Johann Rupert pays R40m for buffalo bull
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Johann Rupert pays R40m for buffalo bull

2013-09-20 07:43

Port Elizabeth - People are going to go absolutely crazy if they hear that well-known billionaire Johann Rupert has paid R40m for a buffalo bull this week at the annual Thabo Tholo game auction in Thabazimbi.

Cries of executive excess and how the rich waste money are bound to echo everywhere.

This time last year, former union boss Cyril Ramaphosa was at the receiving end of such outbursts when he bid R18m for a buffalo bull – and he did not even buy it. He apologised publicly for what he described as a lapse of judgement when he tried to buy such an expensive animal while poverty abounds in SA.

But there is a big difference between Rupert, a respected businessman, and other (quasi-political) businesspeople.

Rupert’s father, Dr Anton Rupert, started Rembrandt from nothing and with nothing, and Johann turned the multimillion rand business into a multibillion euro business during the last two decades.

The first step was when he and his friends at Rand Merchant Bank masterminded the unbundling of Richemont from Rembrandt in 1988, a step which laid the foundation of what Richemont was about to become.

Under Rupert’s leadership, Richemont has grown into the world’s second-largest luxury goods group. Some of the group’s underlying brands have been around for a few centuries.

We can argue that if Rupert sells exclusive and expensive trinkets to the super rich, he can use the profits to buy a few nice trinkets for himself. But the story of the buffalo bull is not one of flaunting wealth.

Rupert told Fin24 that he is only one of a group of investors and game breeders who bought the bull, indeed for the massive amount of R40m. He did not say how much he contributed. And this time, it was not two stubborn bulls with fat wallets going head to head at an auction.

“It is a very special bull, arguably the best bull in SA. Lots of breeders tried to buy it,” says Rupert.

He predicts that the bull will pay for itself within a few years as the consortium starts to sell its offspring. Thereafter, if the breeding programme is a big success, the monetary value of such a great buffalo might start to drop as numbers increase, which is the main aim of the purchase.

“This might not be a good investment,” he concludes.

The bull will move to its new home in the Eastern Cape soon, reversing a trend that has seen the best game being bought by game farms in the Northern Province.

Note: Thabo Tholo was established by Tilman Ludin, a close friend of Johann Rupert. This special game farm comprises some 35 000 hectares and aims to breed superior animals to replace the magnificent creatures that were shot by trophy hunters since man brought gunpowder to southern Africa.

- Fin24

*After chasing money on the JSE for 15 years, Adriaan Kruger is now living a relaxed lifestyle in Wilderness and lectures economics part-time at NMMU.

Comments
  • Ben Schutte - 2013-09-20 07:51

    Geld mors, plaas skiet hy net so 10% van daai geld vir my :)

      James Blacksmith - 2013-09-20 09:55

      I don't care what he invests in, I just know that Bull is going to be WELL looked after!

      Donald Dykman - 2013-09-20 10:11

      Most expensive biltong ever

      TheBat Man - 2013-09-20 11:55

      Why do you deserve 10%?

      Boetie Magundwana - 2013-09-20 13:28

      Wow, I also bought a baby pig for R150 from a local farmer !!

      Pagel - 2013-09-20 18:39

      Whatever you all think - I wish I was the seller!!

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:39

      Ben shut up asseblief, jy's jaloers.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:40

      Wouter, hou jou bek. Dis mos sy geld, hy kan dit spandeer op whatever hy wil. Aap.

      Patrick Starkey - 2013-09-22 21:40

      Money is the blood of the economy. It has to circulate. Taxes will be levied on the transaction. Our incredible government will ensure that at least that part of the deal will be spent judiciously . . . . . Or maybe not, better see if I can get an invite to the Braai.

  • George Smith - 2013-09-20 07:54

    Is this 'bull-sh*t'?

      Caine Abel - 2013-09-20 17:12

      What a shame.....but there is.never enough money to pay the workers a living wage

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:46

      MrG, no, why would it be bull? He'll make that back in under 5yr.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:47

      Caine, go pump a seal.

  • Francois Botha - 2013-09-20 08:02

    He worked for it he can do what he wants with it.

      Khuliso Marvin Ratshinanga - 2013-09-20 08:11

      i guess when cyril did a bid you also commented he worked for it?

      Alex Millo - 2013-09-20 08:30

      @Khuliso that's exactly what I was thinking.

