley Africa chats to South African surfing legend Roxy Davis on her extraordinary rise from nine-times national surfing champion to creating the iconic surf apparel and experience company Roxy's Surfing Emporium. Roxy presents fascinating insights into what it takes to be a winner at sport, at business, and at life.
JONGA is a low-cost community-based alarm system for townships and other low-income areas that allows for real-time crime reporting and community responses. Safety is a basic human right, and Ntsako recognized a great injustice in security companies that were not offering affordable security measures to South African's. In this interview, we learn what motivated Ntsako to start JONGA, during his second year of studies.
Heavy Chef, in partnership with Discovery Insure, is launching a series of events pitched at enriching the ecosystem of activities and learning experiences for South African entrepreneurs, deepening intellectual support to this critically important community. Discovery co-founders Adrian Gore and Barry Swartzberg will share their experiences of starting a business, the associated trials and tribulations, and their personal views on what it takes to succeed.
Orgasmic Gawulo is a fine-dining restaurant in the heart of Gugulethu, founded by Thulani Mguda and Tumi Mayenge through love, sweat, and tears. Thulani's story is one of trials and tribulation with a thread of hope and vision running through every word he speaks. In this Heavy Chef interview that he gave to Siyabonga Wilson Mbaba, Thulani takes us along the tough road he walked to get where he is today.
We lock down the Bolt country manager in the Heavy Chef hot-seat to talk about ‘Bolt for Business’, an inventive platform that offers a convenient and cost-efficient solution to business travel. In this interview, we hear from Gareth Taylor on why Bolt sees an opportunity for their 'Bolt for Business' model to succeed in South Africa.
Happy Ntshingila is the Co-Founder of Unknown Citizen. He founded South Africa's first black-owned agency, HerdBuoys Advertising in 1991. His experience stretches across working with and building a number of blue-chip brands during a successful 30-year career. His experience straddles the ICT, FMCG, media and broadcast sectors, working with leading brands in all those sectors.