interview

How This Brewer Turned His Side Hustle Into A Viable Venture

How This Brewer Turned His Side Hustle Into A Viable Venture

The story of Ukhamba is rich with history and tradition in the African Culture. Head brewer and co-founder of Ukhamba Beerworx, Lethu Tshabangu talks with Siyabonga Wilson Mbaba about what it takes to start a successful brewing company in South Africa. The story of Lethu’s successes and Ukhamba Beerworx is motivation for anyone to turn their passion into a business.

Thulani Mguda: From Humble Beginnings To Co-Founding A Fine Dining Restaurant In Gugulethu

Thulani Mguda: From Humble Beginnings To Co-Founding A Fine Dining Restaurant In Gugulethu

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 with Siyabonga Wilson Mbaba, Thulani takes us along the tough road he walked to get where he is today.

Power Couple Danielle Withers LeChat And Tim Withers Talk Candidly About Female Empowerment.

Power Couple Danielle Withers LeChat And Tim Withers Talk Candidly About Female Empowerment.

In this interview, we host the power couple, Tim Withers and Danielle Withers LeChat to talk about what companies can do better to protect the rights of women and mothers in the workplace. Tim and Danielle share their Individual experiences of the challenges they faced in the workplace when Danielle fell ill with serious Hyperemesis Gravidarum, the infamous and potentially deadly morning sickness-ailment related to pregnancy.

Veteran Videographer Justin Sandmann's Top Advice For Making Great Movies

Veteran Videographer Justin Sandmann's Top Advice For Making Great Movies

Heavy Chef interviews Justin Sandman the founder of Sandmann Film & TV Productions to talk about what it takes for a visual story-teller to make a name in the South African Film Industry. Justin shares world-class advice, not only specific to aspiring filmmakers out there, but also to those who have chosen creative professions in the digital age.

Why Thulani 'DJ Fosta' Headman Is Building A Bridge Between Music And Business

Why Thulani 'DJ Fosta' Headman Is Building A Bridge Between Music And Business

In this inspiring interview, we get up close and personal with Thulani' DJ Fosta' Headman, the Operations Manager of Bridges For Music, an education facility in the heart of South Africa's oldest township, Langa. This incredible NPO recognizes the abundant creativity of the youth in South Africa, Bridges For Music nurtures musical talent with the necessary business, self-care and technical skills that each artist needs to further their success on international platforms.

The Healthy Business Podcast #1: Starting Your Business, With Barry Swartzberg

The Healthy Business Podcast #1: Starting Your Business, With Barry Swartzberg

In 1992, Discovery was a small business breaking into the market. Barry Swartzberg chats to Fred about why, when it comes to entrepreneurship, you need to 'fall in love with the process’. Listen to Barry’s insights on growing a business that was recently ranked as the second-strongest insurance brand in the world.

Verity Price: How I Became The First Crowdfunder Of A Music Project In South Africa

Verity Price: How I Became The First Crowdfunder Of A Music Project In South Africa

Verity Price pushed the boundaries of the music industry back in 2005 when she started the first music crowdfunding campaign in SA to raise R300,000 for the release of her album. Amongst her many other successes, Verity is a well-known South African Singer/Songwriter who was forced to think outside of the box to bring her next album into fruition.

Bolt For Business - Solving South Africa's Transport and Employment Issues.

Bolt For Business - Solving South Africa's Transport and Employment Issues.

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

Female Owned Lingerie Startup Goes For Gold In The African Crowdfunding Race

Female Owned Lingerie Startup Goes For Gold In The African Crowdfunding Race

Thursdays Lingerie and Swimwear is going for gold in the African crowd funding space. After having financed the start up through traditional means of boot strapping, obtaining loans from family and friends, and even venture capital on the reality investment show Shark Tank South Africa, Thursdays CEO, Shona Macdonald has set her sights on a largely underutilised form of finance in the African Landscape, crowdfunding.

Fugly Art Museum: Creativity Is A Living For Young People

Fugly Art Museum: Creativity Is A Living For Young People

It's Youth Month in South Africa, and we're casting the net out looking for young people making a strong impact on society. There is an art gallery in the heart of Khayelitsha called Fugly, where two young ladies are making waves. Heavy Chef anchor Ondela Mlandu chatted to them about their aims and aspirations, why art is so important to the community, and how creativity can equate to making a living for young people today.

Mandisi Sindo, Founder Of The Shack Theatre In Khayelitsha, On How Art Changes Community

Mandisi Sindo, Founder Of The Shack Theatre In Khayelitsha, On How Art Changes Community

Mandisi Sindo also known as Dr. Disi is a South African theatre practitioner, activist, alternative art spaces innovator, actor and presenter. Heavy Chef also recognises Mandisi as a pioneer in the art world, with his Non-Profit company called “Theatre4Change Arts Project”, also known as Khayelitsha Art School and Rehabilitation Centre (KASIRC) or the “Shack Art School”. Heavy Chef Anchor Ondela Mlandu chatted to this remarkable individual to find out about how art can change the world.

