Meeting Sir Richard Branson

I was one of several local business people afforded the chance to meet Sir Richard Branson on his recent visit to Cape Town. I was also able to cycle with him for a short while during the Cape Argus Cycle Tour and to sit next to him during a meal. I was immensely impressed by [...]

When is it acceptable to mortgage a home to finance a business venture?

When reading the life stories of successful entrepreneurs it becomes clear that, very often, at some point in their careers they have mortgaged their homes to finance their businesses. Conversely, anyone examining the books of South Africa’s more successful property investors today will often find that they have multiple bonds on a wide range of [...]