This South African movie tracks the rise of a once-petty criminal to the heights of the criminal underworld. After cutting his teeth on hijacking, before moving onto bigger game, an ambitious man hits a setback when most of his gang are shot. He moves to Hillbrow, trying to stay legit in the taxi industry. However when he becomes a victim of crime himself, he finds a new enterprise: he wangles control of the numerous high-rise housing developments in Hillbrow. Along the way he makes numerous enemies, and, with them and the police close on his heels, he has to use all his wits to stay ahead of the game.