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Past chamber presidents attend Georgian National Day

Jun 13 2018 17:32
Cape Town - No fewer than five former presidents of the Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry attended the National Day of the Republic of Georgia on Tuesday evening.

Well-known Cape Town businessman, Dr Gerald Wolman is the Honorary Consul of Georgia in Cape Town and a past president of the Cape Chamber.

The Georgian ambassador in SA, Beka Dvali, was also present.

Wolman comes from an entrepreneurial family. He grew up in Napier where his parents had the local hotel.

He built up the Wolman Motors company from a local petrol station in Cape Town to a national group.

Wolman, for instance, had the bright idea to advertise on a giant billboard.

He also went overseas to study the motor industry.

Wolman Motors, for instance, became the sole importer of Alpha Romeo in South Africa. He imported the first of these cars to SA. He also imported BMWs.

Wolman also played a major role in developing motor racing in SA. He even built his own racing car - the "Wolman Special".

He was even an entrepreneur in the export of crayfish.

Former Cape Chamber presidents:

(L-R Back) Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic, Geoffrey Ashmead, Janine Myburgh, Chris Nissen, Dr Ewald Wessels and (front) Dr Gerald Wolman. (Pic: Andrew Brown Photography)

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