My Background

I am a freelancer and entrepreneur who is task-oriented, pay attention to details and a team-worker. I'm also an avid investor in small ideas, keen reader and social activist who is enthusiastic in finding new opportunities by combining creative and analytical skills. I'm also a strategist who is systematic in approaching challenges. I grew up around farming communities, urban townships, mining towns and city metropolis within the various provinces in South Africa. This exposure lead me to be interested in human interaction and to appreciate what the human mind is capable of achieving. Through my vast interaction with different people, I managed to increasing my personal network. It became clear at an early stage of my life with the ability to spot opportunities which made me by nature, to become a social enterprenuer.....

Social Entrepreneur:
noun
  1. defined as a person who establishes an enterprise with the aim of solving social problems or effecting social change.

As an individual with a positive outlook towards my challenges, I've embarked on the most interesting journeys in my life which I intend on documenting. These are the glimpse of my trials and tribulations because I believe that: "You must believe you are the best and then make sure that you are...".. I was once told that: "If you don't have enough money then you haven't helped enough people yet". The road to riches is paved with acquisition of specific knowledge.

Favorite Quote:

“A wonderful fact to reflect upon, that every human creature is constituted to be that profound secret and mystery to every other.”
― Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities

My Work Experience:
Technician | Draughtsman | Planner

Previous Position(s)

Executive Director | Dihlakanyane Trading (Pty) Ltd. t/a Instructor Labs
Tshwane, South Africa | February 2012 - April 2016
Director of Operations | Dithokeng Cleaning Services cc
Tshwane, South Africa | August 2006 - December 2007
Managing Director | Keyamo Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd. t/a Keyamo Technologies
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2003 - November 2016
Design Draughtsman | Mamphake Office Supplies cc t/a Mamphake Designs
Rayton, South Africa | July 1999 - February 2017


Current Position(s)

Planning Consultant | Mamphake Mabule Inc. t/a Documan Consulting
Rayton, South Africa | 2012 - present


Freelancer & Entreprenuer
My Education and Skill(s):
  • Management:
  • I am an Enterpreneur with Financial, Production and Marketing management skills operating within the building and construction environment using BIM, Microsoft Office & Project, ACCPAC & Pastel (SAGE) Accounting softwares, Open Workbench including working on Building automation systems. I studied BCom:Management; and a Programme in Financial Management at UNISA - I evaluate and prepare bids and specifications while assisting clients in the approval processes. I also prepare reports including project costing/estimates and statistical calculations. I also supervise and monitor production in-house and on-site while training personnel in the use and correct installation of products. I plan and allocate work using work orders and production schedules. I market products, liaise with customer while developing new and improving existing range of products and services.
  • Technical:
  • I am a Freelancer with Architectural, Mechanical, Electrical and Piping draughting skills operating within the building and construction industry using AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, CoralDraw, SQL Database Design including software programming in GCode, HTML, Visual Basic, Python, and Javascript. I studied course(s) in Architectural Draughting and AutoCAD at Inscape College; Mechanical Drawing and Design at Tshwane South TVET College; and NDip:Electrical Engineering at Tshwane University of Technology. I prepare and present project drawings and construction documentation, including producing and interpreting CAD/CAM detailed drawings according to SANS 10400, SABS 0432, SABS 044, SABS 0144, BS 1553, BS 1635 and BS 3939, SANS 204 and SABS 048. I also fabricate, install, test/repair/modify and maintain electrical and mechanical systems according to SANS 10142, SANS 10198, SANS 10292, SANS 10108, SANS 60079, SANS 61241, SANS 10123 and including the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • My passion is finding sustainable and cost-saving solutions while being energy efficient.......

Saturday, December 6, 2014

I Run My Own Race...


Building a small business is like running a marathon — it requires a healthy blend of maintaining a sustainable pace while also exerting intense bouts of effort to ensure optimal conditioning and overall success when the iron is hot. Go out too hard and you’ll burn out before the race is finished, but move too slowly and the opportunity will pass you by.
I'm always fighting the battle of going too hard and ultimately finding myself mentally or physically drained at just the moment when intense focus and effort is required to make all of that hard work pay off. I oftentimes would be left with indelible scars. Regardless of what stage of business development one finds one's self, the results are the same: weakened or destroyed personal relationships, mental and physical exhaustion, poor health and even depression.
I'm no beacon of perfection. While I try to stay even keeled and balance the emotional highs with the lows, I’ve found myself in mental funks, short-term bouts of depression and loneliness, unhappy with my poor physical conditioning relative to my previous experiences as a cyclist and off-road biker, and disconnected from friends and family. For the love of my pursuits, I carry work with me wherever I go and creating balance is more of an individualized art than a catch-all science....
I don’t profess to have a cure for the common burnout, but I do have solutions for ways to prevent reaching that point of exhaustion. Each of these has helped me recharge my batteries when I feel overwhelmed or when I see diminishing returns from my efforts at work and in my personal life:
1. Get physical: I Find time to invest in my health which has the dual benefit of recharging my mind and the body for the distance ahead.
2. Being social and having a hobby: Having friends is important! A life without friendship is devoid of meaning and having friends who listen gives me fresh experiences and perspective that enhance the overall quality of my life.
3. Shut it down: When the marginal quality of my work diminishes, I take a break. The benefits of being refreshed vastly outweigh the cost of time lost. As a healthy and active individual, I do this all of the time.

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