Interviews

1 min. with a superhero: Steve Bolnick

This morning, we’re chatting to Steve Bolnick, wildlife hooligan, academic, tourism operator and professional hiker. Steve’s from Zimbabwe, which you’ll notice by the mad glint in his eye, and he specialises in something fairly unique: safaris on foot. While most safari operators wimp out in heavily armored 4×4’s, Steve does a lot of his tours […]

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1 min. with a superhero: Ronnie Apteker

We’re privileged this morning to be chatting to Ronnie Apteker; entrepreneur, movie maker, loyal friend of comedians, and national man of mystery. We’re huge fans of Ronnie’s here at Ideate (and not just because he produced Footskating 101). Ronnie has had a compelling career to date, and is one of those guys you can’t really […]

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1 min. with a superhero: Verity

Verity is a singer/songwriter who decided to take a very unique tack in a highly competitive industry. Instead of signing a contract, Verity created a business model to fund the recording costs of her debut album. 2 years ago, Verity starting pre-selling her album to fans and believers through her website www.iamverity.com. Verity also decided […]

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1 min. with a superhero: Richard Neville of Medipet

Richard Neville of Medipet SA is an oxymoron: he’s an innovative insurance man. A proven entrepreneur after co-founding the well-known insurance company Murray Clan, Richard is venturing off the beaten track. Three months ago, Richard started Medipet, a medical health insurance for your beloved furry friends. Currently, Medipet is signing up 6 new members each […]

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1 min. with a superhero: Wesley Williams

I go with my son, Mikael, for a haircut every 3 months. Our destination: The Barber Shop for Men in Southfields. I would never have known about this place if it weren’t for the eagle eye of the Maven, who spotted it on one of his mysterious scouting expeditions around Cape Town. The Barber Shop […]

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1 min. with a superhero: Shona Macdonald

Our third interview in the Ideate ‘Superheroes’ series is with Shona Macdonald from Shonaquip. Shona was a finalist in the Sanlam 3-Talk Businesswoman of the Year Award, but was disqualified due to her turnover being too high! Shonaquip creates wheelchairs and postural support equipment for people with disabilities. How did you get into this industry? […]

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1 min. with a superhero: Rene Munro

Our second interview with a Small Business Superhero is Rene Munro from Co-ordination Crew, an Events & Destination Management Company based in Cape Town, South Africa. How did you get into this industry? Once upon a time… in 1989… experience in the corporate world…financial services sectors… marketing departments … organising company incentives and events  … […]

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