Tony Leon Columnist

There is a long, ever-lengthening, list of SA-originating business leaders who have achieved huge success and had high impact in boardrooms and markets across the world.

Elon Musk and Roelof Botha in the hi-tech field in California (and even outer space in the case of the former); Ivan Glasenberg and Mick Davis in the world of resources; Jan du Plessis chairing some of the top FTSE top 100 companies; Natie Kirsh exporting his brand of entrepreneurism into some of the most competitive  business jurisdictions, such as China ... the roll call of the business good and greats we have exported into the wider world is much deeper than just these high-flyers...

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