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The life and times of Richard Maponya

6 January 2020 6:28 PM
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Dr Richard Maponya passed away on Monday at the age of 99. The Money Show looks back on the life of this legendary entrepreneur and property developer.

Dr Richard Maponya passed away on Monday at the age of 99.

He was a South African entrepreneur and property developer best known for building a business empire despite apartheid.

Chris Bishop - Head of Programming at CNBC Africa and author of Africa's Billionaires and the entrepreneur Vusi Thembekwayo reminisce about this trailblazing entrepreneur.

He always used to say - I'm never going to retire, only lazy people retire. He was always somebody with a smile and a firm handshake.

Chris Bishop - Head of Programming at CNBC Africa/ author of Africa's Billionaires

There aren't yet words invested in the English language to capture what Richard Maponya meant for people like me.

Vusi Thembekwayo- CEO of MyGrowth Fund

The biggest element I took out of his life is what I could learn from him: Number one: Don't let anybody tell you what you can and cannot do. Number two: never limit your imagination. Number three: never let success go to your head.

Vusi Thembekwayo - CEO, MyGrowthFund
South African businessman Richard Maponya. Picture: @CyrilRamaphosa/Twitter

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6 January 2020 6:28 PM
Tags:
Soweto
Property
Richard Mapunya
Africa's Billionaires

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