If someone came to you tomorrow with R100m to invest in just one company, which would it be? Of late, I’ve been looking at DSM, a Dutch company that’s doing really innovative stuff in nutrition and materials, which will ultimately ensure a healthier population and a greener planet. Humans are energy intensive and create a lot of waste in their industriousness. From creating clean fuel from waste products to manufacturing food enzymes and other ingredients for animal feed, pharmaceuticals and personal care, DSM is at the forefront of technology that affects our daily lives. Which talent would you most like to have? To be able to play a musical instrument with confidence. What was your first job? I was scab labour during a nationwide automotive employees’ strike in the 1990s. I was employed as a petrol attendant at my aunt’s service station for a week. It is a tough and thankless job. What was your best investment? My library. I have a love of reading about topics within and outside o...

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