Make Money Mondays

Property guru Samuel Seeff bares his soul about money

We grew up without any luxuries, but never lacking in anything.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

Money does, to an extent, motivate me…

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

It [his investments] is largely in residential property, mostly in Cape Town…

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

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 interviewed Seeff Properties Chairperson Samuel Seeff.

Founded by Geoffrey Seeff in 1964, the family run estate agency eventually passed to brothers Lawrence and Samuel.

Today Seeff is one of South Africa’s leading property specialists.

It has more than 1200 agents in almost 200 offices nationwide.

What is it about money that keeps Gore up at night?

What does he believe about the stuff that makes the world go ‘round?

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

…In South Africa you can die from a lot of things, but boredom isn’t one of them…

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

They say South Africa is a graveyard for pessimists…

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

The investment side [of property] has only really happened in the Western Cape.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

To this day, I don’t spend freely.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

I used to do odd jobs in the family business.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

My first job was working as a sports coach when I was in university.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

We didn’t draw salaries [at Seeff] in the first few years.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

I was 21 when I started in the business.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

When we took it over there were 12 branches.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

In Cape Town we’re on par with some of the most expensive cities in the world.

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

Getting into buying property [was the best money decision he’s ever made].

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

No [he doesn’t get emotionally involved in his property investments].

Samuel Seeff, Seeff Properties

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
RMB and a paediatric surgeon from Baragwanath came together to save little lives

RMB and a paediatric surgeon from Baragwanath came together to save little lives

Ray White interviews Prof Jerome Loveland (Paediatric Surgery at Wits and Baragwanath) and Gareth Armstrong (Rand Merchant Bank).

Lesetja Kganyago – the world’s best central banker - opens up about his money

Lesetja Kganyago – the world’s best central banker - opens up about his money

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

'I’m very conscious about how I spend. I don’t buy fancy cars. I buy bargains'

'I’m very conscious about how I spend. I don’t buy fancy cars. I buy bargains'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Sipho Hotstix Mabuse about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

'The universe is an extremely high-risk investment by the Creator'

'The universe is an extremely high-risk investment by the Creator'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Professor David Block about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).

10 most-read profile interviews on The Money Show in 2018

10 most-read profile interviews on The Money Show in 2018

The year’s best interviews of South Africa and the world’s most famous (and infamous) movers and shakers.

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

Gift of the Givers' Dr Imtiaz Sooliman – angel amongst men – talks about money

"I have no desire for clothes. I have no desire for holidays. I have no desire for outings. All I see is the suffering of people…"

Popular articles
[WATCH] Internet search for talented singer Nosipho is over...she's been found!

[WATCH] Internet search for talented singer Nosipho is over...she's been found!

Khabazela shares tweets and Facebook posts that have gone viral.

How RMB went from 'too poor to buy a photocopier' to the largest bank in SA

How RMB went from 'too poor to buy a photocopier' to the largest bank in SA

Bruce Whitfield sat down with GT Ferreira, Laurie Dippenaar and Paul Harris, the inspirational founders of Rand Merchant Bank.

10 advertisements that broke the internet in 2018

10 advertisements that broke the internet in 2018

Some were good, some were great, many were just plain awful. They all went viral.

Mabe faces ANC grievance panel over sexual harassment allegations on Wednesday

Mabe faces ANC grievance panel over sexual harassment allegations on Wednesday

EWN's Clement Manyathela says Pule Mabe is facing a grievance panel to answer to sexual harassment allegations against him.

Popular shoe brand Vans ask Ackermans to remove "knock-offs" from shelves

Popular shoe brand Vans ask Ackermans to remove "knock-offs" from shelves

Vans' brand manager says although this is a recurring problem its main concern is that this particular "fake" is a very close copy.

 'Having a senior official call Lindiwe Sisulu a prostitute is undiplomatic'

'Having a senior official call Lindiwe Sisulu a prostitute is undiplomatic'

Mail & Guardian Africa editor Simon Allison says its undiplomatic for a Rwandan official to call Sisulu names.

[Watch the latest adverts] Do you agree? Chicken Licken is the boss of Nando’s!

[Watch the latest adverts] Do you agree? Chicken Licken is the boss of Nando’s!

Chicken Licken’s latest ad flame-grills the most recent one by Nando’s, says Nicholas Kühne of Wunderbrand.

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

'Evidence is solid. Poor people’s money was used illegally. Shivambu benefitted'

Ray White interviews Pauli van Wyk, an investigative journalist with Scorpio at Daily Maverick.