9 Jul 2018

“Neil Wright recently moved from Kloof in KwaZulu-Natal to Parkhurst in Johannesburg. Wright remains an active writer but also spends time on their game lodge reserve in the Soutpansberg in Limpopo Province.  To date Wright has written seven books and numerous articles.  His latest book, his biography “Westoe to Sigurwana,” was published at the end of 2021

Born in Grahamstown, Neil Wright went to St Andrew’s College, going on to study at Rhodes University and later at the University of Cape Town where he obtained his BCom (Hons) in Financial Management.  Wright is an avid reader of books by leading business management authorities and has attended numerous courses including courses on leadership at The Leadership Trust in the UK.

Business Management in Practice

Neil Wright spent 28 years in the transport industry, running his own business.  There were two divisions, Rent-a-Truck (Pty) Ltd and Nominated Carrier, both Cape Town based companies.  Together the two businesses developed into one of the largest privately-owned transport operations in the country, with branches in all the major centres.  The business was sold by Wright in 2000.

The BONISA Private Gallery

Neil and his wife, Liesel also ran an art gallery in Kloof, KwaZulu-Natal, Bonisa Private Gallery, for a few years.  From this experience Wright wrote books on two of the artists – the well-known sculptor Carl Roberts and the doyen of ceramics, the potter Andrew Walford.  These are available as printed books or to read on line.