Ahmed Kajee

Managing director, Cellsmart

A disagreement with his parents had Ahmed Kajee fending for himself at 19. He had a boss for about six months, but quickly chose to define his own destiny. Twelve years later, Kajee who started with nothing, boasts a string of entrepreneurial successes in his wake. He's dabbled in everything from coin-operated machinery to property but now Kajee is focusing on his full service mobile marketing agency, Cellsmart. He also recently bought into Autotracker, a vehicle tracking company. Kajee vehemently maintains that he is not in business for the money but rather for the freedom and learning it brings. � Jane Steinacker

Lunch spot: Fork, Cape Town