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EXCERPT | ‘It would be foolish to label him too narrowly’ – Janet Smith on ‘disruptor’ Patrice Motsepe

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Patrice Motsepe: An Appetite for Disruption by Janet Smith, (Jonathan Ball)
Patrice Motsepe: An Appetite for Disruption by Janet Smith, (Jonathan Ball)

BOOK: Patrice Motsepe: An Appetite for Disruption by Janet Smith (Jonathan Ball)

Billionaire Patrice Motsepe isn’t afraid to shake things up – he’s a disruptor. Now the owner of football club Mamelodi Sundowns and one of South Africa’s leading philanthro-capitalists, he started as a lawyer and family businessperson who made a deal with Anglo American in the 1990s that kicked off the growth of his African Rainbow Minerals empire. In this excerpt from Janet Smith’s unauthorised biography of Motsepe, she writes about meeting him and hearing what he had to say to the South African National Editors’ Forum in July this year.

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