Lessons from business lioness Margaret Hirsch

August 10, 2018

From spending some of her childhood in foster care and working in a hairdressing salon at age 12, to being fired for being pregnant and starting a first business with just R900, Margaret Hirsch’s story is one that captures the imagination. An inspiration for women around the world, it’s her phenomenal resilience that’s been instrumental to the empire she’s built.


As testament to this, in 2013 she won her first Lifetime Achiever Award in the Entrepreneur of the Year competition, sponsored by Sanlam and Business Partners. Kobus Engelbrecht, long-time judge of the competition and