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The number one most requested content item from the Heavy Chef community is e-commerce. Since the pandemic hit, entrepreneurs in record numbers are signing up to WooCommerce and Shopify to set up online stores. Innovation abounds across the globe, and South Africa (and Africa) is no exception. In October, Heavy Chef is casting a lens on online retailing and we’ve invited two authoritative personalities in the tech and online retailing sectors to join us on stage: Arthur Goldstuck, CEO of WorldWideWorx, and Tshepo Mohlala, founder of the internationally lauded Tshepo Jeans. Arthur has been compiling a ‘state of the nation’ report on e-commerce, and will share some of his findings. Tshepo has been enjoying significant growth of his online store, and will relay some of the struggles and solutions within his personal journey. The event will be hosted by Lukhanyo Neer and Louis Janse van Rensburg of the Heavy Chef Foundation.
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Tshepo Mohlala is the founder of TSHEPO, a lifestyle brand founded in 2015, offering a range of bespoke denim clothing and ready-to-wear products. The TSHEPO logo – a three pronged crown – is inspired by the three women to have played a role in the upbringing of Tshepo: his mother Masesi, his grandmother Magriza, and his trendy aunt Takalani. Three women who raised him and shaped him into the man he is. They allowed Tshepo to wear his crown. Each peak represents a woman that shaped him into the man who wears the crown. Tshepo has become one of the leading lifestyle brands in South Africa, and is pioneering the art of delivering high fashion online in Africa.
Arthur Goldstuck, founder of World Wide Worx, is regarded as South Africa’s leading expert on Internet and mobile technology trends. Goldstuck is a pioneer in the South African market in the use of the Internet as a tool for productivity. He developed the first South African benchmarks for web site usability and strategy, and has represented South Africa on judging panels for events ranging from the International Advertising Festival in Cannes and the Global Mobile Awards at the Mobile World Congress in Barcelona. He is also author of a range of books dealing with issues as diverse as business on the Internet and urban legends in southern Africa, and is an award-winning IT journalist, having been honoured in three separate categories of the Telkom ICT Journalist of the Year awards from 2002 to 2004. He is editor-in-chief of Gadget magazine, which also supplies the Tech & Gadgets content for the MSN portal in South Africa.