Fortunes: The Rise and Rise of Afrikaner Tycoons

About The Webinar

Over the past three decades South Africa has witnessed a remarkable rise of Afrikaners in business superseding the local market and rising to international success. Among them are Koos Bekker and the dominance of the Naspers global consumer internet group, Johann Rupert’s extension of Richemont’s share internationally in the luxury goods market, and Christo Wiese and Whitey Basson’s work with Pepko and Shoprite resulting in Africa’s biggest clothing and food retailers.  

In his latest book, Fortunes, bestselling author Dr Ebbe Dommisse dives into the details of how these and other business leaders have built their empires. And how in some cases, such as Steinhoff International’s Markus Jooste, the fortunes have been destroyed.

Today at 12pm, join award-winning investigative journalist Pauli van Wyk and Dommisse as they take the audience through the virtual book launch.

  • Pauli van Wyk is a Scorpio Investigative Journalist. Recruited to Daily Maverick just before the #GuptaLeaks, she is best known for her work on SARS, the justice cluster, state politics and the inescapable collision course they’re on and, more recently, her expose on the ties between Julius Malema and the looting of VBS Bank. Van Wyk’s awards include Sanlam Financial Journalist category winner and three-time Taco Kuiper winner, and runner-up. She was also part of the team that uncovered the #GuptaLeaks for which they received the Global Shining Light Award

  • Ebbe Dommisse is the author of the best-selling Anton Rupert – A Biography and several other books. After a career of 40 years in journalism, he retired as editor-in-chief of the Cape Town daily Die Burger. He grew up in Carnarvon in the Karoo and matriculated at Boys’ High School in Paarl. Dommisse has a Master’s degree from the Journalism School at Columbia University in New York and a PhD from the University of Stellenbosch. Dommisse received the Phil Weber Award, Naspers’ highest accolade.

  • Pauli van Wyk

    Webinar Host & Presenter

  • Ebbe Dommisse

    Webinar Guest

  • Daily Maverick

    Webinar Moderator

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