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What does Phuti Mahanyele (Forbes Businesswoman of 2014) hope for... and fear?

(Also read "Meet Phuti Mahanyele, Shanduka CEO and Forbes Africa’s Businesswoman of the Year".)

If people like my father were able to create opportunities at that time then surely we can do it now.

Phuti Mahanyele

I’m not a big spender. I like to accrue value.

Phuti Mahanyele

Each week The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews a famous person about her or his attitude to money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.) as part of his weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week Whitfield interviewed Phuti Mahanyele, the outgoing CEO of Shanduka (founded by Cyril Ramaphosa and one of Africa’s leading investment holding companies).

Mahanyele was Forbes Africa’s 2014 Businesswoman of the Year.

In 2011 Forbes named her one of their “20 Youngest Power Women in Africa”.

In 2008 the Wall Street Journal placed her among their “Top 50 Women in the World to Watch”.

In 2007 the World Economic Forum selected her as a “Global Young Leader”.

Scroll down for quotes from the audio below.

We were put into a private school in the 80s when it was still quite unheard of in South Africa.

Phuti Mahanyele

My father got me and my sister equity in Naspers for our birthdays instead of roller-skates that I wanted. I kept my shares, but she sold them to me! She wished she never did that deal!

Phuti Mahanyele

My mom was tough, but my dad was like our Father Christmas!

Phuti Mahanyele

My first paying job was in my dad’s business.

Phuti Mahanyele

I made good money with Naspers, but I sold too early.

Phuti Mahanyele

The opportunities are there! Especially in the non-listed side.

Phuti Mahanyele

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