How do I overcome the difficulties of starting a business in South Africa?
Here’s food for thought for anyone who’s ever bemoaned the difficulties of starting a business in South Africa.
Christian Matuz arrived in South Africa from his native Hungary speaking not a word of English, knowing no one, without any clear idea of how business operated in this country, but with a single goal in mind — to start a successful entrepreneurial enterprise. What he knew about South Africa he’d learnt on the Internet and from what little he could translate using a dictionary.
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Imagine for a moment packing up your life, moving to Hungary on your own and trying to start a business. In spite of these challenges, Matuz set himself up in Cape Town in 2005 and spent the first few years teaching himself the language and getting acclimatised to the culture and the country, all the while keeping his eyes open to business gaps and opportunities.