Nontwenhle Mchunu

Founder, Ezulwini Chocolat

Nontwenhle Mchunu plans to create Africa's first world-class chocolate brand using local products. And she's well-poised to do just that. She became interested in chocolate on a cooking course in KwaZulu-Natal, which focused on desserts. Mchunu eventually made her way to one of Europe's top culinary institutes, Leatherhead International, where she learned from the world's leading fine-chocolate makers. Then she came back home to see if she could make her own batch of top-notch chocolate. In 2008, Mchunu won South African Businesswomen's Association Regional Business Achiever Awards in the social entrepreneur category for her newly established company, Ezulwini Chocolat. Already, South African supermarket chains and hotels, such as Pick n Pay and Protea Hotels,have begun to retail her products. � Eamon Allan

Lunch spot: Jardine, Cape Town