Finweek English Edition - - FEEDBACK - Elv­ina Matthews

Many thanks for the thumb­nail sketches of the gen­tle­men in your re­cent cover story ‘Boer’ bil­lion­aires. I would, how­ever, like to point out that the com­mon link be­tween them might not be Stel­len­bosch, but another lesser-known fact.

As far as I am aware, th­ese gen­tle­men are all ‘farm boys’. Grow­ing up in a farm­ing com­mu­nity, bat­tling Mother Na­ture on a daily ba­sis, one learns about for­ward pro­jec­tion and risk es­ti­ma­tion, build­ing up tenac­ity and en­durance... as many South Africans still do in this day and age.

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