      Alex Millo - 2013-09-20 09:04

      Hahahahaha... I love this. Last year people where mourning and groaning when fin24 reported that a bottle of whisky was bought for 230 000. And today is fine because he worked for his money and others don't? Someone commented this" This sort of thing makes me hate capitalism. People are living in shacks whilst others have so much cash that they can spend 230k on whiskey".

      James Mabote - 2013-09-20 09:05

      Dinos, how the hell did you arrive at the conclusion that Khuliso and Alex's comments were racist? You're the only person who referred to race here.

      James Mabote - 2013-09-20 09:26

      Ignorant in what sense Dinos? My comment was strictly about the imaginary racism you saw in Alex and Khuliso's comments before YOU introduced race into this topic. I neither denied nor acknowledged that they were being provocative. It is clear to me that you like jumping to "confusions."

      Hercules Leonardo Giorgino - 2013-09-20 09:34

      I was also thinking that Khuliso

      Dinny Mills - 2013-09-20 09:52

      People in SA are just jealous. Generally. I bet you if everyone thought about poor people everyday, SA would be one of the best countries to live in. The fact is we don't. If Cyril wants to buy a bull of R18M, let him. If he wants to buy a wine estate for R500M, let him. He did not run behind Mandela's Toyota Cressida for nothing after Mandela was released.

      Palu Jon - 2013-09-20 10:14

      Did the Ruperts not receive lots of help from the Nats during apartheid????

      Dinny Mills - 2013-09-20 10:38

      With a name like twakkie, jy kan net een ding praat, en dit is ....

      James Mabote - 2013-09-20 10:45

      Hahaha. Dinny Mills, I love your comment. En dit is nie net enige... Dit is 'n baie sterk een van Swaziland af.

      Dinny Mills - 2013-09-20 10:54

      James, die een wat my oupa gerook het, BB. In die geel pakkie

      James Mabote - 2013-09-20 10:59

      Hahaha. Dinny, jou oupa s'n was heltemaal beterder as ons vriend s'n. Ek glo syne is daardie een wat 'n mens 'n Rizzla of daai bottel met baie pype moet gebruik om te rook!

      Jono Qmann - 2013-09-20 11:11

      Apartheid never made you what you are today you made yourself! you decide to be racist! nobody tells me what choice I must make and if someone tells you what to choose then that makes you weak as a person. @Alex and Khuliso - you are provoking a white and black argument here as your comment was based on things that white people said in the past - so please don't treat us like a bunch of idiots @james! you don't have to read between the lines it is so obvious!

      James Mabote - 2013-09-20 11:25

      Jono, that's a "tabak" analysis you've made there. The argument had nothing to do with race until Dinos got confused and read race into it. Not only "white" people condemned Cyril's decision to purchase the buffalo at the time he intended to do so. This is about two rich men (irrespective of race) who have money to buy buffaloes, and many argue that they could have put the money to better use.

      Jono Qmann - 2013-09-20 11:27

      then why bring in Cyril if this has to do with Rupert?

      Louis Van Den Elst - 2013-09-20 11:46

      Agree he made his money by working hard and clever

      James Mabote - 2013-09-20 12:00

      "This is about two rich men (irrespective of race) who have money to buy buffaloes, and many argue that they could have put the money to better use." Jono, the above is an extract from my earlier comment. It seems you only specialise in reading between the lines, and not reading the lines themselves.

      Dinny Mills - 2013-09-20 12:13

      James, as I said, people in SA are just jealous. Do they expect Cyril and others to sit with billions and eat Iwisa day-in day-out?

      Dinos Kaparos - 2013-09-20 12:21

      @James. Why then did Alex and Khuliso ask their questions in the first place. I also do not understand the hype. As stated in one of my comments below, buying a buffalo is the same as buying shares. It is an investment. You seem to be clouding the issue by stating that I am the one focusing on race. So I should not point out the obvious? I must say, I am enjoying the conversation. I never intended to make it a race issue as it was already done with the reference to Mr Rhamaposa.

      Jono Qmann - 2013-09-20 12:26

      @James - you dodging my question...why mention Cyril in the way he did if this has to do with Rupert? it looks like you don't read at all never mind between or on top!

