Entrepreneurship

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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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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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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Entrepreneurship in South Africa

Entrepreneurship - a South African perspective

  The 2012 Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Gem) report, which was released earlier this year and surveyed 198?000 adults in 69 countries, shows that in comparison with other emerging countries South Africa continues to fare dismally in creating new entrepreneurs. Last year fewer adults were involved in starting up a business than in 2011, with South Africa’s total early-stage entrepreneurial activity ...

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Christo Wiese – Pepkor Limited (Shoprite)

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Full Name: Christoffel Hendrik Wiese Nickname: ‘Christo’ Chairman of Pepkor Limited Net Worth $3.5 Billion (R30 Billion) as of March 2013 Christoffel Wiese is a Non-Executive Chairman of Invicta Holdings Limited. He is also the Chairman of Pepkor. He is currently the controlling shareholder of Shoprite Holdings Limited, Africa’s largest retailer. Christo Wiese serves on the boards of numerous companies and ...

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Bruno Steinhoff – Steinhoff International Holdings

Full Name: Bruno Ewald Steinhoff Founder of Steinhoff International Holdings Ltd. Net Worth – R4.7 Billion Bruno Steinhoff is the Founder and Non-Executive Director of Steinhoff International Holdings Limited. Steinhoff has more than 45 years of experience in the furniture business and over 35 years of manufacturing experience. At a Glance Born: in Germany (Age 75) Source of Wealth: Manufacturing, self-made ...

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Gerrit GT Ferreira – RMB Holdings (First Rand Limited)

Non-Executive Chair of First Rand Limited and Chairman of RMB Holdings Limited. Net Worth – $ 460 Million GT Ferreira is currently the Chairman of RMB Holdings Limited. He has been involved in the financial services sector since graduating with commerce degrees from the University of Stellenbosch. Mr Ferreira was announced the Cape Town Chamber of Business and Die Burger’s ...

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