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I had an opportunity to meet Luyton Driman, where we travelled together
upto Madrid (Spain) in September 2005. It was during this long travel
(because of flight cancellation in Johannesburg)that we had a nice chat
about his expertise in export business. I was privileged to get a copy
of his book on "Trading in Africa" during this time. I have communicated
with my friends in Ethiopia, who are in export business, about the book
and even tried to link them with him here in South Africa. I am sure
that his expertise in doing business in Africa is an invaluable asset
and that many emerging business men and women can benefit from his
Bloemfontein, South Africa/Ethiopia
"Hi there, having read your
book on and off, I have now come across page where
a friend who runs a garbage collection business in
Luanda. Well, garbage collection is a nice lead up
to landfill sites, which can be nicely financed,
creating all kinds of benefits to the community and
also to those that are able to engineer their funding
thereof. Your book does have the tone of some one
who has done it by the way, and not what I normally
see coming from SA, which are generally people that
are just sorry they landed in town and cannot wait
to get out of here."
Nedbank Capital - Angola
"I have just purchased your book and read
it through in one night. I really enjoyed it and
we are currently purchasing 2 more copies for the
company. Your book is great and I think it is providing
us with some new ideas, but we would love you to
give us some personal advice in the context of our
specific products. We have a small number of African
channels where they have contacted us directly in
the past, but would like to actively increase this."
Andre Fourie - CEO
"I listened to your talk on 'Cape Talk/702'
and found it very interesting, so interesting that
I bought and read your book. I really enjoyed reading
your book and found it very insight full; African
Politics was one of my favourite subjects when I
was at varsity.
Cloof Wine Estate (Pty) Ltd
Darling, South Africa
"I had an opportunity to meet Luyton Driman, where
we travelled together up to Madrid (Spain) in September
2005. It was during this long travel (because of flight
cancellation in Johannesburg) that we had a nice chat
about his expertise in export business. I was privileged
to get a copy of his book on "Trading in Africa" during
this time. I have communicated with my friends in
Ethiopia, who are in export business, about the book
tried to link them with him here in South Africa.
I am sure that his expertise in doing business in
is an invaluable asset and that many emerging business
men and women can benefit from his experience."
Y.E. Woyessa, PhD
School of Civil Engineering & Built Environment
Central University of Technology, Free State (RSA)
"Thanks so much for the interview yesterday, we
all thought it was great, especially you. We look
forward to meeting you!"
Robyn Hunter - Interactive Broadcast Journalist (Africa)
BBC News Interactive
"Very entertaining, and instructive, from the
man in the trenches."
Roy Pepper - Foreign Investment Advisory
Investment Climate Department
The World Bank, Washington DC
Anton Scheepers - Managing Director
Agricultural & Industrial Marketing Company
Moreleta Park, South Africa
"We have your book on our site under Recommended
Reading - take a look here: www.homecomingrevolution.co.za"
Megan Woods - Executive
"Since I last wrote to you I did manage to get
your book. I've devoured it and Luyton, it's very,
good. It's not that I'm surprised, I'm just very
impressed for many reasons. 'Cheers' to you. It's easy reading,
easy on the eyes, It's well thought out and laid
out. It's personal, passionate, and best of all - it's CLEAR!
Much like yourself I imagine since this is your baby.
Most books like this force one to trudge through
the muck of the authors ego. Yours is clean, crisp, precise,
fresh and overflowing with information that you can't
even begin to put a price on. It's an exquisite tool
for the target audience. You deserve all the success
that you achieve. BRAVO!"
Mill Valley, California, USA
"Thanks Luyton for your wonderful services. I
will stay in touch in case I need any additional
you may be aware I work for USAID based in Gaborone.
I would be glad to assist where possible especially
on any business leads in the Southern Africa region."
Victor Mong-gae - Business Development & Outreach
Specialist / CTO - Trade Competitiveness
United States Agency for International Development
Regional Centre for Southern Africa
"Thank you for your friendly welcome during my
visit to South Africa with the USDA trade delegation.
half of your book on the flightback and have found
it to be very useful and inspiring. I look forward
tocollborate with you on any potential business opportunities
in Southern Africa. Please let's keep in touch and
I hope we will meet again soon."
Michael F. Gizaw - Managing Partner
InterContinental Holding Company, LLC
"Hullo Luyton, just been looking again at the
book (having been away for nearly all the time since
I saw you in
early June). A note to say again, Well done. But
I can say more than that, as the book is not only extant,
it is also put together very well. You as writer
have covered your territory clearly and readable, effectively
conveying the benefits of your experience. Moreover
all the postwriting elements that make a book good
- the editing and design and proof-reading and printing
and binding - have the smack of class about them.
So well done. I'd love to know from time to time what
sorts of reviews / responses / feedback comes up.
And I shall look forward to the day that you drop me a
line to say you've done a new edition."
Khotso, Denis (Beckett)
"Wow - Im very impressed - it looks great - Congratulations.
You must be very chuffed!"
Diane Liebenberg - Managing Member
Titus Corporation CC, Taking Information Technology
"The book is fantastic, I feel like going into
Africa after reading it."
Brett Goldin - General Manager
Selfcare (Pty) Ltd
Victoria 3192, Australia
"Rarely do we find someone with extensive knowledge
about business in Africa and one who can communicate
in such an eloquent manner."
Solomon Omollo (presenter of the 'Africa Have your
BBC - Africa Service