What was the defining moment that led you to this innovation?
Land Tenure Services is the most successful local company which does tenure conversion to full title.
My defining moment was driving through the north of Pretoria and comparing a node where the conversion to full-title had happened against an informal settlement which was to be done later.
Full-title ownership opens new doors to funding and economic opportunity for people.
The full-title community was more vibrant, more “house-proud” and obviously happier.
The number of children running around streets were far fewer and the day-care centre we visited was very organized.
A better life for all, can be created by providing ownership
Tell us about the social innovator—the person—behind this idea.
I have been married for almost 20 years and have three children.
My family is my life.
I qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987 and subsequently completed a legal degree.
My professional career spans 23 years, across industrial development, investment banking, retail, asset management, insurance and property development.
Over the past 3 years I have dedicated 18 hour days to learning about the BoP and Inclusive markets.
My strong belief that the Aerotropolis can rapidly accelerate global poverty relief through commerce has carried me through very trying financial times.
These last years have placed a heavy burden on my family, but they also hope that these concepts can help many poor people.
Tenacity and effort form a winning combination
How did you first hear about Changemakers?
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