Thobile Madikizela

Chief Executive Officer

 

Mr Thobile Madikizela holds a B.Com Degree in Business Management and Industrial Psychology.

 

Mr Madikizela has a passion for community upliftment programs. As a true philanthropist, in 2002 he build up a telecentre in Nyanga to assist the people of this community and its surroundings to access basic services.

 

He didn’t stop there, in 2011 through the SABC Touching Lives program, he heeded a call about an elderly sick man who was staying in a rain drenched shack and who was in great need of a house. Mr Madikizela subsequently built a 45m² two bedroomed house and donated it to Mr Nzima of Nyanga township for free. (Archives available on request)

 

In 2012 he identified another needy family in Mfuleni Township in Cape Town and built them a house for free.

 

ENCA Archives - Cape Town, October 21 - Businessman Thobile Madikizela has built a new house for Ntombesine Rotya, a single mother of seven. The construction company owner says growing up in a poor, single-parent family himself, he identified with Rotya and wanted to help.

 

He has worked for different companies such as MTN as Regional Manager, Audi SA as Marketing Manager, the Department of Communications as Chief Director, SA Fleet Services as CEO, IMISON SA as Project Director, TM Group as Group CEO and TMC as Operations Director.

 

Mr. Madikizela has been involved in alternative building technologies, in May 2010 he was leading a team which entered the Absa Innovative Building Technology in Paarl where his house was awarded overall winner of the competition.

 

ABSA Archives: On Thursday the 20th of May 2010 Imison™ was announced as overall winner of the ABSA Bank International Innovative Housing and Sustainable Energy Efficiency Competition. In addition to being awarded the evening’s highest honour - Affordable Housing Category for Innovative Housing, edging out 18 other building technologies, Imison™ under the leadership of Thobile Madikizela also bagged two 3rd place prizes for Energy Efficiency, one award each for the BNG and Affordable Categories. In addition to South African companies, international participants came from countries such as Canada, Australia, Netherlands, Czech Republic, Kuwait and Namibia.

 

This competition was launched in March 2009 and physical construction commenced in Wellington, Drakenstein Municipality in the Western Cape at the end of that year.