Faan van der Walt, co-founder of WeBuyCars, on building a successful company from scratch


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WeBuyCars was founded by two brothers and quickly became one of the biggest car-buying companies in South Africa. Faan van der Walt, one of the co-founders, has learned a lot about success on this journey of growing and evolving a business.

On this episode he speaks to us about:

  • How his childhood fascination with cars turned into a long-term career.
  • What it is like to build a business with his brother.
  • How their success was built on determined focus.
  • The story behind buying The Dome in Johannesburg to turn it into a vehicle showroom.
  • The future plans for the business.

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LeadUP is a production of the University of Pretoria’s Alumni Office. Our host is Lennox Wasara and our team includes Elna Schütz and Samantha Castle. Our sound engineers are Louis Cloete Productions.

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