I was born on 10 November 1971 in Tamboerskloof in Cape Town, South Africa.
I started my entrepreneurial journey very early. At the age of around 7 or 8, we lived in an apartment in Turfontein, Johannesburg South Africa, close a horse racing track. Virtually every Saturday was race day, and the track did not have nearly enough parking available.
Virtually every Saturday was race day, and the track did not have nearly enough parking available.
The apartment building we lived in had lots of extra, unused parking spots. Every Saturday morning I would be up at 5am to be sure to claim the parking lot, and would then guide cars to open spots, and watch and sometimes clean the cars for the entire day.
Soon enough I could not handle it all myself, and recruited a few local friends to help out for a share of the money I made that day.
My mother never had to give me pocket money, and I was always able to buy whatever new toy I wanted at the time 😉