Shoprite's Whitey Basson on his thrills and spills

29 November 2015 - 02:00
By Adele Shevel

A new book, South African Business Leaders: What Makes Them Tick, by Adele Shevel, explores the personal stories behind some of South Africa's top brands. In this edited extract, Shoprite CEO Whitey Basson debunks the myth of the Stellenbosch mafia, doffs a cap to his mentors and admits there were some surprises when the business expanded to Nigeria.

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