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A signature event on the Pietermaritzburg & Midlands Chamber of Business calendar of annual events, the PMCB Women in Business Luncheon, scheduled for August 4th at Maritzburg College, features inspiration and fun in equal measure.

Come along and be inspired by our Guest Speaker, award-winning author and chef Mogau Seshoene aka The Lazy Makoti - she's South Africa's answer to Jamie Oliver and she'll be sharing her recipe for entrepreneurial success. You'll also enjoy some comedic relief from South Africa's funniest woman comedian, Krijay Govender - after all, humour is key ingredient in creative thinking!

Guests are encouraged to embrace this year's theme: "Recipes for Success" by dressing to showcase individual success i.e. "what success looks like for me".

There'll be networking galore and loads of lucky draw prizes to liven up proceedings over a sumptuous lunch lubricated with plenty of wine. No need for FOMO, booking is easy - just click on the "Register" button or contact Nondumiso on (033) 3452747 or by email here.


  • Krijay Govender (Comedian)

    Krijay Govender


    Krijay Govender is a 5-time South African Film & Television Award (SAFTA) winning director, having directed shows such as Legacy, The River, Skeem Saam, 7 delaan, Rhythym City, Isidingo, and The Wild, Sestopla.
    Krijay has been voted by the media as the funniest woman in South Africa and has been rated one of the top three MC's in the country (Gwen Gill, Sunday Times). She works extensively hosting local and international events for government, business and corporates - including events for Heads of States and the FIFA World Cup. She has recently hosted international events in Turkey, India, USA, Namibia and the UK. Govender is an award-winning actress, playwright, theatre producer and director. Amongst her many corporate entertainment achievements, she was tasked with penning and conceptualising "The Toast of Michael Jordaan" for his departure from banking - here she worked closely with RMB’s Sizwe Nxasana, as well as Paul Harris, founder and former CEO of the First Rand Group, on this highly anticipated event. In 2013 she participated in the Edinburg festival as playwright and performer with "Cherry on Top" and played Riaad Moosa’s granny in the movie "Material". She is also an awarding winning playwright ("Women in Brown").
    She has worked as a radio presenter, a columnist in the print media and is a published academic with a Masters degree in the Arts.

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  • Mogau Seshoene (The Lazy Makoti)

    Mogau Seshoene

    The Lazy Makoti

    Mogau Seshoene aka The Lazy Makoti is a trained chef and the author of a best-selling cookbook . She left the corporate world in 2014 to pursue her love for food and her passion for preserving South African cuisine and heritage.
    What began as lessons for a friend - a bride-to-be who was afraid of being labelled “The Lazy Makoti” (the lazy daughter-in-law) because she couldn’t cook - evolved into a platform that offers a variety of services including cooking classes, food styling, recipe development and cooking demos.

    Mogau has since made the M&G top 200 Young SA list and the Forbes Africa 30 under 30's list. Mogau is also one of the Brand South Africa’s Play your Part Ambassadors.
    She is a contributing food writer at Woolworths Taste Magazine.

    Mogau’s debut cookbook, The Lazy Makoti’s Guide to the Kitchen has been a roaring success, outselling Jamie Oliver in South Africa to become the best selling Cookbook of 2019 - 2020. It reached best seller status and won an International Gourmand Award in 2019, in Macao China.
    Her second cookbook: "Hosting With The Lazy Makoti" is currently the best selling cookbook is SA and has won the Luxe Award for Cookbook of the year 2022.
    The same cookbook won "Best Entertaining Cookbook in the World" at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards in Sweden in May.

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PMCB Women In Business Luncheon - per person

Cost per person

Standard Price R 375
PMCB Women In Business Luncheon - group of 10

PMCB Women In Business Luncheon - group of 10

Standard Price R 3,750


Maritzburg College

College Road 51
Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa

If you have any questions please contact Heidi Jadoo

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