      James Mabote - 2013-09-20 13:23

      Jono and Dinos, Cyril was critisized by many people for purchasing a buffalo for R18m. These many people (of all races as far as I know) said that he could use the money to help out the needy, blah blah blah... There were also people of different races who saw nothing wrong with that. Then this morning it was reported that another person had bought a buffalo for R40m. One would expect that the same people mentioned above would make similar arguments. When I saw a person named Francios Botha complimenting this expensive purchase, I saw nothing wrong his comment hence I've never in my comments critisized his view. It would have been no different if the person who had made this comment was Sipho, Mohammed or Chun Su Li. Then Dinos (who admitted that he had erred) brought race into the picture and I attacked his views. I had no reason to believe that the commentors at the time of my first opinion were being racist and I'm still clinging to that view and I will defend it until you start making sense. Your assumption that they were being racist presupposes that if a "black" man opposes the view of a "white" man (assuming that Francios is white and the other two are not), he is motivated by racism.

      Jono Qmann - 2013-09-20 13:37

      this whole argument started by them bringing Cyril into this story...we all agree...now the question I am asking is WHY??? If this had to do about the man spending R40m on a bull then why not stick to that point? why bring in another person into this story that has nothing to do with Rupert and this sale? Do you want to honestly tell me that they had no harm intended with their comment? they did not want to STIR the pot at all???

      Dinos Kaparos - 2013-09-20 14:03

      James. I hear what you are saying and I see reason in your argument. Just try and see the reason in mine. I agree, people are over-sensitive when it comes to the issue of race in our country. I definitely do not condone racism. I felt that, as Jonno stated, the two gentleman above were stirring the pot unnecessarily, although, in hind sight I do understand (or am at least trying to understand) their issues. I am not going to turn into Oprah and climb on the moral and politically correct high horse and give a lecture on how everyone should get along. If everyone had the same view we would not have had this discussion. Point is, that is one good looking buffalo bull, its Friday and I am out of here. Have a good weekend gents

      Jono Qmann - 2013-09-20 14:06

      chow Dino!

  • Roger Fraser - 2013-09-20 08:04

    I for one applaud him for trying to restore balance .That said I have to agree the money side of the world the placing of such worth on things,possessions and property is truly out of kilter .It is the root of allot if not all ill in the world.....

  • Annie James - 2013-09-20 08:09

    Unfortunate that this is what it takes to save animals from extinction - all which was caused by trigger happy booze soaked hunters and poachers - THEY should be hunted, shot and displayed on walls.

      Chris Lombard - 2013-09-20 12:20

      uninformed and uneducated statement Annie.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:47

      Annie, shut up.

  • Kevin Williams - 2013-09-20 08:09

    I think this has something to do with TAX. Whichever way....This is what defines the rich these days, I can do better than You. and he built his empire from what ?? Nothing ??? Get all the carte and transports and you will find that is a pack of LIES. He had all the resources to do just that, so what makes him special???? Why don't I buy that. In an apartheid era where others were starved to death?? Sorry No respects for someone like this. NONE.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:48

      KevinWilliams, jealousy makes you nasty.

  • Erich Goosen - 2013-09-20 08:10

    It is spending sprees like this that fuels the demands of the trade unions. Agreed, it is his money but the consequences go further than one realises.

  • Rudi Smith - 2013-09-20 08:11

    Yeah I agree if you've earned it...you can do what you want with your money! Good for Johann

  • Charl Le Roux - 2013-09-20 08:13

    Can't compare the way the Johann and Cyril stories were reported. The Cyril story was reported negatively while this one is very positive.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:48

      What are you trying to say Charl?

  • Vickela Mumby - 2013-09-20 08:16

    Wats with billionaires and buffalo bulls

      Nkosincedile Matwa - 2013-09-20 08:26

      Balls

      Riaan Croucamp - 2013-09-20 08:27

      The Blue bulls can use that money to by some better bulls. ;0

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:50

      Go for a few spelling lessons first before you open your stink mouth on here Vickela.

  • Nkosincedile Matwa - 2013-09-20 08:16

    Maybe his employees are earning peanuts. What a waste of money

      Gerrit Valentine - 2013-09-20 08:36

      He looks after his employees and they are all happy to work for him!

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:51

      Matwa, shut your pie hole.

  • Nonofo Maroke Mosimege - 2013-09-20 08:18

    R40m?for a buffalo bull?If it was Motsepe;cyrial or any black person,media 24 will have said cryrial bought a bull worth milions when people are poor and he is a criminal benefited from tenders.We as blacks if we are rich is a crime and you write negative.

      Johnny Better - 2013-09-20 08:32

      Maybe you need a milkshake to go with that chip on your shoulder. Grow up.

      Jackie Westland - 2013-09-20 08:32

      thats because your cadres DIDN'T earn their millions / billions, it was given to them through tenders. Mr Rupert EARNED his money from 0. Mr Ruperts family has given millions and millions and millions to charity, whilst your cadres do nothing but splurge on themselves.

