Patrice Motsepe in 2009
|Born||Patrice Tlhopane Motsepe
28 January 1962
Soweto, South Africa
|Alma mater||University of Swaziland
University of the Witwatersrand
|Occupation||Executive chairman of African Rainbow Minerals|
|Net worth||US$ 1.56 billion|
I've heard people say South Africans are arrogant, that they act no differently from their colonial masters. That needs to change. It's in your business interest as an entrepreneur to form meaningful partnerships. That's how you do well for your shareholders.
You could be worth $2 billion today and a half a billion tomorrow. It doesn't take much for this to disappear overnight.
The system of creating opportunities for those who were by law excluded, you've got to do that. But you mustn't create a perception that the process is devoid of competitiveness… devoid of building a world class, sustainable black business community.
The relationship between ARMgold and Harmony continues to develop and grow.
If we continue doing the right things in Africa, we can create a very exciting and competitive global market here.
Abe Krok was a man of integrity who made a unique contribution to Mamelodi Sundowns and to South African football.
Only in South Africa could you have a change in government without civil war. If there wasn't the depth of love and caring among our people, this would not have happened.
People don't know that there were very successful black businessmen in the years of apartheid.