Family, work and weather make businessman a home body

2010-11-23 00:00

OSCAR Swanlund, prominent South Coast businessman and owner of the Vidicom Computers and Repair Centre in Port Shepstone, has been on the coast for 15 years.

He doesn’t see himself going anywhere any time soon either, he told The Witness.

What keeps you on the South Coast?

Swanlund: Friends, business, family and the amazing weather.


What is it about your job that makes you want to go to work every day?

Swanlund: I am fortunate enough to have a very pleasant working environment with my employees and customers. Knowing that we are providing a quality service to the South Coast makes me enjoy my job.


What is it that you would like to see happen most in South Africa?

Swanlund: Less corruption and violence.

Where were you when the Simphiwe Tshabalala goal went in against Mexico on June 11?

Swanlund: I was at one of my suppliers’ house watching on the big screen.

Flip, it was a good game. I was riveted. I have never seen a goal like that; it was unbelievable.


How do you feel about our local government?

Swanlund: They could become a lot more efficient. Less politics and more service delivery.


Where is your favourite place to go on the South Coast?

Swanlund: Home. Its comfortable, safe, secure and relaxing.


Which song best defines you?

Swanlund: Rockstar by Nickelback (he says with tongue in cheek).


What do you look for in a partner?

Swanlund: Warmth, affection, love and talents.


What is the biggest problem facing the world today?

Swanlund: Godlessness.


Sharks or Bulls?

Swanlund: Please … Sharks.


Where do you see yourself in five years’ time?

Swanlund: On the coast, plodding on.


Who is your local hero and why?

Swanlund: Julius Malema for giving Trevor Noah a tremendous amount of material.


How do you make the most of this beautiful area?

Swanlund: Explore, drive and walk around a lot.


What do you make of the proposed media tribunal?

Swanlund: It’s another way to try and control the people.

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