Entrepreneur, Jacques Basson, chats with fellow South African entrepreneurs and impact makers in order extract practical business and life advice.
Monthly English South Africa Business · Marketing
9 Episodes

Episode 9: Brian Lupton-Smith

The director of a company needs to stay close to the coalface, yet remain detached enough to effectively direct the business. This, according to Brian Lupton-Smith, has been the key to the success of Witon Chemicals over the past quarter of a century. Witon is a Latex Compounding organisation servicing…
6 Feb 1 hr 36 min

Episode 8: Yaron Assabi

In Partnership with the SLC Group: #DoingSomethingGreat. This is Yaron Assabi’s mission in life. As a proud cancer survivor, Assabi is an entrepreneur who is passionate about ICT. The Digital Solutions Group, established in 1998, was his brainchild. DSG specialises in relationship marketing solutions. The art of relationship marketing,…
10 Jun 2022 1 hr 29 min

Episode 7: Mike Stekhoven

In Partnership with the SLC Group: Although not as hands-on as he used to be 20 years ago, Duram MD Mike Stekhoven still has his finger firmly on the pulse of the paint industry. The Duram family business originated in 1981, when Stekhoven bought a company that had developed…
22 Apr 2022 1 hr 05 min

Episode 6: Alex MacPhail

In Partnership with the SLC Group: Alex MacPhail had a fascination with flying from a young age and has been a professional pilot for 21 years. Trained as an Air Force pilot, MacPhail spent three years flying formation aerobatic displays with the Silver Falcons. Thereafter he piloted Airbus and…
25 Mar 2022 1 hr 25 min

Episode 5: Bernard Swanepoel

In Partnership with the SLC Group: As one of the continent’s most knowledgeable leaders in Mining Engineering, Bernard Swanepoel demonstrated, as CEO of Harmony Gold, the ability to manage the delicate balance between cost and optimised productivity through team work. With more than 40 years’ experience in the South…
11 Mar 2022 1 hr 23 min

Episode 4: Paul Higgins

In Partnership with the SLC Group: Paul Higgins’ ability to see possibilities and make things work has been key in establishing DINGO as an industry-standard in predictive maintenance. Originally from Queensland, Australia, Paul completed an MSc in Engineering Management in Missouri, USA, before spending a number of years with…
14 Jan 2022 1 hr 06 min

Episode 3: Duncan Blackburn

In Partnership with the SLC Group: Duncan Blackburn, retired owner of Karbochem Holdings, boasts extensive experience in process engineering and change management. He explains how Karbochem became a private holding company, holding assets purchased from Sentrachem Ltd. The buyout signalled the start of an era focusing on innovative product…
3 Dec 2021 1 hr 09 min

Episode 2: Stephan Colle

In Partnership with the SLC Group: Stephan Colle, Chairman of the Board of Belgotex International, is a carpet and textile entrepreneur who has exceeded industry benchmarks to boost the flooring trade. The son in law of the late Roger De Clerck, a highly influential Belgian ‘captain of industry’, Stephan…
19 Nov 2021 42 min

Episode 1: Quentin van den Heever

In Partnership with the SLC Group: The Synthetic Latex Company plays a pivotal role in the SA chemical industry. MD Quentin van den Heever recounts how SLC originated in 1967 as a joint venture with Revertex SA, which 50 years later culminated in an acquisition from Karbochem Holdings. SLC…
18 Nov 2021 51 min