Africa|Business|Industrial|Platinum|PROJECT|Project Management
Africa|Business|Industrial|Platinum|PROJECT|Project Management

Davis Sadike

11th October 2019

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor


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Full Name: Davis Munzhedzi Sadike

Position: Project executive of the Platinum Valley Special Economic Zone (SEZ), North West Development Corporation, since July 2014

Main Activity of the Corporation: Industrial facility development to promote the local beneficiation of platinum-group metals

Date and Place of Birth: May 15, 1969, Polokwane, Limpopo

Education: BA and BEd, University of Limpopo; project management diploma, University of South Africa; master’s degree in development studies, Nelson Mandela University; master’s degree in development finance, University of Stellenbosch Business School

First Job: Biological science teacher, Kabela Secondary School, Polokwane, 1991

Size of First Pay Packet: R169

Career Path to Date: Lecturer, Modjadji College; project coordinator, MasTec; project manager, National Development Agency; account manager, Industrial Development Corporation; director, Gauteng Department of Economic Development until appointment to my current position

Value of Assets under Your Control: The value of the investment to date is about R100-million and this is expected to increase to R1-billion in the next three years

Number of People under Your Leadership: Four currently, and an anticipated 40 in the next three years

Management Style: Democratic

Personal Best Achievement: The successful designation of the Platinum Valley SEZ

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father, Andries, for what he achieved, given his upbringing

Person Who has had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: Reuel Khoza, chairperson of the Public Investment Corporation

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: The President of China, Xi Jinping

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Jack Welch, the former CEO of General Electric

Philosophy of Life: Always believe in yourself

Biggest Ever Opportunity: To lead people

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Negative people

Hope for the Future: That South Africans share a common vision for the prosperity of the country and that everyone rallies around that vision

Favourite Reading: Leadership books

Favourite TV Programme: Formula One Grand Prix

Favourite Food/Drink: Steak and chips, Blueberry juice

Favourite Music: Rhythm and blues

Favourite Sport: Formula One Grand Prix

Hobbies: Research

Car: Hyundai Tiburon

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Crowds, chaotic places

Married: To Emily (née Manaka), for 16 years

Children: Mogau, 21; Palesa, 16

Clubs: Sundowns Football Club, Arsenal Football Club

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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