On 30 March 2016, the Heavy Chef initiative will welcome Dr Taddy Blecher to World Wide Creative’s studio in Woodstock, Cape Town. Dr Blecher is a pioneering advocate of the free education movement in South Africa and an award-winning entrepreneur who has played a major role in transforming the lives of thousands of students.
His dedication to changing educational systems and to developing South African society is testament to his faith in this nation’s future. Dr Blecher brings with him a wealth of experience as a game-changing public figure but also as someone with multiple degrees and an honorary doctorate. His real success came at the tender age of 27, when he turned away from his career as an actuarial scientist in order to devote his skills to building a free university model – the Community and Individual Development City Campus (CIDA).
Dr. Taddy Blecher currently heads many initiatives that aim to create a more educated and employed nation. His presentation at Heavy Chef will highlight the ways in which digital is impacting education and what this means for students.
What Is Heavy Chef All About?
As an initiative of digital marketing agency World Wide Creative, the Heavy Chef project is a platform for practical learning – where South Africa’s digital community collaborates, shares ideas and discusses the latest web marketing news. The name comes from the expression “Never trust a skinny chef” and our aim to learn from Heavy Chefs – in other words, those rare folk who eat their own food, walk the talk and practice what they preach.