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'Sexy, stylish, influential' Siv Ngesi shares a few very personal money secrets

2 May 2019 7:08 PM
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The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Make Money Mondays
money beliefs
make money mondays personal edition
Siv Ngesi
The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviews Ngesi about his attitude toward money (hopes and fears, successes and failures, etc.).
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I grew up in Gugulethu. My mother was a principal and she was like a magician. We didn’t have much money, but my mother was able to make things happen. You know; these Xhosa women… She was a hustler when it came to money… My mother taught me a lot…

Siv Ngesi

I didn’t come from much, so I want what I want when I want it… Now I have 128 pairs of shoes because I can… They call it privilege. It’s not privilege! It’s just payback in excess!

Siv Ngesi

My joy is giving. I have an organisation called ‘Dignity Drive’... it’s about sanitary products – all done from my own pocket…. If men bled once a month sanitary products would be free… Men, you know, if we had blood coming out of us every month that stuff would be free; there’d be vending machines…

Siv Ngesi

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 his weekly “Make Money Mondays, Personal Edition” feature.

This week Whitfield interviewed comedian and TV personality Siv Ngesi.

“Most Influential Young South African” (Mail and Guardian); “Most Influential Men Under the Age of 40” (Destiny Man); “Most Stylish Celeb” (You magazine); “Top Dressed Man” (GQ); “Sexiest Man” (Cosmo); “Top 10 best working South African actors overseas” (MDB)…

Siv Ngesi has honorific titles galore!

He started performing when he was nine, touring Asia as Gavrosh in Les Miserables.

He’s starred on film and television, at home and abroad, in productions like Clint Eastwood’s Invictus, alongside Edris Elba in Long Walk to Freedom and the TV series 24 with Kiefer Sutherland.

  • What is it that he believes about money?

  • Does it keep him up at night?

  • Does he spend like crazy or save compulsively?

  • How did his childhood experiences shape his views on money?

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

You said my name so nicely! You can keep your land!

Siv Ngesi

I think we should bring the World Cup back to South Africa…

Siv Ngesi

I invested in ‘Richard III’… please watch it; I’d like to take your money… I own my own venue at the National Arts Festival in Grahamstown…

Siv Ngesi

My grandfather used to sell fruit… We had no money… He had a car… used it as a taxi… We used to sit and eat sheepshead together…

Siv Ngesi

My grandmother had a shebeen… I was raised in a shebeen… I’m 34 years old and I’ve never touched a drop of alcohol… I’ve got nothing against alcohol, I just made the decision not to try it…

Siv Ngesi

I have a company called Inyama that does braaing at events.

Siv Ngesi

It’s a privilege to know how to work with money… If you have money, you don’t understand that…

Siv Ngesi

I’m not flashy on cars…

Siv Ngesi

A lot of stuff I get for free!

Siv Ngesi

My mother turned 60. My gift to her was R1000 for every year she lived. She went traveling…

Siv Ngesi

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This article first appeared on 702 : 'Sexy, stylish, influential' Siv Ngesi shares a few very personal money secrets


2 May 2019 7:08 PM
Tags:
The Money Show
Bruce Whitfield
Make Money Mondays
money beliefs
make money mondays personal edition
Siv Ngesi

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