Email Marketing With Jason Bagley: Use Cold Email And Newsletters To Grow Your Business

Email Marketing With Jason Bagley: Use Cold Email And Newsletters To Grow Your Business

If you want to grow your business - cold email, newsletters, and email marketing are one of the easiest ways to start. In this HC interview, Jason unpacks what it takes to land more sales meetings using outbound lead generation using cold emails, where to build a list of people to email and how to stay away from spam filters.

Jason Bagley is the CEO of Firing Squad, the only hyper-specialist email marketing, and lead generation consultancy in South Africa.

How Easy Is It To Make Money Out Of Your YouTube Channel?

How Easy Is It To Make Money Out Of Your YouTube Channel?

Nowadays, everyone seems to be creating a new YouTube channel. Ondela Mlandu spoke to Danilo Acquisto, TV celebrity, radio show host and CEO of Special Effects Media, about the viability of YouTube and how realistic it is to make money out of the platform. Danilo is a remarkable mind when it comes to video strategy and, in this highly insightful interview, he reveals to Heavy Chef about the various ways that individuals and businesses can create an impactive online video presence. Danilo explains about the three models that creators can deploy and the single most important piece of advice that creators need to hear.

From Couch-Surfing To 100 Robben Island Swims: How I Pushed Passed Impossible

From Couch-Surfing To 100 Robben Island Swims: How I Pushed Passed Impossible

Inspirational speaker and extreme swimmer Ryan Stramrood has become the second person to swim 100 crossings between Robben Island and the South African mainland, in a time of only two hours 18 minutes. Ryan speaks to Ondela Mlandu about the preparation for his swim, how the mind works when you endure a grand challenge - and how to overcome your deepest fears.

New Fintech Startup Plans To Invest R1b In SMEs Over Next 5 Years

New Fintech Startup Plans To Invest R1b In SMEs Over Next 5 Years

Idan Jaan is a co-founder of new SME financing entity Fundrr. Speaking to Heavy Chef, he outlined the origin of the idea: “SMEs in South Africa do not last longer than three years due to the fact that they cannot get access to proper funding to either expand, grow or continue operating. We believe that accessing credit should not be a strenuous process - and so, we formed Fundrr.”

Fred Roed: On The Rise Of Podcasting And Hosting New 'Healthy Business Show'

Fred Roed: On The Rise Of Podcasting And Hosting New 'Healthy Business Show'

Heavy Chef anchor Caley Africa interviews Heavy Chef CEO Fred Roed on the sudden rise of podcasting, what's behind the plethora of new shows available to audiences, and what it was like to create the groundbreaking new 'Healthy Business Show' with CliffCentral and Discovery Business Insurance.

Columbia University's Professor Don Weiss: What The South African Entrepreneur Ecosystem Needs Most

Columbia University's Professor Don Weiss: What The South African Entrepreneur Ecosystem Needs Most

Professor Don Weiss is the Adjunct Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Columbia University Business School, one of the most prestigious business schools in the world. Each year in May, Weiss takes a team of hungry New York business students to Cape Town to work with local social entrepreneur startups and get involved in the local ecosystem. In this video, Professor Don speaks to Heavy Chef anchor Caley Africa about his thoughts on Cape Town, on raising money and what the South African ecosystem needs in order to thrive.

Mike Schalit: The 'Creativist' Whose Dream Came Alive In The Form Of Libraries

Mike Schalit: The 'Creativist' Whose Dream Came Alive In The Form Of Libraries

Mike Schalit is the Founding Partner of Net#WorkBBDO, the Chief Creative Officer at BBDO SA & Africa and Founder & Chairman of the The MAL Foundation. Mike chatted to Heavy Chef anchor Ondela Mlandu to tell us more about how he is using creativity for a purpose.

South African Vogue Cover Model Thando Hopa On Preserving African Heritage And Diversity

South African Vogue Cover Model Thando Hopa On Preserving African Heritage And Diversity

Being a disruptor is discovering what your contribution to humanity will be. This week, Heavy Chef’s Content Manager, Ondela Mlandu had a chat with the global disruptor, Thando Hopa on the importance of safeguarding the African continent’s heritage and diversity for the future generation.

Former Boss Of Woolworths, Truworths, SAB Shares Six Lessons From 60 Years Of Leadership

Former Boss Of Woolworths, Truworths, SAB Shares Six Lessons From 60 Years Of Leadership

Colin Hall is a veritable titan of South African business. He has spent over 60 years managing some of the most legendary names in the African corporate world: SAB, Woolworths, Truworths and Massmart. Most recently, he's been consulting to the leaders of blue-chip clients around the world. in his remarkable Leadership Masterclass scheduled in June 2019, Colin will speak of the six most salient lessons that will truly surprise you. In this sneak preview, Colin reveals some of the highlights of the session and provides interviewer Caley Africa some food for thought.