Q&A with Bovest Client, Roelien Havenga.

We asked our client Roelien Havenga, Senior Manager: Thought Leadership (Africa and Latin America) for Daymon International a couple of questions.

Here’s what she had to say:

-What did you buy with your first pay-check?
Well, since it was just over R6000 (yes, 6 thousand Rand, I basically bought groceries).

-If you could choose any other occupation, what would it be?
Pilot, no questions asked.

-What financial tip would you give to your younger self?
If you can’t pay for it twice, you can’t afford it.

-If you win the lotto, what will be the first thing you do with the money?
Pay off my car, buy a house (old school I know), and invest the rest.

-Best book you’ve read?
So many, Probably Tipping point by Malcolm Gladwell and Misbehaving by Richard Thaler, also enjoyed Sapiens by Yuval Noah Harari, and an all-time classic: Man’s search for Meaning by Viktor Frankl, very gripping.

-What’s more important in your opinion, Street smart vs Book smart?
Street smart (although I value Book smart), the best of both.

-What’s the best thing about South Africa?
So much, the beautiful country, diversity of people, our resilience, and sense of humor.

-What is the one characteristic one needs to be successful?
Discipline.

-Summarize your personal experience with Bovest?
Brilliant, an absolutely great experience and would recommend to anyone, the attention to detail, great advice and guidance, sorting out the admin and dealing with the bureaucracy on my behalf, follow-ups. Looking forward to a long relationship with Bovest.

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