Dr Richard Maponya - Rest In Peace

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7 months 15 hours ago #778865 by naresh
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Rest in Peace Mr Maponya.

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Business pioneer Richard Maponya dies after short illness


South African business pioneer Dr Richard Maponya died in the early hours of Monday after a short illness.

In a short statement, the family said funeral arrangements will be announced in due course."The family request some privacy during this time of grieving."

A trained teacher, he started his business career in the clothing industry, but was blocked from opening a clothing store by the apartheid government.

He then established a milk delivery service in Soweto and by the 1970s owned a number of shops, petrol stations and car dealerships.

He became the first owner of a black-owned BMW dealership in Soweto in the 1980s, and also became the first black person to get horse-racing colours, reported the Mail & Guardian. "These were the black, green and gold of the then both banned African National Congress and Pan-Africanist Congress, making some white jockeys uncomfortable racing for him."

In 2007, Maponya opened the Maponya Mall in Soweto on land he bought in the 1970s. He successfully resisted various attempts by the apartheid government to take the land away from him.

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7 months 15 hours ago #778867 by Bob Brogan
RIP

Didn’t he just turn 99?

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7 months 14 hours ago #778870 by Shadley
RIP.
I remember Robbie Fradd riding a maiden winner for him at Kenilworth trained by Ralph Rixon. Must have been around 1990. The horse paraded after the others had left the parade ring and was jumping out of his skin. Still started at 2-1 in the days that bookmakers still offered a good price. Went to the front and strolled in by quite a few lengths.

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7 months 14 hours ago #778871 by Dave Scott
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I remember his days in racing.

Condolences to family and friends.

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7 months 14 hours ago #778872 by Dave Scott
If you put Richards name in our "search" engine "any date" you can read more background.

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7 months 12 hours ago #778877 by Craig Pienaar
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7 months 12 hours ago #778878 by Mac
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7 months 11 hours ago #778882 by KitKat
A friend was involved in the construction of Mopanya Mall and he was very impressed by the unpretentious manner of Dr Mopaya.
May he RIP

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7 months 9 hours ago #778896 by Sammy Silver
Another stalwart has departed. RIP Sir

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7 months 3 hours ago #778920 by Lionel
Great man. Great loss.

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