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Here’s why Tesla and SpaceX don’t have Pretoria headquarters

Musk became an entrepreneur in the US, not in SA, and there are many reasons for that

15 November 2020 - 00:00 By Adama Molai

South Africans like to claim credit for Elon Musk, the eccentric but brilliant business magnate and industrialist. Local media proudly tout his native origins — always describing him as South African-born — and ordinary South Africans like to think that his success, like that of the World Cup-winning Springboks, is rooted in South African characteristics: sheer bloody-mindedness, grit, perseverance and mental toughness...

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