There was an odd informality to Naspers's shareholder meeting last week in Cape Town.

Tie-less and donning a regal teal jersey was chairman Koos Bekker, now the boss of Africa's largest company. CEO Bob van Dijk, who took the reins from Bekker five years ago, was wearing a white shirt, sleeves rolled up, and looked as if he was about to give a TED Talk.

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