R145. Cape Town. Fred Roed, Andre de Wet. In an exclusive Cape Town event, Heavy Chef and Xero are launching a book entitled The Heavy Chef Guide To Starting A Business In South Africa. The book is written by Heavy Chef CEO and Founder, serial entrepreneur Fred Roed. It is around 160 pages of great startup tips and packed full of lessons gleaned from Roed starting and exiting a successful business, as well as input from Heavy Chefs that have spoken on the Heavy Chef events stage over the past decade. Roed will be joined by Andre de Wet, formerly founder of iFlix Africa and Price Check, now CEO of 2ndbase.co. one of the most exciting startups in South Africa this year.
R145. Khayelitsha. Sbusiso Leope (DJ Sbu). Sbu Leope (also known as DJ Sbu) is a South African radio DJ and television presenter. He is the Cofounder of Massiv Metro, a taxi media network, and MoFaya Energy Drinks. The Citizen reported in 2017 that Sbu sold a stake in MoFaya for R400m+. An only child, he started his schooling at Welamlambo Primary School in the Tembisa township in the East Rand, Gauteng. After a varied career, Sbu has since grown into one of South Africa’s most admired, most watched and most incendiary entrepreneurs. He is a producer, DJ, presenter, radio jock and businessman. In 2013, DJ Sbu was voted one of Forbes’ 13 African Celebrities to Watch. Now, Sbu comes to the first ever Heavy Chef event in Khayelitsha to inspire and empower a new generation of hungry, young entrepreneurs-in-waiting.
R1480. Cape Town. Jason Bagley. On the 14th June 2018, Heavy Chef is taking a deep dive into the world of Email Marketing, with the CEO of Firing Squad, the only specialist email marketing consultancy in South Africa. Heavy Chef has invited Jason Bagley, the CEO of Firing Squad, to run an exclusive Masterclass in order to unpack what it takes to become the world heavyweight champion of email marketing.
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HEAVY CHEF RAW:
'Raw' is Heavy Chef's weekly video insert, where our intrepid anchors venture out into the entrepreneurial wilderness to sample the raw ingredients of the Heavy Chefs in our community. We taste-test the recipes of technologists, leaders and creatives in Cape Town, Johannesburg and beyond.
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.
Monde Sitole is an astonishing young South African. He is an educator, philosopher, fundraiser, entrepreneur, social activist and mountain climber. Monde has already climbed 4 out 7 of the world's highest peaks and now, in his mid-twenties, he intends to scale the other three - including Mt Everest without bottled oxygen. In this episode of Heavy Chef Raw, our intrepid anchor, Caley van der Kolk hikes the Cape Town's most sedentary peak, Constantia Nek (Everest, it ain't) - and gleans an extraordinary lesson from an extraordinary individual.
Yesterday, on Wednesday the 2nd May, we paid a visit to Tastelab HQ, headed up by Wessel Adriaan Pieterse. With a BSC degree in Food Science behind his name, followed by an MBA from UCT GSB, coupled with product design courses in Barcelona (I mean, what’s next Wes?), Secco Infusion is Wessel’s first creation that lives, very neatly beneath the Tastlab Mother Brand. Secco is already in 50 stores in 8 months. We find out how Wessel did it.
Dennis Ngango is the winner of Samsung's Social Star Competition, selected by former Ms. South Africa Joanne Strauss herself. In this video, Dennis takes over the Heavy Chef Raw playlist (dayam dude, why you gotta be that way?). Heavy Chef anchor Caley van der Kolk spoke to Dennis before the "Online Video Revolution" Heavy Chef event in Johannesburg on 10th April to discuss his journey. Dennis is one sharp guy. Engineer by day, vlogger by night, Dennis is the millennial equivalent of a superhero. He shares with Caley why he started his channel, finding his authentic voice, the struggles, the rewards and the benefits of what it's like to conceptualise, produce and syndicate a personal YouTube channel.