Creating A Platform
Aisha Pandor is the CEO and co-founder of SweepSouth. She reveals how she helped to build Africa’s first online end-to-end platform for booking, managing and paying for home cleaning services.
Launching An App
In this recipe Alon Lits, co-founder of Panda, talks us through how to get an app live in the app stores, how to ensure your team learns from mistakes and how to attract consumers to your app.
Online Retail Trends
The founder of World Wide Worx, as well as an award-winning writer, analyst and technology commentator, presents his insights on past, present and future trends in e-commerce in South Africa.
Byron Clarence is at the helm of business development at PayFast, a payment service platform for merchants of all sizes. He unpacks the workings of South Africa's leading online payment gateway.
Workshop17 offers high-quality, affordable, collaborative workspaces to thousands of entrepreneurs across South Africa. Community Manager Jade Wichman reveals the perks of being a member.
Eventing and Technology
James Tagg, co-founder and CEO of Quicket, shares his in-depth understanding of the events industry and the role technology plays to make in-person connecting ever more fun and valuable.
E-Commerce And Logistics
A software developer with a passion for solving problems, ParcelNinja co-founder and CEO Justin Drennan reveals the industry secrets behind successful e-commerce logistics.
Building Better Tech
Kobus Ehlers is the co-founder and former CEO of mobile payment solution SnapScan, as well as the founder of HR and payroll solutions platform Radar. He reveals his recipe on building a successful tech business.
The Heavy Chef Foundation CEO outlines how they're providing access to business education and nifty insights into the entrepreneurial landscape to disconnected entrepreneurs.
Fintech In Africa
Mathieu Coquillon is the CEO and co-founder of fintech business Mama Money. He reveals how he helped to build a multicountry, money-transferring platform without a formal background in tech, finance or business.
Digital Marketing Metrics
Digital marketer and founder-owner of Hells Bells Digital Michele Macnab shares how to choose and track digital marketing metrics that support your business strategy.
Google Search Ads
The CEO of Adbot explains how the automated campaign management tool simplifies Google Search Ads for small businesses, unpacking the mechanisms of a successful digital ad campaign.
Learning African Languages
The founder of Ambani Africa explains why learning languages is valuable for entrepreneurs and how her edtech company is teaching African languages to people through interactive experiences.
Registering a Domain
The CEO and co-owner of Domain Name Services (Pty) Ltd unpacks the fascinating world of domain names and how your business can optimise its presence in the online space.
The South African authority on cryptocurrency and co-founder of Inves Capital demystifies blockchain and NFTs, explaining how entrepreneurs can make effective use of these decentralised networks.
Professor Tshilidzi Marwala, widely regarded as Africa's most authoritative voices on the 4th Industrial Revolution, unpacks the dazzling world of Artificial Intelligence and how you can use it in your business.
Types Of Investment
Early-stage investment Strategist and Viridian director Alexandra Fraser explains fundamental investment terminology and shares some practical advice for entrepreneurs seeking funding.
In the fast-paced business world of today, growth strategy is a significant component of investment. Knife Capital co-managing partner Andrea Böhmert reveals the fundamentals of achieving critical growth outcomes.
In this recipe Andrea Klassen, senior manager of Financial Reporting at Bayport Financial Services, helps entrepreneurs understand the role that financial reporting plays in keeping SARS happy and your business healthy.
André de Wet has scaled business both from the inside, as a founder-entrepreneur, and from the outside, as a consultant and advisor. In this recipe he shares his insights on blitzscaling.
The man behind the growth of major multinational companies like Shell and OTIS in South Africa, Bonang Mohale is a leader. The CEO of Business Leadership South Africa reveals how you too can lead your business to greater heights.
Threats And Opportunities
An opinionated bibliophile who is passionate about what she does, Bronwyn Williams is a partner at Flux Trends. In 10 enthralling bites, the economist and trend analyst reveals how entrepreneurs can best navigate the challenges and opportunities they encounter now and post-pandemic.
