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Mogau Seshoene

Mogau Seshoene, 29, is a chef who uses her craft to celebrate South African heritage and traditional cuisine. She does this through her business, The Lazy Makoti, where she provides cooking lessons on South African cuisine. She also does recipe development, tailored to the black South African consumer.

A few years ago, Mogau discovered the United Nations list of intangible aspects of the heritage of humanity in need of urgent safeguarding. She realised the list of cultural music and instruments, regalia, art and food didn’t include any African food. This made her determined to celebrate and promote South Africa’s unique cuisine through her cooking lessons, cookbooks, TV and dining experiences, in a mission to get our own food on the list as well.

Some of the accolades Mogau has received for her work are being included in Forbes magazine’s 30 under 30, being made a Mandela Washington fellow in 2016, and being crowned the Tshwane Young Entrepreneur of the year in 2015.

Find Mogau on Twitter.

Nominated in category: Creativity

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