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Mduduzi Magubane

3rd May 2019

By: Martin Creamer

Creamer Media Editor


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Full Name: Mduduzi Magubane

Position: Executive director, Aury Africa; MD, Nkomose group of companies

Main Activity of the Company: Aury Africa manufactures and supplies a range of capital processing equipment, such as vibrating screens, centrifuges, cyclones, exciters, feeders, polyurethane panels and woven wire screens, as well Telligent dry sorter technology and radio-frequency identification technology

Date and Place of Birth: February 13, 1986, Zithobeni, Gauteng

Education: Degree in electrical and mechanical engineering; degree in safety and risk management; government certificate of competence for mines and works; project management certificate; MBA

First Job: Mixing concrete on a construction site

Size of First Pay Packet: R40 a week

Number of People under Your Leadership: 179

Management Style: Interactive

Personal Best Achievement: Starting the Nkomose group of companies and being appointed executive director of Aury Africa with parent company Dadi Engineering Group, a leading engineering, procurement and construction company with over 16 subsidiary companies

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

Person Who Has Had the Biggest Influence on Your Career: My mother

People You Would Most Like to Meet: Barack Obama, Sir Richard Branson and Elon Musk

Businessperson Who Has Impressed You Most: Daphne Mashile-Nkosi, for her steadfastness in an industry that is traditionally deemed to be a man’s world and her selflessness

Philosophy of Life: Stay hungry, stay foolish

Biggest Ever Opportunity: Second chance at life after being hospitalised for over six months

Biggest Ever Disappointment: The death of my grandmother

Hope for the Future: That, in everything we do, we keep the world intact for future generations

Favourite Reading: Car and tech magazines

Favourite TV Programme: Air Crash Investigation

Favourite Food/Drink: uPhuthu naMasi

Favourite Music: House music, hip-hop

Favourite Sport: Cricket, soccer, Formula 1

Hobbies: Flying small aircraft, playing soccer, mixing music

Car: Rolls-Royce

Pets: None

Miscellaneous Dislikes: People who feel entitled

Married: Not married


Edited by Martin Zhuwakinyu
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor



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