      Johan Steyn - 2013-09-20 08:42

      Yes it will happen like that because everyone with half a brain cell knows where their money comes from idiot

      Papaki Legodi - 2013-09-20 08:45

      @Jakie,get ur facts straight!!.This is not really the platform for you to display ur ignorance.Get this,it was Johann's father who started from nothing,not Johann who only inherited was his father built.This is no different to Cyril who benefited from tenders and made something of this boast.

      Dinos Kaparos - 2013-09-20 08:47

      Whether he buys a Buffalo bull or R40m worth of shares in a company, it stays an investment. Now stop being a racist and grow up you tool.

      Elgh Elgh - 2013-09-20 09:22

      The difference is that Mr Rupert worked for it, and you spot on with the names mentioned and benefiting from tenders.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:52

      Nonofo, go hump a stofjakkals.

      Rudi Smith - 2013-09-21 08:01

      hahah yeah you are right cause 99% of the time that is correct they benefit from BBBBBEEEEEEEE shiz or corrupt tenders!!!!!

  • Noluthando Chrissy Sikhosana - 2013-09-20 08:33

    well he knows why he bought the bull, so let us not be too forward to think this was not a clever move...future investment, people think about generations to come and not only for one

  • Richard Lemmer - 2013-09-20 08:40

    He did not steal the money , neither did he get it through corrution ..... So SHUT the hell up ! He can invest or spend his money any way he wants ...

      Alex Millo - 2013-09-20 09:16

      How sure are you?

  • John Comyn - 2013-09-20 08:42

    Chump change by comparison to our tenderpreneurs and what they spend. Rupert is spending his own money that he has made legally from a SA company that he put on the global map. He is not spending our tax money that we pay so people in this country can live a better life. R206 million on house renevations for example. Leave the man alone he is a saint by comparison to many government officials.

      Staczen Ngoeper - 2013-09-20 08:47

      I strongly agree with you is not for the first time i hear about this man,he worked very hard to be where he is today and i don't know much abt him but he is a clean man unless if he rob his employees but otherwise our economy is leaning against him,not zoomer who made people to suffer while they are suffering,that's very good of him and keep working hard rupert wish you many more years in your companies.

  • jaco.kriek.5 - 2013-09-20 08:46

    To everyone who comments negatively: boo-freaking-whoo! Why be jealous of someone who made it to the top? Instead of pulling them down, try harder to make it further yourself! For those that don't know: That bull was bought last year for R26mil. That farmer used that bull on his cows for a year, getting the good genes, and sold it for a R14mil profit. That's good business, and that is what Mr Rupert sees. Plain and simple!

      Nhlanhla Kambule - 2013-09-20 09:50

      Would you be uttering the same sht if he was black

      Jaco Kriek - 2013-09-20 10:08

      Yes Nhlanhla. Cyril Ramaphosa also invested in buffalo and other game, and making good profits. Well done to both of them!

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:53

      Kambule, get off this blog before I crack your skull

  • Jannie Kirsten - 2013-09-20 08:47

    Annie,if it was not for the hunters, many species of game in Africa would have been wiped out.Don't always connect booze to all hunters.Thousands of rands from the hunters and associations from all over the world goes towards breeding and conservation of species in Africa.Please don't get involved in a subject you clearly don't know anything about.Educate yourself on the subject first and then talk.Game farmers spend millions on conservation of animals that you might not have seen in your entire life or don't even know what they called,for your kids to see in future,so,give them credit for spending those amounts of money to help to make sure my kids have the honor to see them. Also thanks to the local and overseas ETHICAL hunters for spending your time and money to make this possible. Well done Johann Rupert and consortium, YOU show us how much our Heritage means to you and us.

      Themba Khumalo - 2013-09-20 09:07

      Nonsense! The writer is referring to DESTRUCTIVE hunters like Frederick Courtney Selous and other wanton 18th century mass hunters.

      Annie James - 2013-09-20 09:07

      Jannie, I absolutely agree with you on the subject of proper organized hunting and culling by professionals - read my comment again: I singled out the specific type of hunter for whom I have no respect whatsoever. And please don't assume that I do not know what Im talking about - I most certainly do and have seen atrocious behavior first-hand.

      Helen Stephens - 2013-09-20 09:15

      Jannie, whatever you're on; I want some also.

  • Seemonster - 2013-09-20 08:56

    wow

  • Magomarele Gomi Thobejane - 2013-09-20 08:58

    Call it crass materialism or spitting on the faces of the poor…either way, it makes me wonna puke.

