Who remembers this story? No one much. Initially I did not want to be seen on national TV, in fact in the whole of Africa, pitching my passion and being told that I am not eligible for funding. What did they mean I was not eligible. Did they not see that I had gold in my hands? The fact of the matter is that I was not ready for that funding. Looking back I can see how I was not ready to be funded.


It was hair being so dry that propelled me into this journey. I was working for a major South African bank, studying my for my Masters Degree because guess what? I was going to be a CEO of one of the departments. Not just a CEO, I was going to be the CEO that our performed my peers; that is the work horse I thouhgt myself to be. How innocent I was back then.