10 Questions with Naledi Gqibela

In this series, we ask members from our team a mix of random questions, 10 to be exact, and see what’s on their mind – the projects they’re working on, things they like, and some surprising facts from the people that are living investments.


This week we catch up with Naledi Gqibela, a young professional and aspiring investment analyst at 27four.


What are you currently working on right now?

27four’s monthly and annual BEE.conomics surveys which are now a platform for black asset managers to exhibit their product offerings and their relevant performance amongst other key data points. This is making investors aware that black asset managers are offering a variety of products that are performing well, creating wealth for investors and have an important role in shaping the future of South Africa.


What is the most interesting thing you’ve read or seen this week?

That African hair shares the same spiral in atoms, electricity, tornadoes, whirlwinds, seashells and galaxies.


What are you listening to right now?

Zach Williams – Chain Breaker. This song is my anthem!


What is the bucket list destination you’re most looking forward to?

The Dead Sea, Jordan. I can swim and perhaps take a nap while on sea.


If you had a time machine, where would you go right now?

To the future! To see if my efforts have come to fruition and see how awesome my sister’s dance school is.


How do you keep healthy during your busy schedule?

I walk a lot and laughing keeps me sane. Mental health is of outmost importance to me, so I make sure that I am in the best state of mind. Mental illness is no longer taboo.


What essentials can’t you leave home without?

My smart phone, lip gloss and a smile (the best make up anyone can wear).


What major themes and developments are happening in corporate South Africa right now?

Inclusivity is key. We are embracing and learning to live with each other’s differences. Society is slowly losing its binary perspective, allowing humans to be fully multi-dimensional and expressive of their uniqueness.


What is the best advice you’ve received?

Treat the janitor with the same level of respect as the CEO.


Finally, can you give us a quick savings tip?

“Do not save what is left after spending, but spend what is left after saving.” – Warren Buffet