Make Money Mondays

David Lewis from Corruption Watch shares his money hopes (and fears)

Only later did I realise my parents laboured under considerable financial hardship.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

My paternal grandfather came from a very wealthy family, but he lost it all on the racecourse.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

My biggest investment was to buy a house in Cape Town… probably the smartest investment I’ve ever made.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

I’ve spent a large sum of money on whiskey in the last 50 years. I like ordinary whiskey, but I like it a lot!

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

Every 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 the weekly “Make Money Mondays” feature.

This week he interviewed Corruption Watch Executive Director David Lewis.

Lewis – a former trade unionist – chaired the Competition Tribunal for a decade, from its founding in 1999.

Listen to the interview in the audio below (and/or scroll down for more quotes from it).

I grew to find Christo Wiese enormously smart and charming.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

I was born and grew up in Klerksdorp.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

My dad was a pretty unsuccessful small businessperson.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

We had a middle of the middleclass existence.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

We didn’t talk about personal financial circumstances much.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

I never thought about savings until I was in my 40s.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

I’m comfortable with the choices I made.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

I’m more preoccupied now with money than ever before.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

I’m completely obsessed with raising money for Corruption Watch to survive.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

It takes a lot of convincing to convince rich people to part with their money.

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

I love cars!

David Lewis, Corruption Watch

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