Growing up in Pretoria, Richard von Geusau lived a good life. Becoming an architect had always appealed to him, but things didn’t turn out that way."I matriculated in 1975 at St Alban’s College in Pretoria, a school my father and his friends founded," he recalls. "After school I went to do my military service in the air force; not a bad experience, as I spent my time in the photographic unit, following one of my passions."During his gap years, Von Geusau decided that accountancy training would set him up well for any career path. Indeed, he describes completing his articles as "an excellent period of learning every financial twist and turn of a wide spectrum of entities". And yet, even after 20 years in the profession, something was missing."A string of events occurred that set me on my path," he says. "I was tired of the corporate world, tired of the city, desired to have my own business, and wanted to be more creative. I discovered the magical town that is Greyton [in the Western ...

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