Face to Face with Success

Meet food adventurer Dean Kowarski

A traditional career in high finance, a killer CV, and a reputation as a business wunderkind. But Dean Kowarski wanted more. He wanted to change people's lives, and in his new incarnation as the founder of Real Foods, the company that recently bought the Kauai group, he's doing just that. One meal at a time.

Charlotte Kilbane finds out what led Dean from a traditional corporate finance trajectory, to an adventure in the food industry.

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Meet multi-skilled rugby star Siya Kolisi

Meet multi-skilled rugby star Siya Kolisi

Growing up disadvantaged in the Eastern Cape, becoming an international rugby star was the furthest thing from Siya Kolisi’s mind.

Meet Ravi Naidoo - The creative genius behind the Design Indaba

Meet Ravi Naidoo - The creative genius behind the Design Indaba

He’s been behind the world’s best design and creative gathering for 22 years - and every year has taken it to greater heights.

Meet Desmond Mabuza - The man behind Joburg’s Signature

Meet Desmond Mabuza - The man behind Joburg’s Signature

When Desmond's parents suggested that he pursue a career in Engineering, he had no idea that he’d abandon it for hospitality.

Meet Knowledge Bengu – Master of the SA Agulhas II

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From a township in Durban to the command of a research vessel breaking through Antarctica ice - meet Captain Knowledge Bengu.

Meet Mteto Nyati: King of ICT transformation

Meet Mteto Nyati: King of ICT transformation

Meet Altron's CEO, the ICT powerhouse entrusted with the transformation of businesses across South Africa, and the continent.

Meet Melissa van Hoogstraten: Baking her way into SA’s heart

Meet Melissa van Hoogstraten: Baking her way into SA’s heart

From a tiny store in Cape Town to something of an empire within 20 years, Melissa’s has cemented itself in the hearts of SA.

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