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Entrepreneur, Johannesburg

"I was a traffic cop but had a friend who was a civil engineer. He landed a huge contract to develop a mine in Equatorial Guinea. But also had to arrange for other infrastructure to be put in - a military base, clinic and airport.

"He asked if I could help and gave me a list of companies I needed to contact, for prices of all the stuff needed. I sourced earth-moving and mining equipment, armoured cars, beds for the clinic, aviation equipment for the airport...everything.

"Needless to say, I gave up my job as a traffic officer and went into selling mining equipment full time."

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