Drawing on more than 25 years of interviewing and interacting with South African entrepreneurs and business leaders, in this recipe Bruce shares his thoughts on what constitutes genius, along with powerful examples of local geniuses who have conquered international markets.
Dreaming And Achieving
Achieving the kind of feats that Chris Bertish has requires a certain level of grit. The stand-up paddleboarding record-breaker and ocean pioneer reveals what it takes to dream big and follow through.
Leading With Energy
At the peak of his career, Colin Hall had over 50,000 people in his workforce. The youngest ever board member of SAB and former CEO of WoolTru Group reveals what 60 years of experience have taught him about leading with the right energy.
Unless you're born into money, getting funding for your business is near the top of your mind. Investing Strategist Cora Fernandez, who has over 20 years of experience in private equity, reveals how to attract investors to your business.
Chairperson for the South African Naturopathy Association Dr. Adele Pelteret explains how understanding your unique needs, and the healing power of nature, can help you design a balanced life.
Dr. Mathobela Matjekane is a medical practitioner and the founder and CEO of CliniMed. She reveals her recipe for running a health practice to positively impact underserved communities.
Health For Entrepreneurs
Best known as the suave TV presenter and Executive Producer of shows like Top Billing, Dr Michael Mol is a medical doctor and the founder of Hello Doctor and CEO of TruthTV. He outlines how entrepreneurs can better care for their health and, in turn, their businesses.
Making A Difference
The co-founder of Molo Mhlaba Schools reveals why she chose to establish an all-girls iSTEM school in her community of Khayelitsha and what it took to get the project off the ground.
Business In Africa
A one-size-fits-all strategy doesn't work in Africa. Emmanuel Gamor, host of the podcast Unpacking Africa and former YouTube Manager for Ghana, unpacks what it takes to do business in Africa sustainably.
About Heavy Chef
Fred Roed is the CEO and co-founder of Heavy Chef Pty Ltd. The South African digital pioneer lifts the lid on the motivation behind the organisation and the inner workings of the newly launched learning platform.
Having coached Indian cricket to a World Cup win in 2011, Gary Kirsten knows the secret to a successful team. The cricket legend and entrepreneur reveals how to build a healthy, productive team.
Registering A Business
The director of Gidalene Accounting and Tax Services unpacks how to get your business registered with the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) and how to stay compliant once you are operating.
Legal firm Whipping The Cat founder and director Graeme Wilson unpacks the Protection of Personal Information (POPI) Act, with a specific focus on how it will impact entrepreneurs.
Leadership For Change
The author and director of the Brenthurst Foundation shares his experience in developing strategies for African economic development, outlining how we can learn from other continents to attain growth and sustainability.
Investing In Women
The founder of We Fund Women and Head of Venture Sourcing for Founders Factory Africa reveals why we need to invest in women-owned businesses and what she is doing about it in her capacity.
Finding Your Purpose
Purpose is what keeps entrepreneurs going when the going gets tough, says Ian Calvert, an internationally recognised expert on purpose-driven business, impact entrepreneurship and social innovation.
Future Of Health
The biokineticist and co-founder of Biolytica AG outlines how you can develop a successful health strategy using genome analysis and create the balanced lifestyle required to drive your business to success.
Khanya Mncwabe, the co-founder and CEO of Matawi, sets out the links between running an environmentally friendly business, being profitable and achieving social impact.
Pricing And Value
Entrepreneurs have a tendency to over-deliver and undercharge. Serial entrepreneur and Managing Director of HaveYouHeard Kirsty Bisset outlines how to price and add value to your service or product.
Finance For Startups
Louw Barnardt’s entrepreneurial track record proves his belief that the right financial skills paired with the right growth capital significantly increases a company’s success and influence.
Business And Ethics
Lwando Xaso has the unique distinction of having been mentored by some of South Africa's greatest legal minds. In this recipe, the acclaimed constitutional lawyer and author unpacks ethics, and how to apply them to life and business.
