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Humans of coffee: Jo-Ann Strauss

Who is Jo-Ann Strauss? I am a multi-faceted woman who is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up, but has no intention of growing up too quickly. I am a mom, a wife, a media entrepreneur and enjoy the absence of routine in my life. What is your best childhood memory? My baby brother (he is four years younger) and I riding our BMX bikes around the neighbourhood streets – we grew up in Blackheath in the Western Cape. He had a blue one and mine was red. We would ride through puddles in the gravel roads of our hood and splash each other wet much to our amusement and my mom’s consternation. If you had a chance for a “do-over” in life, what would you do differently? I would probably buy a few properties that I didn’t think I could afford back then. I look at how much I’ve learnt about the property market and realise how my gut instinct was often right and my fears sometimes …