Schalk van Rooyen

Managing director, Media Contact

When Schalk van Rooyen was 25, he walked out of his perfectly good graphic design job to start his own business. Van Rooyen had just bought his first apartment and his parents flipped. Fast-forward five years and paying his bond is the least of his worries. Now van Rooyen is more concerned about how to handle anywhere between 10 and 20 projects at a time for his company, Media Contact. The group, which produces 3D perspectives and graphic animation for some of the top property developers in the country, recently secured the revamp project for a New York airport and a new rail system in Nigeria. � Tanya Pampalone

Lunch spot: Orient, Melrose Arch, Johannesburg