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:54

      Bobejane, go puke then, idiot.

  • Joanne Walker - 2013-09-20 09:00

    Why does no one mention that the bulk of SA's buffalo have foot & mouth desease. So quality breeding herds are essential to preseve the species.

  • Lwandile Mabusela - 2013-09-20 09:12

    It's his money he worked hard for it and how he spends it it's business and his alone. The poor we are talking about today were poor during apartheid and became poorer during democ racy.

      Nkosincedile Matwa - 2013-09-20 09:50

      Lilifa. Its inheritance

  • Refiloe Ramogase - 2013-09-20 09:21

    "Cries of executive excess and how the rich waste money are bound to echo everywhere. This time last year, former union boss Cyril Ramaphosa was at the receiving end of such outbursts when he bid R18m for a buffalo bull – and he did not even buy it. He apologised publicly for what he described as a lapse of judgement when he tried to buy such an expensive animal while poverty abounds in SA. But there is a big difference between Rupert, a respected businessman, and other (quasi-political) businesspeople. Rupert’s father, Dr Anton Rupert, started Rembrandt from nothing and with nothing, and Johann turned the multimillion rand business into a multibillion euro business during the last two decades. " What a racist comment by Adriaan Kgruger. So black people like Cyril got a leg up whilst White Afrikaans business people didn't. Well let's forget about the Broederbond and all that cheap slave labour colonialism then Apartheid afforded them. Anybody got an email address for the press ombudsman?

  • Markham Adams - 2013-09-20 09:55

    Supposing this buffalo is sterile & it weighs 1 ton. That's 40000000/1000 = R40k/kg of Steak. Who says kobe beef is expensive.

      Jaco Kriek - 2013-09-20 12:04

      Sterile.... zero chance. Secondly: If it weighs 1 ton, you only get a carcass of 600kg, and only about 200kg steak..... so make that R200k/kg. ;-)

  • Ras Thami M - 2013-09-20 10:08

    And kenny kunene just through a party which only cost 750 000 when launching ZAR but he was crucified for that ...debra patta went on documenting about it,the moral of the story is don't blow your money in a public domain in south africa if you are from a previously disadvantaged group

  • Bishop Simon Ntlemo - 2013-09-20 10:15

    Some don't have drinking water, some are buying buffalos....amen

  • Alta Steyn - 2013-09-20 11:32

    Just imagine how many mouths could be fed with R40m . . . #Justsayin'

      Thembani Tshabalala - 2013-09-20 13:08

      dear sir, I feel you need to join Eff, your reasoning is milky. You fail to even understand your mother tongue. The bull is bought for business reasons and is there for an asset. Do you know what an asset is?

  • Pienaar Jordaan - 2013-09-20 11:33

    Bishop, clearly you are uneducated in these matters. If he had R40M to spend on the buffalo, he had to pay a similar amount already in taxes. He also needs to pay VAT. As SARS is evidentially not pursuing him, lets assume he is tax compliant. That means he has paid several million over to the government to supply water to those who don't have. Your comment should be aimed at those tax payers trust with our taxes and not at somebody with a proven track record of naking a positive contribution to our country and all its people. Or to put it differently: some don't have drinking water, some have R250M + homesteads! Amen!

  • Khuliso Marvin Ratshinanga - 2013-09-20 11:46

    @Dinos Kaparos apologies if you felt im been racist, however the point i was trying to raise was that, Cyril failled bid for a bull caused so much furore amongst political oppositions and even made frontpage headlines of print media (city press), Johann Rupert paid R40 Million for a bull and it is been applauded as good investment.

  • King Koffi - 2013-09-20 11:48

    why cant he build 10 rdp houses for 10 families?coporate social responsibility?anyway he must enjoy his money,no one should choose for him how to spend it,he is not a product of bee,maybe he is a benefiaciary of the past?

      Alex Wörz - 2013-09-20 14:09

      damn....some people don't get it. What should this have to do with CSR!?! Reading the article there are three elements to this: 1. it is an investment intended to provide future returns 2. it aims at strengthening the natural buffalo stock 3. a consortium bought the bull, nowhere is Mr. Ruperts stake in the investment mentioned

      JamesMWood - 2013-09-20 14:44

      Guess you missed the part of "started by his father from nothing who had nothing"

  • Tebogo Sam Maifala - 2013-09-20 11:54

    Can news24 pull the Cyril story from their archives and put it side by side with this one so SA can witness the imbalances of news reporting we are been subjected to here Both Ruppert and Ramaphosa benefits from the two systems existed in this country and they both had to put in efforts to grow what they have regardless of how u want to see it

  • Dawie Malherbe - 2013-09-20 12:01

    Honestly, has the editor taken the friday off? This is not journalism and at best should go under fin24 blog. However by the number of comments to this article it seems fin24 has hit the spot.

