SA Entrepreneurs

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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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)

christo wiese of pepkor - shoprite

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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