383pp., b/w & colour illus., paperback, Cape Town, 2022
Foreword by Johann Rupert.
Authorised biography of South African businessman and billionaire James Wellwood Basson, known as 'Whitey', who grew his Shoprite group by acquiring Grand Bazaars, Checkers and Ok Bazaars. Today, Shoprite is the biggest retailer on the African continent, one of the 100 biggest in the world and South Africa's largest private employer. Basson retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive of Shoprite Holdings Ltd on 31 December 2016.
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Niel Joubert is Communications Manager at Momentum Investments. He was a financial journalist and associate editor of Sake24 on Netwerk24, the digital news platform for Media24. He also wrote for Finweek. In 2012, Niel won the Consumer Education category Citadel’s Words on Money journalism awards; in 2013 he won PriceWaterhouseCoopers’s Tax Journalist of the Year Award as the best newcomer, and in 2014 he was named Media24’s Business Journalist of the Year.