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Meet Johann Redelinghuys, a man hell-bent on ending retirement (as we know it)

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Johann Redelinghuys is CEO of Portfolio & Co, a company that finds ways in which “retiring” execs who want to remain productive can apply their skills.

Johann Redelinghuys’ Portfolio & Co creates a “Portfolio Life” (typically consisting of multiple “jobs” such as consulting assignments, philanthropy, etc.) for its “retired” members.

Johann Redelinghuys of Portfolio & Co is a regular contributor to Daily Maverick.

“Why try and make retirement more palatable? Why not just abolish it completely?” - Portfolio & Co CEO Johann Redelinghuys.

Portfolio & Co CEO Johann Redelinghuys is a registered psychologist and started his career in applied psychological research.

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Retired people sometimes become lonely, depressed and bored. We’re interested in people approaching retirement who don’t know exactly what they will do.

Johann Redelinghuys, Portfolio & Co CEO

South Africa is short of skills. Retired people are more willing to help if it’s on a part-time basis. It's not only about staying busy; it's about being productive.

Johann Redelinghuys, Portfolio & Co CEO

We’re getting older. What are you doing with your life from age 60 to age 90? You could be making a good contribution somewhere! We want you to enjoy your leisure time, but still have chunks of productivity.

Johann Redelinghuys, Portfolio & Co CEO

Giving back is one part of the portfolio we’re establishing. Often people have this desire, but don’t know how.

Johann Redelinghuys, Portfolio & Co CEO

This is not only about a hobby; this is a serious business and you can make money!

Johann Redelinghuys, Portfolio & Co CEO

People are leaving corporations at a younger and younger age. Often they want to do something else more fulfilling, but don’t know how. This is why we offer a series of coaching programs to show them.

Johann Redelinghuys, Portfolio & Co CEO

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