ANALYSE THIS: Barclays Africa’s Louise Pillay
We analyse telecoms analyst, Africa, at Barclays Africa Group Louise Pillay
If someone came to you tomorrow with R100m to invest in just one company, which would it be?
Locally, Naspers, and globally, Amazon. E-commerce is the way forward.
What travel experience is on your bucket list?
River rafting on the Colorado River rapids (before it dries up).
Which talent would you most like to have?
To be able to sing in tune.
What was your first job?
Data capturing at Telkom during school holidays.
If you could fix one thing in SA today, what would it be?
What’s the worst investment you’ve ever made?
No specific investment, but I regret not being invested in the market enough and not investing at a younger age.
If you could turn back time, what would you change in your life?
Reduce my student debt and my parents’ debt that was used to fund my high school and tertiary education.
What’s your favourite song?
Currently, High Hopes by Panic! At the Disco.
On what occasion do you lie?
When I buy items that are not on the shopping list …
If you found a lottery ticket tomorrow that had won $100m, what would you do with it?
Invest some and travel, travel, travel.
What was your last purchase?
Instant Pot — I love cooking.
Name a place you’ve been to that lives up to the hype?
Anfield stadium, Liverpool.
What is your greatest extravagance?
Football and concert tickets.
Do you own bitcoin or any other cryptocurrencies? Why?
No. I don’t know how you actually value these currencies, but there is possible value in the underlying blockchain technology.