Make Money Mondays

Mining veteran and Chair of Joburg Indaba Bernard Swanepoel opens up about money

I grew up in Rustenburg; my dad was a blue-collar worker on a mine.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I love spending money on other people! Nothing makes me happier than to spoil people close to me.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

If money is your sole purpose then you never have enough.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

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” feature.

This week he interviewed mining veteran and Chairperson of Joburg Indaba Bernard Swanepoel.

Swanepoel is a mining engineer with extensive deep-level mining and commercial experience.

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

I think it’s fair to give back.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I enjoy raising my son and spending time with my grandchildren most of all.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

We grew up on the wrong side of the tracks, but everybody around you were in the same position.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I pushed trolleys at Checkers for tips as a young boy.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I’ve never been defined by owning stuff.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I only started to invest in my mid-20s… I listened to bad advice.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

We need to burn our fingers and learn our lessons.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I don’t need to work, but I do.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I buy far too many books! I buy more than what I read.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

I don’t want my kids to have large inheritances.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

Giving is just more satisfying than receiving. But you can only say that if you have enough.

Bernard Swanepoel, Joburg Indaba

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