Africa|Building|Consulting|Consulting Engineers|Design|Fabrication|Modular|Power|Steel|Systems
Africa|Building|Consulting|Consulting Engineers|Design|Fabrication|Modular|Power|Steel|Systems

Toit Oosthuizen

25th September 2020


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Full Name: Frederik du Toit Oosthuizen

Position: MD of JTC Building Systems

Main Activity of the Company: Design, fabrication and supply of pre-engineered building (PEB) and hybrid steel structures throughout Africa

Date and Place of Birth: February 21, 1987, Aliwal North, Eastern Cape

Education: BEng (Civil), Stellenbosch University (SU), 2009; MEng, SU, 2011

First Job: Candidate civil engineer

Career History Prior to Current Position: Candidate civil/structural engineer at BVI Consulting Engineers, structural engineer at Aurecon, GM at Clotan Building Systems

Size of First Pay Packet: About R20 000 a month

First Job with Present Group: Founder and MD

Value of Assets under Your Control: Not stated

Number of People under Your Leadership: Not stated

Management Style: Inclusive, with an open-door policy. I believe in the power of leading by example

Personal Best Achievement: Completing the Midmar Mile and the Two Oceans half marathon

Professional Best Achievement: Being part of the design and development team for multistorey modular buildings and the development of the PEB market in South Africa

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Life: My father

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: One of my mentors, Tony Ferreira – he is a brilliant engineer with more than 40 years’ experience

Person You Would Most Like to Meet: Leon Moisseiff, the designer of Manhattan Bridge, in New York City; American industrialist Andrew Carnegie; and Elon Musk

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Elon Musk

Philosophy of Life: Do everything you do at 110% of your ability and trust in God for the rest

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Starting JTC Building Systems

Biggest Ever Disappointment: Not stated

Hope for the Future: A stronger South African economy and equal opportunities for all its citizens

Favourite Reading: Wilbur Smith books

Favourite TV Programme: Netflix

Favourite Food/Drink: Medium-rare steak and coffee

Favourite Music: It depends on the mood I am in

Favourite Sport: Rugby

Favourite Website: News24

Hobbies: Gardening and travelling

Car: Toyota Hilux double-cab

Pets: Two Staffies and a cat

Miscellaneous Dislikes: Lazy and insincere people

Favourite Other South African Company: takealot

Favourite Foreign Company: airbnb

Married: To Danielle Jordaan, since December 4, 2010

Children: Not stated

Clubs: Not stated

Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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