If someone came to you tomorrow with R100m to invest in just one company, which would it be? My outlook on the SA economy is quite positive. At this stage in the local growth cycle, I think there’s a lot of value in quality SA companies. At current price levels, FirstRand looks to be an attractive buy — it’s a quality franchise led by a quality management team. Which talent would you most like to have? I would like to have the footballing prowess of Thierry Henry in his Arsenal prime — flair, creativity, magic. If you could fix one thing in SA today, what would it be? Grassroots education is the area on which I would focus — it’s the start to addressing inequality in SA. What is your greatest extravagance? Sneakers — but only on sale. I’m quite miserly, to be honest — ask those who know me. We are expecting our first child soon, so I fear my greatest extravagance is on her way. I may not be able to help myself. On what occasion do you lie? I’m pretty straightforward and honest, so I...

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