Twenty-three years ago my life changed irrevocably when I was involved in a car accident that left me paralysed and confined to a wheelchair. Since then I’ve been using the spoken and written word to motivate others, and I’ve just published my fourth book.
Before finding my voice as a writer and motivational speaker, I waged a bitter struggle within myself as I tried to come to terms with my changed circumstances. How could I be in a wheelchair when I was so young, when I had had the world on a string? At the time of the car crash,… Read More
“My biggest obsession is to show Africans and the world who the people of Africa really are.” These are the words of Hugh Masekela, who succumbed to prostate cancer on 23 January 2018 after a protracted battle that began in 2008. He was undoubtedly one of the most talented jazz musicians to ever take to the stage, and he enjoyed a stellar career spanning six decades and 44 albums. But it was his abiding love for Africa and its myriad cultures, and his unshakeable stance against injustice that truly set him apart from his peers.
There are three things that spark light in Chef Coco’s eyes: When he talks about his wife, Nassim, and his three daughters, Timorie, Noémie, and Annayah; when he talks about his mother and when he discusses his passion for food.
Chef Coco’s journey into the culinary world started many years ago, at the hands of his Burundian grandfather, a fellow chef. He believes this love of food was genetically transferred to his mother, who in turn infused it into his own DNA. “I am slowly transferring this love to my own daughters,” he shares.
Chef Coco’s family left Burundi for the… Read More
Kekana, who sits at the helm of Pareto Limited, is fast making a name for himself in the commercial property sector as a savvy dealmaker. Pareto is one of South Africa’s largest retail property companies with a portfolio worth more than R25 billion. That portfolio includes some of the country’s most prized regional and super-regional shopping centres, including Menlyn Park, Africa’s largest mall at 177 000m2 and a 25% stake in Sandton City, the continent’s most expensive retail space per square metre.
Pareto is also the full owner of Cresta Shopping Centre, Southgate Mall and Value Market, and Westgate Regional… Read More
As one of the foremost black leaders in SA’s listed property sector, Petersen, CEO of Dipula Property Fund, has certainly made his mark in the industry. Dipula started off as an unlisted fund in 2006, and following a merger with Mergence Property Fund in 2011, it was listed on the JSE with a portfolio value of about R1,4 billion.
Under Petersen’s leadership, the company has since grown its diversified property portfolio beyond the R7 billion mark, and just last month, Dipula announced major property acquisitions, which will take its value to R8,5 billion.
Petersen is the chairman of the influential SA… Read More
South African entrepreneur and visual artist Stuurman is no stranger to the creative world. He has worked with numerous brands and leading fashion houses. Stuurman’s work often embodies Africa’s cultural heritage; he recently released a series of images, caputuring the spirit and energy of the Black Panther blockbuster.