Marc Rogatschnig is a clinical psychologist and a globally respected consultant to blue-chip leaders. In this recipe, he explores how entrepreneurs can find meaning within themselves and why it's crucial to growing better businesses.
Entrepreneurship is notorious for breaking spirits. Mimi Cooper, trained meditation teacher and founder of The Quiet Inside reveals the techniques and tricks you can use to find calm in the midst of all the madness that comes with being in business.
Mindfulness And Breath
Life coach and mindfulness practitioner Nicci Cloete unpacks how practising breathwork has positively impacted her life and has the potential to do the same for many other entreprenuers.
The multi-award-winning farmer and founder of Umgibe Farming Organics and Training Institute shares the inspiring story of how she innovated to drive her small-scale farming operation to success.
Team And Finances
Level Finance co-founder and CEO Raeesa Gabriels outlines how employers can improve company culture and productivity by taking an interest in how employees manage their finances.
Presenting With Impact
Presenting yourself with clarity and authority is even more important now that everything happens through a screen. Rich Mulholland, speaker extraordinaire, outlines the steps you need to take to hold your audience and become an effective presenter.
Roger Norton is the heavyweight champion of building products, with over 50 in 5 years. In this recipe, Roger shares his recipe for kickstarting and scaling a lean, efficiently iterated, startup.
Wellness And Winning
Roxy Davis is a nine-time South African surfing champion and an entrepreneur. The founder of the Surfing Emporium shares the secret to building a successful sports business while empowering others to live their healthiest best.
The nine-time South African surfing champ, a professional surf coach and CEO of Creed Living explains how entrepreneurs can grow and sustain their businesses by looking after their health and wellness.
The founder and CEO of Oryx Desert Salt reveals how to build a proudly African product for international markets and the strategy she used to get her product into Whole Foods.
Recruitment For Startups
In this recipe Sasha Knott, the director in charge of strategy at Job Crystal, a South African job portal, shares not only where you find good people, but how to do it in the most cost- and time-effective ways.
Sizwe Nzima is the founder of Iyeza Health. The inspiring Khayelitsha-based entrepreneur reveals the intricacies of creating a sustainable business in new markets - and taking on the competition in well-established categories.
Tax For Entrepreneurs
Taxes are essential not just to business but to society as a whole. Economist and co-founder of the RealFin Group Steve Doidge outlines how to build a responsible, tax-compliant business.
A pastor at Grace Family Church in Kwa-Zulu Natal, Tom Basson is passionate about people and helping them attain higher meaning in their lives. He explains the work his church is doing to support entrepreneurship in their community.
Tourism and Hospitality
Airbnb's Regional Lead for Middle East Africa reveals how the platform has democratised the global hospitality space and what entrepreneurs can do to take full advantage of it.
Business In Communities
Vusi Vokwana is passionate about stimulating the township economy. The director of Kasi Catalyst reveals what it takes to run a business with impact in disconnected communities.
Philanthropist and Pick n Pay co-founder Wendy Ackermans shares some highlights of her life's work in empowering and promoting the rights of women in the workplace and in society.
Property And Entrepreneurs
The CEO and founder of the Daku Group of Companies shares the intricacies of growing a property portfolio, explaining why it's important for entrepreneurs to invest in property.
In this recipe Amanda du-Pont, Swazi-born actress, model, television host and founder of lelive skincare, shares insights on creating her iconic new brand and thriving as a woman entrepreneur.
Recycling And Business
The founder and Managing Director of Bafana Waste Collectors explains how he got his recycling business off the ground, and why he's on a mission to teach his community the value of sustainability.
Taking risks is part of business. Cameron Naidoo, the founder and creative partner of anti-traditional creative agency Guerilla, reveals how to build an unconventional, memorable brand.
Your business exists to serve your customers. Group Head of Customer Success at Jumo.World Carmia Lureman-Norton explains how you can design a great customer experience for your business.
