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Christi and Maeson Maherry took their R103 million business to a turnover of R198 million in just 15 months. How? With a strong vision, the right foundations in place, and the understanding that 'overnight' success is a ten-year journey. This is how they've built LAWTrust, an industry specialist that owns its niche, has created a highly defensible position for itself, and is now poised for global growth.
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Ten years ago, AutoTrader South Africa began a process that would radically transform the company's business model. It did so at the height of its print publication's success, and against the advice of highly paid consultants. The risk paid off. Today, AutoTrader.co.za is widely acknowledged as a disruptive tech leader.
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