MICHAEL CHARTON | HISTORIAN & STORYTELLER
Michael Charton is a Capetonian with a passion for the story of South Africa. A passion which, in the end, would gradually lure him away from the corporate roll which he spent so many years studying and training for. Schooled at Stellenbosch University and later the University of Cape Town, he studied finance and accounting while indulging in his two loves, rugby and reading.
In 2010, following an unorthodox project for an advertising client, he began telling stories. And by 2015, he had developed and told a number of original non-fiction stories. 2015 presented an opportune moment, which Michael took. Resigning his job as a financial director, in order to realise a decade-old idea: to make the complex history of South Africa more accessible to both visitors and South Africans through the medium of a story: My Father’s Coat. In the process he founded INHERIT SOUTH AFRICA, with the intention to continue revealing untold stories from the past for entertainment, understanding, and nation-building.