My Background

I am a consultant and entrepreneur who is task-oriented and results-driven. I also pay attention to details while working on building sustainable wealth. I'm enthusiastic in finding new innovative solutions using a combination of managerial and technical skills.

I'm also an avid investor in small ideas, keen reader and social activist who is enthusiastic in finding new opportunities. I'm a strategist who is systematic in approaching challenges. 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 am always working on increasing my personal network.

It has became clear to me at an early stage of my life that I have the ability to spot opportunities which made me by nature, an

entrepreneur:

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


Favorite Quotes:

“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


If you just want to Walk Fast, Walk Alone! But if you want to Walk Far, Walk Together!


As an individual with a positive outlook towards my challenges, I'veembarked on the most interesting journeys in my life which I intend on documenting through my personal blog in order to assist future entrepreneurs. These are the glimpse of my trials and tribulationsbecause 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.

My Work:
Entrepreneur, Technician & Consultant

Previous Position(s)

Executive Director | Dihlakanyane Trading (Pty) Ltd.
Cullinan, South Africa | February 2012 - April 2016
Director of Operations | Dithokeng Cleaning Services cc
Cullinan, South Africa | August 2006 - December 2007
Managing Director | Keyamo Management Solutions (Pty) Ltd.
Johannesburg, South Africa | April 2003 - November 2016
Managing Member | Mamphake Office Supplies cc
Rayton, South Africa | July 1999 - February 2017

Proprietor | Documan Consulting
Rayton, South Africa | 2012 - 2017

Current Occupation(s)

MEP Digital Systems (Pty) Ltd. | Executive Director
Rayton, South Africa | 2017 - Present

My company specializes in facility and infrastructure planning as well as implementation using smart technologies, i.e sensors, actuators and other digital instrumentation.

Experience
My Skill(s):
  • Managerial:
  • I manage infrastructure projects and provide digital implementation strategies using Geographical Information Systems (GIS), and Building Information Modelling (BIM). I do project estimates and evaluations, prepare bids as well as compile project programs. My consultancy service includes project planning, risk mitigation, evaluations, and presentations. I also prepare costing/estimates and condition reports. I supervise and manage processes as well as allocate resources and schedules. I do marketing, liaise with property developers and owners as well as assist in the development of new projects and improvement of existing products.

  • Technical:
  • I design infrastructure, prepare sketches, detailed drawings, and schematics using computer-aided draughting (CAD). I also design graphics in SketchUp and CoralDraw as well as provide supporting documentation. I program digital embedded systems in Python and Visual Basic. I design, install and configure smart infrastructure such as Fire protection, Security, Air-conditioning, Lighting and other digital control systems. I also design databases for modelling and urban planning using SQL server, including providing other support services. My main focus is in infrastructure planning, development and in providing sustainable solutions.


  • Conclusion - Managing my time is important to me. It is the only resource I can’t do anything to change. No matter who I am or how much money I make, there will still only be 24 hours in a day. For that reason I focus my energy on resources that I can easily reproduce and below you will find........

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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