What you do!

Tell us about your business - non 4x4
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Alex Roux
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Full Name: Alexander Roux
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Home Town: Johannesburg
Current 4x4: 2004 GU 3TDi (Lexus) - aka "Witblits" (sold)
2005: GU TD42 - aka "Masewa"
1996: GQ TB48 conversion - aka "Skilpad"
1993: GQ SWB TB42 - aka "Shortie"
1985: MQ Patrol (Safari) SD33 - aka "Toro"
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Re: What you do!

Post by Alex Roux »

I do numbers
Try to make financial sense of the future

Mostly in the context of life insurance
They earn income before they incur most of their outgo.
So they need to know how much would be necessary to earn beforehand.

Then I also need to tell them whether they are solvent or not, and what to do in order to stay in the black.
Skilpad, Shortie, Toro & Masewa

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TijmenvdS
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Full Name: Tijmen van der Steenhoven
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Home Town: Pretoria
Current 4x4: 1997 Patrol TD42 GQ ST
Chevrolet 1974 K10 402 V8
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Post by TijmenvdS »

I am a specialized carpenter. Prima Joinery
Doors, cabinets, special kitchens etc.

We also do shopfitting. We do all the OK Furnitures in all the countries that has one, all the House & Home's and have done a few McDonalds's.
Matthew 6:33 Seek the Kingdom of God above ALL else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.

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Marino4x4
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Full Name: Marinus Potgieter
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Post by Marino4x4 »

Mechanical Engineer. We do product development from machine building to injection moulding. Specializing in 3D printing plastic as well as metals for injection moulding and Medical Implants in Titanium.

Part time I am selling 4x4 parts from Terrain Tamer
Patrol 4.5 GL 1998

Terrain 4X4 Parts

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Grant
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Full Name: Grant Francis
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Home Town: Mid Rand Estates
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Mini Countryman
Specialized Epic
Specialized Crave Single Speed
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Mining & Mechanical Engineer - Manage a team at Drillco Tools- A Chilean company of DTH Hammers and Bits for the mining and water well industry
Specialized Epic

You can't expect to be old and wise
if you were never young and crazy

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davidvdm
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Full Name: David vd Merwe
Nickname: David - Hillbilly
Home Town: Carletonville
Current 4x4: 1997 2.7TD Nissan Sani Mk3 4x4 SFA (SAFANI)
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Presently, I'm a general dogs body for my SIL's industrial supply company in Carletonville. Do everything from the books to quotes and deliveries.

Next month, it is on to, hopefully, greener pastures. My best buddy, and our accumulative three sons, start a crypto currency mining operation in Joburg. I will be in charge of monitoring the machines input/output and temperatures eventually, but initially, will be assisting with the setup of the new premises and getting everything up and running. Network cabling and project managing the cooling system installation, and internet connections. Once all is up and running, hopefully, I can start sitting back a bit, and concentrate on playing the market and doing research..... Oh, and finish building my fourbyfour :blonde:
David - Bfreesani
1997 Nissan Sani MK3 2.7TD - Hillbilly (SAFANI)
MQ C200 SFA
MQ H260 LSD Rear
MQ Transfer as second low range
5" Lift
33"x12.5x15" tires on 8.5J rims - Want 35's
DIY rock sliders
DIY Snorkel
Madman EMS

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JTEC
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Full Name: Jade Dafel
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Architect and Archviz :thumbup:
GQ Patrol TD42
ex GU Patrol TB48
Bokdrol Adventures

Lekrom
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Full Name: Morkel Erasmus
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Post by Lekrom »

Qualified as an Industrial Engineer and worked for Sasol for many years, mostly in Supply Chain management.

Now working as a management consultant across the African continent

(obviously some photography on the side - at one point I was leading photographic safaris to epic destinations, but not anymore)
"You can find me where the stars outnumber the cars..."

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Oetie wrote:I am scratching in other people's dirty laundry...... I am a Forensic Investigator at an accounting firm.... unfortunately one that is frequently in the news.... :doh: been doing it for 26 years, the first 20 as a detective in the SAPS before I joined the private sector.

Things are changing drastically and I may update this post in the next 2/3 weeks.
As Morkel revived this thread, it is time for an update…

Still doing investigations, no more at the accounting firm, consulting since August 2018 when I got retrenched, not looking back at all!!


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davidvdm
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Post by davidvdm »

Ja Hell, how things change unexpectedly. Thought I was going in one direction, when life takes you on a totally new route. After my last post, I actually got my first official job since 2010. That lasted a total of seven months before BEE stuffed it all up again, and the company sold out to the Chinese. I was swiftly getting gatvol of the mining sector anyhow. I was however involved in an "independence movement" for a while, and things suddenly came to a head in November 2019 with some financing and ground was purchased. A "settlement" was to be established. Suddenly I found myself on the West Coast living in the bush and building a new town.

Not the easiest life, but out in nature. My 4x4 gets to spend 99% of its time on gravel and soft sand doing what it likes to do. Peace and serenity with BEE nowhere to be seen or interfering with our lives. We hardly even knew about Covid. Life as usual here by us. No social distancing, no masks. The odd flu here and there. but we all get over it.
Learning about farming and self-sustainability and trying to make things work in an area nobody else wants. But we are having fun. Life is good.
David - Bfreesani
1997 Nissan Sani MK3 2.7TD - Hillbilly (SAFANI)
MQ C200 SFA
MQ H260 LSD Rear
MQ Transfer as second low range
5" Lift
33"x12.5x15" tires on 8.5J rims - Want 35's
DIY rock sliders
DIY Snorkel
Madman EMS

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