CEO of The Apiary group, The Local Edit and The Pretty Blog, Christine Meintjes knows what it takes for creative entrepreneurs to create the kind of content that earns their businesses respect and credibility.
After growing his agency Cerebra into a social media behemoth, Craig took his @southafrica Instagram account to 300k followers. In this recipe, he shares the ingredients to Insta success.
Campaigns For Change
The digital marketing pioneer and founder of Treeshake unpacks the intricacies of social impact campaigns and how you can create world-changing strategies for your business.
After winning Zimbabwe’s Got Talent in 2014, Divine has been compared to some of his heroes - Marvin Gaye, George Ezra, Jason Mraz and Oliver Mtukudzi. In this heartfelt recipe, Divine reveals the craft behind the art.
Creating A Brand
A 15-year career in traditional insurance companies left Ernest North with no doubt that the industry was ill prepared to meet the needs of tomorrow’s consumers. And that is how three insurance actuaries came to create South Africa’s short-term insurance disruptor.
Audio And Podcasting
Gareth Cliff is a South African radio legend and the founder of digital media platform CliffCentral.com. The owner of the biggest podcast in Africa outlines what it takes to start and grow a successful podcast.
Movement And Yoga
Holistic health expert and strategist Helen Ludwig has worked with bluechip organisations across the world. She shares some practical tips on managing the stress of our daily lives using simple yoga and breathing techniques.
Branding In Retail
Jade Kirkel is the former Brand Manager of Sorbet, sold in 2017 in a landmark deal to Long4Life. Jade reveals what it takes to build a brand steeped in purpose and culture.
Games And Gamification
Gamification is one way to give your customers a fully immersive experience of your product or service. South African esports star and entrepreneur Julia Robson reveals what she's learnt about her industry and what it takes to run an esports business.
Ideas And Identity
The Managing Director at Idea Engineers unpacks the value of a clear well-thought-out branding strategy for your business and the steps you can take to build one successfully.
Mike Sharman is the undisputed champion of viral marketing in South Africa. With campaigns for iconic brands such as Nando's and RocoMamas under his belt, Mike lifts the lid on the secret sauce in marketing to scale.
Multidisciplinary designer, entrepreneur and consultant Mlondolozi Hempe outlines how you can create spaces that are not only fit for purpose but environmentally and socially sustainable too.
Design And Business
Mzukisi Mbane is the founder and Creative Director of luxury fashion brand Imprint ZA. The Khayelitsha-born fashion designer unpacks the intricacies of running a design business.
User Interface Design
In this recipe, Natalia Carvalho, founder and digital director of Estrela, a digital product design and branding studio, unpacks the requirements for user-interface design.
The founder of Blackboard and Executive Creative Director of The King James Group explains why he's passionate about sharing opportunities within the creative sector with disadvantaged youth.
Habits And Ideation
Pepe Marais is the Group Chief Creative Officer of Joe Public United, one of the biggest independently owned advertising agencies in South Africa. He unpacks how doing business with discipline, purpose and integrity leads to better ideas and more productivity.
Creativity And Purpose
Riyadh 'YoungstaCPT' Roberts is a South African rapper, songwriter and entrepreneur. He reveals how music has helped him fulfil his purpose to showcase the culture and diversity of his people.
Building A Community
The Executive Director of Lifesgud Global Investments and founder of The Hook Up Dinner (THUD) reveals how he's built authentic, sustainable communities around his various business ventures.
Coffee On The Move
Coffee is the fuel of entrepreneurs. Trained barista and owner of Siki's Koffee Kafe Sikelela Dibela reveals what it takes to run a coffee business as well as the secret to making an exceptional cup.
There's more to a great cup of coffee than just coffee and water. Coffee expert and Head of Barista Training at the Guild of Coffee Thomas Boroma demonstrates the art of the brew.
Warren Schewitz, co-founder and CEO of Goodleaf, shares how weighing opportunities in the cannabis market against brand intent has led to Goodleaf once being described as the Woolworths of CBD.