Dreaming big, Richard Maponya started out small selling clothing offcuts. Today he owns the massive Maponya Group. The determined entrepreneur also opened Soweto’s first major shopping centre, Maponya Mall.
Continuing to grow Soweto’s economy, Maponya also established Maponya Motor City on Klipspruit Valley Road in Orlando East. This was the first such business in the south of Johannesburg, and now the Maponya Group’s ventures include property development, horse racing and breeding, retail, automotive sales, filling stations and liquor stores.