My Background

I am an entrepreneur who is task-oriented, pay attention to design details while working as a field technician. I'm also an avid investor in small ideas, keen reader and social activist who is enthusiastic in finding new opportunities in import/export of electronic products through a combination of 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 | Project 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
Managing Member | Mamphake Office Supplies cc t/a Mamphake Designs
Rayton, South Africa | July 1999 - February 2017

Sole Proprietor | Mamphake Mabule t/a Documan Consulting
Rayton, South Africa | 2012 - 2017

Current Occupation(s)

MEP Digital Systems | Installation & Repairs Technician

Specialising in digital systems commissioning and installation of Embedded sensors and actuators with applications in the Fire detection and Alarms, CCTV and Electronic Article Surveilance, Remote Access Control, Electric pumps and motors, Electric security fencing and Solar power, Central Heating Ventillation and Air-conditioning, Video and Audio systems. I also work on Programmable Logic Circuits Controller as well as providing smart device networking services including procurement in the importing/exporting of electronic products with a passion for providing smart facilities, asset tracking and maintenance solutions.

Freelancer & Entreprenuer
My Education and Skill(s):
  • Managerial experience:
  • I have Operational, Production and Marketing management skills specialising in operations within the engineering and construction environment using Building Information Modelling, Microsoft Office & Project, ACCPAC & Pastel (SAGE) Accounting softwares. I studied B-com: Management including a Programme in Financial Management at UNISA - I evaluated and prepared bids as well as compilling project programming while assisting clients with the approval processes. I also prepared reports including project costing/estimates and quantitative statistical calculations. I also supervised and monitor in-house and on-site production while planning and allocating work using work orders and production schedules. I marketed electromechanical products, liaise with customer while developing new and improving existing range of products and services.
  • Technical experience:
  • I have computer-aided draughting, manufacturing as well as computer programming skills specialising in operations within the engineering and construction environmemt using AutoCAD, SketchUp Pro, CoralDraw, SQL Database Design, G-code programming, HTML, Visual Basic, Python, and Javascript. I studied course(s) in Architectural Draughting and AutoCAD at Inscape College; Mechanical Draughting and Technologies at Tshwane South TVET College; and N-Dip: Electrical Engineering at Tshwane University of Technology. I designed databases while providing computer network support using MySql and File servers, Active directory, DHCP & DNS server applications. I also procured, installed and commissioned equipment, wired premises, supervised workshop repairs and fabrications, prepared detailed drawings, schematics including construction documentation while training end-user in the correct use and maintenance of systems, as well as interpreted CAD/CAM detailed drawings according to the South African National Standards including the Occupational Health and Safety Regulations.

  • My main focus is building my own product brand and finding energy efficient sustainable solutions.....

Monday, October 26, 2015

Corporate Sustainability | Entrepeneur



Sustained success in the long term comes not from trying to make a quick buck just for yourself but from analysing how your company can help create more value for all relevant stakeholders in the society.

Sustained success in the long term comes not from trying to make a quick buck just for yourself but from analysing how your company can help create more value for all relevant stakeholders in the society
This requires finding ways to increase the proverbial "size of the pie" rather than getting stuck in thinking of sustainability as a zero-sum game. This repositioning process requires integrating sustainability into strategy, and fostering a culture of sustainability-driven innovation supported by the company's internal structure and incentive systems.

Many sustainability-related business efforts get frustrated as they do not see direct value of sustainability for the customer. It often is hard to convince the customers to pay more for products and services just because they come from a company that is serious about sustainability. In the end, successful initiatives have to offer the customers a value proposition based on dimensions they are willing to pay for. As an example, reduced environmental impact by having more concentrated detergent that uses less packaging is great - but the marketing message that might resonate better for some customers is convenience or other product qualities more than saving the world. 

While most people consider the customer, a critical stakeholder that is often not considered in the value creation equation is the employee. It turns out that corporate social engagement creates significant value for the employees, which also ultimately benefits a company in very tangible ways. Take, for example, global technology and management consulting firm Accenture. While developing an internal social impact initiative, London-based strategy consultant Gib Bulloch realised the benefit of framing it as a "business within a business" rather than a not-for-profit or CSR project dependent on external funding. This required a business model that could work towards being financially sustainable despite the lower fees that the development sector clients could afford to pay. 

Bulloch found a clever solution: getting consultants interested in undertaking these projects to agree to a significant (up to 50 per cent) salary reduction for the duration of their participation. Many employees indicated that they would still be very interested in such projects, and were willing to sacrifice financial benefits for the opportunity. Bulloch also had a vision of encouraging returning participants to share their experiences with their colleagues, and leverage the new skills ultimately also in commercial projects - thus offering consultants a hybrid career track with an opportunity to give back to the society without having to quit a promising management consulting career. 

Taking a business approach helped Bullock get top management's buy-in for a corporate social enterprise through which Accenture could contribute to wider international development. Bulloch went on to become the executive director of what was formalised as Accenture Development Partnerships. This has become a tool boosting the brand and enhancing Accenture consultants' understanding of the world, while at the same time helping attract new recruits, keep employees engaged and improve retention. The company appeared in Fortune Magazine's list of "Best Companies to Work For", highlighting the potential of weaving sustainability into HR strategy. This examples show that businesses are realistically left with two options for the future: either they continue to progress reluctantly and consider sustainability "pressures" as unwelcome headwinds, or they change course and make them positive tailwinds by reframing sustainability from a constraint into a competitive advantage and an opportunity.

If choosing the latter, three things are worth keeping in mind. First, steer innovation efforts toward new products, services or business models that leverage sustainability-related challenges as opportunities. Second, interact with key stakeholders (communities, customers, financial markets, unions) in a more inclusive and effective way. Third, drive a "growth-oriented" attitude toward sustainability throughout the organisation.

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