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Empire, War and Cricket – The Incredible Story of Matjiesfontein

Based upon my best-selling book, Empire, War and Cricket, this fully illustrated talk has entertained and inspired international audiences around the world. It tells the story of James Logan, a young Scottish entrepreneur who made his name and fortune in South Africa during the late 1800s. An important figure culturally and politically, at the age of just 24 Logan created the famous Victorian town Matjiesfontein in the Karoo. He was also responsible for bringing international sport to South Africa.

The talk, which can be shaped to meet the needs of the clients, teaches us important lessons from history, in terms of business, entrepreneurship and overcoming barriers to achieving one’s goals. It is a controversial yet thought-provoking story of opportunism and destiny from which many lessons and comparisons can be made today.


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Teamwork or Synergy?

Sport in Business

Virtual Demo Video
Platform Used


Virtual Rates

Virtual keynote rate: R20 000.00


No Studio

Video Background

No Distractions


Good lighting of presenter, Artificial lights


External Microphone

Chat Boxes

Interacts with Audience

Polls & Questions

Q&A Sessions

Visual Aids

Virtual Presentations on shared screens

Background Noise

No Background Noise


Only One Camera

November 2020
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