  • Helen Stephens - 2013-09-20 13:36

    No, Richardson. During the American civil war, Buffalo Soldiers were black African Americans - ex slaves

  • Mpho Leopeng - 2013-09-20 14:00

    "But there is a big difference between Rupert, a respected businessman, and other (quasi-political) businesspeople." love this comparison. And he bought with a return in mind.

  • Thembani Tshabalala - 2013-09-20 14:00

    journalism has been abridged to nothing than a podium used to settle political scores. The editor evidently had one purpose, to institute a dividing state of affairs. Breeding is a form of business neither Cyril nor Johann should be subjected to this debate.

  • Herman Burger - 2013-09-20 15:40

    The BIG difference is that Rupert spent his own money which he worked for. Not money that he acquired in some handout BBBBBEEEE etc scam.

      Thembani Tshabalala - 2013-09-20 18:17

      you are a charlatan, uninformed and emotional fool. Brainless cowards like you should be identified and removed from our society. Cyril left politics for business and because he is black is corrupt? Nxa.

  • Khuliso Marvin Ratshinanga - 2013-09-20 16:32

    @Twakkie van Staden i think if you do a little research about Shanduka the company owned by Cyril you would stop your nonsense comment. he owns Mcdonalds and have a lot of stake in different companies in mining, recycling and energy

  • Khuliso Marvin Ratshinanga - 2013-09-20 16:36

    @JamesMWood Cyril Started Shanduka from nothing also he never benefited from apartheid. Mr rupert is a product and beneficiary racial based policies of the National Party

  • Abdur Rahman Dhaler - 2013-09-20 16:37

    SOME GUYS GOT IT ALL

  • Luyanda Mathanjana - 2013-09-20 18:24

    I really cannot get this, buying 1 wild animal which is going to graze grass and eat shrubs on the wild!!the animal which can be shot and killed by poachers!!!die of madcow disease , and someone buys it , not buffalo gold statue or game reserve full of buffalos for 40 million rands.It is his hard earned cash but this is insane.He could have given it to his employees who made him billionaire as bonuses,or charities for that matter.

  • M.a. Jacobs - 2013-09-20 20:04

    Dit is deesdae opmerklik hoeveel geld aan die aankoop van wild bestee word. Mens kan nie alle aankope oor dieselfde kam skeer nie, maar in die moeilike ekonomiese tyd waarin ons leef laat R40miljoen vir een buffelbul gewis wenkbroue lig. Die aankoop gaan om die edel taak om superieure diere weer vry te laat aanteel - dit is goed. Tog krap dit steeds in die lig van die ontsettende armoede en swaarkry in Suider-Afrika vandag. Prioriteite?

      Honourable Doctyson - 2013-09-20 23:59

      Is jy 'n mof?

  • Leigh Le Gonidec - 2013-09-21 05:41

    Mr Rupert is not in politics. He is not in the news daily preaching the gospel of the poor, he worked for his money and can do what he likes with it. Mr Ramaphosa on the other hand, accumulated wealth very quickly over a short period of time, no doubt with a little help from his friends and regularly pleads the plight of the poor. There's a difference.

  • M.a. Jacobs - 2013-09-21 12:06

    Die aankoop van die buffelbul moet nie verpolitiseer word nie. Dit gaan nie om die person/groep wat die bul gekoop het nie. Eerder om die bedrag geld wat aan die bul bestee is en die moeilike ekonomies tyd waarin die land hom bevind - maatskaplik.

  • Sboza Mseleku - 2013-09-21 13:22

    Dude,just buy me!!I wish I was that buffalo bull......

      Grant Olivier - 2013-09-22 10:14

      The buffalo is prime breeding stock. Just saying.

  • Jacob Digwamaje - 2013-09-21 16:55

    I dont dont really care, it's their money and they can spend it as they deem fit.

  • Mdumela Holdings - 2015-02-05 11:26

    Only those that are empty will say rupert is not in politics! These are people that control politics. The heavy weight. These are people that do billione deals with the states. These are the masters of our politics and others in office are just puppet apparing to be in control.

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