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Fri Dec 19 17:09:04 CAT 2014

Let's applaud Motsepe's gesture: iLIVE

iLIVE | 31 January, 2013 23:59
Billionaire Patrice Motsepe announces in Johannesburg yesterday that at least half of the funds generated by his family's assets will be given to the poor Picture: ALON SKUY

The news that the Motsepe family trust is to donate a substantial amount of money must be applauded ("Motsepe doles out billions", yesterday).

I have always liked how Patrice Motsepe carries himself. He has never been one to flaunt his wealth. He has never been one to show off cars and mansions Kenny Kunene-style.

Motsepe is a great example of wealth and class rolled into one. If Forbes did not publish his worth, we might not have known about him at all. - Zakes Nakedi, Ennerdale

ISN'T it a pleasant change to hear about something positive and someone actually giving rather than taking from this country?

The continual stories of anarchy, nepotism and corruption make for depressing reading.

Would it not be great if Patrice Motsepe, Dr Mamphela Ramphele and other like-minded business-orientated persons with integrity and vision formed a new political party with the objective of transforming South Africa back into a winning nation? Giving back and not taking out to the benefit of all. - Richard Poulter, Tokai


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