Make Money Mondays

Maps Maponyane (son of Marks) gets decidedly personal about money

I just thought my dad was very popular! I just thought he had many friends!

Maps Maponyane

I drew up my first contract when I was seven years old… I convinced my parents to pay me R1 per week in exchange for a neat room and breakfast in bed… I would save that…

Maps Maponyane

I consistently save about 60% or 70% of my entire income.

Maps Maponyane

Every week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he spoke to Maps Maponyane.

Maponyane is a television presenter, actor, fashion designer, speaker, model, creative consultant, voiceover artist, philanthropist and entrepreneur.

Born in Soweto, he is the second son of famed footballer Marks Maponyane.

Maponyane completed matric in 2008 at St John's College and completed his BA degree at Wits.

What does he believe about money?

Does it keep him up at night?

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

My dad had two or three other jobs while playing professional football.

Maps Maponyane

In the late 80s he got paid R600 per month playing football.

Maps Maponyane

We weren’t particularly affluent at all!

Maps Maponyane

Mom has always worn the pants!

Maps Maponyane

From about 21 or 22 I started putting money aside in unit trusts.

Maps Maponyane

I’ve had the same car for eight and a half years.

Maps Maponyane

Prior to Brexit I bought pounds…

Maps Maponyane

I spend an unnecessary amount of money on food.

Maps Maponyane

I love collecting watches… I have 25… I’m pedantic when it comes to being on time…

Maps Maponyane

Click here (then “like” the page) to follow Bruce on Facebook.

Enter your email address in the form below to receive a newsletter containing the most-read articles of the week from Bruce Whitfield’s The Money Show every Friday morning in your inbox.

Subscribe to our Business Wrap Newsletter


Recommended

by NEWSROOM AI
Read More
Edcon's Grant Pattison answers very personal questions about money

Edcon's Grant Pattison answers very personal questions about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Pattison about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Geek God Aki Anastasiou opens up about money

Geek God Aki Anastasiou opens up about money

Bruce Whitfield asks the famed tech reporter about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.)

Miss South Africa (1996) Peggy-Sue Khumalo bares her soul about money

Miss South Africa (1996) Peggy-Sue Khumalo bares her soul about money

Bruce Whitfield asks Khumalo (now the Head of Black Business Portfolio at Investec) some decidedly personal questions.

Meet Outa's Wayne Duvenage; fighting etolls, Eskom (and others) on our behalf

Meet Outa's Wayne Duvenage; fighting etolls, Eskom (and others) on our behalf

Ray White interviews Wayne Duvenage, Chairperson at the Organisation Undoing Tax Abuse (OUTA).

SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

SuperSport United’s Michael Morton gets real about money

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Morton about his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

‘My worst fear is being 80 years old and poor’ – famed actor Dr. John Kani

"My earliest memory of money is my father saying, ‘Why do you want to do this thing? How are you going to feed the family?'"

Popular articles
[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

[WATCH] Refentse Morake continues breaking cultural barriers through his music

The singer who says he's 'on the border of being Afrikaans and being African' joined Azania Mosaka for this week's #702Unplugged.

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

What happens to our bodies if we cut out sugar

Naked Scientist Chris Smith explains.

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Why did Jussie Smollet fake his own attack? Eusebius and listeners weigh in

Eusebius McKaiser facilitates a debate on whether or not American actor Jussie Smollet faked his own attack.

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

[WATCH] SANDF members hilariously mess up a supposedly easy practice run

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

[LISTEN] Wife of Vele Investments' Madzonga flatly denies VBS involvement

Vele Investments CEO Robert Madzonga's estranged wife Khosi shares her side of the story on the VBS saga.

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

Is EOH corrupt? Is that why Microsoft ran for the hills? Its CEO explains…

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Stephen van Coller, CEO at EOH Holdings.

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

'R23 million for rent a month seems huge. I don't think we could've done better'

The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Adrian Gore, founder and Group Chief Executive Officer at Discovery Limited.