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Ridhwaan Basa

Chief Executive Officer, Tenacious Property

Serial Entrepreneur | Award-Winning Property Investor

Ridhwaan Basa is a dynamic entrepreneur and visionary property investor, known for his resilience, innovation, and commitment to building financial freedom. Born and raised in Cape Town, South Africa, Ridhwaan embarked on his entrepreneurial journey at the age of 20, establishing a tutoring business that has since evolved into a leading provider of online educational content for major corporations, including MTN, Africa’s largest telecommunications company.

In October 2020, amidst the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ridhwaan ventured into property investment, acquiring his first Airbnb property. However, his journey took a dramatic turn when he contracted COVID-19 and later developed COVID pneumonia, leading to a harrowing 29-day hospitalization, including 8 days in the ICU. Despite facing near-death experiences and enduring months of oxygen support and rehabilitation, Ridhwaan emerged from this ordeal with a newfound determination to make the most of his second chance at life.

With unwavering resilience and a fresh perspective, Ridhwaan rapidly expanded his property portfolio, scaling from one Airbnb property to an impressive collection of seven, along with a 12-bed student accommodation facility. His remarkable recovery and innovative approach to property investment earned him the prestigious title of the 2021 South African Property Investors Network Most Innovative Investor Of The Year.

Building on his success, Ridhwaan leveraged his expertise to attract investors for his projects, offering lucrative returns of 15%-20% per annum. His portfolio now includes 16 Airbnbs, including properties in Dubai, as well as a 50-bed student accommodation project in the pipeline. Additionally, Ridhwaan has diversified his ventures, establishing multiple businesses centered around Airbnb property investment, including coaching services, event management, and a thriving Airbnb cleaning enterprise.

Passionate about empowering others and creating opportunities for financial growth, Ridhwaan is dedicated to sharing his knowledge and experience through speaking engagements, property development initiatives, and strategic investments in promising ventures. He thrives on collaboration and actively seeks out like-minded individuals for mutually beneficial partnerships, driven by a shared vision of creating generational wealth and living life to the fullest.

With his eyes set on the future, Ridhwaan remains committed to expanding his impact, pursuing new business opportunities, and inspiring others to unlock their full potential in the pursuit of success and fulfillment.


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