Xtraordinary Women feature Margaret Hirsch as their Woman of the Month
"I was born in Zimbabwe to South African parents who went there to make their fortune. In 1961 my father was diagnosed with a brain tumour and we went back to South Africa and settled in Pietermaritzurg, where my Dad died later that year. I was placed in a foster home to finish Standard 5 while my mother found work in Durban"...
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- Margaret Hirsch is one half of a dynamic husband and wife duo that founded Hirsch's Homestores. Back in 1979, as a secretary, together with her husband Allan, then an appliance repair man, they unwittingly became entrepreneurs who went on to build an appliance, electronics and furnishing retail empire. Today, Hirsch's Homestores is the largest independently owned appliance and electronics business in Southern Africa, with seventeen branches and concept stores spread throughout South Africa.
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