Author Archives: SAEntrepreneurs

Billion Group opens R130 Million Four-Star Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha

Billion Group CEO Sisa Ngebulana (centre) flanked by SA Tourism CEO Sisa Ntshona (first person immediately to the left) and Eastern Cape Premier Phumulo Masualle opening Mayfair Hotel

South African property development company, Billion Group – known for its development of major malls – on Wednesday evening celebrated its inroads into hotel development with the opening of the four-star, R130-million Mayfair Hotel in Mthatha, adjacent to the company’s R1.4-billion BT Ngebs City regional mall. Billion Group founder Sisa Ngebulana, who grew up in Corana just outside Mthatha, was on hand ...

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Richard Branson: ‘There’s No Shortcut or Magic Recipe to Success’

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Q: Are there any quick ways to succeed in business without spending a huge amount of money on marketing? — Geraldo Kandonga Fillipus, Geraldo Financial Solutions, Namibia Unfortunately there’s no shortcut or magic recipe to success — or if there is, I haven’t found it yet. Creating a successful and profitable business takes time, since you build your reputation as customers learn to trust ...

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Co-founder & CEO of Business Connexion (BCX) – Benjamin Mophatlane dies

Business Connexion CEO Benjamin Mophatlane has passed away following a heart attack. Business Connexion (BCX) CEO Benjamin Mophatlane, 41, has died. “The Business Connexion group board and exco announces with profound regret and sadness, the passing of our chief executive officer, Benjamin Mophatlane,” the company said in an internal e-mail. “Benjamin was in a meeting with Telkom yesterday afternoon in Rosebank when he ...

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Sisa Ngebulana – Rebosis Property Fund (Billion Group)

Sisa Ngebulana Rebosis fund ceo - SA Entrepreneurs

Full Name: Sisa Michael Ngebulana CEO of Rebosis Property Fund Limited Net worth – R400 Million Sisa Ngebulana is the Chief Executive Officer of Rebosis Property Fund Limited. Ngebulana is also the Founder and Executive Chairman of Billion Group Limited. At a Glance Born: in East London, South Africa (Age 46) Source of Wealth: Property Development, Construction, self-made Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa ...

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Elon Musk – The South African Super Entrepreneur

The mind blowing visionary Elon Musk is transforming the way we live today. He founded his first company (Zip2) at the age of 23 and sold it for $300 million. But that was not enough to quench Elon’s thirst for startup success, so he opened a new online payment platform called PayPal which allows users to safely buy and sell online. Since then, Elon has ...

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Herman Mashaba – Black Like Me

Herman Mashaba - South African Black Entrepreneur

Herman Samtseu Philip Mashaba Founder of Black Like Me Limited, CEO of Leswikeng Minerals & Energy Limited. At a Glance Born: 26 August 1959 (Age 54) Source of Wealth: Residence: Johannesburg Country of Citizenship: South Africa Education: 18 months of Bachelor of Commerce: Business Administration,                    University of North Marital Status: Married, 2 children   Herman Mashaba is a veteran South African Entrepreneur who started ...

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Koos Bekker – Naspers

Naspers CEO Koos Bekker - South African Entrepreneur & Media Mogul

Full Name: Jacobus Petrus Bekker Nickname: Koos CEO of Naspers Ltd Net Worth – R4.9 Billion (as of November 2012) Koos Bekker is CEO of Naspers, the emerging markets media group operating in 129 countries. He led the founding team of M-Net in 1985, which resulted in pay TV operations today spanning 48 countries in Africa. In the early 1990’s MTN was ...

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Bertram Lubner – Plate Glass Holdings (PG)

Dr Bertie Lubner, Chairman of the Lubner Group

Director of Plate Glass Holdings (Pty) Ltd At a Glance Born: 11 March 1931 (Age 82) Source of Wealth: Manufacturing Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa Country of Citizenship: South Africa and UK Education: Bachelor of Commerce, University of the Witwatersrand Marital Status: Married Dr Bertram Lubner, coming from an entrepreneurial family, joined Plate Glass Group (his father, Morrie Lubner, was one of the founders of the ...

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Adrian Gore – Discovery Holdings Limited

Adrian Gore - South African Insurance Entrepreneur, CEO of Discovery Holding

CEO of Discovery Holdings Limited Net Worth $280 Million At a Glance Born: 16 May 1964 (Age 50) Source of Wealth: Financial Services, self-made Residence: Johannesburg, South Africa Education: Bachelor of Science (Honours), University of the Witwatersrand Marital Status: Married Children: 3 BIOGRAPHY OF ADRIAN GORE Adrian Gore is a leading South African businessman. He is the CEO of Discovery Holdings Ltd. and Chairman of ...

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Elon Musk – Paypal, SpaceX, Telsa Motors

Co-founder of Zip2, Founder of Paypal, SpaceX, Telsa Motors Net worth: $2.4 billion (2012) At a Glance Born: 28 June 1971 in Pretoria, South Africa (Age 42) Source of Wealth: Inventor, Entrepreneur Residence:  Bel Air, Los Angeles, California Country of Citizenship: United States Education: Queen’s University, The Wharton School (BEc,), University of Pennsylvania, (BSc.) Marital Status: Divorced, 5 children Elon Musk is a South ...

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