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 Technician:

Specialising in systems procurement, commissioning and installation of 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, Programmable Logic Circuits Controller as well as providing device networking services. I am also involved in the importing/exporting of electronic products while providing smart facilities and fleet management 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.....

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Out-of-the-Box Thinking | Innovation

"I've got a problem!" What unpleasant thoughts those words bring to mind. Perhaps they recall the mental distress of some personal dilemma, of not being able to decide which way to turn or what to do next. Or perhaps they remind you of the frustration that makes you grind your teeth and chew the paint off your pencil as you grope for the solution to a tough question on a test in school but Problem solving is not just a hit-or-miss process.




Stirling Council for example, had a problem: The A811 road between Stirling and Loch Lomond, Scotland, was overrun with speeding drivers breaking the 30 mph limit on the stretch of tarmac around Arnprior, a small village. Solution: Rather than straight, even lines demarcating the direction of traffic, residents and drivers on the A811 were greeted by wiggly white lines that veered from side to side. The wavy markings weren't a mistake — they were deliberately painted that way in an attempt to slow down speeders.
A few years ago a friend gave me a seemingly simple problem."You have a checkerboard", he said, "from which two diagonally opposite corners have been removed. You also have thirty-one dominoes, each of which can cover tow squares of the checkerboard. Can the dominoes be arranged so that they cover all sixty-two squares of the checkerboard? If so, how? If not, why not?"

There are four distinct stages when solving a problem: First stage is preparation - You go over the elements of the problem and study their relationships. Read the problem over, several times if you like, to be sure you understand exactly what is being asked. In solving problems, a self-assured attitude is half the battle. Second stage is Incubation - Unless you've been able to solve the problem quickly, you sleep on it. You may be frustrated at this stage because you haven't been able to find an answer and don't see how you're possibly going to. Third stage is Inspiration - You feel a spark of excitement as a solution (or a possible path to one) suddenly appears. If you look closely, you can often gather important clues from the problem's surroundings. The last an stage is verification - You check the solution to see if it really works and repeat the stages if necessary. Don't accept unnecessary limitations. 

Problems of that kind sometimes are a whole lot of fun but present an opportunity for some out-of-the-box solutions...These are the problems that are sometimes require deliberate calculations which stretches your mind, enlarge your understanding, strengthen your thought processes, and maybe-if they are particularly devilish-even trick you into stumbling down a dead-end in order to see whether you can find your way out of it.

Mamphake Mabule
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