Southern Cross Articles Featured in New Book on Patrice Motsepe
Southern Cross magazine articles written by our features writer Daluxolo Moloantoa have been used in a new book on South African businessman Patrice Motsepe.
The new book, titled “PATRICE MOTSEPE – AN APPETITE FOR DISRUPTION”- is a biography of the businessman and philanthropist.
The Southern Cross magazine articles referenced in the section are The Story of a Church Builder (January 2019), “Pretoria’s Catholic Mother Church” Nears 100 Years (February 2019) and SA Catholic High School Produces Two of Africa’s Leading Sports Officials (February 2022).
The book traces Motsepe’s early life trace, and the roots of the Catholic Church in Mmakau Village, the Motsepe hometown in Pretoria’s north-western side.
Born in an Anglican family (his grandfather Tlhopane Motsepe was a founder-member of the home church) Motsepe credits his Catholic education and conversion for the solid foundation he which would become necessary for his entrepreneurial endeavours later in his life.
“I’m a Catholic, and proudly so,” he is quoted in the book.
Together with three of his siblings, he attended a Catholic primary boarding school in Aliwal North in the Eastern Cape. He matriculated at Tsogo High School, the high school founded by the Stigmatine Fathers in Mmakau Village.
Annual beneficiaries of Motsepe’s philanthropic projects include Catholic social projects, schools and parishes in the Pretoria townships of Attredgville, Mamelodi, Garankuwa and his Mmakau Village hometown.
PATRICE MOTSEPE – AN APPETITE FOR DISRUPTION is available at Exclusive Books nationwide.