Second-hand car salesmen have long had dubious reputations — but WeBuyCars’ Faan van der Walt goes a long way towards shattering that image. The executive director of one of SA’s biggest secondhand car businesses, he’s a former teacher who on weekends gives Sunday school classes.

Van der Walt’s love of cars goes back a long time: it was his father who taught him how to fix vehicles, working with him on the family cars. So by the time he founded WeBuyCars in 2001, he’d spent a fair number of years repairing dilapidated rides...

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