Extreme Makeover: The Patri$e Mot$epe Edition

From Africa is a Country Tue Feb 19 2013, 03:00:06

Perhaps it is unfair to be skeptical of the announcement a few weeks ago by South Africa's first black dollar billionaire, Patrice Motsepe, that he will donate half of the value of his family's assets to charity under the guise of the Motsepe Family Foundation. The gesture - for want of a better word - [...]

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