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“It’s not how many times you fall on your face but how many times you pick yourself up” – SA Billionaire Fred Robertson on Forbes Africa TV “My Worst Day with Peace Hyde” | Teaser




mwd-fred-robertsonThe Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) movement is a racially selective programme launched by the South African government to redress the inequalities of apartheid by giving certain previously disadvantaged groups of South African citizens economic privileges previously not available to them.

For Fred Robertson, this movement presented the opportunity to build one of the biggest BEE companies in South Africa to be listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, Brimstone. In order to build this legacy, Fred Robertson first had to overcome insurmountable obstacles.

He sits down with Peace Hyde to share his Worst Day in business in the exciting November episode of the hit flagship show.

Watch the trailer below.


  1. kemi

    November 7, 2016 at 6:25 pm

    I think the South Africa’s had it worst in terms of racism and certainly the segregation brought about by the apartheid movement was something that really created serious barriers for blacks. Great to see a success story of black economic empowerment. seems like it will be an interesting episode

  2. tosin

    November 7, 2016 at 6:31 pm

    I personally think that country is still suffering from years of prejudice against black people. I feel a great sense of racial tension whenever I visit especially Joburg. When you have to carry a pass as a black person to be able to move around shows the extent to which we will go as a race to dominate and bring each other down. learnt a lot from the Herman Mashaba episode and congrats on him becoming the Mayor of Joburg.

    • Blossom234

      November 7, 2016 at 8:57 pm

      True that.White people there don’t want to give up their affluence and the black leaders seem to have joined the feeding trough at the expense of their people.You see the whites stole the country and developed it for their descendants.The rightful heirs are busy destroying the place with all kinds of corruption. The black man needs to selfishly advance and safeguard the interest of his descendants.

  3. Horscio

    November 7, 2016 at 6:33 pm

    I remember reading his Story a while back In the Forbes Magazine, I thought there was 3 founders? Any way I agree, good to see a successful execution of BEE.

  4. Mariam

    November 8, 2016 at 12:31 am

    looks intersting can normal successful entrepreneurs be featured on this show or is it just billionaires?

  5. jayjay

    November 8, 2016 at 12:50 am

    I read about Brimstone losing a lot of money on Joburg stock exchange a couple of years ago when the stock markets crashed. Good to see they turned things around. Yet another good candidate for the show. good job to the Forbes Team.

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